Those are also factors in the possibility of other foreign powers becoming involved in the Caribbean with an independent P.R. "Assistance" and "advice" from outside the Western Hemisphere are often pseudonyms for a military presence or economic leverage over the recipient of such largesse. Russia, for instance, does not need Venezuela's oil. Their interest in that country is for different reasons.The tern "limbo" unfortunately is the best definition at this time. Like I said unfortunately. As an independent country it would collapse immediately. The cause would be money, i.e. everything from their commerce and industry to infastructure and population. They just don't have the money, the labot force, the investments, etc. to survive.