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  Venezuela - MSN Encarta
Venezuela’s landscapes range from the towering peaks of the Andes Mountains in the north to tropical jungles in the south.
Venezuela is bounded by Colombia to the west, Brazil to the south, and Guyana to the east.
The Maracaibo lowlands are situated in the northwest corner of Venezuela and nearly enclosed by the mountains and highlands.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560608/Venezuela.html   (733 words)

  
  Venezuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Venezuela borders Brazil to the south, Guyana to the east, and Colombia to the west.
Venezuela is home to a wide variety of landscapes, such as the north-easternmost extensions of the Andes mountains in the northwest and along the northern Caribbean coast, of which the highest point is the Pico Bolívar at 4,981 metres (16,341 ft).
Venezuela's national symbols are the the Flag, the Coat of Arms, and the National Anthem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venezuela   (3472 words)

  
 Venezuela national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Venezuela national football team is the national football team of Venezuela and is controlled by the Federación Venezolana de Fútbol.
Nevertheless, Venezuela is set to be the host of the Copa América 2007, thus becoming the last country in South America to host this competition.
Venezuela did not participate in World Cup qualifying until the 1966 qualifiers in which they were drawn with Uruguay and Peru, but failed to register a point in four games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venezuela_national_football_team   (585 words)

  
 Venezuela Energy Related Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Venezuela's established hydrocarbon industry is the source of much of the country's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which are on the rise.
Venezuela's usage of non-hydro renewable energy resources is minuscule, although the country has significant potential for the use of solar, photovoltaic and wind power.
Venezuela has the potential to wean itself from its reliance on fossil fuels, given the country's substantial hydropower potential in and the significant untapped solar energy resources.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/venenv.html   (2151 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Venezuela
Venezuela they exercised their ministry with fruitful results; and when the conquest was completed, they still continued their mission with the greatest zeal.
Venezuela was that of Caro, founded pursuant to a Bull of Clement VII which was published 21 July, 1531.
Venezuela, though this union has suffered the trials incidental to modern political ideas, trials which with each repetition render the situation of the Church in its relations with the civil power more precarious.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15327a.htm   (6640 words)

  
 Venezuela - SourceWatch
Venezuela, the "Saudi Arabia of Latin America", was named in 2005 as "the leading Latin American nation to be alarmed about" by Porter Goss, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Eva Golinger reported (http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1378) February 16, 2006, for Venezuelanalysis.com.
Considering Venezuela as a 'flashpoint' in 2005, the CIA Director alleged that President [Hugo] Chávez 'is consolidating his power by using technically legal tactics to target his opponents and meddling in the region.' Goss also raised alarm that Chávez is 'supported by [Cuba's] [Fidel] Castro'," Golinger wrote (http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1378).
Venezuela faced a supposed coup in 2002 - brought on by an alliance of the country's oil and media industries and America's CIA in cahoots with the NED in order to stop or subvert President Hugo Chavez's social and political reforms.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Venezuela   (921 words)

  
 Nutrition country profiles: Venezuela summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The nutritional status of children under 5 years old allows for Venezuela to be placed in the low or acceptable range, defined by the international parameters, such as in 1999 with 4.7% of underweight, 13.6% of stunting and 3% of wasting.
From 1999 Venezuela reached the indicators to be declared a country virtually free of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), after specifically fulfilling a program of salt iodisation and control of iodine in the urine among the scholastic population in organizations identified with goitre endemic (Andean Region.
The indicated dimension of poverty for the food and nutrition situation of Venezuela is partly due to the result of the deterioration of the socioeconomic atmosphere that followed the petroleum crisis of the 1979: Inflation levels increased considerably whereas the spending power of the population decreased.
www.fao.org /ag/agn/nutrition/ven-e.stm   (536 words)

  
 Venezuela
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was born in the town of Sabaneta, State of Barinas, Venezuela, on 28 July 1954.
Venezuela responded it was protecting its territory, but in fact, is thought to be sympathetic to the leftist guerrillas who regard Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as an ideological ally.
Venezuela has been supplying Cuba with 53,000 barrels of oil a day at reduced prices in exchange for the services of Cuban doctors, paramedics, teachers, workers, and other technicians who participate in internationalist missions.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/ops/venezuela.htm   (4200 words)

  
 The EU's relations with Venezuela - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Venezuela’s 2005 GDP of approximately $106 billion made it the biggest economy in the Andean Community, and the fourth biggest in Latin America.
Venezuela announced its intention to withdraw from the Andean Community in April 2006.
Venezuela’s foreign trade policy mainly revolves around a desire to diversify exports and gain access to new markets in order to ensure that economic benefits are shared out in a more balanced fashion in society.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/venezuela/intro/index.htm   (2129 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Venezuela
Energy experts reportedly believe that Venezuela is shipping less oil than it claims as a result of lagging maintenance at the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the internal resources of which allegedly have been sapped by corruption, mismanagement, and the diversion of profits to social programs and government officials.
Venezuela's fiscal burden of government is 0.7 point worse this year.
The World Bank reports that Venezuela's weighted average tariff rate in 2004 was 11 percent, down from the 11.3 percent for 2000 reported in the 2005 Index.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Venezuela   (951 words)

  
 Venezuela (02/07)
Venezuela was a relatively neglected colony in the 1500s and 1600s as the Spaniards focused on extracting gold and silver from other areas of the Americas.
Venezuela is currently advocating regional integration through its PetroCaribe and PetroSur petroleum initiatives, the creation of a South American Community of Nations, and the establishment of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (a social integration project proposed by President Chavez as an alternative to the Free Trade Area of the Americas).
Venezuela is a minor source country for opium poppy and coca but a major transit country for cocaine and heroin.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35766.htm   (4868 words)

  
 ZNet |Venezuela | Venezuela's Path
In Venezuela, while there have been coups and thus struggle against capital and also external imperialism, at the moment the struggle seems to be more against the imprint of the past on even poor people's habits and beliefs.
Venezuela has also embarked on a continental station, to broadcast news and the voices of the poor throughout Latin America, but we didn't have a chance to visit so as to comment on that.
Another difference, however, is that in Venezuela the method of decision-making adopted for the recuperated plants is called co-management and involves both a workers council and government representatives.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=9067   (4330 words)

  
 Venezuela travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Possessing shorelines on the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south, and is situated on the major sea and air routes linking North and South America.
Venezuela was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador).
Venezuela's main connection with Colombia is from Cúcuta to Venezuela's frontier town of San Antonio del Táchira, which itself is about 50 km from the busy Andean city of San Cristóbal.
wikitravel.org /en/Venezuela   (3558 words)

  
 MiamiHerald.com - Venezuela
Venezuela and Cuba accused Washington on Wednesday of shielding a terrorist after a judge threw out immigration fraud charges against a man wanted in the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.
Venezuela's ambassador to the Organization of American States accused Washington on Wednesday of protecting alleged terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, drawing a sharp reply from the lead U.S. diplomat at the session.
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez told U.S. officials to "Go to hell, gringos!" and called Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice "missy" on his weekly radio and TV show Sunday, lashing out at Washington for what he called unacceptable meddling in Venezuelan affairs.
www.miamiherald.com /news/world/venezuela   (431 words)

  
 Latin News - Venezuela News, Views and Analysis
President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez said on Saturday that his country is not only struggling for its independence and sovereignty, but also for the fate of humankind.
Venezuela’s Bonds Gain on Speculation Chavez to Remain in IMF
Venezuela’s dollar bonds rose the most in more than a week on speculation President Hugo Chavez will scrap plans to withdraw from the International Monetary Fund.
www.shark.cc   (478 words)

  
 The Venezuela Online Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Andes start in Venezuela, and the capital of the Andes - old colonial Merida - is rated the #1 place in Latin America to live.
Venezuela has no seasons, so year-round is fine: No matter what time of the year you come, there's a good chance of the sun always shining during most of your stay.
Venezuela is many countries in one, so what you bring will depend on what part of the country you are going to.
www.ve.net /travel   (408 words)

  
 venezuela map and map of venezuela and information page
Venezuela emerged from that coalition in 1830 to become an independent nation.
Since then, and for most of the first half of the 20th century, the country was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms.
Relative Location Venezuela is positioned in both the northern and western hemispheres.
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/ve.htm   (924 words)

  
 venezuela map and map of venezuela and information page
Venezuela emerged from that coalition in 1830 to become an independent nation.
Since then, and for most of the first half of the 20th century, the country was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms.
Relative Location Venezuela is positioned in both the northern and western hemispheres.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/ve.htm   (924 words)

  
 Venezuela - Introduction
The Republic of Venezuela is the sixth largest country in South America, but in variation its landscape rivals that of the much larger countries like Brazil and Argentina.
Venezuela lies at the northern extreme of South America, bordered by Colombia to the West, Brazil to the South, Guyana to the East, and the Caribbean Sea to the North.
Venezuela is as much a Caribbean country as it is a South American one.
www.geographia.com /venezuela/index.htm   (332 words)

  
 Venezuela News
As part of an international day of action, the Hands Off Venezuela campaign hosted successful events in four Canadian cities to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Bolivarian referendum victory on 15 August.
Caracas, Sep 5 Venezuela is promoting cooperation with other nations in its fight against drug traffic, a strategy that has already had concrete results with the latest seizure of 3.3 tons of cocaine, said...
Caracas, Sep 4 The integration of the organizations supporting the reelection of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, grouped in the Miranda Command Campaign, is in its final stage, Francisco Ameliach, head of...
www.topix.net /world/venezuela   (684 words)

  
 Venezuela facts, Venezuela travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic
Venezuela, in northern South America, was named for Italy's Venice by 15th-century European explorers who found native houses on stilts above Lake Maracaibo.
Almost half of Venezuela's land is south of the Orinoco, but this region contains only 5 percent of the population.
Venezuela is one of the oldest democracies in South America (elections since 1958).
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_venezuela.html   (458 words)

  
 Venezuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Venezuela's Constitutional Assembly on Friday approved a name change for the country, which in the future will be called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Venezuela has, if the people give a YES vote to this Constitutional change and a new name: República Bolivariana de Venezuela.
Coro, which is the oldest city in the mainland of Venezuela, is directly on the shoreline.
flagspot.net /flags/ve.html   (737 words)

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