It’s not unthinkable.
The Bolivarian regime is almost out of cash, but this could change rapidly.
Oil prices could jump, giving President Hugo Chavez an unexpected oil revenue windfall, if war erupts on the Korean Peninsula, if the Gaza crisis between Israel and Turkey grows into a broader regional standoff involving Iran, or if Hungary, Spain and Portugal follow Greece into sovereign bankruptcy, likely hastening the EU’s implosion.
However, would another unexpected oil windfall for the Bolivarian revolution translate into any kind of social or economic improvement for the pueblo? Nope.
Chavez is very clear about where he plans to take Venezuela: 21st century socialism and capitalism are incompatible.
He has declared that he plans to dismantle the three pillars of Venezuela capitalism: banking, imports (i.e. all productive activity) and land ownership.
He already shut down the foreign currency market in Venezuela. He is threatening to seize the banks, and he is moving to steal the national assets of the Polar Group.
If the Chavez regime benefits from an unexpected oil windfall, these revenues will be used to make the regime stronger, without any regard for the needs of the pueblo or the economy.