Don't believe me? Then listen to NPR.
NPR has some ideas in a recent report titled Why are Venezuelan's starving? Given the reputation for the Leftist orientation of NPR, you might be surprised who they blame.
Spoiler alert: They blame Hugo Chavez and his misguided economic policies.
Don't get too excited. The NPR report never uses the word Socialism, or draws a direct link between Chavez's openly socialist policies and the collapse of Venezuela. But it does talk about the government and government policy being the reason for the collapse.
Here is a key part of the transcript: