World's Most Controversial Vacations

From boycotts to embargoes, these destinations promise more than just rest and relaxation.

Venezuela

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If anyone expected Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to adopt a softer tone toward America when President Bush left office, they were surely disappointed. If anything, Chavez has amped up his anti-U.S. rhetoric—prompting widespread boycotts against all things Venezuelan. Still, vacationers continue to speak fondly of Los Roques Archipelago National Park and the hard-to-reach Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, hidden away in the dense jungle.

World's Most Controversial Vacations

Venezuela

If anyone expected Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to adopt a softer tone toward America when President Bush left office, they were surely disappointed. If anything, Chavez has amped up his anti-U.S. rhetoric—prompting widespread boycotts against all things Venezuelan. Still, vacationers continue to speak fondly of Los Roques Archipelago National Park and the hard-to-reach Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, hidden away in the dense jungle.

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