Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.
"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. The Lake Maracaibo basin splits the Andes into two mountain ranges. Mild temperatures exist on the mountains while the Maracaibo basin swelters in tropical heat."
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"Historically one of South America's more stable democracies, Venezuela has one of the largest known oil deposits in the world as well as huge quantities of coal, iron ore, bauxite and gold. Yet most Venezuelans live in poverty, many of them in shanty towns, the most infamous of which sprawl over the hillsides around the capital, Caracas."
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