If it is possible to get computer parts (including modern GPUs) on the local market, setting up a mining operation could be very profitable. But I guess the lack of electronics is why you want to shop from the US in the first place
The problem with setting a mining operation here is that we do not have the same income that you guys, a high-end gpu costs about a month of salary and assuming you buy a 6950 your still a tiny player unable to offer a decent amount of bitcoins in a reasonable amount of time.
There are a lot of sites where one can buy GPUs in Venezuela but we prefer to buy in the US because if you can buy at the official exchange rate the items get cheaper even after shipping and customs
providing online services for bitcoin is probably the best way to get them. Are there a problem for Venezuelans to use a paypal account or similar to recieve payment for such services?
No problems with paypal at all, but i'm scratching my head thinking about what kind of services or items to offer. Any hints? please don't say porn