Venezuela

Venezuela mapAglow Leader: Nelda Castellano
National Board President

Capital: Caracas

The beautiful nation of Venezuela has been in crisis for several years. A once thriving economy has plummeted. There is chaos in the government. Declining conditions and lack of daily resources have left the people suffering. At times, humanitarian aid is withheld. It is time for this to turn around by the Hand of God.

Pray and Proclaim:

  • Proclaim that God is releasing a deep celebration intercession through Aglow Venezuela that has the power to shift the government from the shoulders of man to the shoulders of God. It will shift Venezuela into an alignment that brings blessing to the people.
  • Isaiah 7:11 Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord you God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above. It is time to ask big for Venezuela. God will answer big to break the curse off the land and open the door to His unlimited goodness.
  •  Declare a breakthrough for humanitarian aid resources to get to the people to ease their suffering and need.
  • Decree political and economic breakthrough for Venezuela. Do not allow civil conflict to divide the people any further. Heal the land, Lord. Restore the wealth and redeem the people of Venezuela.
  • As political and economic breakthrough comes, declare spiritual breakthrough. Lord, break the chains of oppression and spiritual blindness. Bring an unprecedented harvest of souls to Your Kingdom. Display Your glory through the nation.
  • God bless Venezuela!)

Interesting Facts About Venezuela

Venezuela flagBackground: Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959, although the re-election of current disputed President Nicolas MADURO in an election boycotted by most opposition parties was widely viewed as fraudulent. Under Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, and his hand-picked successor, MADURO, the executive branch has exercised increasingly authoritarian control over other branches of government.

National Assembly President Juan GUAIDO is currently recognized by more than 50 countries – including the United States – as the interim president while MADURO retains control of all other institutions within the country and has the support of security forces. Venezuela is currently authoritarian with only one democratic institution – the National Assembly – and strong restrictions on freedoms of expression and the press.

The ruling party’s economic policies expanded the state’s role in the economy through expropriations of major enterprises, strict currency exchange and price controls that discourage private sector investment and production, and overdependence on the petroleum industry for revenues, among others. However, Caracas in 2019 relaxed some economic controls to mitigate some impacts of the economic crisis driven by a drop in oil production. Current concerns include human rights abuses, rampant violent crime, high inflation, and widespread shortages of basic consumer goods, medicine, and medical supplies.

Government Type: federal presidential republic

Population: 29,069,153 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnic Groups: unspecified Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, Indigenous

Languages: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects

Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%

Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website. Read more about Venezuela

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