“Venezuela Puts the Crypt in Cryptocurrency” Mary O’Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG

Feb 22, 04:56 AM
Image:  A Venezuelan palafito like the ones seen by Amerigo Vespucci.  Stilt houses are houses raised on piles over the surface of the soil or a body of water. They’re built primarily as protection against flooding, and also keep out vermin. The shady space under the house can be used for work or storage. (Venezuela means “little Venice.)

Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ, Americas column, in re: Venezuela, the failed state.