I am looking at the fact that (if unhindered) Venezuela could invest money made from oil into developing other industries.
One must also consider, why did oil prices decrease? The initial decrease was no mistake. The most recent decrease came because China stopped buying oil from the US.
Venezuela has gold in the Bank of England which they are being denied access too. Gold because that is another industry they can develop further. But it takes money.
The accusations against Maduro are so far just that, accusations. Anyone can be accused of most anything. If he’s guilty, what benefit is it giving him right now? He doesn’t lead an extravagant life. So I would wait for evidence. I’m expecting as much evidence of that as we will see on Russiagate. And about as soon.
Absolutely agree with everything else.