Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

“During the 2016 presidential election, Bernie Sanders refused to answer questions about Venezuela during an interview with Univision. He claimed to not want to talk about it because he’s “focused on my campaign.” Many suggested a more plausible reason: Venezuela’s present economy is an example of what happens when a state implements Bernie Sanders-style social democracy.”

“This virtual silence comes in spite of the fact that the Catholic bishops who actually live in Venezuela have denounced the regime as yet another illustration of the “utter failure” of “socialism in every country in which this regime has been installed.”

“Thus, for many Venezuelans, the question is: “Where is Pope Francis?”

https://mises.org/blog/why-left-refuses-talk-about-venezuela