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    life. While researching Venezuela not only was I intrigued by their history and breathtaking attractions, but by their rich culture. Life in Venezuela may not be the greatest, but no country can guarantee that. However, by looking at the background information, geography, history and culture make this country special in its own way. All of the amazing aspects of this Hispanic country make this a “page” worth reading. There is some

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    After interviewing Belinda Fuentes, I learned a lot about what actually occurred in Venezuela during 1992 when the coup d 'etat occurred. For instance, I learned that the attacks between Chavez 's military and the government’s military really impacted the people in Caracas. for example Belinda and her family had to close the window and cover their faces with cloth in order to protect themselves from the tear gas that was released during the war in the street. many innocent civilians we 're also

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    In Venezuela, there once was a time where people walked on the streets. In my hometown, there once was a time where people bathed in the lake. A time when all was marvelous and safe. I, however, do not remember those times. Nevertheless, my whole life has been based on witnessing the slow deterioration of my beautiful country. Now, inflation rates have exceeded 170% and the country takes the position of having the Second-Highest Homicide Rate. I have had to see how the poverty stricken country got

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    Venezuela has evolved as an intermingling blend of African, European and Indigenous cultures. It’s culture brings a bright, colorful and lively feeling of what is now true Venezuela. Festivals fill Venezuela with music and dancing everywhere, this is one of the results of these three races blending. Venezuela is as varied as it gets with it’s music and dance. All the musical instruments have been traced back to Africa, Europe and the Native Indians; the Indigenous. Before the Spaniards and African

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    Vehicles, medicines, telecommunications equipment, and electricity are the main imports. The United States, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil are its chief trading partners. During the 1980s and 90s, Ecuador 's leaders imposed austerity budgets on the government in an attempt to stimulate economic growth. The country experienced an economic crisis in the late 1990s, but began

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    the mechanisms by which a competitive authoritarian regime turns more autocratic?” And “What were the causes of Venezuela’s rapid move toward greater authoritarianism, especially in the last five years of Chavismo?” This article mostly examines Venezuela at the turn of 1999, when Hugo Chavez took office. Corrales focuses on “use, abuse, and non-use of the rule of law.” (p. 70) Corrales presents readers with two arguments. One which looks at the domestic aspects and the other on foreign policy

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    Globalization is when the markets of different countries merge into an international level and as a result become borderless. Globalization allows rich and poor countries to have access to goods and services not available locally or produced domestically. Countries around the globe can have access to other markets; they can trade all kind of goods, raw materials and can be introduced to services that are new or nonexistent to their territory. My country Haiti being part of the undeveloped countries

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    Cuba and Americas severed relations affected Cuba in more way than one. Due to Castro, Cuba became the first communist country in not only the Caribbean but the entire Western Hemisphere. During the 1970s Castro visited Chile and was actively involved politically. He held rallies in an effort to try and Chile to follow the same path as Cuba and become a communist country . After leaving an influence in Chile, Castro moved to Africa to try and create new allies. Castro decided to help Angola who at

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    The Venezuelan crisis is a social, economic and political crisis in Venezuela that started while Hugo Chávez was president and has since extended to the current presidency under Nicolás Maduro (BBC Documentary). The crisis has manifested through various economic challenges including the reduction of GDP, inflation, increased unemployment and added national debt. Social problems include poor housing, corruption, increased crime, worsening health care, hunger, and starvation. Politically, the country

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    Colombia Colombia is one of Latin America’s most interesting countries located in South America. It is located between Panama and Venezuela; it is slightly smaller than the state of Texas, and has a population of 46,736.72. The ethnic group consists of a mix of mestizo and white, and Afro-Colombian (multatto, Raizal, and Palenquero). Colombia’s official language is Spanish and about 99 percent of the population speak it on daily basis. There are also many indigenous languages spoken throughout the

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    Vandalism In Venezuela

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    Venezuela is currently experiencing many anti-government protests and demonstrations. These were originally organized to demand heightened security, but the demands have expanded to include economic changes in the face of high inflation and basic food staple shortages. Protesters are also demanding the release of arrested demonstrators, and opposition party leader Leopoldo Lopez. Government security forces are accused of using excessive force when trying to quell the protests. So far, 37 people have

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    Immigrants In Venezuela

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    Like millions of other young adults in the United States right now, I also migrated to the United States when I was quite young. I left my home in Caracas, Venezuela in the summer of 2006. I remember Venezuela fondly; the coastal breeze, the rich smell of the soil, the friendly "Hello" and "Goodbye" exchanged in elevators and waiting rooms, and most importantly the pastry shops that lined the streets and tantalized me with glazed and shiny delicacies and fresh gelato. In July of 2006, I boarded an

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    Revolutions Total Word Count: 1954 Simón Bolívar and Venezuelan Independence A. Plan of Investigation Why, and with what results, did Simón Bolívar play a role in the revolutionary movement of Venezuela in the early to mid-1800s? Venezuela, in the late 18th century and early 19th century, was an economic powerhouse as well as an intellectual hub for Latin America. By the time Simón Bolívar led his Admirable Campaign, the country no longer had a dependence on its

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    States who display his unique combination of strength, character, weakness, temperament, poetic power and prophetic vision that defined him. He played a key role in the independence from Spain of present-day countries of Bolivia (named after him), Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Peru. During Latin America’s struggle for independence, Bolivar led audacious military attacks against royalists and Spanish armies; one of those attacks in New Granada is considered one of the most daring in military

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    He was successful in several of the things that he did for the war of independence in Venezuela. He achieved tremendous growth in Latin America for the different nations that were under Spanish control. He also made major steps towards independence in Latin America and more specifically in Venezuela. Bolivar kick started a movement that may still be occurring today if he had not sparked the attention of the Creoles and Mestizos. Bolivar

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    national congress met in Caracas. Bolivar was not a delegate, but he did deliver a speech saying, “Let us lay the cornerstone of American freedom without fear. To hesitate is to perish.”(cite) the first republic was declared July 5th, 1811, making Venezuela the first colony to break free from Spanish rule. Bolivar, ecstatic at the revolutionary proclamation, freed his slaves from captivity. This shows his great dedication to the cause and his true political philosophies, living up to them even more

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    The 1998 presidential elections in Venezuela put Hugo Chávez, the leader of the 1992 failed coup, on the place of the president. After being pardoned in 1994, he embarked on an aggressive populist campaign. He was constantly comparing himself to Bolivar, promising help to the poorest masses and positioning himself in opposition to the US-influenced free-market economy. He promised to produce a great, peaceful and democratic social revolution. However, after his victory in the elections, Chávez’s

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    in Moody "Entrevista" 42). The composition of her first novel suggests how important memory is to Allende, especially in exile. In Venezuela, Allende received a call from Chile in 1981 that her 100-year-old grandfather was dying (Hall 27; Trosky 4). She subsequently started composing a letter to him, stating that he would never die as long as she kept alive her memories of him. This sentiment

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    If you’ve ever had the chance to watch the 1980’s movie “The Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields, you might know that the blue lagoon in the movie is stunning. I had the chance to go to Jamaica with my family and see it with my own eyes, it wasn’t only beautiful it was also a bit magical. The blue lagoon in Jamaica has to be the coolest thing i've ever seen in nature. We were staying in a place called Port Antonio when a guy from the hotel told us that the blue lagoon of the movie was really close

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    A compelling narrative, painted and plastered with a rife amount of rich, vivid imagery in every page, “The White Heron” (1886) by Sarah Orne Jewett brings to life the adventures of Sylvia, a young girl “nine years growing” (Line 229), as she undergoes the metamorphic journey from being a young girl to a mature woman who is ready to take on the responsibilities of the outside world. With every segment of imagery present in the narrative, not only does Jewett cleverly inject in symbolic representations

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