Cape Town is lovely. Spent a week of our honeymoon in and around Cape Town - would love to visit again sometime.
In Veneuela, Inflation And Shortages Make For Absurd Shopping : Parallels : NPRIn those days Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere, had a plausible excuse for its woes — and those unsightly bank notes. The ruling Sandinistas were at war, battling the U.S.-backed Contra rebels, and faced a U.S. trade embargo.
What's Venezuela's excuse? It's home to the world's largest oil deposits and — despite Maduro's regular warnings of an imminent U.S. invasion — is at peace.