This voyage departed from Cadiz with a fleet of Spanish ships. The letter states that the ships made their way through the West Indies and got to the province of Central America within about five weeks. This would mean that Amerigo came across Venezuela a year before Christopher Columbus did. Amerigo and his fleets arrived back in Cadiz in October 1498. Then, in May of 1499, Amerigo set off on his second Voyage. Sailing under the spanish flag, Vespucci worked as a navigator under the command of Alonzo de Ojeda. They traveled to the coast of what is know known as Guyana, where it is believed that Vespucci parted ways with Ojeda and went on to explore the coast of Brazil. During this expedition Vespucci is said to have discovered the Amazon River and Cape St. Augustine. On May 14, 1501, Amerigo departed on another journey. Now on his third voyage, Vespucci set sail for Cape Verde. Amerigo’s third voyage is largely considered his most successful. Vespucci did not start on in command of the expedition, but when Portuguese officers asked him to take charge of the voyage he
Simón Bolívar was born July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela. He was born into a wealthy family, who took their money from rich gold and copper mines they owned in Venezuela. At the age of three Simón Bolívar's father died, then six years later his mother died. After the death of his parents, he moved to Spain in 1799 where he continued his education and married a daughter of a nobleman, María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa in 1803, who later died of yellow fever during a visit to Venezuela.
Luisa Caceres de Arismendi was a heroine of Venezuela's fight for independence. She was recognized for her bravery in confronting the Spanish who attempted to trade her for the surrender of her husband General Juan Bautista Arismendi. In recognition of her loyalty and fight for Venezuela's independence, her remains were entombed in the Panteon Nacional.
In order to determine the tourism products that Uyuni has to offer, it is first important to delineate the geographical area that is discussed throughout this paper. The Bolivian territory is divided into department, provinces, municipalities, and indigenous territories (Assembly of Support to Bolivia, n.d.a). The Salar de Uyuni is part of the Department of Potosí, a region located in the south west part of Bolivia in the frontier with Chile and Argentina (Bolivia Informa, 2013). More specifically, the Salar de Uyuni belongs to autonomous municipality of Uyuni, a public entity that is in charge of the governmental administration of the salt dessert (Bolivia Informa, 2013). This Bachelor Paper II analyzes the region (referred to as Salar de
Did you know that Venezuela was one of the first colonies to gain their independence from Spain? At the time Venezuela was a Spanish ruled colony and the people of Venezuela felt that their government was ruling their colony terribly (Adelblue). The people were led by Simon Bolivar, whose nickname was “The Liberator” since he liberated Venezuela and worked with San Martin to liberate most of Northern South America (Adelblue). Venezuela declared their independence in 1810 and finally gained their independence after the Battle of Carabobo in 1821 (Minster). Three symbolic elements of the Venezuelan revolution are used to portray Simon Bolivar, the speech Simon gave to the Second National Congress in 1819 to encourage the type of government he had in mind, and the high taxation that was the main cause of the revolution (Ellis and Esler 705).
This will be as much a tale about the Venezuelan people as it is about a returning immigrant who knows his homeland largely from memories and media. Though my experiences have shaped my outlook, my intention is to enter the country as a neutral and impartial writer, cognizant of daily life, yet oblivious to the fiery political discourse which consumes too many discussions.
In recent years, an increasing number of professors, commentators, journalists, and teens on social media have claimed that capitalism has failed. What usually follows are suggestions to usher in a new wave of socialism, as if the chaos in Venezuela is somehow non-existent or something truly desirable.
It only takes two hours and a half to get to the United States from Venezuela. Many people travel from Venezuela to U.S envisioning a better Life improvement from what Venezuela scares thanks to political irresponsibly. Venezuela is unrivaled to USA in terms of education, road and security
Before the arrival of Columbus, Venezuela was inhabited by a number of indigenous groups, including the Caracas, Arawak, and Cumanagotos. In 1498, Columbus became the first European to explore the area. The Spanish soon began conquering offshore islands and coastal regions. They named the area Venezuela ("little Venice") because the coastal homes were built on stilts, reminding them of Venice, Italy. Caracas, the capital, was founded in 1567.
Venezuela is located in northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana, and north of Brazil. Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit Venezuela. He came in 1498 during his third voyage to the New World, and landed on the Peninsula de Paria. More explorers came a year later, and it was Alonso de Ojeda who gave the country its name. Arriving at Lake Maracaibo, he admired the stilted houses that the Indians had build above the lake and called the place Venezuela, which means “Little Venice.” Early colonization in Venezuela was much less rampant than it was in other parts of South America, and the viceroy ruled the colony from the city of Santa Fe, which is now present-day
Irene Rinaldi seems to have accurately fit the conflict of the entire nation of Venezuela within the confines of one cartoon for The New York Times (3). The first figure that confronts us is that of a hand, larger than life, tightly grasping a weapon. This is the chilling portrayal of a nation’s military force aimed at surging masses of its own protesting people. According to Petra Cahill and Laura Saravia
Venezuela is a country with an exceptional history. Ever since the collapse of the Gran Colombia in 1830, Venezuela has been ruled by military leaders until mid-20th century (CIA). Since the mid-1950s, a wave of democratically elected regimes took over in which Venezuela flourished and became one of the few leading economic powers in the Latin American region (CIA). With large oil revenues funding the government, the country’s political and economic institutions became effective, and what was once a military oppressed environment was now a thriving and liberalized economy. Unfortunately, many of these institutions began to deteriorate from corruption and inexperience of officials. Also, Oil prices began to decline and the country began to
The Foundation (CEPS) in its analysis, trying to explain political leftist tendencies of the 21st century in Latin America, especially in Venezuela. They concluded that the neo-liberal policies and the Washington Consensus had a particularly negative impact on the social sphere, which was wrangly implemented and probably caused increased social tensions and violence. Then they warn to be alert of Bolivarian Alternative in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. These countries are characterized as insufficiently ambitious in its internal politics and ideological suffer from insecurity heads of state or their ambivalence.
Dr. Urby had a guest speaker during his class today. The guest speaker was Dr. Gilmore, he gave a presentation on Geography. He has done extensive research in South Mexico, South America, and Honduras. Dr. Gilmore’s presentation was mainly focused on explaining the fundamental concepts of geography and its importance. Additionally, he introduced the class to the Geographic Information System (GIS). This system is a crucial tool that is available for geographers. In fact, everyone can access a geographic information system by utilizing their GPS on their smartphone. Moreover, Dr. Gilmore gave the example that the Mexican Government changed their oil and gas policies to open their doors to foreign companies. Dr. Gilmore utilized GIS to highlight
Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves and by 1960, it became the wealthiest country in Latin America. Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the state owned company, was the key to economic and social development in Venezuela under president Hugo Chavez. His government was settled in an environment where the oil prices were rising and the economy was booming, so he was able fund social programs and practices that were popular to the poor masses. This wealthy and growing Venezuela made Chavez to be very popular and his regime very powerful. Oil revenue accounted for nearly 90% of exports, more than 50% of government revenue, and 35% of country’s GDP.