Will the continued Chavista revolution ...
...under Maduro with Cuban 'advisors' achieve the neo-socialist ideal: a classless society, all equally poor?
The very rich Venezuelans locked up their estates, left them guarded, and went to Miami/South Florida a while ago, and have been trying to persuade its politicians to get the CIA to invade Venezuela. With 57% inflation, the middle class, especially any bureaucrats on salary (police?), will soon be poor. As the ranks of the poor swell with those who remember when it was better, perhaps politics will change. Meanwhile for the poor who never knew better this evolving Chavista 'democracy' has been a party, low class & nasty, but little by little they're getting more.
Marx was more a philosopher than an economist. Still he accurately predicted the main problem of global capitalism today: the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth & power. But, clearly, dyed-in-the-wool Marxists may be the most poorly prepared administrators to run any national economy. Wage & price controls sank the Sandinista governing junta in the early years after the revolution, just as it's doing to Chavista Venezuela today.
In the early years of Hugo's revolutionary social 'correction' he could strip mine what exploration, industrialization & logistics had built. Now, under Cuban intellectual direction, they're running out of dollars to import stuff and they do need to import more & more, as they manufacture/grow less & less. For the main source of dollars, petroleum sold to the USA, production is suffering because too little is being spent on maintenance. So Venezuela has stopped paying dollars to creditors, like airlines. Maduro threatens to disallow them access to what all know will someday again be a rich country if they don't continue extending the Venezuelan gov't credit. Are any cowed? Meanwhile expropriated farms are idle, for lack of seed, fertilizer, pesticides, working machinery, and peons - as it was with the Soviet system, some jobs are less equal, eh citizen?
So why doesn't 'Communist' China bail them out? They could easily stuff a few containers with dollars & euros and ship it over. Too risky an investment? Too poor a place to put their capital?