I can post pictures again, so it may not be too late to show one more time a picture of the mother of all avalanchas last Saturday, choosing one of the most impressive shots I have seen, sent to me by DR from the US.
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.