Older but relevant.
“It’s difficult to determine exactly how much money the US has spent on these political programs in Venezuela since Chávez was first elected in 1998, but some estimates put the figure around $50 to $60 million. “
The Venezuelan opposition is funded by oligarchs and US corporate interests who want their oil plain and simple. Yes people there are struggling, if we really wanted to help the people we shift lift sanctions and allow them to trade freely
Many of the anti-government opposition groups taking to the streets in Venezuela have been backed by the US for years and are supported by wealthy Venezuelans. Is that reason to be concerned?