President Nicolas Maduro survived an odd drone attack recently, something the Socialists United (PSUV) leader immediately blamed on Colombia and not the CIA. Surprisingly. But Maduro has bigger problems than coup attempts—real ones and the imaginary kind. With every passing day, Venezuela falls deeper in distress.
Maduro may end up a much happier man retiring on Margarita Island and writing his memoirs than sticking it out in Caracas. Cash flow stress from low oil production promises to make things worse for him and his government. Loyalists could desert him. His country, which he professes to love, is in danger of bankruptcy.