Yeap! I am an economist and I made an essay back in college called "The Biggest Curse Of Venezuela: OIL" I might sound weird to some of you all but there´s no doubt in my mind if we havent discovered oil over 100 years ago we would be the most developed country in South America. We have pretty much everything a country can only dream of. Just to name a few... Borderline perfect geographical location right in the middle of the world. We´re between North and South America and between the Pacific and Atlantic ocean, including the Caribbean sea. Large coast and many rivers capable of fishing pretty much everything (We export to the US) Last fields capable of producing dozen and dozen of primary products. We once exported many of these and even play bingo with beans! (we now import this) Amazing beaches and many outstanding natural attractions that can be used to explode our touristic potential. Unparalel commercial potential to scale all the above! And the best of all? IT´S PEOPLE! I have lost all trust in our politicians and I don´t see how we can turn this around without A)A civil war, B) International Interventions or C) Internal Government implosion.