There has been a marked decrease in the past few weeks of mainstream media articles predicting Venezuela's imminent demise. They still appear but it's down to one a day or so. Usually the articles come regularly and continually, and have more or less since Hugo Chavez began taking Venezuela on a Socialist path in 2002.
The US and Venezuela have opened talks lately. The change in the tenor
of the news can't be a coincidence. It makes one wonder about the source
and regularity of the articles prior to now. There are many instances
of the CIA and other intelligence agencies "planting" news articles. Several times Miami reporters were found to have been on
the US government payroll.
Whatever the case, Venezuela is still there, and always has been.