How safe is travel to Venezuela right now (Nov/Dec 2016)? By that I mean TO Venezuela, not IN Venezuela.
In my case I would be traveling to a large hotel in Caracas to do cash business and can pay for an armed escort to the hotel if necessary. My main concern is not so much street gangs, as the possibility that state soldiers or gendarmes (or whatever they call them) would try to rob me or shake me down in the airport.
Concerning getting to the hotel, do I need an armed escort and if so, how large does that escort need to be? 3 men, 5 men, 10 men, 20 men? How many would be advisable?