Venezuela is seeing some challenges. But this is what happens when planners try to deny the natural tendency of prices to ebb and flow.
Most of you are fortunate enough to live in a country where saying “the politicians are criminals” usually isn’t literal. We say a senator is corrupt because they take money from lobbyists and give contracts to companies run by their friends. That sucks, but at least they’re not outright selling crack on the streets. But if there’s not enough rule of law to keep tires from being stolen, then there sure as hell isn’t enough to make sure the president’s family isn’t running narcotics.