This weekend, Venezuela seized an electronics supplier after they “illicitly” raised prices.
This summer, Venezuelans began procuring dollars en masse abroad and bringing them back home to take advantage of their government’s currency controls by selling the greenbacks on the black market at a premium.
It’s just one of the many odd, unique things that have occurred in the Bolivarian Republic since Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998 and promptly flipped the country’s regime from democratic to socialist.
We’ve gone back and looked at 19 other instances where Venezuelan society appears to have wandered away from how most countries do things.
Though a few years later, President Chavez congratulated Jhonnatan Vegas for winning the Bob Hope Classic.
Because 'conspiracies' are everywhere, there was an investigation into 'the roots' of late leader Hugo Chavez' cancer...
And the country's founding father was exhumed to prove he was assassinated (the results were inconclusive).
The country wanted to raise a one-million-strong 'guerrilla army' to protect against a U.S. invasion.
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