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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Autana Tepui
Canaima National Park
Caracas City
Coro and its Port
Guacharo Caves Natural Cave
Henri Pittier National Park
Orinoco Delta
Sierra Nevada de Merida
The Llanos

Eat and Drink »

FoodTypeDescription
FoodTypeDescription
Arepa Arepa is popular cornmeal snack in Colombia and Venezuela.
Pabellon Criollo



Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Autana Tepui

Information »

Location

Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana - The World Factbook

Data »

Particulars for Venezuela:
Locale Type Nation

Data
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 161


History »

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, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the rain forest and indigenous peoples. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
The Black Corsair Book Emilio Salgari The Black Corsair is set in Maracaibo and Gibraltar, Venezuela

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