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    Venezuela Military 1997

      Military branches National Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Nacionales or FAN) includes GroundForces or Army (Fuerzas Terrestres or Ejercito), Naval Forces (Fuerzas Navalesor Armada), Air Force (Fuerzas Aereas or Aviacion), Armed Forces of Cooperationor National Guard (Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperacion or Guardia Nacional)

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 5,997,099 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 4,333,497 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 238,650 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $902 million (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1.4% (1996)

      Disputes - international claims all of Guyana west of the Essequibo River; maritime boundarydispute with Colombia in the Gulf of Venezuela

      Illicit drugs illicit producer of cannabis, opium, and coca leaf for the internationaldrug trade on a small scale; however, large quantities of cocaine and herointransit the country from Colombia; important money-laundering hub; activeaerial eradication program primarily targeting opium

      NOTE: The information regarding Venezuela on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Venezuela Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Venezuela Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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