three group stage matches for Paraguay. Santa Cruz was not able to score a goal, but he did assist Nelson Cuevas and had a good game in the 2–0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago national football team). Despite the win, Paraguay failed to qualify to the second round of the tournament. Santa Cruz scored a hat trick against Colombia (Colombia national football team) in a 5–0 Paraguayan victory during the Copa América 2007 in Venezuela. He was one of Paraguay's top scorers (three goals) in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CONMEBOL)). Latin America also has its share of martial arts devoted to stick fighting, like Venezuela's Juego del Garrote (El Juego del Garrote) or Brazil's Palo do Brazil. pronunciation states Venezuela, the Guianas, a few in Brazil speakers 7,400 He fulfilled his mission (1835-1839) with great success, incidentally discovering the giant Victoria Regia (Victoria (waterlily)) water lily, in 1837, and many new species of orchids, one genus of which, ''Schomburgkia'', was named for him. In 1841 he returned to Guiana, this time as a British Government (Her Majesty's Government) official to survey the colony and fix its eastern and western boundaries. The result was the provisional boundary between British Guiana and Venezuela known as the "Schomburgk Line", and the boundary with the Dutch (Netherlands) colony of Surinam (Suriname). He also made further geographical and ethnological observations, and was joined there by his brother, Moritz Richard (Moritz Richard Schomburgk). He repeatedly urged fixing the boundary with Brazil, motivated by his encounters with Brazilian enslavement (Slavery) of local Indian tribes, most of which no longer exist. Schomburgk's survey later played a role in the arbitration of the southern boundary between British Guiana and Brazil, with arbitration by the King of Italy in 1904. *Boxing: **Venezuelan boxer Juan Jose Landaeta officially files a protest at the WBA (World Boxing Association)'s Caracas (Caracas, Venezuela) offices, for the result of his fight the previous week against WBA world minimumweight champion, Yutaka Niida, where Landaeta lost a split decision in Japan. Landaeta hopes the WBA can revert the decision. '''Moisés Naím''' (born 1952) is a Venezuelan writer and columnist. He is currently a Senior Associate in the International Economics program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Naím served as Venezuela’s Minister of Trade and Industry, and played a central role in the initial launching of major economic reforms in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Prior to his ministerial position, he was professor and dean at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), a business school and research center in Caracas. He was also the director of the projects on economic reforms and on Latin America at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Naím was also associated with the World Bank, where he served as an Executive Director. From 1996 to 2010, Naím was the editor-in-chief of ''Foreign Policy'' magazine. Under his leadership, the magazine re-launched, won the National Magazine award for General Excellence three times, and became one of the world's most influential publications in international affairs. The '''Green Hermit''' ('''''Phaethornis guy''''') is a large hummingbird that is a resident breeder from southern Central America (Costa Rica and Panama) south to northwestern South America (northeastern Venezuela and Trinidad and the northern Andes to eastern Peru) Pico da Neblina is often mentioned as being on the exact border between Brazil and Venezuela. This is true for its massif as a whole, but the main summit is wholly in Brazil. It is also sometimes mentioned as being the highest point in South America outside of the Andes, but this is not correct either: the title belongs to Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, which is almost twice the height of Pico da Neblina and completely detached from the Andes. However, Pico da Neblina is indeed the highest point '''east''' of the Andes range, and therefore of a large portion of the continent. Neighbouring Pico 31 de Março, which ''is'' on the precise international border, is also the highest point in Venezuela outside of the Andes. The ''' Little Hermit''' (''Phaethornis longuemareus'') is a hummingbird that is a resident breeder in north-eastern Venezuela, northern Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Trinidad. This lowland species occurs in various semi-open wooded habitats, e.g. mangrove, secondary forest, plantations and scrub (Scrubland). In Trinidad it also occurs in rainforest. It is fairly common in most of its range, and therefore listed as Least Concern by BirdLife International. In 2002, Barros moved to Venezuela to act there, after being signed by Venevision. She appeared in ''Ángel Rebelde'' as Simona Ramirez. '''''Los Llanos''''' (
, in 5 components of Ground, Sea and Air. The components of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces are: the Venezuelan Army, the Venezuelan Navy, the Venezuelan Air Force, the Venezuelan National Guard, and the Venezuelan National Militia. As of 2008, a further 600,000 soldiers were incorporated into a new branch, known as the Armed Reserve. The President of Venezuela is the commander-in-chief of the national armed forces. The main roles of the armed forces are to defend the sovereign national territory of Venezuela, airspace, and islands, fight against drug trafficking, to search and rescue and, in the case of a natural disaster, civil protection. All male citizens of Venezuela have a constitutional duty to register for the military service at the age of 18, which is the age of majority in Venezuela. Law and crime
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away from the government officially embracing a free market economy and neoliberal (neoliberalism) reform principles and towards quasi-socialist income redistribution and social welfare programs. Chávez has just as radically up-ended Venezuela's traditional foreign policy. Instead of continuing Venezuela's past support for U.S. and European strategic interests, Chávez has promoted alternative development and integration paradigms for the Global South (Third World). '''La Orchila
. Electric motors using brush (brush (electric))es can generate ozone from repeated spark (spark gap)ing inside the unit. Large motors that use brushes, such as those used by elevators or hydraulic pumps, will generate more ozone than smaller motors. Ozone is similarly formed in the Catatumbo lightning storms (Catatumbo lightning) phenomenon on the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, which helps to replenish ozone in the upper troposphere. It is the world's largest single natural generator of ozone, lending calls for it to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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; It produces a small red-orange fruits with sticky, dense pulp and a flavour resembling that of dried fig (Common fig)s or peanut butter, hence the name. Additionally, the scent is unmistakably of peanut butter. Mostly eaten fresh, also used for jellies, jams, or preserves. It is cultivated in South Florida. Members of the genus are found mainly in Central America; the North American Least Shrew, ''C. parva'', is the only species found north of Mexico. The genus occurs
of the football team. He attended the Michigan School of Mines (now Michigan Technological University) in 1910, became a geologist, and worked for Union Oil as Manager of Lands and Foreign Exploration helping to develop the first wells in Mexico and Venezuela. He took time off from his job to serve in the U.S. Army in World War I and fought in France. He and his father became minority owners of the Burnham
'''Venezuela''' ( with an estimated population around 29,100,000. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity (Megadiverse countries), with habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive ''llanos (Los Llanos, Venezuela)'' plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta (Orinoco Delta) in the east.
The territory currently known as Venezuela was colonized by Spain (Spanish colonization of the Americas) in 1522 amid resistance from indigenous peoples (Indigenous peoples in Venezuela). In 1811, it became one of the first Spanish-American colonies to declare independence (First Republic of Venezuela), which was not securely established until 1821, when Venezuela was a department of the federal republic of Gran Colombia. It gained full independence as a separate country in 1830. During the 19th century, Venezuela suffered political turmoil and autocracy, remaining dominated by regional ''caudillos'' (military strongmen) until the mid-20th century. Since 1958, the country has had a series of democratic governments. Economic shocks in the 1980s and 1990s led to several political crises, including the deadly Caracazo riots of 1989, two attempted coups in 1992 (1992 Venezuelan coup d'état attempts), and the impeachment of President Carlos Andrés Pérez for embezzlement of public funds in 1993. A collapse in confidence in the existing parties saw the 1998 election (Venezuelan presidential election, 1998) of former coup-involved career officer Hugo Chávez and the launch of the Bolivarian Revolution, beginning with a 1999 Constituent Assembly (1999 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela) to write a new Constitution of Venezuela.
Venezuela is a federal (federation) presidential republic consisting of 23 states (States of Venezuela), the Capital District (Venezuelan Capital District) (covering Caracas), and federal dependencies (Federal Dependencies of Venezuela) (covering Venezuela's offshore islands). Venezuela also claims all Guyanese (Guyana) territory west of the Essequibo River, a
Venezuela is among the most urbanized countries in Latin America; as (by 1998) per capita GDP fell to the same level as 1963, down a third from its 1978 peak. Kelly, Janet and Palma, Pedro (2006) "The Syndrome of Economic Decline and the Quest for Change", p. 207 in McCoy, Jennifer and Myers, David (eds, 2006), ''The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela'', Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0-8018-8428-4.
The recovery of oil prices (Price of petroleum) after 2001 boosted the Venezuelan economy and facilitated social spending which significantly reduced economic inequality and poverty, Kevin Voigt (6 March 2013). Chavez leaves Venezuelan economy more equal, less stable. ''CNN.'' Retrieved 5 April 2014. Dan Beeton and Joe Sammut (6 December 2013). Venezuela Leads Region in Poverty Reduction in 2012, ECLAC Says. ''Center for Economic and Policy Research''. Retrieved 5 April 2014. although the fallout of the 2008 global financial crisis (Financial crisis of 2007–2010) caused a renewed economic downturn. In February 2013, Venezuela devalued its currency due to the rising shortages in the country.