When people leave for faraway places, it's often hard to keep in contact, and connections may be severed because of distance. In some cases, people may wish to remain hidden for a variety of reasons, which can make finding a person in another country even more difficult. However, it's still possible to track down old friends or family members using the internet and other resources.
Type the person's name into Google and see what pops up. You may be surprised to find a personal website or other information that will allow you to make contact. Zabasearch is also a fantastic tool for tracking down people online.
Check Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites for a profile of the person you're looking for. If you get no hits through those websites, try pipl.com, a comprehensive resource for finding people online. Other people search websites charge a fee for their search services, and may be used if necessary.
Search Venezuelan phone directories through sites such as worldswitch.com to look for the phone number of the person you're looking for.
If you can't find the person you're looking for online, try finding their friends or family members. Look for anyone you think may have information on the person's whereabouts. Try to find a contact number for the person's parents through online white pages or other search sites.
U.S. embassies and consulates often help locate U.S. citizens abroad. The U.S. Department of State Overseas Citizens Services may be reached by calling 202-647-5225. Be ready to give as much information as possible on the person you're looking for.
If all else fails, hire a private detective to find the person you're looking for. Private detectives often have access to information that the average person may not be able to access. Pick a reputable detective who has experience finding people in different countries. This could be costly. If you're serious about finding someone in Venezuela, you may have to pay a detective to travel there to locate the person.