Venezuela is a state in South America. It was the site of Christopher Columbus's first continental landing in South America, after which it soon became a Spanish colony.
The nation won independence in 1821 under the leadership of its native son, Simon Bolivar and it has been a democracy continuously since 1958.
It ranks high in bloggers' interest primarily because of its populist, anti-American president Hugo Chavez, who was elected in a landslide victory in 1998. He has been the subject of intense media interest, seen generally by rightest commentators as a dangerously undemocratic demagogue, and by progressive commentators generally as a positive force for social change and source of support for the poor.
Original Technorati articles tagged “vénézuela”
Jhonathan Vegas Wins the Bob Hope Classic
Jhonathan Vegas earns his first career victory in dramatic fashion.by wamgolf / on Jan 24, 2011
DVD: Oliver Stone Goes South of the Border to Teach Us About Our Neighbors
Oliver Stone gives South American leaders the opportunity to speak for themselves.by missbobetier / on Oct 24, 2010
Venezuela to Develop Nuclear Program - With Iran's Help
According to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty all countries have the right to develop peaceful nuclear energy. Venezuela, one of the signatories, is working on developing a nuclear energy program.by phillippemichel / on Oct 21, 2010
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