Note that Reuters stated that Venezuela has consistently paid its debt on time which contradicts the blatant smear campaign by unnamed US intelligence officials.
The truth is irrelevant and the needs or desires of the people (who elected this government) unimportant to their right wing or the USA's right wing. Why is this kind of thing even necessary except that you get the sense that some outrage against the common folk or the environment is being forestalled and the USA wants to set it in motion. A neocon destabilization of oil rich/resource rich So. America like that of the oil rich Mid East?
Do we ever assist democracy anywhere anymore? Oh wait...another question comes to mind!
Do we even support our own democracy anymore either? Seems the answer is no to both questions.
The corporate coup via trade deals and intelligence agencies proceeds apace. Maybe the truth is becoming that a worldwide corporate fascism is being erected.
Oligarchic capitalism may end up becoming corporate fascism quite easily. We all best be warned. Whether it is Chinese state run capitalism and its socialized fascism by committee or Russian autocratic fascism aka self appointed Putin or American corporate fascism straight up no ice or whatever... Democracy appears to losing.
Last chances are most bitter when they have been missed and are no longer available. It hurts later when you think about that last chance that you could have taken but didn't. That one hurts forever.