Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and a large number of small islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea. The capital and largest urban agglomeration is the city of Caracas. It has a territorial extension of 916,445 km2. The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana. With this last country, the Venezuelan government maintains a claim for Guayana Esequiba over an area of 159,542 km2. For its maritime areas, it exercises sovereignty over 71,295 km2 of territorial waters, 22,224 km2 in its contiguous zone, 471,507 km2 of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean under the concept of exclusive economic zone, and 99,889 km2 of continental shelf. This marine area borders those of 13 states. The country has extremely high biodiversity and is ranked seventh in the world's list of nations with the most number of species. There are habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon basin rain-forest in the south via extensive llanos plains, the Caribbean coast and the Orinoco River Delta in the east.
By Carlos Suniaga and Nelson Bocanegra KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as.. Firstpost - Published
(This February 12 story corrects to remove reference to Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR)) By Corina Pons and Maria Ramirez EL CALLAO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's most successful financial operations.. Firstpost - Published
According to Reuters, there have been rumors circulating that the U.S. government could announce new sanctions to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as early as next week. The sanctions are..
According to Reuters, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and lawmakers pushed through to get to the frontier to..
According to Reuters, Brazil is going ahead with the airlifting of humanitarian aid for Venezuela despite the impending closure of the border by Venezuelan leftist President Nicholas Maduro. Brazilian..
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday. Maduro made the threat as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks..
Reuters reports Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday. The socialist leader's statement came as opposition leader Juan Guaido and a large group..
By Angus Berwick and Sarah Marsh CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers.. Firstpost - Published
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's deputy U.N. military attache, Colonel Pedro Chirinos, said in a video on social media that he has recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim.. Firstpost - Published
By Ismael Lopez MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua's congress on Tuesday accepted a $100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega's government, which has become.. Firstpost - Published
By Nelson Acosta and Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba denied on Tuesday it has security forces in Venezuela and charged the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign of lies paving the way for.. Firstpost - Published
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will deliver humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border by Feb. 23 together with the United States at the request of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaid, presidential.. Firstpost - Published
US president Donald Trump urged Venezuela's military Monday to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas.. Firstpost - Published