Venezuela Research Paper

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With basically an almost Civil War happening in South America, the people of “Little Venice” or Venezuela have gone and are currently going through very difficult times. This is happening due to careless actions being taken not only in the past but now as well by Venezuela’s military and government. This is proved by the deceiving dictatorships that occur and have occurred, violent protests and revolutions, and preventable economic issues. Government in Venezuela is having an overall negative impact on the entire country and the ones associated with Venezuela. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Some people may agree with the idea that Venezuela has never had much luck with government and leaders; some may object and declare that Venezuela has had events happen that affect the country itself and others in a positive way. A supporting point for that argument is that “before 1900’s, Venezuela was a relatively poor agricultural society plagued by political instability. During the 1900’s, however, wealth from rich oil deposits rapidly transformed the nation into a modern democratic society with a notable degree of political stability.” (Tenenbaum, 179) This source also explains how Venezuela’s society and economy ameliorated with the money gained from all the great natural resources and with the money earned, the country is able to produce more goods, provide for the people, and make partnerships with other countries. When Carlos Andre Perez won the election and became president in 1974, “he concentrated on the nationalization of Venezuela’s oil and iron-ore industries” (Carlos Andre Perez, World History in Context). Perez was very proactive in Latin American Politics where he supported Panama in new canal treaties with the U... ... middle of paper ... ....World History in Context. Web. 26 Feb. 2014. Neuman, William. "Crude Weapons Help Fuel Unrest in Bastion of Venezuelan Opposition." New York Times 26 Feb. 2014: A8(L). World History in Context. Web. 26 Feb. 2014. Quintero, Inés. "Venezuela, Las Reformas Revolution." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer. 2nd Ed. Vol. 6. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. 341. World History in Context. Web. 26 Feb. 2014. Tenenbaum, Barbara A. Latin America, History and Culture: An Encyclopedia for Students. New York: Scribner's Sons, Macmillan Library Reference USA, 1999. Print. "Venezuela." Global Issues in Context Online Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2014. Global Issues In Context. Web. 27 Feb. 2014. "Warning Shots From Caracas.(Editorial Desk)(Editorial)." New York Times 5 Feb. 1992. Global Issues In Context. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.
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