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To call Venezuela "troubled" is a huge understatement. The oil-rich South American country is beset, really, by shortages of all kinds: spiraling inflation, a government that appears to grow more despotic and dysfunctional by the day, and of course, the raging civil unrest that comes along with these problems.
Tellingly - and critically - the Venezuelan bolivar fuerte has been devalued three times against the U.S. dollar over the past eight years alone, from Bs2.15 to $1, all the way down to Bs10 to $1. This massive capital destruction binge was an attempt by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to compensate for falling oil revenue.
Now, this is not to depress you or bring you up to speed on recent Venezuelan history.