Venezuela Cultural Backgrounder
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Cultural Backgrounder: Venezuela

Here are a few resources for you to review to elevate your knowledge about the country of Venezuela and what has led to its refugee crisis. If you work directly with people from the Venezuela, this may help you put some things into context.


Note: Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) Migration and Refugee Services department serves refugees and displaced peoples from all sides of national and cultural conflicts. Therefore, the perspectives in these resources do not directly reflect the perspectives of all of CCS’s clients. It is recommended that you not assume an individual’s personal beliefs about a conflict.





Timeline of the conflict in Venezuela, 2013-2019

A brief  timeline about the recent history leading to the crisis that has led to violence and millions of people fleeing Venezuela.


March 10, 2021 UN Statement on Venezuela

Article providing an insight into the perspective the United Nations has taken on recent developments in Venezuela. 


Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of the Petrostate

An article describing the factors that led to the economic crisis in Venezuela, with additional resources for further reading if interested.


Vox Explains the Crisis in Venezuela

Video highlighting some key events that influenced the current situation in Venezuela. Additional resources are cited in the description box of the video.




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Is your client from Venezuela? Use the following resources to better understand the context of where your client is coming from!