Fortunately, Venezuela is now an infinite money pit I don’t think the Chinese can effectively subvert.
“...Venezuela is now an infinite money pit...”
Hugo sold out Venezuelans to Cuba long ago. Cuban “volunteers” run internal security forming something more odious than a fifth-column extending down to “block captain” level. Medical services are also operated by Cubans. And Manuro has welcomed Islamic players to some extent.
So, a greater question might be, who doesn’t Venezuela owe? If China throws good money after bad, they might first ask themselves “how do we take out the trash...and where do we put it”.
Here’s China’s chance to own a South American country and expand their territory past those newly made islands.
But if the Chinese purchase the whole country and run it? Should go for under $500 to buy.
North Korea’s an infinite money pit too.
The reason I mentioned the Monroe Doctrine is due to how much closer to the USA Venezuela is versus NK.