Correct, it happened. Therefore it's socialism. And it fucking sucks. Am I missing anything here? Having "a stock market" or private property doesn't preclude socialism or really any Marxist economic theory that's ever been attempted in history.Socialism means "the democratic control of the means of production by the working class", which didn't happen in Venezuela until after Chavez died and even then it's barely there to begin with.
E: Also, the idea that countries like Sweden or Norway are Marxist socialist economies in disguise is exceptional. They're both free market capitalist economies. Venezuela is a command economy. Having social security doesn't mean a country is socialist.