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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

VEN

Website

Venezuela

Established

7/5/1811

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

6/20/2007


Institutions

VEN Executive

VEN National Assembly

State

Amazonas

Anzoategui

Apure

Aragua

Barinas

Bolivar

Carabobo

Cojedes

Delta Amacuro

Dependencias Federales

Distrito Federal

Falcon

Guarico

Lara

Merida

Miranda

Monagas

Nueva Esparta

Portuguesa

Sucre

Tachira

Trujillo

Vargas

Yaracuy

Zulia


DESCRIPTION

Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). 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. Current concerns include: a polarized political environment, 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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Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

2/21/2014 1:00 pm

Analysis

Venezuela: the Left's favourite 'socialist paradise' is sliding into poverty and dictatorship

Scott³

12/9/2013 1:00 am

News

Former slugger Ordonez elected mayor in Venezuela

RBH

5/16/2013 9:50 am

News

Venezuela toilet paper shortage an anti-Bolivarian conspiracy, gov't claims

Homegrown Democrat

10/10/2012 12:00 am

Analysis

Why Chávez Was Re-elected

ChronoT

8/14/2010 6:00 am

Obituary

Ideologue of Chavez's "Bolivarian Revolution" dies

Jason

8/16/2010 6:00 am

General

Venezuelans Have Little Consensus on '21st Century Socialism'

Jason

7/12/2010 10:00 am

News

Two Venezuelans Face Up To 11 Years In Prison For Twittering

--

3/12/2010 6:00 pm

General

Venezuelan energy crisis threatens the Chávez revolution

kal

1/22/2010 7:20 am

News

Venezuelans In Merida Protest Electricity Rationing - Report

Moving to Miami

1/13/2010 8:00 pm

News

Chávez closes 130 shops after price rises

Moving to Miami

9/25/2009 11:00 pm

General

Venezuela seeking uranium with Iran's help

kal

5/21/2009 11:15 pm

News

(Venezuelan President) Chavez nationalizes iron companies

Andy

2/4/2009 6:50 pm

News

Chavez backers bar opposition mayor from City Hall

the wanderer

2/4/2009 6:00 pm

News

Demonstrators fear anti-Semitism in Venezuela

the wanderer

1/16/2009 10:00 pm

News

Venezuela to vote on Chavez term

Gaear Grimsrud

4/9/2008 5:50 pm

News

Venezuela's Chavez Grabs Steel Co.

RP

3/10/2008 12:00 am

Announcement

Venezuela to reopen embassy in Columbia

RP

12/16/2007 3:00 pm

News

Vuitton-clad official spouts socialism

Gerald Farinas

12/9/2007 1:00 pm

News

Venezuela creates own time zone

Patrick

12/3/2007 12:00 am

News

Chavez loses vote on new powers in Venezuela

Andy

6/7/2007 7:00 pm

News

Students take TV fight to Venezuela Congress

ChronoT

5/29/2007 9:00 am

Advertisement

Venezuela protests TV clampdown by Chavez

SC Moose

5/28/2007 4:00 pm

News

Troops fire upon protesters in Venezuela

off_to_DC

5/14/2007 11:00 am

Opinion

Dead Air in Caracas

None Entered

2/26/2007 8:00 pm

News

Venezuela to seize foreign oil projects

Imperator

1/31/2007 8:55 pm

News

Chavez Gains Free Rein in Venezuela

Imperator

12/3/2006 2:00 pm

Report

Chavez keeps lid on boom in murders

Imperator

10/19/2006 11:00 am

News

Chavez Risks $1.6 Billion Bond Default in Oil Venture Takeovers

--

9/19/2006 12:00 pm

Opinion

Venezuela’s Promising Future

The Oncoming Storm

8/16/2006 9:00 am

News

Venezuela's Wałęsa?

Chase McFadden

8/16/2006 12:00 am

News

Venezuela threatens to nationalize CANTV

ChronoT

5/16/2006 8:30 pm

News

Venezuela Weighs Selling U.S. Jets to Iran

ChronoT

4/17/2006 10:00 am

News

Chavez's Blacklist of Venezuelan Opposition Intimidates Voters

--

4/10/2006 9:00 pm

Idiocy

Women and jobless armed by Chavez to resist 'US invasion'

RP

3/28/2006 2:00 pm

Blog Entry

Chavez Uses Electronic Voting Company to Expand Power Base

SC Moose

3/26/2006 11:00 pm

News

Venezuela sees tourist surge

--

3/16/2006 3:00 am

News

Venezuela pays tribute to South America hero with new flag

off_to_DC

2/15/2006 10:00 pm

General

Iran open to helping Venezuela nuclear program

ChronoT

2/10/2006 11:00 am

News

Chavez Forces U.S. Missionaries Out of Jungle Outposts

SC Moose

1/16/2006 7:50 pm

Opinion

Venezuela nearing Marxist dictatorship, cardinal says

off_to_DC

1/14/2006 3:00 pm

News

Venezuela's Chavez to Boost Government Pay Up to 80% (Update1)

off_to_DC

1/12/2006 1:00 am

News

Housing Shortage Grows Tense in Caracas

off_to_DC

1/8/2006 7:00 pm

News

Harry Belafonte calls Bush 'terrorist,' praises Chavez in Venezuela

off_to_DC

1/8/2006 7:00 pm

News

Venez Parliament for Revolution

off_to_DC

1/8/2006 7:55 pm

News

Venezuela's Chavez Warns Coffee Producers

off_to_DC

12/6/2005 12:35 am

News

Maduro announces legislation for Chávez' rule until 2030

off_to_DC

12/2/2005 9:00 am

News

Venezuela's Oil Deal With Mass. Draws Heat

Guy

10/20/2005 4:00 pm

Opinion

Chavez Believes U.S. Planning Invasion

Nothing wrong, just gone

9/29/2005 12:00 am

Announcement

Venezuela Condemns U.S. Ruling

RP

9/30/2005 12:50 pm

General

Chavez: Venezuela Moves Reserves to Europe

RP

9/22/2005 7:00 pm

Press Release

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias ships 1,000,000 barrels of petroleum to the United States

RP

9/9/2005 9:00 pm

News

Government to control price of 151 food products

off_to_DC

9/7/2005 11:00 pm

Editorial

Chávez's goal: 21st-century socialism

off_to_DC

9/5/2005 5:00 pm

Perspective

Socialism a Hard Sell for Some Venezuelans

off_to_DC

9/1/2005 10:00 pm

News

Chávez poised to take control of banks

off_to_DC

8/30/2005 6:00 pm

News

Venezuela offers fuel, food to hurricane-hit US

off_to_DC

8/27/2005 5:00 pm

News

Chavez supporters, foes clash in Caracas

off_to_DC

8/16/2005 9:35 am

News

Aircrash in Western Venezuela, All Killed

off_to_DC

8/16/2005 9:00 am

News

Venezuelan President Threatens U.S. With an Oil Embargo

off_to_DC

8/7/2005 4:00 pm

News

Elections in full swing; Venevision airing music and RCTV airing cartoons

The Oncoming Storm

4/4/2005 6:35 pm

Analysis

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Makes His Bid for a Bolivarian Revolution

The Oncoming Storm

8/8/2005 10:00 am

Election Guide

Venezuelans Vote in Test for Chavez Allies

Monsieur

5/30/2005 1:00 pm

General

US officials may face Caracas ban

RP

4/19/2004 12:00 am

News

Chavez Warns US to Stop Intervening in Venezuela

Gerald Farinas

3/25/2004 12:00 am

News

Venezuela TV Broadcasts Stolen Interview [Chavez Cracking Down on Press Freedom]

Gerald Farinas

3/22/2004 12:00 am

News

Kerry Attacks Venezuela's Chavez

Gerald Farinas

3/13/2004 12:00 am

News

US revealed to be secretly funding opponents of Chavez

RP

3/1/2004 12:00 am

News

Chavez calls Bush 'asshole' as foes fight troops

User 13

2/4/2004 12:00 am

General

Bolivarians return to the streets of Caracas

The Oncoming Storm

2/14/2004 12:00 am

Opinion

Head-to-head: Should [Hugo] Chavez leave power?

The Oncoming Storm


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