Bullshit. They didn't subsidize their industry, they subsidized consumption and used price controls to destroy already existing non-oil industries that were doing perfectly fine without subsidies. Chavez and Maduro intentionally destroyed their country's economy so they would have a stranglehold on what was left. Bullshit. The other sectors of the Venezuelan economy had never been as hard hit as this time around, because they didn't have a government purposely trying to destroy it. And if you are going to trot out the made up bullshit story of "economic warfare" waged by the US, then I'm going to demand that you provide specific examples or shut up with your parroting of the Chavistas' bullshit conspiracy theory excuses. Everything we are seeing now in Venezuela was self inflicted. Bullshit. I see Venezuelans every fucking day of my life here in Lima. Serving my food in restaurants. Pouring my gas at the gas station. Selling arepas in the streets. Come and tell them to their face they were corrupt middle class people back home. Come on, I fucking dare you.