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Child Labor in Venezuela - Bolivian Republic of Venezuela is a county in South America. It was one of the countries that emerged from collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (Baguley and Winter 15). Hugo Chavez is the president since 1999. He was democratically elected president in 1998, after the approval of the new constitution in 1999, which is the highest law of the land (Baguley and Winter 12). Venezuela is subdivided into 23 states, a Capital District correspondent in the city of Caracas, and the Federal Dependencies (Baguley and Winter 15)....   [tags: Venezuela ] 1502 words
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Racism and Classism in Modern Society in Venezuela - As advanced as we are in society today, racism still surrounds us and every day we are exposed to racially discriminating behaviors. Many people have no idea about the level of racism that we are in today. People may imagine that everything is fine and opportunities are available for whoever wants them, but things are not fine and opportunities to attain a better life are difficult to come by. Individuals who experience racism can realize the level in which the world stands today. It might not be as clear as it was, perhaps, during the time of slavery, but if we open up our eyes we will notice that it is still everywhere....   [tags: racism, Venezuela, classism, ] 823 words
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What’s Venezuela Crisis Really About? - Venezuela is a country located on the northern coast of South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, Brazil and Colombia. Venezuela is a country full of beauties and contrasts where people can find beautiful beaches, plains, mountains, and even the majestic highest waterfall of the world (Angel Falls). Also, oil rich nation, one of the upper 10 exporting countries worldwide. During more than four decades, this country lived in full democracy until 1999, when a former military officer, who was involved in a military coup years ago, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias won the presidential elections, and who remained in the government until he died in 2013 from cancer....   [tags: venezuela, hugo chavez, communist regime]
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The Role of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela - The Role of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela Introduction Venezuela is a late bloomer in regard to having complete independence and in terms of running its own democratic government. Right now, the Venezuelan people are in the midst of the same debate that has historically plagued countries all over the world; the country is torn between class lines and is another classic example of the haves versus the have-nots. Caracas is the capital and the Andes region is home to two-thirds of the population....   [tags: Venezuela Politics Government Essays] 4871 words
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Is Venezuela a Democracy? - Opinions about the state of democratic governance in Venezuela during the government of President Hugo Chávez Frías have been polarized. Some critics come close to labeling it a dictatorship while others, his supporters, claim to be restoring a truly democratic regime to Venezuela. Venezuelan society is polarized along political lines and this climate does not help to consolidate liberal democracy. In such a context, it is easy to fall into simplistic, black and white views; however, it is important to seek a more gradual and balanced appreciation of the complex issues at play....   [tags: Government, Politics] 844 words
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The French Revolution and Independence in Venezuela - On July 14th, 17189, a shot was heard around the world: the Bastille had been stormed. Propelled by Enlightenment ideas, a rigid class system, and resentment with the monarchy, on this day the French decided to take matters in their own hands. In the next three years, the French overthrew their monarch and established a government and constitution that promised equal rights for all. As the saying goes, history repeats itself. So was the case in Latin America. By 1810, revolutionary fervor had spread to Venezuela....   [tags: France]
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The History of Oil Production in Venezuela - The history of Venezuelan oil production can be traced to the 1800s when Venezuela’s first oil company was established. However, for purposes of conciseness, this analysis will only focus on developments that occurred after the decade 1960. An analysis of oil production history indicates that the government played and continues to play a significant role in the sector thus leading to some significant setbacks. Prior to 1960, Venezuelan oil production was mostly done by the Royal Dutch Shell oil company and it was under the organization’s leadership that Venezuela’s oil entered the global market....   [tags: shell oil, OPEC]
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Venezuela's Center of Gravity Analysis - Using the PMESII framework to guide analysis, Venezuela was generally examined as a system of systems to identify nodes, linkages, and Centers of Gravity (COGs) and determine the relationships between them. Once the COGs of each system were identified, the critical capabilities (CCs) of those COGs were analyzed to determine which is the most consequential to achieving U.S. strategic objectives within Venezuela. This paper argues the significance of Venezuela’s Executive Office and the importance of the oil industry as critical COGs within its Political and Economic systems....   [tags: PMESII Framework]
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The Role of Women in Venezuela - ... Standards of living declined, women from middle and working class faced increasing financial hardship and had less time to participate in civil society. The fight for women’s rights has taken on a new meaning within the Bolivian Revolution.  The election of Hugo Chávez Frías in 1998, proposed a democracy, in which the rights of citizens are not defined as purely political but instead began on surrounding social justice and equality. Most women looked upon this revolution, to tearing down the formerly rigid and exclusive “democracy”, as the beginning of a new phase in the fight for gender equality.  The focus is changed from legal rights and political power, instead changing the appearan...   [tags: household, services, machismo, rights] 546 words
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Venezuela - Venezuela is a dangerous country, and its capital, Caracas is an extremely dangerous city. Venezuela is a deadlier place then Iraq, with about four times the number of deaths from violence in Venezuela then in Iraq. In 2008 the homicide rate for Venezuela was 48 for every 100,000 people. In the United States the rate was 5.6 per 100,000 (Llana, 2008). A 2010 report puts the murder rate at 75 per 100,000 (Shooting gallery, 2010). Caracas has become the deadliest city in the world, with approximately 200 murders per 100,000 people (Romero, 2010; US Department of State, 2010)....   [tags: Violence, Murder, Robbery, Kidnapping] 867 words
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Venezuela's Oil Industry Compared - Venezuela is one of the world’s top oil exporters. It is also one of the top suppliers of oil to the United States of America . Founded in 1960, Venezuela is one of five founding members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Along side Venezuela are the petroleum powerhouses Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Since then 9 other countries have joined OPEC, including: Qatar, Indonesia, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador, Angola and Gabon. OPEC’s mission is to come to agreements on petroleum policies among the member countries....   [tags: PDVSA, Crude, OPEC]
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Crude Oil and Venezuela - Venezuela is a country that place at South America. Its official name is República Bolivariana de Venezuela. Its International Reserves: US$ 29,468 billion, GDP (Purchasing Power Parity): $381.3 billion of International dollars, GDP per capita – PPP: 12,920 International Dollars and its Real GDP growth: 5.6% (Source: World Bank, 2012.) Venezuela is a developing country today. And it deals with exportation of oil as a means of sustaining the country economically. Most of countries like Saudi Arabia (1th), Russia (2th), and United Arab Emirates (3th) etc....   [tags: petrodollars, petroleum industry]
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Journalism Censorship in Venezuela - “Journalism is not a crime,” (Echeverria 1) several journalists are protesting against government censorship of the media; journalists see that they are having lack of freedom when they write. Journalists can no longer write with liberty, the government restricts them. In many cases, governments punish journalists when they write against them. For example, nowadays Venezuela is in a critical situation due to the poor management of the government. Several journalists have been arrested for trying to communicate to the world about what is going on in Venezuela....   [tags: freedom of speech]
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Child Labor in Venezuela - Bolivian Republic of Venezuela is a country in South America. It was one of the countries that emerged from collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (Source B). Hugo Chavez is the president since 1999. He was democratically elected president in 1998, after the approval of the new constitution in 1999, which is the highest law of the land. Venezuela is subdivided into 23 states, a Capital District correspondent in the city of Caracas, and the Federal Dependencies. The country is also divided into ten administrative regions, which were established by presidential decrees....   [tags: south america, child labor] 1004 words
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Venezuela, hold the Democracy - Culture is the vital part of a countries’ image as a whole. It defines the nation and usually provides a clear signal to other nations about its intent and whether or not dialogue can be started between nations should a disagreement arise. A culture is usually defined by its people, government, income, history and often times by its sheer military power. One would view Venezuela as a Spanish speaking version of the Soviet Union. There is no central background one can see at first glance when it comes to their people....   [tags: culture, oil, chavez]
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Media Censorship in Venezuela - Media censorship destroys the necessary objective journalism of a country and disturbs the freedom of expression of all citizens as well as the democracy of the country. There are many countries in the world whose governments impose such censorship in order to prevent any information contrary to their thoughts to go on air. The question is, how far a government would come to silence so many mouths. Venezuela should be a democratic country with freedom of expression as its constitution states, the government should not violate the law by censoring the media to announce news that all citizens and the rest of the world need to know regarding to what is it happening in Venezuela everyday....   [tags: Rights, Freedom, Expression]
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Hugo Chavez and Venezuela - ... In addition, he states that “[Chavez] wrecked Venezuela's economy and crushed on democratic institutions and peoples’ liberties” (qtd. in Voigt). Also, the Central Bank of Venezuela, in the same article, states that Chavez’s policies caused the country to undergo high inflation instead of helping out the country. The report provided by the bank was that there was a 22.2% increase in prices in January of this year; hence the country’s economy is in tatters as its currency has devalued by 30% to the U.S....   [tags: Latin American politics] 1223 words
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Venezuela Pays the Price - Venezuela Pays the Price On the morning of February 27, 1989, Venezuelans stormed the streets of Guarenas, a town in Miranda State in protest. Little did they know, shortly after, the protest would become a riot that would spread into the capital city of Caracas and other surrounding cities. A lack of intervention by the authorities caused the riot to worsen. With the metropolitan police completely overwhelmed, security forces stepped in. The result: a week-long clash of shootings that led to the deaths of hundreds to thousands of people with majority being at the hands of the Venezuelan government....   [tags: Caracazo, PDVSA, oil industry]
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The Rise of Simón Bolívar to Power in Venezuela - ... Bolivar began a military campaign to wrest control of Venezuela country from the Spanish. He and his follower’s invaded Venezuela from Colombia on May 14, 1813; this marked the beginning of his "Campaña Admirable," (Admirable Campaign) which resulted in the formation of the Venezuelan Second Republic later that year. Bolívar was hailed as “El Libertador” (The Liberator). After continuous war and military campaigns Bolivar’s troops defeated the Spanish armies at the battle of Carabobo on June 24th, 1821....   [tags: liberator, wealth, legacy] 547 words
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Hugo Chavez and the Death of Democracy in Venezuela - Venezuela, located in the Latin American region, is a country that has been characterized by its abundance of oil reserve. A natural resource that has shaped the history and development of the country, affecting its economic, social and most important is political spheres. For many years Venezuela was controlled by authoritarian regimes. The country, being very important in the sense of geo-politics due to its abundance of oil, has been a key player in the international arena and most important, to those that for many years kept the country under their regime....   [tags: Petro-Socialism]
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Five Significant Geological Features in Venezuela - One of the farthest places from Michigan that I have lived for over a month is Venezuela. Though I was born in Winfield, Illinois, I grew up and lived in Venezuela for most of my life. My parents were missionaries in Puerto Ordaz, located in the northeast, and Caracas, the capital, for fifteen years (from 1988-2003). My grandparents, now retired, were missionaries in Venezuela for forty years. In 2004, when I was eleven years old, I went to my first American school here in Grand Rapids. After a year of raising support, my family moved to Italy....   [tags: andes, lago, mountains, minerals]
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The Third World Nation of Venezuela - THE THIRD WORLD NATION OF VENEZUELA Venezuela, officially Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is the sixth largest country in South America, unique in landscape, flora, fauna, and wild life that rival the larger nations in South America. In fact, due to it's uniqueness, Venezuela is as much a Caribbean country as it is a South American one. Geography & Climate: Venezuela lies at the northern extreme of South America, bordered by Columbia to the West, Brazil to the South, Guyana to the East, and the Caribbean Sea to the North....   [tags: essays research papers] 423 words
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Venezuela - Venezuela Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. See Exhibit A. It lies along the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Ocean is on the northeast. Venezuela's western neighbor is Colombia, Brazil is to the south and Guyana is to the east. The Maracaibo Basin surrounds Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela. Lake Maracaibo is South America's largest lake. The Andean Highlands stretch across northern Venezuela. Pico Bolivar, in the Andean Highlands, is Venezuela's highest peak. In central Venezuela, there are flat, grassy plains called llanos....   [tags: Papers] 689 words
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The Downward Spiral of Venezuela’s Rule of Law - On the February 12, 2014, thousands of students from different universities flooded the streets of Caracas to protest their dissatisfaction with the government of Nicolas Maduro. Lead by opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the students demanded the improvement of living conditions which have significantly deteriorated in the past fifteen years. Since February the protest have not ceased. Recent events have highlighted possible peace talks among the protesters and the government, however, skepticism reigns on the mind of those who have been disappointed by the corrupt government....   [tags: government, prostests, corruption] 544 words
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Venezuela- The Age of Exploration - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 1. Venezuela 2. Located on the continent of South America 3. 25,017,387 (estimated as of July 2004) 4. Size- 912,050 sq km (land/water) 5. Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds 6. 96% Roman Catholic, 2% Protestant, 2% Other Religions The Venezuelans were tracked back to about 13,000 BC. The settlers of that time came from three different directions. Present day Guyana, present day Brazil, and present day Antilles were the three directions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1032 words
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Women and Politics In Venezuela - Women and Politics in Venezuela Women in every country all over the world are discriminated against when it comes to politics. There are many reasons for this discrimination and most of the reasons are a result of men being in control. Politicians are “supposed” to aggressive and argumentative. Some men and women do not see women as having these qualities but instead have the qualities of nurture and compromise. Time is a barrier for women because they do not have the time to participate in politics....   [tags: essays research papers] 983 words
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Venezuela - Since the 1970s, Venezuela has gone from being South America’s richest nation into a nouveau-poor society in search of an identity. Once known as the Saudis of the West, Venezuelans have seen their economic fortunes decline in exact proportion to the general fall in world oil prices. Even so, Venezuela’s many problems were hidden from view until relatively recently, when severity measures heralded the sort of economic crises so painfully familiar to other Latin American countries. Runaway inflation, currency devaluations and even food riots have marked this new phase in Venezuelan history, to which the country is still trying to adjust....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Venezuela - Introduction Venezuela was one of the richest 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...   [tags: essays research papers] 2388 words
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Freedom of Speech and Press in Venezuela: In Danger of Disappearing - An awful reality, the freedom of speech and press in Venezuela is in danger of disappearing. In Venezuela, if someone has a different opinion of the President of the country, Hugo Chavez, could be penalized. Can the opposition movements, including student force, change this current reality. What can the common citizens do against the government when every day it is capable of setting down more severe restrictions to silence the press. Should the opposition parties keep fighting as they have been for the last 10 years....   [tags: International Government ]
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Venezuela - Venezuela Introduction Since the establishment of a democracy in 1961, Venezuela has dramatically increased its' role in the international community over the last four decades and has come forth as a regional leader for the Latin American and the Caribbean regions. Venezuela forms one of the most integral parts of Latin America. While its' being a leader of Latin America as a whole cannot be overlooked, its' even greater role as part of the Caribbean cannot be ignored. This paper will examine the International and Regional Foreign Policy of Venezuela during the last four decades, in the context of international, regional and domestic events....   [tags: Papers] 3752 words
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Anti-poverty Programmes in Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico - While Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico have each tackled the poverty issue by increasing social spending, the types of programs and use of resources has had and will continue to have different effects for the future. Venezuela, relying on the revenue of high oil prices, has vastly increased social spending on building homes and clinics. Brazil has tackled education and health to address the issue of poverty, while Mexico has concentrated on stipends to poor families that is slated to be the most successful at tackling the actual causes of poverty....   [tags: poverty, latin america] 1133 words
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Cultural Differences and Similarities Between Mexico and Venezuela - Culture’s Celebrations The Hispanic culture is filled with feasts, religion and family, but each Hispanic country’s culture has different set of customs and beliefs. These Hispanic countries can be found in South America and Central America. I first noticed the differences in Hispanic culture when my neighbor moved in about three years ago. My family withholds the culture of Mexico while my neighbor withholds a Venezuelan culture. We celebrate many of the same holidays but our traditions are not the same at all....   [tags: parties, belief, hispanic countries] 958 words
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Hong Kong And Venezuela - Hong Kong and Venezuela (Graphics not availalbe) Hong Kong has built economic strength from an impoverished economic infrastructure, since the 1950's, at the same time as Venezuela's economic health has declined despite its relatively strong economic structure. Figure 1 shows that in 1950, Hong Kong's income per person was approximately half of Venezuela. During that period, Hong Kong came under tremendous economic and social pressure due to an arrival of immigrants from China and a lack of natural resources to support growth....   [tags: Compare Contrast Economy] 1471 words
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Venezuela's Government - Venezuela's Government Venezuela is a major transit country for cocaine usually processed in Colombia. Law enforcement agencies estimate that over 100 metric tons of cocaine transit Venezuela annually. There are some indications that the quantity of drugs transiting Venezuela is increasing and that smuggling of Colombian heroin is a growing problem. Narcotics-related corruption remained a problem in legal and financial systems and within security forces. Moreover, the Venezuelan authorities need to do more to combat diversion of chemical precursors and money laundering and to address the problem of over-flights by drug trafficking aircraft....   [tags: Papers] 2418 words
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Venezuela’s Economy: Oil, Political Instability, and Social Challenges - With an economy dominated by the production of oil, Venezuela has enjoyed the highest standard of living in Latin America. In spite of its success in the oil industry, agriculture and manufacturing also play important roles in Venezuela’s economy. With this in mind, it would seem as though Venezuela’s economic state has flourished. Rather, it has suffered from the effects of political influence, corruption, and poor economic management. The distribution of wealth across Venezuela has caused the elite to benefit at the cost of the working people....   [tags: Geopolitics, Economics] 1861 words
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Venezuela’s History FROM When Hugo Chávez Became President: Delinquency - DELINQUENCY: ECONOMIC SITUATION, CORRUPTION, AND BAD ADMINISTRATION Introduction Historically, Venezuela has been a considerably rich country. For instance, in the work of Cannon (2008), it is noted that Venezuela was among the richest countries in the world. All citizens experienced this richness because the population in late 18th Century and early 19th Century was considerably small. The country made an effort to buy slaves from Africa leading to over 100,000 slaves entering Venezuela. The population increased but these slaves were humiliated and stigmatized....   [tags: Poor Administration, Inflation Rate]
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Article Analysis of Hugo Chave's Death - The reaction to Hugo Chávez’s death has caused a huge stir up in not only Latin America, but in the United States as well. There are many different opinions on how much Chávez’s death will affect the country of Venezuela as a whole. Certain articles state that his death is a positive for the country and how the country will now develop in a better way. Other articles state that his death is tragic and many people are saddened because of how much he has helped build the country. Regardless, most people feel as though the country will continue to develop....   [tags: venezuela, hugo chavez's death]
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Failed Coup D’état Attempts By Hugo Chavez - Plan of Investigation Venezuela was almost at the end of a period of more than 30 years of stable democratic rule. On February 1988, President Perez was elected for his second term. Venezuela had an export economy which heavily relied on high international oil prices; in the 1980’s there was a decline of oil prices which gave the government a strong strain in public spending. The economy was on its way to crashing which led to an increase of the economic gap in the country as well as in the military....   [tags: Venezuela, Politicl Career, Democracy]
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Nicolas Maduro's Machiavellian Struggle - The battle zone has become further entrenched between the protesters and the government in the Capitol of Venezuela, Caracas. With 13 dead and 150 injured tension between Nicolás Maduro and his people is at an all time high (Glusing). In the post Hugo Chavez world not only has Maduro failed to inspire the confidence of his people, but his inability to deal with rising economic woes has only worsened his relationship with his people. Machiavelli in his works The Prince and The Discourses, deals with how a leader should deal, interact, and satisfy his subjects....   [tags: Maduro, Machiavelli, Venezuela]
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How Did the Two Failed 1992 Coup d’Etat Attempts Led By Hugo Chavez Help His Political Career? - Plan of Investigation How did the two failed 1992 coup d’état attempts led by Hugo Chavez help his political career. This investigation will answer the question by analyzing two results of the failed coups; first, that the coups exposed the corruption, failures and weakness of President Perez and his government; second, that the coups presented an image to the Venezuelan people of a dynamic, charismatic and populist leader in the person of Chavez. The most important sources used will be contemporary press accounts, Chavez’s speech and reactions from ordinary Venezuelan people at the time....   [tags: Marco Perez Jimenez, government, Venezuela]
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Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest - Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest Located in the Amazon Basin of Southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil, the Yanomamo are an indigenous group numbering close to 23,000. They utilize slash and burn horticulture, hunting and gathering to survive within their ecosystem. Napoleon Chagnon termed the group, “fierce people”, citing their numerous disputes within non-allied villages. Aside from their periodic warfare, they have managed to build and sustain their unique culture through adaptations to their environment for generations....   [tags: Culture Essays Venezuela Essays]
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OPEC members - OPEC is an oil producer’s association founded in 1960 by Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela and curently consisting of 14 members, including the organisators and Qatar, Libya, the UAE, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador and Angola(OPEC Statute, 2012). According to the OPEC Statute, the main objective of the organisation is «the coordination and unification of the petroleum policies of Member Countries and the determination of the best means for safeguarding their interests, individually and collectively»(p1, 2012)....   [tags: iraq, kuwait, saudi arabia, venezuela]
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César Chávez as a Social Justice Leader - César Chávez as a Social Justice Leader "Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."—From "Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." speech by César Chávez, January 12, 1990 One of the most celebrated migrant workers of all time, César Chávez, triumphed as a leader because he knew how to be a servant first and those who followed him respected that....   [tags: presidents of Venezuela] 3071 words
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A Mule for a Drug Cartel in Venuezuela - ... The police would ask him about the entire incident, the period before the offence took place, the details of the actual offense and the period following the offense. Since trafficking under is an indictable offense, the police would treat it as until he steps foot in court. After being photographed and fingerprinted, John Doe would automatically be sentenced to life imprisonment there is no minimum penalty for this case. A judge in the criminal division of the Provincial would hear the trial....   [tags: canadian immigration, ] 1160 words
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Venezuelan Government: Chavez and Maduro - Rough Draft: Venezuela is a country located in the northern area of South America that’s national language is Spanish. It is a very complex and interesting country with many important events in the past as well as some current events that have made headlines. Venezuela has been struggling with development for a long time and it has a landscape that can sometimes make it quite hard to build roads and tracks, thus hindering the forward progress of the nation. Venezuela is a democratic country with a democratically elected president, but that doesn’t mean that everything is going along fine....   [tags: US relations, Latin American politics]
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Venezuelan Crisis: Grounds for Revolution? - ... Globalization has affected the political identities with nations and even continents. We can see that “in Africa, the colonial origin of the state ensured that power was the defining element of statehood. History shows that the spread and consolidation of capitalism has been an authoritarian project” (Okwudiba Nnoli, 2003, 12). Even the Ukrainian Conflict was dramatically influenced by globalization. Having the medias focus on you can make your governance act in a different way but also having access to education can educate a youth and allow them to identify what they want their identity to be....   [tags: economic policies, Hugo Chavez, scarcity]
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Hugo Chávez - Hugo Chávez El Comandante. El Comandante. If you scream that in the streets of Venezuela, there is only one person you could possibly be referring to – Hugo Chávez. The current president of the South American country, Venezuela, has been in power for the past four years. His time in office has been criticized by most and glorified by some. He has had the backing of other countries such as Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Libya and Iraq. On the other hand, the United States has had a continuous growth of confusion for Chávez’s actions....   [tags: Biography Chavez President Venezuela Essays]
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The Venezuelan Crisis: Protest, Shortages, and Violence - Food shortages, high inflation rates, protest, and violence: one sees these headlines in a Google search of Venezuela today. All around the country, there are long lines to buy simple necessities, like bread and milk. High inflation rates lead to shortages of food supplies, which increase frustration leading to protests in the streets and, sadly, an increase of violence. The protests and violence result from the inability of Venezuelans to provide the most basic human needs for their families. Sky-rocketing inflation rates in Venezuela are the result of Hugo Chavez, the former socialist and revolutionary leader of the country, and his administration....   [tags: Latin American politics and problems]
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Venezuelan Independence - Reasons for Venezuela seceded from Gran Colombia Different customs and interests among populations, and the economic crisis that sparked the war, coupled with the lack of roads and means of communication, organization and good government prevented such extensive territory, Venezuelan people never felt Colombians. There were economic and political sectors in each country who were never interested in the integration process. England and the United States promoted secession, Venezuelans wanted more autonomy in their territory....   [tags: World History] 685 words
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Venezuelan Media Censorship - ... Some examples of those violations are attacks to freedom of expression by closing TV channels and radio stations, and numerous physical attacks to journalists from the opposition. In fact, Venezuelan human rights have suffered in the past decade as never before, calling attention to several establishments to protect human rights as the example mentioned above. However, others might argue the distortion of this freedom of expression law by explaining that some news reports are not informed accurately....   [tags: killing freedom of expression, ]
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The Lasting Effects of the Hugo Chávez Regime - ... To confront illiteracy and poor education, Mission Robinson was launched to improve basic literacy, Mission Robinson II focused on primary education, and Mission Ribas focused on secondary education (Ciccariello-Maher). Mision Milagro provided treatment to Venezuelans with eye problems (Anderson). Another idea of Chávez’s was to invest in communal councils, in which the majority of the members would end up being poor chavistas (Carroll). “Chávez has spent billions of dollars since 2005 investing in communal councils, calling for the revolution’s most important motor, a “new geometry of power” to deepen socialism and enhance development, leading to a communal state (Carroll)....   [tags: Venezuelan crisis]
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