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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less
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Venezuela faces major environmental issues pertaining to pollution, deforestation, and diminishing biodiversity. The country also is under threat of rapid deforestation, with more than 290,000 hectares of forests getting destroyed each year.1 Other environmental issues throughout the country include sewage pollution, overfishing, and threats to the rainforest ecosystem due to poor mining practices.2 Venezuela is ranked ninth in the world for biodiversity and is home to 15,820 species of plants and 137,000 animal species.2

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Washington Post 
If Sunday's elections in Venezuela proved anything, it's that the opposition to President Nicolás Maduro is caught in a trap: How do you fight for power at the ballot box in a country that no longer plays by democracy's rules? That the opposition even ... See more..
Kansas City Star 
Voting sites were shifted to distant neighborhoods with rampant crime. Ballots featured the faces of opposition candidates who lost in primaries. The government-stacked National Electoral Council denied monitoring accreditation to one of Venezuela's ... See more..
Financial Times 
The International Monetary Fund has begun preparations for a possible rescue of Venezuela that could require $30bn or more in international help annually and come alongside one of the world's most complex bond restructurings and a big test of Fund rules. See more..
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Seeking Alpha 
Despite its political instability and being on the verge of default, Venezuela appears to be honoring the payment terms under its 2017 $1B settlement agreement made with Gold Reserve, Inc. Progress is being made by Venezuela and Gold Reserve in ... See more..
New York Times 
PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela — For weeks, Alejandro Feo la Cruz, a former opposition mayor who is running for governor, has crisscrossed his state in Venezuela with a simple message: The country's ruling party can no longer feed its own people. See more..
New York Times 
Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant that ran a vast bribery scheme in the Americas, made numerous contributions to Venezuelan politicians, a new video ... See more..
President Nicolas Maduro visited Moscow this month to reaffirm Venezuela's alliance with Russia. Rosneft, Russia's state-run oil company, has also provided several billion dollars in advance payments for Venezuelan crude supplies that have helped the ... See more..
The market sure doesn't think so. Gubernatorial elections this weekend likely to be used by PSUV as a testament that it has a mandate as country continues to ... See more..
But as Trump continues to recklessly handle North Korea, another country could pose a larger problem for the U.S.: Venezuela. On Sunday, the South American nation will hold gubernatorial elections, in which the Democratic Unity Roundtable is likely to ... See more..
BBC News 
In the city of Valencia, Venezuela's industrial heartland, Rafael Lacava works the crowds with his signature hip-hop moves. Thousands of people have come to ... See more..
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Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana

Total 912,050 sq km
Land 882,050 sq km
Water 30,000 sq km


tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds ;
Natural Hazards

subject to floods, rockslides, mudslides; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

sewage pollution of Lago de Valencia; oil and urban pollution of Lago de Maracaibo; deforestation; soil degradation; urban and industrial pollution, especially along the Caribbean coast; threat to the rainforest ecosystem from irresponsible mining operations


28,459,085 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Venezuela remains highly dependent on oil revenues, which account for roughly 95% of export earnings, about 45% of federal budget revenues, and around 12% of GDP. Fueled by high oil prices, record government spending helped to boost GDP growth by 4.2% in 2011, after a sharp drop in oil prices caused an economic contraction in 2009-10. Government spending, minimum wage hikes, and improved access to domestic credit created an increase in consumption which combined with supply problems to cause higher inflation - roughly 26% in 2011 and 21% in 2012. President Hugo CHAVEZ's efforts to increase the government's control of ...See More the economy by nationalizing firms in the agribusiness, financial, construction, oil, and steel sectors have hurt the private investment environment, reduced productive capacity, and slowed non-petroleum exports. In the first half of 2010 Venezuela faced the prospect of lengthy nationwide blackouts when its main hydroelectric power plant - which provides more than 35% of the country's electricity - nearly shut down. In May 2010, CHAVEZ closed the unofficial foreign exchange market - the "parallel market" - in an effort to stem inflation and slow the currency's depreciation. In June 2010, the government created the "Transaction System for Foreign Currency Denominated Securities" to replace the "parallel" market. In December 2010, CHAVEZ eliminated the dual exchange rate system and unified the exchange rate at 4.3 bolivars per dollar. In January 2011, CHAVEZ announced the second devaluation of the bolivar within twelve months. In December 2010, the National Assembly passed a package of five organic laws designed to complete the transformation of the Venezuelan economy in line with CHAVEZ's vision of 21st century socialism. In 2012, Venezuela continued to wrestle with a housing crisis, high inflation, an electricity crisis, and rolling food and goods shortages - all of which were fallout from the government's unorthodox economic policies. The budget deficit for the entire government reached 17% of GDP in 2012, and public debt as a percent of GDP climbed steeply to 49%, despite record oil prices. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$408.5 billion (2012 est.); $387.1 billion (2011 est.); $371.5 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

28.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 30.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 24.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, sorghum, sugarcane, rice, bananas, vegetables, coffee; beef, pork, milk, eggs; fish

petroleum, construction materials, food processing, textiles; iron ore mining, steel, aluminum; motor vehicle assembly, chemical products, paper products