República de Venezuela
  • Barry Turner
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Columbus sighted Venezuela in 1498 and it was visited by Alonzo de Ojeda and Amerigo Vespucci in 1499 who named it Venezuela (Little Venice). It was part of the Spanish colony of New Granada until 1821 when it became independent, at first in union with Colombia and then as a separate independent republic from 1830.


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Further Reading

  1. Dirección General de Estadistica, Ministerio de Fomento, Boletín Mensual 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 (CO), 1991Google Scholar
  4. Nairn, M., Paper Tigers and Minotaurs: the Politics of Venezuela’s Economic Reforms. Washington (D.C.), 1993Google Scholar

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