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Venezuela’s Hunger Is No Game. Venezuelan connection a strong bond in Detroit Tigers' clubhouse - Detroit Tigers- ESPN. 11:02 AM ETKatie CloseKatie Strang covers the Detroit Tigers for

Venezuelan connection a strong bond in Detroit Tigers' clubhouse - Detroit Tigers- ESPN

She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. print Before a recent game in Minneapolis, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera walked into the clubhouse, plucked a plastic grocery bag brimming with stocked Tupperware out of his locker room stall and sauntered over to a card game among teammates a few feet away. Learning About Venezuela ~ Lesson Plans and Links. Venezuela is the northernmost country of South America and a little larger than the state of Texas and Oklahoma put together.

Learning About Venezuela ~ Lesson Plans and Links

It is home to Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. Venezuela is also the wealthiest nation in Latin America because of the petroleum/oil reserves that are found in the country {second in size to those in the Persian Gulf area}. There are several different areas in Venezuela: beautiful beaches, the Andes mountains, plains {llanos}, rainforests, and the highlands {tepui}. We ignore Venezuela’s imminent implosion at our peril. The Venezuelan opposition collects signatures on Wednesday as part of a referendum process to remove President Nicolás Maduro.

We ignore Venezuela’s imminent implosion at our peril

(Miguel Gutierrez/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY) The encouraging news from Latin America is that the leftist populists who for 15 years undermined the region’s democratic institutions and wrecked its economies are being pushed out — not by coups and juntas, but by democratic and constitutional means. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina is already gone, vanquished in a presidential election, and Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff is likely to be impeached in the coming days. The tipping point is the place where the movement began in the late 1990s: Venezuela, a country of 30 million that despite holding the world’s largest oil reserves has descended into a dystopia where food, medicine, water and electric power are critically scarce. Riots and looting broke out in several blacked-out cities last week, forcing the deployment of troops. Facebook. Kelly McParland: How socialism turned oil-rich Venezuela into a basket case – National Post. Life isn’t much fun these days in the world’s socialist paradise.

Kelly McParland: How socialism turned oil-rich Venezuela into a basket case – National Post

If you had to choose a country you didn’t want to live in, Venezuela would be near the top of the list. Corrupt, dysfunctional, bankrupt, crime-ridden, drug-infested, short of practically every basic commodity, it can’t keep the lights on, keep the government running or brew its own beer. Last weekend six army officers were arrested for stealing goats from a farm because they were hungry. Venezuela. In Ecuador, the Frugal Traveler Tries Luxury. My frugal instinct took over, though I knew a fancier $49 version could be arranged through my hotel.

In Ecuador, the Frugal Traveler Tries Luxury

I was taken by a young woman named Laura to a rundown back area of the market, led into a narrow tile stall decorated with an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and told to strip to my underwear. Then she had at me, slapping my entire body, front and back, with a loose bouquet of herbs and plants, most notably stinging nettles. It felt as if I were running (almost) naked through a field of thorns. Afterward, she told Juan Carlos I had needed the cleansing. “She said she felt you were under a lot of stress,” he said. Was a private guide worth it? I had made a reservation for that evening at Zazu, an upscale restaurant across town that had drawn raves for its upscale take on Ecuadorean cuisine. Explicit cookie consent. AT 7.30pm it is pitch dark at the Orinokia shopping centre in Puerto Ordaz, in eastern Venezuela.

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The mall, one of the biggest in Latin America, would normally be floodlit and open until 9pm. But under a new edict from Venezuela’s government, shopping centres must close by seven. That is one of a number of measures the country’s populist regime has taken to cope with crippling power shortages. It has instigated scheduled four-hour rolling power cuts across the country, which in some areas have lasted for days. Civil servants have been told to work just two days a week.

One Last Thought on Venezuela Before Signing Off. Traveling Through Venezuela, a Country Teetering on the Brink. “Be careful,” Mr.

Traveling Through Venezuela, a Country Teetering on the Brink

Perozo said. “Someone will come for yours.” Palm trees lined an oil refinery. “We Are All Chávez,” was painted on the side of the facility. Venezuela. These 5 Facts Explain Why Venezuela Is in Big Trouble—Still. For the first time in 17 years, “Chavismo”—the unique brand of leftist politics championed by former President Hugo Chávez —failed to win nationwide elections in Venezuela.

These 5 Facts Explain Why Venezuela Is in Big Trouble—Still

Unfortunately, this weekend’s results won’t help the economically-depressed country regain its footing any time soon. These five sets of facts explain why. 1. Election Fallout Sunday’s parliamentary elections were a tremendous blow to President Nicolás Maduro, Chávez’s chosen successor. But by securing a two-thirds majority, the National Assembly now has the power to remove members from the Supreme Court (which Maduro effectively controls via fiat) and even rewrite the country’s 1999 constitution. (The Guardian, Council on Foreign Relations) 2. But Venezuela needs a lot more than just a change of political leadership. Come 2016, the country is projected to have an 18.1 percent unemployment rate.

Venezuela should be rich. Instead it’s becoming a failed state. It's come to this: The country with the largest oil reserves in the world can't afford to brew its own beer, stay in its own time zone, or even have its own people show up to work more than two times a week.

Venezuela should be rich. Instead it’s becoming a failed state.

Venezuela, in other words, is well past the point of worrying that its economy might collapse. It already has. That's the only way to describe an economy that the International Monetary Fund thinks is going to shrink 8 percent and have 720 percent inflation this year. Spanish Thematic Units. Venezuela. Coordinates: Venezuela ( i/ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə/ VEN-ə-ZWAYL-ə; Spanish: [βeneˈswela]), officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.


It is bordered by Colombia on the west, Brazil on the south, Guyana on the east, and the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east. Venezuela's territory covers around 916,445 km2 (353,841 sq mi) with an estimated population around 33,221,865.