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Venezuela

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Background[1]

Located in Northern South America along the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was one of three countries in the Gran Colombia in 1830. Proceeding the dissolution of the Gran Colombia, the country was ruled by military strongmen promoting the oil industry and social reform until democracy was elected in 1959. Currently, Venezuela is concerned with a weak democratic institution, political polarization, a politicized military, drug-related violence, dependence on the petroleum industry and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the rainforest, wildlife, and people.

Population[1]
26,023,528
Climate[1]

tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands

Languages[1]
  • Spanish (official)
  • numerous indigenous dialects
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
22.52
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
184.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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