Latin America And The Caribbean

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Venezuela is located between Latin America & the Caribbean. North of South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana. The north of the country is bordered by the Caribbean, the east by Guyana and the Atlantic Ocean, the south by Brazil, and to the west and southwest by Colombia. Venezuela has four distinguished regions: the Venezuelan Highlands in the west, the Maracaibo Lowlands in the northwest, the vast central plain of Los Llanos around the Orinoco River, and the Guyana region in the extreme south, which includes part of the Amazon rainforest and the Guyana highlands. Venezuela’s population as of 2014 estimates is 28,868,486; 0-14 years: 28.2% (male 4,143,840/female 3,985,489), 15-24…show more content…
Venezuela’s progress is only behind Cuba, Hong Kong in index, based on education, health, and life expectancy. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, Venezuela’s poverty rate was 48.6 percent in 2002 and it diminish to 29.5 percent in 2011. The country got a 7.5 life satisfaction rate out of ten, making it higher than the global average which is 5.5 (est. 2012). Out all the countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, Venezuela has the lowest income inequality rate and the smallest gap between the rich and poor. However Venezuela’s crime and inflation have risen since 1999. The oil output has dropped by thirteen percent and the food and power shortage have risen. Murders touched a record high of 58 per day during the first months of 2013. Venezuela topped the list of most dangerous country in Latin America, and is in the top four for most vicious countries in the world. The government even refused to release their own homicide stats for the year, but the NGO (Venezuela Observatory on Violence) estimated that 24k people were murdered only in 2013. The homicide rate rose 14% from 2012-2013. Venezuela is a country where the vast majority of the population has a gun, there is roughly a gun for every two people in a country with 29 million people. The expansion of opportunities when it comes to education has been one of the most important
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