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Venezuela, located in northern South America, is a nation of approximately 28 million people facing a complex set of economic, political, and social challenges. Once one of the wealthiest countries in the region due to its vast oil reserves, Venezuela has experienced a severe economic downturn marked by hyperinflation, scarcity of goods, and a decline in living standards. Governed as a presidential republic, the country has been politically polarized, with President Nicol├ís Maduro facing domestic and international criticism for alleged human rights abuses and authoritarian governance. Venezuela’s economy, heavily reliant on oil exports, has suffered from mismanagement, corruption, and external factors such as fluctuating oil prices. The nation’s foreign policy has been shaped by efforts to counter what the government perceives as external interference, particularly from the United States. Venezuela has sought alliances with countries like Russia and China while participating in regional organizations like the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Tensions with the international community, including sanctions imposed by various nations, have further isolated Venezuela. The government’s emphasis on anti-imperialist rhetoric and sovereignty resonates domestically but has strained diplomatic relations. Venezuela’s complex internal dynamics, including protests, economic instability, and migration challenges, intersect with its foreign policy decisions, contributing to the nation’s position in the broader geopolitical landscape. Efforts to address these challenges include dialogue initiatives, economic reforms, and calls for national unity, but the nation remains polarized, and the path to stability and recovery appears challenging amidst the multifaceted crises. THEMOTORCYCLERS: Features defense and foreign policy of Venezuela.