By: Kimberly Kerr

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Capital: Caracas

Population: 30. 69 million people

GDP: 509.96 billion

Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

Major exports: Petroleum, iron ore, coffee, steel, aluminum, and cocoa

Currency: Venezuelan bolivar(VEF)

Life expectancy: 74 years

Literacy rate: 93%

Current president: Nicolas Maduro

Independence day: July 5, 1811

Motto: God and Federation

National symbols: Flag, Coat of arms, and National anthem

Favorite sports: Football and baseball

Major religions: Roman catholic and Protestant

Languages other than Spanish: Wayuu, English, and Italian

Major problems: Oil crash, currency, power struggle, food crisis

Current events: First lady criticizes America for 'kidnapping' her relatives

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