VENEZUELA: Men of Labor

What European immigrant labor did for the expanding U.S. in the 19th century it is doing on a smaller scale for Venezuela in the 20th. Since World War II, some 340,000 foreigners, mostly skilled workers, have migrated to Venezuela and eagerly gone to work on the booming country's new buildings, industries and farms. Last year more than 71,000 entered, giving Venezuela the highest per-capita immigration rate in the world.

The new Venezuelans are scattered from the mouth of the Orinoco to Maracaibo, but nearly two-thirds of them live in Caracas, where they help to create an atmosphere...

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