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Venezuela
Culture

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Venezuela is center in the northern
part of South America. Venezuela is bigger than france and germany put
together. Venezuela is surrounded to the north by the caribbean sea and the
Atlantic ocean. It is also bordering Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south
and Columbia to the southwest and westerning of the country. The Major city in
Venezuela is Caracas, It is central place for industry, commerce, education,
and for visitors. They do rule over a couple of islands, one such as Guyanese
which they have claim since the 19th century. They also have a long
disagreement with columbia of boundaries around the gulf of Venezuela. Lieuwen,
E., McCoy, J. L., Heckel, H. D., & Martz, J. D. (2017, October 27).
Venezuela. Retrieved December 05, 2017, from
https://www.britannica.com/place/Venezuela

 

Venezuela Covers the Andean mountain
chains and interior highlands, It is also home to the largest lake in South
America called Lake Maracaibo. The world tallest waterfall, Angel falls is in
Venezuela. Their development has been very uncommon among latin american
countries. Venezuela like most latin American countries has a high rate of
poverty, and as plenty of illegal immigrants. ” Heckel, H. D., et al”(2017, October 27). Venezuela.

 

Venezuela aslo have not been lucky
with natural disasters, especially their coastal areas in the late 1900’s.
Venezuela is located within the Tropics. The Typical temperature in high level
areas is 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while in low level areas the common temperature
is 82 degrees Fahrenheit. It also have 2 different type of seasons, which is
called: wet season and dry season. These 2 seasons separate the calendar year,
wet season usually runs from May to October and can linger into November and
dry season runs from December to late March. In certain areas it still can rain
during dry season but it’s not a total washout. Its many tribes or groups in
venezuela, but spanish is spoken the most. Even though spanish is the number 1
language there is over 25  different
languages being spoken in Venezuela, mostly by indian groups. Religion wise
you’re aloud to follow any belief you have. 
” Heckel, H. D., et al”(2017,
October 27). Venezuela

 

Many
thousands of years ago, Venezuela was the utopia for the natives who lived on
its beaches, in its tropical forests, and on the gentle grassland of the
llanos. There were three main groups: the Carib, Arawak, and the Chibcha. They
lived in little packs and learn the basic training of farming; and how to
maintain the land, however, was lavish enough so that this was not always a big
deal. They could easily hunt, fish for, and gather their food. Of the three,
the most skilled were the Chibcha who lived on the eastern banks of the Andes.
Though they never created large cities, their agricultural skill were fierce:
they leveled parts of the Andes and made well crafted irrigation channels to
water their crops. (n.d.). Retrieved December 07, 2017, from
http://www.geographia.com/venezuela/history.htm

 

Christopher
Columbus was the first European to visit Venezuela. He came in 1498 during his
third trip to the New World, and descended upon the Peninsula de Paria.
Following the shore, he search the Rio Orinoco Delta and determined that he had
found much more than another Caribbean island. More explorers followed in his
footsteps a year later, and it was Alonso de Ojeda who gave the country its
name. Arriving at Lake Maracaibo, he idolized the formal houses that the
Indians had build above the lake and called the place Venezuela – “Little
Venice.” A year after that the Spanish established their first settlement,
Nueva Cadiz, which was later devastated by a tsunami. Early colonization in
Venezuela was much less excessive than it was in other parts of South America,
and the colony was controlled with a loose hand from Bogota. It was less
important to the Spanish than the mineral-producing colonies of Western South
America, but Venezuela would later surprise the world when enormous oil
reserves would be uncovered.  (n.d.).
Retrieved December 07, 2017

 

Civil clash, wars, and dictatorships overflowed in the
country well into the next century. Though some dictators sought real reform,
most pressed their positions for personal gain. Border disagreements with the
British colony of Guyana erupted in the 1840s, and although they never enrage over
into full-fledged warfare, Venezuela still has altercation about the border to
this day. In the early 1900s, the conflict-ridden country finally began to get
on its economic feet with the discovery of oil, and by the 1920s Venezuela was
beginning to obtain the benefits. Unfortunately, most of the wealth stayed with
the higher class, and the epidemic of dictators continued until 1947 when
Romulo Betancourt led a popular rebellion and rewrote the constitution. The
first president-elect in Venezuela’s history took office the same year, the
novelist Romulo Gallegos. Unfortunately, he was unseated by another dictator
and the country did not experience a non-violent presidential succession until
1963. For the next 25 years, things went comparatively well. An oil boom in the
mid-1970s saw gigantic wealth rolled into the country, though, as always, most
of the lower class barley got little of the money. Oil prices plummeted in the
late 80s and once again the country was thrown into crisis. Riots swept through
Caracas and were violently overpowered and two revolutions attempts took place
in 1992. As of today , The strength of Venezuela and its country is very much
hazy at this point.  (n.d.). Retrieved December 07, 2017

 

There is many sports played in Venezuela such as baseball
and football.
Sports is an essential part of Venezuela
culture. Toros Coleados or Bull-Tailing is a very special traditional sports to
this country in is always apart of its festivities.  It involves four riders and they have to fight,
wrestle, and grapple among the other players to get the bull’s tail and pull it
down while riding a horse. It could be very dangerous but these rider are very
capable in riding a horse and fearless as the bulls. Sports in
Venezuela. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2017, from
http://www.topendsports.com/world/countries/venezuela.htm

 

The most popular sport in Venezuela is baseball, Venezuela
produce some very raw product players thats in MLB today such as Luis Aparicio
and Miguel Cabrera. Miguel is the best one to come out of Venezuela and is the
current first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. He is acknowledge as the first
Triple Crown winner in 45 years, and also has 2,000 hits before he reach age 31
which is a very impressive achievement. In addition to that, Venezuela
national Baseball team is also known as one 
of the most skilled teams that plays world-class baseball. Venezuela’s
National Football team has been representing their country and also has build
up world-class respect. Now, young Venezuelans are starting to take notice of
the sport.
In tennis, Venezuelans are looking
forward to the Venezuelan Fed Cup and Venezuelan Davis Cup which they will host
and play against people from North America. Venezuela first joined the Olympic
Games in 1948 and has won 12 overall Olympic medals, 5 have come from boxing . Sports in
Venezuela. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14,
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     Work cited

?      https://www.britannica.com/place/Venezuela

?      http://www.geographia.com/venezuela/history.htm

?      http://www.topendsports.com/world/countries/venezuela.htm

?      http://www.southamerica.cl/Venezuela/Food.htm

 

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