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Venezuela is a large and diverse country with a long history. It has a variety of ecosystems and is home to many different ethnic groups. The country is bordered by Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Argentina to the northwest. Venezuela also shares a small border with Haiti. The country has an area of 2,235,000 square kilometers and a population of approximately 29 million people. About 95% of Venezuelans live in urban areas. The main language spoken in Venezuela is Spanish. The Venezuelan economy is dominated by oil and natural gas exports. The country has experienced economic difficulties in recent years due to low oil prices and problems with its currency, the bolivar. Inflation rates are high, and there are widespread shortages of food and other goods. In 2018, President Maduro was elected to another term in office with 55% of the vote.


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