“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

― Socrates

The United States’ sanctions against the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro as well as rampant mismanagement and corruption have crippled the once-thriving Venezuelan economy. Now the country faces critical shortages of food and medicine, extreme hyperinflation, a population fleeing its borders, and violent political repression.

Maduro is not a beloved figure on the world stage. His biggest supporters, Russia, China, and Cuba, wouldn’t exactly be characterized as the most open societies nor the biggest bastions of freedom in the world.