Big Red Car here enjoying the warm, gray days in the ATX. OK, had the air conditioning on yesterday afternoon! Hello, America.
So, the USA has been distracted by all the distractions and has not been paying attention to Venezuela and Russia.
You know that Russia has been meddling in our hemisphere for some time: Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. These countries have welcomed Russian assistance because they are economic basket cases.
[Hey, what happened to the Monroe Doctrine? <<<link]
Stop — Venezuela used to be the wealthiest country in South America with the largest known oil reserves in the world. They have 300,000,000,000 recoverable barrels of oil lurking below the surface. Still, somehow, they have managed to find a way to turn into a shithole [talking to you, socialism].
Cuba was once the wealthiest Caribbean island, but Fidel Castro and communism killed that baby.