Venezuela

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

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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 Accuses 2 Political Dissidents of Extortion - New York Times

The Spokesman-Review

Venezuela Accuses 2 Political Dissidents of Extortion
New York Times
Venezuelan officials took action against two political dissidents on Wednesday, raiding the home of the country's ousted attorney general and ordering the arrest of her husband, whom they accused of running an extortion ring. The former attorney ...
Venezuela govt links dissident ex-prosecutor to extortionThe Spokesman-Review
Venezuela Police Raid Former Attorney General's HomeWall Street Journal (subscription)

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Exporting Chaos to Venezuela - New York Times

New York Times

Exporting Chaos to Venezuela
New York Times
President Trump is rattling the rest of the world, too. Having scared a lot of people last week with his bombast over North Korea, causing jitters about nuclear war, he threatened on Friday to use force to quell chaos in Venezuela. That threat poured ...
What to Do With Venezuela?The Atlantic
Labour disappointing on Venezuela abusesThe Guardian
Florida bans future investments in Maduro's VenezuelaWashington Post
Reuters -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -Business Insider
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Dozens of inmates killed in Venezuela prison 'massacre' - New York Post

New York Post

Dozens of inmates killed in Venezuela prison 'massacre'
New York Post
An overnight raid on a prison in Venezuela turned into a massacre early Wednesday with more than 30 inmates being killed by security forces, according to officials. The government sent a special forces team into the prison, located in the southern ...
Dozens killed in gun battle at Venezuelan prisonAljazeera.com
Governor: 37 Killed in Gun Battle at Small Venezuela PrisonU.S. News & World Report
Venezuela prison 'massacre' kills 37BBC News
FRANCE 24
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Venezuela Zoo Animals 'Stolen for Food' Amid Economic Crisis - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

Venezuela Zoo Animals 'Stolen for Food' Amid Economic Crisis
Daily Beast
Authorities in Venezuela are investigating a spate of recent thefts of zoo animals in a trend thought to be linked to the country's severe food shortages. What we presume is that they [were taken] with the intention of eating them, Luis Morales, an ...
Thieves stealing Venezuela zoo animals to eat them, say policeThe Guardian
Zoo animals 'stolen to be eaten' amid Venezuela shortagesSky News

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Armed Venezuelan soldiers caught in Guyana begging for food - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Armed Venezuelan soldiers caught in Guyana begging for food
Miami Herald
Venezuelan police set fire to motorbikes belonging to the press, after police were targeted with an explosive device on Sunday, July 30, 2017. A group of around 50 journalists was reporting on the clashes between the national guards and anti-government ...



Pence praises Argentina as a model partner while raising pressure on Venezuela - Washington Post

Washington Post

Pence praises Argentina as a model partner while raising pressure on Venezuela
Washington Post
BUENOS AIRES Vice President Pence celebrated Argentina as a model for a prosperous Latin America and vowed additional U.S. trade partnerships here Tuesday while also seeking to further isolate Venezuela and pressure its autocratic leader to ...
Pence downplays possibility of military intervention in VenezuelaCBS News
What can Trump do about Venezuela?CNN
Chile Tells Pence it Won't Support US Intervention in VenezuelateleSUR English
Reuters -Voice of America
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Brazil's problems are nothing like as bad as Venezuela's - The Guardian

The Guardian

Brazil's problems are nothing like as bad as Venezuela's
The Guardian
In Brazil, President Michel Temer took office last year as a result of a constitutional process, under the rule of law and the direct scrutiny of the judiciary. In Venezuela there has been a rupture of the democratic order, widely condemned by the ...



Russia Says Venezuela Crisis Must Be Resolved Peacefully - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Russia Says Venezuela Crisis Must Be Resolved Peacefully
U.S. News & World Report
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday stressed the need to resolve the crisis in Venezuela peacefully and without external intervention. "We are united in the need to rapidly overcome the disagreements that exist in ...
'US hegemony has come to an end': Bolivian FM rejects idea of intervention in VenezuelaRT

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Venezuelan president announces military drills in response to Trump warning - CNBC

CNBC

Venezuelan president announces military drills in response to Trump warning
CNBC
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the armed forces to have military exercises later this month, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump's warning of possible military action. Venezuela's defense minister, Vladimir Padrino ...
VP Pence says US won't stand by as Venezuela 'crumbles'Washington Post
Colombian President to Pence: No US military intervention in VenezuelaCNN
Venezuela's Maduro finds propaganda gold in Trump threat and CharlottesvilleMiami Herald
Aljazeera.com -BBC News
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Venezuelan Alt-Rock Band Le' Cinema Speaks Out With Protest Song 'Resistencia' - Billboard

Billboard

Venezuelan Alt-Rock Band Le' Cinema Speaks Out With Protest Song 'Resistencia'
Billboard
Rock has always expressed feelings of anger, disagreement and disappointment about the state of the world -- making it the perfect music for Venezuela right now as the country deals with difficult circumstances and a socio-political crisis. Many ...