It seems Maduro, President of Venezuela, is the latest bad guy to emerge on the world stage, at least, if you believe what the Western capitalists are saying. The recent context is a series of constituent elections, designed to counter-balance the forces of a very well financed opposition in the Venezuelan Parliament.
The opposition have manufactured shortages of key goods, and have been busy sabotaging government installations and/or production. Whatever your view of Maduro or his predecessor Chavez, there does seem to be a disturbingly predictable pattern whenever a left wing government takes power, especially if they’re particularly keen on nationalising stuff.
As bad as the media is saying Maduro is right now, what follows is usually much worse. Traditionally, it used to be an authoritarian dictator with a brutal secret police. Iran and Chile are great examples. These days, it seems the West is happy for these regions to become ungoverned spaces, although we shouldn’t rule a military dictatorship out in the aftermath.