Once the wealthiest South American country, [[socialist]] policies created instability and mass starvation by 2019.<ref name="Socialism">Multiple references:
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*[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/in-venezuela-socialism-has-succeeded-the-way-it-always-does In Venezuela, socialism has succeeded the way it always does]. ''Washington Examiner''. January 26, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2019.</ref>