Now that industry has been decimated by state controls and oil production has slowed to a crawl, Maduro begins to sell "strategic" scrap for hard currency.
The familiar antics of socialist dictatorships are not confined to the 20th century.
The ICC must prioritise being more meticulous in finding evidence than Maduro's dictatorship is in destroying it.
Dictator Maduro gives his explicit approval for Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
The PDVSA is reporting a jump in its crude oil output.
But something doesn't add up.
Venezuela is "on the path of powerful military cooperation" with Russia after high-level talks in Caracas, as Putin continues efforts to build an anti-NATO coalition among Latin American dictatorships.