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Clean Water
Venezuela faces major environmental issues pertaining to pollution, deforestation, and diminishing biodiversity.1 The country also is under threat of rapid deforestation, with more than 290,000 hectares of forests getting destroyed each year.2 Other environmental issues throughout the country include sewage pollution, overfishing, and threats to the rainforest ecosystem due to poor mining practices.3 Venezuela was also a participating country in the Symposium for Climate Change in 2013 held in South America.4 The symposium was designed to share information on building resilience to climate change, as well as determining the financial costs of mitigation programs.5 Venezuela is ranked ninth in the world for biodiversity and is home to 15, 820 species of plants and 137,000 animal species.

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Venezuela News

Updated 2 a.m. Thursday ET: Venezuela on Thursday will begin the process of withdrawing from the Organization of American States. The country on Tuesday threatened to withdraw from the OAS after accusing the Washington-based group of meddling in its ... See more..
Miami Herald 
U.S. immigration authorities in Miami on Wednesday reportedly detained Marco Coello, a Venezuelan who has been seeking asylum in the United States since ... See more..
BBC News 
Ombudsman Tarek William Saab's son urges his father to "do the right thing" in a YouTube video. See more..
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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 ... See more..
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, ... See more..
"We obviously share her concern for her son, who is a U.S. citizen who has now been detained in Venezuela ... on questionable charges for some 300 days," Toner said. "We again call on the Venezuelan government to immediately release Joshua Holt on ... See more..
CARACAS A prison riot in Venezuela's eastern state of Anzoategui has left at least 12 people dead and 11 wounded, a spokesman at the Prisons Ministry said on Wednesday, the latest incident in the crisis-hit country's overcrowded and violent jail system. See more..
Salt Lake Tribune 
Children play in the street by images of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, which reads in Spanish "Best friend of Cuba," and Cuba's revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A much-feared return to Cuba's ... See more..
Huffington Post 
People wait outside the customs office in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, for the opening of the passage to the Simon Bolivar international bridge, which links the city with Cucuta, in Norte de Santander province, Colombia, on Dec. 20, 2016. See more..
Fox News 
Venezuelan authorities are increasingly rounding up and even torturing innocent people in a brutal crackdown on complaints about the government and ... 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