• Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Key Historical Events. Venezuela had formed part of the Spanish colony of New Granada until 1821 when it became independent in union with Colombia. A separate, independent republic was formed in 1830. There were 2 abortive military coups in 1992. President Pérez Rodríguez was accused of embezzling public funds and suspended from his functions on 21 May 1993.

República de Venezuela


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Further Reading

  1. Dirección General de Estadística, Ministerio de Fomento, Boletín Mensuel de Estadística.—Anuario Estadístico de Venezuela. Caracas, AnnualGoogle Scholar
  2. Ewell, J., Venezuela: A Century of Change. London, 1984Google Scholar
  3. Hellinger, D.V., Tarnished Democracy. Boulder (Colo.), 1991Google Scholar
  4. Lombard, J., Venezuelan History: A Comprehensive Working Bibliography. Boston, 1977.—Venezuela: The Search for Order, the Dream of Progress. OUP, 1982Google Scholar
  5. Martz, J. D. and Myers, D. J., Venezuela: The Democratic Experience. New York, 1986Google Scholar
  6. Nairn, M., Paper Tigers and Minotaurs: the Politics of Venezuela’s Economic Reforms. Washington (DC), 1993Google Scholar

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