Good evening Billy,
thanks, thousand thanks for your thoughts and prayers. It´s not that I don´t want to speak about it, it´s that I think that, if I do, I´ll be brakeing the rules of this chat or group. But, sense I have been asked for, I will try to explain it short.
We are suffering from the last social experiment of the XX century. A type of disguised COMUNISM that was baptised has “Socialism of the XXI Century”. It´s just COMUNISM at its whole just like marx (minuses on pourpuse) wrote it. Just so you can have an idea: we, a country floating on oil and gas reserves, DONT HAVE GASOLINE, no domestic or industrial gas, power fails ars for days and routines, no spare parts, no new vehicles, no medicines, no food, no water or it comes and goes. Every thing you have to do, you have make a row They want you to filiate to the regime´s party and give you an electronic ID card called The Patriots Card, and if you dont have it, you cant buy goods on the market and have to buy in the black market. There´s no currency because inflation is so high, that by the time new currency comes in, the value of it is thousand times less, inflation is around 4.000.000 % (yes, MILLIONS). I had to close my 3 offices and came to stay in the farm, it´s to difficult and expensive for the people to pay. Every thing is charged in blak market dollars (with a diffential from 150 official to 550 - 600 today when I write. We an oil producer country are importing gasoline and you have to make hours or days of rows of cars of kilometers some times, to fill your tank and ITS FREE! the cost is so low (absurd). It´s the only thing cheap (and our life, that is worth CERO). Hospitals are just mere deposits of human beings in pain and doctors have nothing or little to do because there are no medicines, resources or equipement failures, around 40.000 doctors have left the country. This year, my sister and my brother in law were murdered in their homes by burglers. 9 of my 11 children live outside the country and several are now citizens of other countries, I do not know my grandchildren in person, only pictures. We have to come home before sundown to minimize risks. Commerce closes around 4 pm and there are no more 24/7 stores. In my case has a medical doctor with 3 specialisations and other of my collegues, we have to charge in US currency and the exange rate of the inmediate time because, next day it´s worth 5% less. In resume: A TOTAL DISASTER. There is humanitary help held in Colombia by the UN, because the regime doesn´t permit it to enter the country because everything is cataloged has “FAKE NEWS and in Venezuela everything is 100% fine”. 5 MILLION people have fleed the country. This a resume there is more, much more. I still hace hope that a new liberation movement can start, buy we need the help pf tha UN Blue Helmets for abaout 5 years. Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard and Police are totaly corrupted. Ok, this was the short version. I appologize if I have broken the rules. With all hat said, my wife, 2 daughters and 2 granchildren and I, stll remain to protect and keep the farm and one remainig medical office that is 400 miles far from the the farm. I wish you all a very happy day.