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Venezuela: Background and Cases

[Venezuela Economic Engagement Condition Neg] [Venezuela Economic Engagement Condition Aff] [Full Bibliography] The United States enjoyed relatively normal trade and investment relations until 1999 when socialist Hugo Chavez assumed the presidency.  After that, relations went downhill fast. In 2002, Chavez accused the Bush administration of attempting a coup against him when he was briefly ousted from power. In 2005, President Bush certified that Venezuela “failed demonstrably during the previous 12