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It's a typical argument I see all the time from right-wingers and it's complete bullshit. The right-wing never acknowledge that Venezuela relies too much on oil as a commodity and this happened long before Chavez came to power.
Back in the 1970s Venezuela was the richest country in South America, the oil crisis of 1973 certainly helped them, but in the 1980s the price of oil fallen and they went through similar problems to what they're going through today. The only difference this time is that the United States has sanctions on Venezuela.
At the end of the day it's just typical right-wing strawmanning.