Óscar Pérez

Venezuela: Why did the Government Kill Óscar Pérez?

The second week of January, just when people are trying to set new routines, go back to school, and work to somehow continue with life, the Venezuelan government surprised us again with one of the most terrible and violent assassinations ever. We, those who fight and resist, have decided to name things as they are, this was murder. Óscar Pérez, his team, and others were killed after being sieged in a house in the Mountains of Caracas.
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Santeria Venezuela Religion

Santeria in Venezuela: Religion in Times of Dismay

Venezuela is mainly Catholic. There is a small percentage of people who practice other religions, and in the constitution, the link between the State and the Church was dissolved a long time ago. However, as it happens with many of other things written in Venezuela’s books of laws: people pay no attention to it. But there is another religion on the rise in Venezuela – Santeria.
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Venezuelan Crisis

Venezuela: The Loose Ends of the Venezuelan Crisis

On the edge of our hyper-connected reality, any international happening that holds high levels of media interest can generate a quick outburst of unrequested opinions, analysis, and criticism. E.g., since the very beginning of the Venezuelan crisis in 2013, much has been speculated about the roots of the sociopolitical issues of this formerly rich Latin American disaster.
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Venezuela Holiday Traditions: Bright Spots in a Crisis

Venezuelan holiday traditions are fun and colorful, we don’t miss a chance of celebrating and having some fun together with family and friends. No wonder we have so many holidays and free days per year. Christmas is very special, unlike other countries and nationalities we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Halloween, we devote more time, effort, and energy to Christmas than any other holiday.
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Venezuelan

Ideas and Topics Venezuelan People are Obsessed With

Every nationality has something they are obsessed with. I am not talking about stereotypes, or what other people think about us; this is a completely different subject. The topic I want to talk about today refers only to the ideas and topics that invade our heads in Venezuela. The beliefs, values, and conceptions that we have stamped in our mind like a moral passport.
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