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Country on the north coast of South America

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Venezuela: Country on the north coast of South America
Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and many small islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea. 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. The Venezuelan government maintains a claim against Guyana to Guayana Esequiba, an area of 159,542 km2. For its maritime areas, Venezuela 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 capital and largest urban agglomeration is the city of Caracas. 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.

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US outlines proposal for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief [Video]

US outlines proposal for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

US proposes power-sharing transition gov't for sanctions relief in plan experts say unlikely to be accepted by Maduro.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
US offers Lifting Sanctions On Venezuela [Video]

US offers Lifting Sanctions On Venezuela

The Trump administration offered to lift Venezuela sanctions on one condition. They want the opposition and members of President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party to form an interim government...

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Pompeo lays out framework for Venezuelan vote, end of sanctions [Video]

Pompeo lays out framework for Venezuelan vote, end of sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a transitional government in Venezuela that would pave the way for democratic elections within six to 12 months and the eventual removal of all U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Venezuela Calls Drug Trafficking Charges Against Maduro 'Desperate' [Video]

Venezuela Calls Drug Trafficking Charges Against Maduro 'Desperate'

The U.S. charged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with drug trafficking charges. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreza said the charges showed the “desperation” of the “Washington Elite.”..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
US indicts Venezuela's Maduro on narco-terrorism charges [Video]

US indicts Venezuela's Maduro on narco-terrorism charges

In rare action, US offers up to $15m reward for information leading to the arrest of Nicolas Maduro.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published
U.S. indicts Maduro for 'narco-terrorism' [Video]

U.S. indicts Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

The U.S. government on Thursday brought drug trafficking charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several others, accusing them of trying "to flood the United States with cocaine,"..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:47Published
Maduro hit with U.S. 'narco-terrorism' charges [Video]

Maduro hit with U.S. 'narco-terrorism' charges

The U.S. government on Thursday brought drug trafficking charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several others, accusing them of trying "to flood the United States with cocaine,"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:17Published
Bolivian sex workers feel strain from quarantine [Video]

Bolivian sex workers feel strain from quarantine

The coronavirus spread is impacting lives across the globe, including Bolivian sex workers, who say they are experiencing a severe drop in business due in part to the government ordered quarantine...

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Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus [Video]

Fear as Colombia closes border with Venezuela over coronavirus

Move will push vulnerable Venezuelans to use informal border crossings, making coronavirus fight harder, experts say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
Venezuela: Protesters clash with police [Video]

Venezuela: Protesters clash with police

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Venezuela protest: Opposition clashes with police [Video]

Venezuela protest: Opposition clashes with police

Police in Venezuela use tear gas against protesters backing Juan Guaido seeking to remove President Nicolas Maduro.

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Glencore sees first loss in four years [Video]

Glencore sees first loss in four years

Glencore has reported its first annual loss in four years as hefty charges took a toll. Now questions are being asked about when CEO Ivan Glasenberg will go. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Williams declare fresh start after dismal 2019 season [Video]

Williams declare fresh start after dismal 2019 season

Former Formula One champions Williams hope their new car will revive their fortunes after last season's disappointments.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published
"Europe has to develop an appetite for power," says the EU's Borrell. [Video]

"Europe has to develop an appetite for power," says the EU's Borrell.

European Union governments need to be willing to intervene in international crises or risk prolonging paralysis in their foreign policy, the EU's top diplomat said on Sunday (February 16). Adam Reed..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:05Published
With Pelosi, Guaido thanks his 'friends of democracy' [Video]

With Pelosi, Guaido thanks his 'friends of democracy'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday thanked Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for his "courage" in Venezuela. Guaido reciprocated that sense of gratitude, thanking his..

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U.S. Tells Venezuela's Maduro Not To Interfere With Juan Guaido's Return To Venezuela [Video]

U.S. Tells Venezuela's Maduro Not To Interfere With Juan Guaido's Return To Venezuela

Opposition leader Juan Guaido is returning to Venezuela. The U.S. warned Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro to not interfere with Guaido’s return. According to Reuters, they said if Maduro did..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
We are with Venezuelans and their 'struggle for freedom' -Trump [Video]

We are with Venezuelans and their 'struggle for freedom' -Trump

During his State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela's 'struggle for freedom' and introduced Juan Guaidó who sat in the audience of the House chambers.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

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