In Venezuela the world has learned at least two lessons:
1. Former president Chavez, the Socialist social reformer, screwed up the country big time by swinging too far to the left with populism, and reined a wealthy oil-producing country, and then, and then, the follow-on guy Maduro went down the same path, making conditions worse. Phooey on him.
2. South America has learned once again by American financial imperialistic aggression and other tools, tools, I leave it to your imagination, don’t ever consider an attempt to flee from being our captive colonies in our closest most important sphere of influence. South America you are Ours so stay away from the grasp of Chinese and Russian traders. (We could care less if China sells at cheaper prices, or Russia buys tokens at premium cost) Or is it the precious earth metal resources in Bolivia which attracts and will continue to be a hot commodity in the near future, and someday possibly worth a conflict. (Well, at least a governmental overthrow)
Readers, seeing, reading, and hearing of the threats against the U. S. homeland one may wonder, if, if we are being threatened so often, am wondering is it our fault? Why have we deployed army, naval, and aircraft-missile forces around China and Russia. At times only 20-40 kilometers from their coasts. Very recently the U. S. has positioned a warship, excuse me, a “defensive vessel” within the Black Sea, the very heart of Russian territory, (Some would say the black heart of Russia) It is not according U. S. officials not a ‘provocation.” Hmm! Think of the Great Lakes.
China may be cuddling up to some South American Counties, i. e. Bolivia because they possess precious earth resources Hey, relax it’s only a comment. No that’s not it. I believe it is for those great tasty bananas they grow on the continent down there, Yeah, thanks to United Fruit.
I have sympathy for Trump he’s like a horse hobbling along with a broken leg; so I wish the Mueller investigation would shoot him and put him out of his untenable misery. (Using paper bullets of course)
My only objective is peace.
All the Best to you.