Having lived in Colombia for nearly three years now, I am hearing a lot about Venezuela.
As the years have passed since I have been living in Colombia, I have been meeting more and more Venezuelans who are escaping that disaster. It slowly started around when Chavez took power. In fact, I know some foreigners who left in the late 90s and early 2000s because they could see a country on the decline. But the people I talk to from Venezuela have some pretty horrific things to say about the current situation. It is a shame because it really looks like a beautiful country. But people from Caracas, etc. who I have met say they just had to get out because there is barely any food on store shelves and even getting basic things (flour, cosmetics like soap, toilet paper) can take literally all day and require going to many locations.
I do hope things get better. It used to be an amazing place but they have been in a slow decline for 15-20 years which has become more rapid as of late and reached a very bad low