I watched what was once one of the richest countries in Latin America gradually fall apart under the weight of big government.I didn’t need to look at statistics to see this but rather at my own family.
When Chavez took office in 1999, my parents were earning several thousand dollars a month between the two of them. By 2016, due to inflation, they earned less than $2 a day.
If my parents hadn’t fled the country for Spain in 2017, they’d now be earning less than $1 a day, the international definition of extreme poverty. Even now, the inflation rate in Venezuela is expected to reach 10 million percent this year.
Venezuela has become a country where a woeful number of children suffer from malnutrition, and where working two full-time jobs will pay for only 6 pounds of chicken a month.American liberals embrace same failed policies.
Though so many of…
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