Venezuela is one of the most volatile countries of our time. If you think it’s somewhere down South and that you can forget it exist, think again. Instability in this country affects how much you pay for gas, other countries’ views of America and more.
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Venezuela is located:
Venzuela is located in Northern South America, on the coast bordering Colombia and Guyana.
The former leader of Venezuela is:
Hugo Chavez has been President of Venezuela since 1998. He passed away after a two-year bout with cancer in 2013.
In 1998, Hugo Chavez came to power when he __________________.
President Hugo Chavez came to power in 1998 through a landslide victory.
Venezuela has one of the highest per-capita murder rates in the world.
Crime is a big issue for Venezuela. The police has been accused of corruption, and many murders and other crimes go unsolved.
Venezuela’s government claims to be:
President Chavez described his government as Democratically Socialist, which allows the people to participate in their government. However, the U.S. State Department called Chavez and his rule a negative force in the region.
Venezuelas chief export is:
Venezuela relies heavily on oil export, which accounts for about 90 percent of its export earnings.
President Chavez’s government controlled:
Under Chavez’s rule, the state took control of oil production from the private sector. This protects the industry but also entangles it in political issues. For example, President Chavez repeatedly threatened to stop exporting oil to the U.S. because he doesn’t like its policies.
In addition to Spanish, Venezuelan music and dance has influences from:
Much like Haiti and Cuba, Venezuelan culture is very much influenced by Africa. Other influences include Italian, German and indigenous groups within Venezuela.
In his first defeat, Venezuelan voters rejected a bill that would have:
In December 2007, the Venezuelan people voted to keep the president term limits, which means Chavez couldn’t run for reelection in 2012.
What percent of Venezuelans are literate?
Venezuela has a literacy rate of 93 percent, which is fairly high.
At a 2006 UN Assembly, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez called the U.S. president:
In his speech at the 2006 UN General Assembly, a meeting of major world leaders, Chavez referred to President Bush as el diablo. He also accused the United States of imperialism and domination over other countries.