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Venezuelan people are people identified with Venezuela. Venezuelans are predominantly Roman Catholic and speak Spanish. The majority of Venezuelans are the result of a mixture of Europeans, Africans and Amerindians. Approximately 51.6% of the population are Pardos of mixed European, African, and Amerindian ancestry; 43.6% of Venezuelans identify as European, 3.6% identify as being Afro-Venezuelan and 2.7% identify as being Amerindian.


Chile expells more than 100 Colombians and Venezuelans [Video]

Chile expells more than 100 Colombians and Venezuelans

The migrants are penniless and exhausted. Many arrive traumatised after experiencing robbery, violence and even rape on their .

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More than 52,000 Venezuelans have voluntarily returned to their country from Colombia during the coronavirus lockdown, Colombia's migration agency said on Tuesday.
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Brazil closes border to Venezuelans as coronavirus outbreak worsens

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Eleven young Venezuelans die in fire while foraging for food

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Bolivia kicks out Cubans, Venezuelans for allegedly fueling unrest

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