Here is the reply after I gave Carlos some suggestions to gain more money translating, to cook foods without gasoline/wood using solar stoves, etc.
I drop it here to let all understand the difficult situation where he lived
Many of us are lucky enough to live in democratic countries where the health systems work, but too many others really struggle to have the bare minimum
"… but just right now there is a new critical factor in my personal music production and work system, and that is keeping things simple above all else. My work is a series of coordinated activities for similar environments, I am a digital producer using the PC to compose, create, arrange, guitar sessions, study, design at the audio level, samples, emulations and sound libraries and so on. I also work as a Spanish host and bilingual translator English Spanish for PG Music (matrix house of Band in a Box, and it is my only income right now.
Unfortunately, due to the situation that we live here in Venezuela (dictatorship and corrupt socialism + now Covid 19 disgracy nets) this entire productive job ecosystem reduced its broad width to a minimum level. I want not to go into details, but in summary here we live almost a prehistoric situation after having been a very rich country, and even about health, here getting sick is equal to a death sentence, since the national health system is destroyed. Right now I only have a small income barely enough just to eat, from PG Music as a forum spanish host.
Well, all is about taking care of the resources we hold here. Here we live not only the largest hyper inflation on the planet, but also the most absolute lack of materials, equipment, spare parts in ALL areas, and in computing it is no less. If a component breaks down here, let’s say a hard disk, a memory, a MB, etc. it becomes an almost impossible task to replace the part. Even buying a simple USB cable ($20) is a decision that could leave you without food for a full day, since the costs exceed one million percent of normal and the minimum monthly salary income is 5 dollars a month!"
and here is a picture of a typical situation around Carlos home, when a storm hit, something that happened quite often