Cut the hypocritical bull. All wealthy nations got rich with tariffs. In the U.S. expansion period, Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Lincoln, Jackson and Franklin were some of the most protectionist policy makers in history.
While left and right play the blame game Venezuela has been exiled from the international community. It has been banished from international money markets and has been demonized by all sides. Venezuela today is no more a victim of its own political policy failure than it was twenty years ago. The country has been abandoned and crippled by US-endorsed economic sanctions.
Sweden and Switzerland bear many uncanny similarities: populations virtually identical GDPs and, logically analogous GDP per capita); Switzerland has a free-floating Franc, while Sweden’s currency is technically a managed float. Likewise, the two share diversified economies with similar principal industries and exports. So what's the big difference?