Central Intelligence Agency
Venezuela, hit by economic devastation and political turmoil, is one of the most troubled countries today. Its situation has lately become so dire that 90% of its citizens are reported to have trouble affording food. Meanwhile, Venezuelan officials have “embezzled billions.” Venezuela currently ranks as the most corrupt country in Latin America.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo sees China rather than Russia or Iran as the biggest threat to America's dominant position in the world. Beijing merited its position on the US spymaster's threat list due to its stronger economy and population, he said.