I have spent many years travelling the world and have seen many types of government in action. I decided to write "Swimming in Oil" to underline the complexities of power and corruption that can afflict a potentially very rich country such as Venezuela; one of the countries I know best.
What happens when an administration allows the persona of a maverick autocrat to dominate policy without accountability? What happens when the cult of the individual takes precedence over economic management?
Who are the good guys, who are the bad? There are no easy answers to such questions, but I hope you may ponder them as you read the book.