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My Place….Venezuela. By: Maia Flores Enrichment Class of ’08 Ray Thompson Elementary. Venezuela. Venezuela is in the northern part of South America. Venezuela means “Little Vince,” from a man who discovered it. Venezuela also has mountains and caribbeans.

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My place venezuela

My Place….Venezuela.

By: Maia Flores

Enrichment Class of ’08

Ray Thompson Elementary


Venezuela
Venezuela

  • Venezuela is in the northern part of South America.

  • Venezuela means “Little Vince,” from a man who discovered it.

  • Venezuela also has mountains and caribbeans.

  • The capital of Venezuela is Caracas.

  • In 1991, the population was 18,105,265 excluding Jungle Indians living in the remote interior.

  • Venezuela is also three times bigger than Texas.


Venezuela history
Venezuela History

The name “Venezuela” is believed to have originated from the cartographer Amerigo Vespucci who worked together with Alonzo de Ojeda. In 1499 their expedition was led along the northwestern coast’s Gulf of Venezuela.

People think that Venezuela was first found at least 15,000 years ago!!


Diseases in venezuela
Diseases in Venezuela

Infants in Venezuela stood at 16 deaths per 1,000 births in 2004. 17% of potable water is lacking access in Venezuela. Also 3% of sewage is treated. Most cities lack treatment facilities. Some people are going to obtain vaccination for diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, cholera hepatitis A, B and D.


Venezuela s education
Venezuela’s Education

Schools in Venezuela don’t have many supplies for the kids.

They also don’t have that much money to make a better school.


Poverty in venezuela
Poverty in Venezuela

There is much poverty in Venezuela! Most people in Venezuela live in boxes or even in the streets and that is so sad.

People who live in houses have bad conditions of walls, heating, and also bad sleeping conditions. People sleep on concrete!!!!!


Dirty drinking water
Dirty Drinking Water

There are a lot of diseases going on in Venezuela. I am going to tell you right now about the water source. They said that children in Venezuela die of waterbone illness EVERY 15 seconds.

1 Billion people don’t have clean water there and one in three lacks a basic toilet.


Bibliography
Bibliography

http://www.venezuelatuya.com/historia/resum1eng.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108140.html

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1059.html

http://www.venezuelatuya.com/

http://www.venezuelatuya.com/natura/indexeng.htm


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