ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Report: Venezuela One Of Hardest Countries for Doing Business

Report: Venezuela One Of Hardest Countries for Doing Business

According to the annual report "Doing Business" conducted by the World Bank, Venezuela ranks 186 of 189 countries when it comes to business regulations.

Venezuela is surpassed only by African countries South Sudan (187), Libya (188) and Eritrea (189).

The report compares different business regulations that could enhance and constrain business development in 189 economies and states that "Venezuela made starting a business more difficult by increasing incorporation costs." The rankings are based on the average of each economy's scores for 10 topics that are included in the report.

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