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
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Venezuela: Why The World Needs To Act - Forbes

Forbes

Venezuela: Why The World Needs To Act
Forbes
Over the past three plus weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans of all walks of life have participated in public protests against what they view as a criminal regime that has denied them basic goods they need to survive while subverting the ...
The Death Toll in Venezuela's Anti-Government Protests Has Risen to 26TIME
Calls for calm in Venezuela over rising unrestAljazeera.com
Venezuela's Future Won't Be Settled in the StreetsBloomberg
Deutsche Welle -ABC News -The Independent
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Things Are So Bad In Venezuela That People Are Walking To Brazil ... - BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed News

Things Are So Bad In Venezuela That People Are Walking To Brazil ...
BuzzFeed News
In the Brazilian border state of Roraima, the health system can't meet the demands of Venezuelans fleeing a collapsing country. Posted on April 25, 2017, ...
As civil unrest grips their country, frustration runs deep in Halifax's ...Globalnews.ca

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Venezuelan authorities rely on arbitrary arrests, jailing, to silence ... - Fox News

Fox News

Venezuelan authorities rely on arbitrary arrests, jailing, to silence ...
Fox News
Venezuelan authorities are increasingly rounding up and even torturing innocent people in a brutal crackdown on complaints about the government and ...

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After GM flees their country, Venezuelans take sides over who is to blame - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

After GM flees their country, Venezuelans take sides over who is to blame
Los Angeles Times
The assembly lines stopped whirling years ago. Now weeds blanket the factory grounds. Like so much in this country destabilized by political and economic turmoil, the General Motors plant here in one of Venezuela's largest cities no longer functions.
General Motors Fires 2700 in Venezuela After Plant Closure: WorkersFox Business
GM fires 2700 Venezuela-based employees after plant closes, Reuters reportsMLive.com
GM may lead stampede out of VenezuelaAutomotive News (subscription) (blog)
Jamaica Observer -Jalopnik -TheStreet.com
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Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain - Fox News

Fox News

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain
Fox News
HAVANA Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find. But Cuba's hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and ...

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TAKING AIM: Venezuela: Could it happen here? - Stillwater News Press

TAKING AIM: Venezuela: Could it happen here?
Stillwater News Press
In 2012, Venezuela's leader, Hugo Chavez, instituted a no-gun policy for the country. The commercial sale of and civilian ownership of firearms was outlawed. Only the military, police, and some security companies could buy guns, and then only from one ...

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Venezuela's asset seizures raises concerns for other sectors - CNBC

CNBC

Venezuela's asset seizures raises concerns for other sectors
CNBC
Venezuela's seizure of a General Motors auto plant has created concerns that assets in other sectors of the economy could be seized by authorities. GM last week announced it would cease operations in the South American country after claiming a General ...
Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrestAljazeera.com
Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth weekTelegraph.co.uk
Venezuela Opposition Aims to Keep Protests Peaceful, but Violence EruptsNew York Times
TIME -Miami Herald -The Wire -The Guardian
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Jamaica Engages CARICOM and OAS to Promote Dialogue in Venezuela - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica Engages CARICOM and OAS to Promote Dialogue in Venezuela
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Kamina Johnson Smith, says Jamaica will continue to engage CARICOM and the Organization of American States (OAS) members to promote dialogue and a peaceful resolution to the situation in Venezuela. We have consistently maintained the position that ...



Venezuela Political situation (25 April 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

Venezuela Political situation (25 April 2017)
France Diplomatie (press release)
We call on the Venezuelan authorities to establish a clear electoral timetable as swiftly as possible and to restore the powers granted to Parliament under the Venezuelan constitution. Dialogue between all Venezuelan political forces must be resumed as ...



Venezuela's Complicated Crisis For Oil - Bloomberg Gadfly - Bloomberg

Forbes

Venezuela's Complicated Crisis For Oil - Bloomberg Gadfly
Bloomberg
The cold logic of the oil market dictates that crisis usually equals profit. That's because a crisis in oil usually means a supply crisis, as some large producing ...
For Bond Lords, Assessing The Possibility Of A 'Sudden Shock' To VenezuelaForbes
Venezuela Instability And What It Could Mean For The Global Oil MarketsSeeking Alpha
Venezuelan crude sales to the US declined again in MarchReuters

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