Первой к финишу приходит Венесуэла

Очень хлесткая по тону заметка в Washington Post относительно состояния Венесуэлы:

The only question now is whether Venezuela’s government or economy will completely collapse first.

The key word there is «completely.» Both are well into their death throes. Indeed, Venezuela’s ruling party just lost congressional elections that gave the opposition a veto-proof majority, and it’s hard to see that getting any better for them any time soon — or ever. Incumbents, after all, don’t tend to do too well when, according to the International Monetary Fund, their economy shrinks 10 percent one year, an additional 6 percent the next, and inflation explodes to 720 percent. It’s no wonder, then, that markets expect Venezuela to default on its debt in the very near future. The country is basically bankrupt.

That’s not an easy thing to do when you have the largest oil reserves in the world, but Venezuela has managed it.Washington Post

Если человек что-то хочет, он этого обязательно добьется. И далекая страна в Латинской Америке лишь первой преуспела в этом.