The government of Venezuela on 25 October 2013 created Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness to deal with sadness. The main role of the agency is to coordinate all anti-poverty missions created by the late President Hugo Chavez.
Oil-rich Venezuela is chronically short of basic goods and medical supplies. Annual inflation is running alarmingly at near 50 percent and the US dollar is valued at more than seven times the official rate on the black market.
Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America.
When: 25 October 2013
Why: to deal with sadness