venezuela The Draft Review - The Draft Review
  • League: FVB (Venezuela Basketball Federation)
  • Continent: South America
  • Nationality: Venezuelan
Country Background:
Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). 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. Current concerns include: a polarized political environment, a politicized military, drug-related violence along the Colombian border, increasing internal drug consumption, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the rain forest and indigenous peoples.
Sources: CIA World Factbook, November 2004
(2) Draft Picks
Rd Pick Overall Year Name Pos. Drafted By
1 28 28 2010 Greivis Vasquez PG Memphis
2 3 30 1990 Carl Herrera PF Miami

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