Venezuela's neighbors have to work to stem the chaos

ANYONE WATCHING Venezuela’s descent into economic and social chaos in recent months could predict what would come next: street demonstrations by students and average citizens fed up with soaring inflation, shortages of basic goods, one of the world’s highest murder rates and a government whose only response has been to shout senseless populist slogans. Last week thousands took to the streets of Caracas and other major cities to protest; in the capital, several longtime opposition leaders joined in.