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  • Main Title Venezuela: Issues for Congress


  • Author: Sullivan, Mark P.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Latin American Affairs


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2012-10-16


  • English


  • Content Description: This report discusses the current Congressional issues in relation to Venezuela, including background on the political situation and recent developments, the economic conditions, relevant U.S. policies, and the legislative initiatives in the 111th and 112th Congresses. The United States traditionally has had close relations with Venezuela, a major supplier of foreign oil, but there has been friction in relations under the government of populist President Hugo Chávez. U.S. officials have expressed concerns about human rights, Venezuela's military arms purchases, its relations with Cuba and Iran, and its efforts to export its brand of populism to other Latin American countries.
  • Physical Description: 63 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Congress and foreign policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: International relations
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign relations -- U.S. -- Venezuela
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign relations -- Venezuela -- U.S.

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  • Place Name: Venezuela


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R40938
  • Accession or Local Control No: R40938_2012Oct16
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc122195