|Area Total||912,050 sq km|
|Climate||tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands|
|Natural Resources||petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds|
|Imports||agricultural products, livestock, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction materials, medical equipment, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, iron and steel products – US 24.8%, China 14.2%, Mexico 9.5% (2017)|
|Government||federal presidential republic|
|Population||31,689,176 (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||unspecified Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people|
|Language||Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects|
|Exports||petroleum and petroleum products, bauxite and aluminum, minerals, chemicals, agricultural products – US 34.8%, India 17.2%, China 16%, Netherlands Antilles 8.2%, Singapore 6.3%, Cuba 4.2% (2017)|
News about Venezuela
- Books and Culture: A Conversation with Ernesto Villegasby Cira Pascual Marquina – Venezuelanalysis on December 2, 2022
Venezuela’s Culture Minister talks about a recent book fair and about cultural initiatives in the Caribbean nation.
- Venezuela: Maduro Welcomes Chevron License, Demands All US Sanctions Liftedby Andreína Chávez Alava on December 1, 2022
Venezuela’s PDVSA and Chevron will sign contracts in the coming days for oil extraction framed in the country’s legislation.
- Prisoner swap between Venezuela, US, a "normal" thing, says Maduroon December 1, 2022
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Wednesday said the recent prisoner swap with the United States was a "normal" process, despite controversies around the event.
- Politics of the Commons: And Yet They Moveby Reinaldo Iturriza López - Venezuelanalysis.com on November 30, 2022
VA columnist Reinaldo Iturriza sets his gaze on an "army" of workers that sort through waste to complement poor wages.
- Chevron Back in Venezuela: A Tale of US Imperialist Arroganceby Andreína Chávez Alava - Venezuelanalysis.com on November 29, 2022
The license granted to the oil giant offers next-to-no relief from Washington's wide-reaching and deadly sanctions program.
- Tales of Resistance: Small Loans and Big Businessesby Jessica Dos Santos - Venezuelanalysis.com on November 28, 2022
VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos reflects on a banking system that is very much tilted in favor of larger companies.
- Venezuelan Gov’t and Opposition Sign ‘Social Agreement’, US Approves Chevron Licenseby Andreína Chávez Alava on November 26, 2022
Following the renewed talks in Mexico, Washington issued an expanded sanctions waiver for Chevron to partly resume its Venezuela operations.
- Colombia: Mexico agrees to join as guarantor of peace talks with ELNon November 26, 2022
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Friday told his Colombian colleague Gustavo Petro that Mexico had accepted the invitation to join as guarantor of the peace talks between the South American country's administration and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas.
- Guarantors of Colombia-ELN peace talks ratifiedon November 26, 2022
Negotiators in the Colombian peace process involving the government of President Gustavo Petro and remnants of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas Friday agreed in Caracas to ratify Cuba, Norway, and Venezuela as guarantor countries in the talks.
- Operation Cosette: Hugo Chávez’ Cultural Revolutionby Andreína Chávez Alava - Venezuelanalysis.com on November 23, 2022
Venezuelanalysis writer Andreína Chávez writes about the Bolivarian Revolution's cultural policies, their impact, and present-day versions.
- [UPDATED] Venezuela: Coffee Producers Stage Protest, Demand Gov’t Actionby Ricardo Vaz on November 23, 2022
Campesinos called for “emergency measures” to ensure that they are not forced to sell crops at a loss.
- Venezuelan VP Meets UN Human Rights Chief to Examine Negative US Sanction Impactby José Luis Granados Ceja on November 22, 2022
Calling the meeting “very important and fruitful”, Rodríguez asked Türk to consider the consequences of unilateral measures on the enjoyment of human rights in more than 30 countries.
- Colombian gov't, ELN resume peace talks in Caracason November 22, 2022
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that “time for peace has arrived” as dignitaries from the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas started their ceasefire talks in Caracas Monday.
- Maduro urges like-minded regional leaders to seize the opportunityon November 21, 2022
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his fellow leftwing Latin American leaders to seize the opportunity to strengthen regional integration and "agree on the construction of a common economic space" and of "a common monetary system."
- An Alternative to Capitalist Hierarchies: A Conversation with the Cecosesola Co-opby Cira Pascual Marquina – Venezuelanalysis on November 20, 2022
A Venezuelan cooperative network that recently received the “Alternative Nobel Prize” tells its story.