Hell yeah people voted for him. He took land and gave it to poor people. That works really well if you have a huge poor society. But in the end you end up with farmland not being properly used. Oil fields not pumping oil to capacity etc etc.
What that country needs is a President who says the state is getting out of the oil business. Get the big oil in there and get the production ramped up. Talk to brazil they are doing well. Partner with them and become a real leader of S America instead of a pawn for some sort of Cuban style life of misery.
Sure tax the hell out of them and make your money. But get out of industries you aren't good at.