Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. The world's largest oil reserves were discovered in the early 20th century.
The recovery of oil prices in the early 2000s gave Venezuela an economic boost. The government of Victor Chavez in Caracas then established populist policies that initially boosted the economy and increased social spending, significantly reducing economic inequality and poverty. These policies later became controversial since they destabilized the nation's economy, resulting in hyperinflation, an economic depression and a drastic increase in poverty. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content on Venezuela.
In an exclusive DW interview, Venezuela's former attorney general claims she has proof of extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses that could land President Nicolas Maduro before the International Criminal Court.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been accused of failing to meet the conditions set out for the upcoming round of talks. It had been hoped that brokered negotiations would eventually lead to full bilateral talks.
He has played less than 90 minutes in the Bundesliga but Sergio Cordova has impressed during his short time at Augsburg. DW caught up with him to chat about his new club, life in Germany and his country's national team.