Venezuela (i/ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə/VEN-ə-ZWAYL-ə; Spanish:[beneˈswela]), 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 916,445km2 (353,841sqmi) with an estimated population around 33,221,865. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity (currently ranks 7th in the world's list of nations with the most number of species), with habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rain-forest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east.
The First Republic of Venezuela (Primera República de Venezuela in Spanish) was the first independent government of Venezuela, lasting from July 5, 1811, to July 25, 1812. The period of the First Republic began with the overthrow of the Spanish colonial authorities and the establishment of the Junta Suprema de Caracas on April 19, 1810, initiating the Venezuelan War of Independence, and ended with the surrender of the republican forces to the Spanish Captain Domingo de Monteverde. The congress of Venezuela declared the nation's independence on July 5, 1811, and later wrote a constitution for it. In doing so, Venezuela is notable for being the first Spanish American colony to declare its independence.
It is estimated that Guyana, a small developing nation, has welcomed thus far over 23,000 refugees and migrants from Venezuela... The rapid GBV assessment report in Guyana indicates that women and children from Venezuela are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour in mining communities in the interior and urban areas.
Colombia has deployed thousands of troops to a restive region in the country’s north near the border with Venezuela in a declared attempt to bolster government control of the area, which is a hotspot of activity by criminal groups and drug traffickers ... Duque has long accused Venezuela of offering support and refuge to illegal Colombian armed groups.
Colombia’s top military commander says 40 percent of ELN and ex-FARC fighters operate in Venezuela, a figure that must be considered speculative but reflects important shifts in guerrilla dynamics, with consequences for both countries ...It’s notoriously difficult to discern the number of Colombian fighters in Venezuela ... Venezuela News and Profile.
- VenezuelaOpposition to Explore Engaging Creditors Over Citgo ... Venezuela opposition leaders are preparing for potential talks with three large creditors whose legal claims may jeopardize their control of Citgo Petroleum Corp., the main foreign energy asset under control of the challengers to the country’s socialist regime.
Rusoro Mining Ltd ... judgement confirmed the award of an international tribunal based in Paris, which found that Venezuela had expropriated Rusoro’s mining-related investments in that country in violation of international law, and ordered Venezuela to compensate Rusoro for the damages it suffered as a result of Venezuela’s seizure of its investments.
The US government may be turning a Venezuela policy corner by signaling a possible end to its protection of US refiner Citgo from creditors in first half 2022 ... The lapse of this already tenuous mandate effectively ends the authority of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president.
Video game players have discovered a lucrative side hustle – earning cryptocurrency by signing up for play-to-earn games ... In fact, it’s become a financial lifeline for many gamers who have lost their jobs in countries such as the Philippines, Brazil and Venezuela.READ MORE. How a teenager and his sister are making $35,000 a month by mining Bitcoin ... .
Bogota, Sept 13 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 13th Sep, 2021 ) .Colombia said Monday it was sending 300 troops to the border with Venezuela after five soldiers were killed in a rebel attack that Bogota claimed was planned on its neighbor's soil ... been "planned from Venezuela."
Love, according to his since-deleted profile page on Reed Smith's website, was among the attorneys who helped Canadian gold miner Rusoro Mining Ltd win more than $1.2 billion in damages in 2016 after a World Bank tribunal ruled that Venezuela had unlawfully seized the company’s gold mine.
Venezuela central bank gold reserves fall as Maduro seeks cash ... Venezuela’s gold reserves fell by 3 tonnes in the first half of 2021 to their lowest level in 50 years, central bank data showed on Tuesday, as PresidentNicolas Maduro’s cash-strapped government continues selling gold as a source of income.