All the US have done here is to encourage fracking which help drive the cost of oil down. The appreciation in the dollar has contributed hugely to the collapse in oil prices as well. Nothing sinister here.
Chavez and his cronies encouraged a system of corruption and built an economy on sand.
This socialist utopia was a joke. The population remain poorly educated and it's not an economy able to look out for itself. It has one of the highest murder rates in the world with fire infrastructure.
Gerry lauded Hugo Chavez on his death.