Waited for the New Year in Plaza Altamira with my wife, good music, awesome fireworks overhead and people in good spirits. Above you can see the stage as a group played gaitas before the New Year and the iconic obelisk of the square.
Observations focused on the problems of an underdeveloped country, Venezuela, with some serendipity about the world (orchids, techs, science, investments, politics) at large. A famous Venezuelan, Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, referred to oil as the devil's excrement. For countries, easy wealth appears indeed to be the sure path to failure. Venezuela might be a clear example of that.