Talk:Venezuela

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Venezuela:

Feel free to add, remove, strike or object any of the to-do's below, but remember to discuss controversial topics here.

  • Expand lead (It should summarize the entire article)
  • The history misses what happened before "the first permanent Spanish settlement in South America."
  • Check if all sub-headers are needed (e.g. "New flag and new coat of arms")
  • improve the quality of sources. There should be far fewer media outlets (especially from ones with known anti-Venezuelan government bias) and more peer-reviewed articles and books. Also the obvious bias in the introductory paragraphs should be looked at.
  • In Administrative Divisions, fewer lists and, more paragraphs.
  • In Geography expand climate, wildlife and flora.
  • In Economy, "Venezuela also depends highly on the agricultural sector," I'm not sure about that. There is a lot of information to be updated.
  • Demographics is mainly ethnics, nothing about population, it should be expanded too.
  • Expand the military section.
  • Reduce the number of names in the culture section, it confues readers a lot.
  • Check that "see also" sub-section at the end of Culture.
  • Maybe move holidays to a daughter article.
  • Make the national symbols a paragraph instead of a list.
  • Add in-line references.
  • Reduce the amount of external links.
  • Copy-edit and cleanup
  • In media it is just a stub and does cite any reference either. It should be expanded and incorporate more points of view.
  • Make the prose "compelling, even brilliant" (2a)

•Add a short unbiased reference with sources cited (under Government and politics > Law and crime?) regarding the captivity/incarceration of the U.S. Citizen Joshua Holt and his Venezuelan wife). It need not be huge, but something this diplomatically important should really at least be mentioned.

  • Investigate about the bolivar's decree that adds the 8th star in the flag <- this was the main motivation for the recent change
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Article reads as if written by CIA/U.S. State Dept[edit]

This article is so laughably biased in a reactionary right wing pro-U.S. government vein as to utterly lack any accuracy or balance. As another person has mentioned below, there is not a single entry in the article that details the ongoing U.S. government sabotage and interference in Venezuelan elections, economy, and politics. Right now some of the most extreme sanctions have been implemented by the Obama and Trump regimes totally crippling the Venezuelan economy. But does this crap Wiki entry mention anything about these crushing sanctions when bitching about how bad their economy is? No! Nothing. It is obvious that the US government is trying to do another one of their 'regime change' operations in Venezuela through sanctions to force an internal coup; but Wikipedia is so infested with State Dept trolls that they won't allow these important basic facts to be discussed here. The whole article seems like it was written by a U.S. State Dept employee. Probably not a single actual Venezuelan worked on it. Total crap hit piece. Disgraceful for rubbish such as this to be pawned off as "encyclopedic". This came directly from U.S. Ministry of Propaganda :-( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deschutes Maple (talkcontribs) 14:33, 09 September 2018 (UTC)

Is there anything in particular you'd like to see changed? Remember that anything you want to add should be neutrally written and verifiable in reliable sources. Cheers, -- irn (talk) 16:33, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
It might help if sources like Granma and TeleSur were treated as RSes to the same extent that American papers are. Or if, alternatively, we cut all the newspapers out of the sources. Simonm223 (talk) 19:12, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Completely agree. -- SatanicSanta 01:59, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Are you trolling? Hegsareta (talk) 01:16, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Trolling is the internet word for winding people up, a kind of typed out prank phone call. I don't see what's "trolling" about pointing out that the United States is not the Arbiter of truth. 2A02:A442:581E:1:1D02:5E6:F97A:B4F3 (talk) 06:48, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia was invented by citizens of the United States. We will write whatever we want in our encyclopedia. 173.31.203.116 (talk) 02:25, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

I agree with this completely. I encourage people to compare this article with those of other Latin American countries, the anti-Venezuela bias is immediately obvious. Just check out the intro for the article on Colombia, you would think it was a paradise and Venezuela an absolute hell hole. Also the sources used are laughably flimsy. Almost no peer reviewed articles or articles / books by regional experts, but rather fluffy hit pieces from CNN money and Bloomberg. Give me a break. They're about one step away from using Fox News as a source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.165.198.121 (talk) 03:16, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

The spanish version of the site reads alot more true to fact, and by being true to fact it, in an unbiased way, properly describes the degradation of the country under Chavez and Maduro. I don't know where you're getting your news from. If you have any doubts I invite you to Medellín, Colombia. We have tons of our venezuelan brothers here who have fled the repression, starvation, and violence endemic now in the country. Alcibiades979 (talk) 22:15, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

This article is also one-sided, i think; but the source dw.com normally tries to be neutral; and it seems to still be a nice overview (and many useful further links). Maybe it is worth to add to the 'See also' links ? But again, it does seem one-sided and i don't know. --- A visitor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.244.107.223 (talk) 04:32, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

I think that using Bloomberg, or the Wall Street Journal as a source for a socialist country is a joke. These sources are mouthpieces for the capitalist agenda. If it's a socialist country and you want to express a socialist opinion use a socialist newspaper like the Militant, which has been around for 75+ years, or others. Then you will get an opinion which matches the country. This entire article reads like a pro-reactionary pro-USA propaganda piece. I signed up to have a Wikipedia profile just to try and fix this article which was so badly anti-revolutionary Venezuela. [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bwickman76 (talkcontribs) 17:49, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Crime and Organized Crime[edit]

Besides the usual purse snatching crimes, Organized Crime has now resorted to direct 80 to 90 dba acoustic overload through the use of none compliant generators in residencial zones (45 to 55 dba) to force residents to sell cheaply.

Some of those targetted are those with guard dogs that hindered night entree and robbery, others, those alleged to have 10 bucks per day more to live on then them. Other Organized Crime bosses target Dollar sections, demanding any amount to reduce harashment, and use the poorest sections in society to putz that harashment in a very, very similar form that that was done by white/arabic/mediterranean descendent crime bosses in Colombia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.94.127.72 (talk) 14:42, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Aircraft registration code/Road vehicle code - YV[edit]

I've just learned the aircraft registration code for Venezuela is YV. Indeed, YV seems to indicate Venezuela in some situations, e.g., on a sticker on one's luggage to indicate one has visited that country. Or road vehicles. I am unsure how to edit this article to include that information. See, e.g., YV, or ISO_3166-1_alpha-2, or International vehicle registration code. Bdushaw (talk) 19:51, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

  1. ^ bwickman76