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February 1, 2013

22 Wonderful Color Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Venezuela in the 1950s

Venezuela was once the richest, most stable, democracy in Latin America.

Venezuela had been in a slow but constant rise ever since the oil reserves were discovered in the country in the early 20th century. All the progress that Venezuela achieved since then has been directly linked to the oil revenue.

By the time WWII came around, Venezuela was one of the main exporters of oil to the allies and even got a couple of ships sunk by German submarines.

In the 1950s, Venezuela was ruled by the General Marcos Perez Jimenez. Under his rule, Venezuela experienced the biggest economic and development boom in its history. This period of our history is known as “the dictatorship of concrete”.

Here are some amazing color photos of Venezuela in 1953.



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