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TRUTH: No Venezuela in 2016 Mr. World | RUMORS : No Venezuela Reps for Miss World & Miss Earth

Beauty pageant powerhouse Venezuela  will not be sending a representative to Mister World 2016 Contest. 
Reason? Financial constraints, difficulties in obtaining foreign currency for the international event.

Venezuela  is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history. 
People in the oil-rich country are regularly going without food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, softdrinks, condoms -- you name it.
The widespread of hunger, desperation  for food and the spread of unrest are threatening the government of their  President Nicolás Maduro.

Mr World 2016 finale  is scheduled to be held in Southport,  England’s Classic Resort on July 19. The Search For The World’s Most Desirable Man will be held at the Floral Hall of Southport Theatre Convention Centre (STCC). 

photo grabbed from Critical Beauty Facebook Group | credit to Her Luis

The Miss Venezuela Organization's Official statement on their website:

Due to the difficulty of managing obtaining foreign currency for participation in international events and the high costs they involve, we are forced to make decisions that, although they are not to our satisfaction, are required to perform.
In this regard, we report that this year will not send representation to Mister World 2016 , so as communicate the situation to the Organization Mister World and its president Mrs. Julia Morley , with whom we maintain excellent relationships.
Renato Barabino , who was recently selected Mister Venezuela 2016 , will continue their intense training in acting, animation and speech in order to strengthen their talents and can shine with their participation in the next commitments it has with Venevision, both within the program Portadas as in other events we have prepared for him. 
**Translation Credits to Sash Factor

Renato Barabino is Mister Venezuela 2016 and supposedly  representative in Mr World 2016. Venezuela has won Mister World  title once, back in 1998.
Renato Barabino, Mister Venezuela 2016

There are also rumors  that Osmel Sousa, head of Miss Venezuela Organization, would not be sending a representatives for Miss World and Miss Earth due to economic crisis.

Under the direction of Osmel Sousa, Venezuela has accumulated more international pageant titles than any other country, including seven Miss Universe winners, six Miss World winners, seven Miss International winners and two Miss Earth winners.
Osmel Sousa

We hope that the crisis there can be resolved soon!

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