'As messed up as Venezuela is if you look at..'
No its much worse than that dude. I write from the region. Most countries of Central & South / America are dysfunctional with massive corruption and huge swings in economy / currency etc. But Venezuela could collapse into civil war, make no mistake about it. This is really serious!
Venezuela would be ok with starting a war with Colombia too, to mask the bloodshed at home, that's how bad things are... (The ruling class is trying to provoke Colombia to take the heat off themselves etc)... Yes there's oil, but there's really no other industries to speak of, oil was keeping everything afloat and oil is not $100 a barrel anymore...