Venezuela

Country Venezuela
Capital Caracas
Continent South America
Currency Bolivar fuerte(VEF)
Languages Spanish

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Introduction

Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president since 1999, seeks to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purports to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, drug-related violence along the Colombian border, increasing internal drug consumption, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the rain forest and indigenous peoples.

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Venezuela - Wikipedia
Venezuela - CIA World Fact Book
Venezuela - BBC
Venezuela - Timeline - BBC

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Venezuela is sliding into anarchy - Washington Post

Washington Post

Venezuela is sliding into anarchy
Washington Post
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's crisis has taken a dark turn in the past few days. Rioting and looting have exploded in the rural state of Barinas, leaving eight dead and dozens injured. In one of Caracas's main plazas on Saturday, a lynch mob doused ...
Venezuela: Amid Mounting Unrest, President Maduro Pushes Plans to Rewrite CharterThe Wire
Venezuela sets date for delayed regional electionsThe Hindu
As Venezuela unrest spreads, Maduro presses on with plans to rewrite chart...Reuters
People's World -Breitbart News -U.S. Treasury
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Venezuela: man set on fire during anti-government protests - The Guardian

The Guardian

Venezuela: man set on fire during anti-government protests
The Guardian
TOPSHOT - Riot policemen take positions during an opposition protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on May 20, 2017. Venezuelan protesters and supporters of embattled President Nicolas Maduro take to the streets ...
Desperation breeds creativity for Venezuela protestersFinancial Times
How Venezuela went from the richest economy in South America to the brink of financial ruinThe Independent
Venezuela's irreconcilable visions for the futureBBC News
The Hindu -BBC News -U.S. Treasury -NPR
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Venezuela Holds 5000 Russian Surface-to-air Missiles - Voice of America

Voice of America

Venezuela Holds 5000 Russian Surface-to-air Missiles
Voice of America
Venezuela has a stockpile of 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to military documents reviewed by Reuters, the largest known cache of the weapons in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's ...

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Venezuela launches fifth forex plan in four years - Stabroek News

Venezuela launches fifth forex plan in four years
Stabroek News
CARACAS, (Reuters) Venezuela yesterday announced a new foreign exchange auction mechanism to complement its currency control system, the fifth such plan in four years by a socialist government that has repeatedly balked at reforming its state-led ...

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Venezuela U20 goalkeeper rubs salt into Vanuatu wounds by scoring penalty in thrashing - FourFourTwo

FourFourTwo

Venezuela U20 goalkeeper rubs salt into Vanuatu wounds by scoring penalty in thrashing
FourFourTwo
Venezuela were cruising in their Group B U20 World Cup match against minnows Vanuatu on Tuesday, leading 2-0 at half-time and then grabbing another within a minute of the restart through Watford forward Adalberto Penaranda. Ten minutes later, things ...



The struggle to put Venezuela back on the path to economic health ... - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

The struggle to put Venezuela back on the path to economic health ...
CBC.ca
Oil wealth alone should make all Venezuelan families U.S. dollar millionaires. What went wrong and how can it be fixed?

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HUMIRE: As Venezuela Inches Toward Syria-Style War, US Weapons Are Not the Answer - Breitbart News

Breitbart News

HUMIRE: As Venezuela Inches Toward Syria-Style War, US Weapons Are Not the Answer
Breitbart News
Anyone certain that they know what to do about Venezuela should be ignored. The situation on the ground is much more complex than a simple civil war between the regime and opposition elements. Wars are never that clean. What is brewing in Venezuela is ...



Residents team up to assist Venezuela - The Daily Herald (press release)

The Daily Herald (press release)

Residents team up to assist Venezuela
The Daily Herald (press release)
Collection of funds will be done today, Wednesday, to Saturday, May 27, from 8:00am to 6:30pm at Philipsburg Pharmacy on Voges Street, Maho Pharmacy at Maho Plaza #14, Orange Grove Pharmacy at the Shopping Centre #18 in Cole Bay, Le Grand ...

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Venezuela: Thousands cross into Colombia for better prospects ... - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Venezuela: Thousands cross into Colombia for better prospects ...
Aljazeera.com
Thousands have crossed a key bridge into neighbouring Colombia to escape the country's deepening crises in search of better lives and opportunities.
Venezuela Slams Colombia for Provocative Border OccupationteleSUR English

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Venezuelan leader to Trump: 'Get your pig hands out of here - Washington Post

Washington Post

Venezuelan leader to Trump: 'Get your pig hands out of here
Washington Post
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered his most scathing critique of U.S. President Donald Trump yet Friday, telling him to stop intervening and get your pig hands out of here. Speaking before a crowd of supporters, ...
US Blacklists Maduro Loyalists on Venezuela Supreme CourtNew York Times
US sanctions Venezuelan Supreme Court judges over National Assembly power grabMiami Herald
Venezuelan government sends troops to border state to stop looting and violenceThe Guardian
TIME -Aljazeera.com -Livemint
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