Venezuela has some beautiful beaches and wonderful people.
If you've a mind to travel there, visit Isla Margarita.
The airport in Caracas is new and very nice - the customs and immigration people are gracious and efficient.
I'm no fan of Chavez, but a visit to Venezuela is not like checking into hell. On the other hand, Belize is about 1,000 percent better, safer, cleaner, etc -----