Venezuela And Its Effects On The Country

1190 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
Throughout this assignment, our job as students was to develop a plan in order to have knowledge about the country we were planning to discuss, the country I decided to talk about in this assignment is Venezuela. Venezuela was given the name of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela since 1999. Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America, the country is compromised with numerous islands from the Caribbean Sea. It borders Brazil from the south,Colombia from the west and Guyana from the east. A little history about Venezuela, this country became a Spanish colony in the 1520’s. In 1830, Venezuela withdrew from Gran Colombia and became an independent republic. Most of Venezuela’s 19th century history was characterized by periods of political instability, dictatorial rule and then followed by a succession in the first half of the 20th century(CountryWatch). Hugo Chavez became president in 1999 and continuously became elected until 2013, the current president of Venezuela is Nicolas Maduro(CountryWatch). Venezuela is also a major oil producer and its economy has been highly dependent of the petroleum. The population as of today is about 29,275,460. Venezuela’s capital is Caracas and its official language is Spanish, as well as some indigenous dialects. The weather in Venezuela is mostly tropical, at times it is hot, humid and becomes more moderate in the highlands. The government type that Venezuela follows is federal republic, with five branches of government such as:…
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