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 hits back in showdown with OAS, US over democracy - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Venezuela hits back in showdown with OAS, US over democracy
Los Angeles Times
The Venezuelan foreign minister had harsh words Monday for the regional organization that is considering sanctioning her country for its failure to hold democratic elections. Delcy Rodriguez, the foreign minister, accused the Organization of American ...
Devin Nunes Explains His White House VisitBloomberg
Devin Nunes Vanished the Night Before He Made Trump Surveillance ClaimsDaily Beast

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Rubio tells Haiti, other nations to defend democracy in vote on Venezuela sanctions - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Rubio tells Haiti, other nations to defend democracy in vote on Venezuela sanctions
Miami Herald
Sen. Marco Rubio sent a strong warning to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Haiti on Monday, saying that it would be difficult to protect them from possible cuts in U.S. aid if they fail to defend democracy when the Venezuelan government comes up ...
Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' responseReuters
Venezuela pushes back against OAS suspension warningsDeutsche Welle
Venezuela to launch new exchange rate next week - MaduroDaily Mail
Breitbart News -teleSUR English
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Wealthy Venezuelans Are Seeking Haven in Madrid - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Wealthy Venezuelans Are Seeking Haven in Madrid
Bloomberg
Venezuelans are increasingly turning to the Spanish capital as a place to invest as their home country falls further into economic chaos and the political mood turns more sour in U.S. havens such as Miami. The number of Venezuelans arriving in Spain ...
Queues for petrol in oil-rich VenezuelaYahoo7 News

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Emaciated Venezuelan elephant becomes latest symbol of food crisis - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Emaciated Venezuelan elephant becomes latest symbol of food crisis
Miami Herald
An apparently malnourished African elephant in a Venezuelan zoo her ribs showing through her sagging skin has become the latest symbol the deep economic crisis in what was once one of Latin America's most prosperous nations. As pictures of an ...



For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela - NPR - NPR

NPR

For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela - NPR
NPR
Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has ...

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U.S. court upholds Crystallex's $1 billion award from Venezuela in ... - Financial Post

Financial Post

U.S. court upholds Crystallex's $1 billion award from Venezuela in ...
Financial Post
CARACAS A U.S. court has upheld an award by a World Bank Tribunal that orders Venezuela to pay more than US$1 billion to Canadian mining company ...
DC Court Upholds $1.2B Award Against Venezuela for Seizing Gold MineThe National Law Journal (registration)
Mining Co.'s $1.4B Arbitral Award OK'd Against VenezuelaLaw360 (subscription)

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Venezuela oil exports delayed by repairs at Jose port -sources - Times of India

Venezuela oil exports delayed by repairs at Jose port -sources
Times of India
CARACAS/HOUSTON, March 27 (Reuters) - Oil loading at Venezuela's main crude terminal has been delayed by a logistical problem at one of its three docks, a union leader and shipping sources said on Monday, another operational mishap for the crisis-hit ...



Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN - St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)

St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)

Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)
Press Release:-In spite of an ongoing economic crisis created by a slump in global oil prices Venezuela has maintained a high level of human development, according to the U.N., better even than many of its regional neighbors. The U.N. Development ...

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Earth Hour: Hey, Let's Live Like We're In Venezuela - Investor's Business Daily

Investor's Business Daily

Earth Hour: Hey, Let's Live Like We're In Venezuela
Investor's Business Daily
While North Koreans and Venezuelans and Cubans are literally dying for some First World amenities, the rich and ignorant in the developed world turned their lights off for an hour Saturday night to show ... what? Their solidarity with those living ...

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Venezuelans Using 'Rare Pepes' and Bitcoin As Currency - Breitbart News

Breitbart News

Venezuelans Using 'Rare Pepes' and Bitcoin As Currency
Breitbart News
The idea of images of the popular green frog being rare started off as a joke on 4chan, where users would claim that their images of Pepe were rarer and more valuable than everyone else's. It escalated into people selling their collections of Pepe on ...

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