I think this is a conversation worth having. I've lived here for two years now, and spent a lot of time here before moving. My girlfriend is a lifetime resident. I've really been trying to keep up on what goes on as I'm trying to make decisions on whether or not I'll be really putting down roots here. As of right now the answer to that question is no. I've never been in a place where the local government is so far into your personal business, and uses such ruthless tactics to do so. That having been said, has it always been like this, or is it just Chavez? With all the harassment that goes on in regards to people drinking, in bars and in their homes, you have to start to wonder where it's all going. So, I'd like to get some perspective from some people with more of a sense of history than I have. Thanks.