++ to this, good insight into the seemingly developing problem in the OP's home country (Venezuela?)
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My current employer is a 'mostly' java shop. They are currently contracting workers overseas for this exact reason. You can bring in a young Java trainee, and they will plug right in. It's all dollars and cents. I was coerced into picking up Java over the last year, however my position still allows about 80% Perl programming so I'm a lucky one/exception to the rule here. I think, in this sort of case, it's up to the creative Perl user to find ways to convince the boss that Perl is still the sensible language to go with in a given scenario (although that's not always possible/easy)
It would seem to me, that if IBM and Sun Microsystems have contracts with the OP's gov't, the situation there will be following these same sort of footsteps.