Those of you interested in Latin America must visit RethinkVenezuela.com, a site designed to "educate the public about contemporary Venezuela."
As the world's fifth-largest oil producer, Venezuela has long been a country of contrasts. Despite its great wealth, 80 percent of Venezuelans live in poverty. To address this injustice, the state-owned oil company has increased annual spending on social programs from 40 million to 1.7 billion dollars. For the first time, many Venezuelans have access to education, job training, housing, and health care.
There's a new sense of excitement and national pride in Venezuela today. These social investments, along with continued investments in infrastructure, are bringing to life the motto "Ahora es de todos": Now, Venezuela is for all.
This site will provide you with the resources you need to educate yourself on the latest political events in the country, and to take action to support Venezuela's democracy.