While we all can theorize as to the international ramifications and high level nation building theories.. more important is the result of such government policies on the everyday life of the people that live there:
State-run supermarkets have started restricting access based on identity cards. Only Venezuelans whose card number ends in 0 or 1 were allowed to shop on Monday, local media reported.
Officials in Caracas have blamed “media hype” and “panic buying” for the chaotic scenes at outlets around the nation. One state governor has banned queues at night.
It was one thing last year when they started running low on things and prices soared, now they tell you what you can buy and when you can buy it, IF they have it all and it’s all controlled with “identity cards” by non elected pencil pushing bureaucrats.
THAT is what we need to be concerned with..