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group, very popular also in several other Spanish (Spanish language)-speaking countries such as Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. They were formed in 1967 by Gerardo Masana, during the height of a period of very intense Choral Music (choral) activity in Argentina's state universities. Their outstanding characteristic is the custom made instrument home-made musical instruments

and North America. Musical career In 1963, Valentin joined Tito Rodriguez (after not being hired by Tito in a recording session because of his age, he was given a chance and was added to his regular band) and traveled twice with Tito's orchestra to Venezuela. He also made musical arrangements for Tito and at times for Charlie Palmieri, Joe Quijano, Willie Rosario, and Ray Barretto. In 1965, he formed his own band and was signed by the Fania Record Label. He recorded "''El Mensajero''" (The Messenger) and "''Young Man With a Horn''". He held his first concert in Puerto Rico during that period of time. '''Letter''' or '''US Letter''' is the most common paper size for office use in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Chile. It measures 8.5 by 11 inches (

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Expos (1983 (1983 Montreal Expos season)), San Francisco Giants (1984 (1984 San Francisco Giants season)-1985 (1985 San Francisco Giants season)) and the Cincinnati Reds (1989 (1989 Cincinnati Reds season)). He was known as one of the best fielding second basemen of his era with a strong throwing arm.

as an amateur free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1978 and made his debut with Baltimore on September 19, 1982. A native of Bolívar State (Bolívar State (Venezuela)), Venezuela, the well-traveled Manrique was a solid second baseman with a good range and a strong throwing arm that allowed him to play deep and steal hits (Hit (baseball)). He also was an above-average shortstop. When he debuted in the major leagues in 1981 as a 19-year-old, he was the youngest player in the major leagues. '''Argenis Antonio Salazar Yepez''' ar-HAY-nees sah-lah-THAR (born November 4, 1961 in Anaco (Anzoátegui State), Venezuela) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos (1983–84), Kansas City Royals (1986–87) and Chicago Cubs (1988). He batted and threw right-handed. Alexander von Humboldt was the first to propose an inorganic abiogenic hypothesis for petroleum formation after he observed petroleum springs in the Bay of Cumaux (Cumaná) on the northeast coast of Venezuela. Sadtler, The Genesis and Chemical Relations of Petroleum and Natural Gas, 1897 In 1804 he is quoted as saying, "petroleum is the product of a distillation from great depth and issues from the primitive rocks beneath which the forces of all volcanic action lie." Abraham Gottlob Werner and the proponents of neptunism in the 18th century believed basaltic sills (Sill (geology)) to be solidified oils or bitumen. While these notions have been proven unfounded, the basic idea that petroleum is associated with magmatism persisted. Other prominent proponents of what would become the abiogenic hypothesis included Mendeleev Mendeleev, D., 1877. L'origine du petrole. Revue Scientifique, 2e Ser., VIII, p. 409-416. and Berthelot (Marcellin Berthelot). left thumb This ''Pterophyllum altum'' has adapted well to life in captivity (Image:altum pic 2.jpg) '''''Pterophyllum altum''''', also referred to as the '''Altum Angelfish''', '''Deep Angelfish''', or '''Orinoco Angelfish''',

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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''''' (


'' A variation of wafer is considered a part of the traditional cuisine in Colombia, Venezuela and México where it is known as an ''oblea''. Usually eaten as a desert with two pieces filled with ''arequipe'', ''dulce de leche'' (milk caramel) and or sweetened condensed milk in the middle. In some places they might contain cheese, fruits, chantilly cream, among others. They are usually very popular as they are very inexpensive. The events prior to the war of Independence in 1806

'', where it's filled with ''dulce de leche manjarblanco''. In Chile, it is called ''brazo de Reina''. In the Philippines, it is called ''brazo de Mercedes''. In Spain, it is called ''brazo de gitano'' (literally translated as ''gypsy's arm'') and is commonly filled with cream or chocolate truffle, and although in Venezuela it is known under the same name as in Spain, there is a vast array of fillings that go from cream, chocolate truffle, ''dulce de guayaba'' (guava jam),''dulce de leche manjarblanco', combined with fruits. *'''Ukrainian''': Рулет '''Luis Orlando Rodríguez''' (born June 27, 1980 in San Carlos, Cojedes St. (Cojedes (state)), Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed. He was given the nickname "El Franchiso" during his time with the Padres. '''Luis Orlando Rodríguez''' (born June 27, 1980 in San Carlos, Cojedes St. (Cojedes (state)), Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed. He was given the nickname "El Franchiso" during his time with the Padres. The authorities' failure to apprehend Androutsopoulos for seven years raised criticisms by the Greek media. A ''Ta Nea'' article claimed that Periandros remained in Greece and evaded arrest due to connections with the police. In a 2004 interview, Michalis Chrisochoidis, the former minister of public order of PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), claimed that such accusations were unfounded, and he blamed the inefficiency of the Greek police. Some allege that Androutsopoulos had evaded arrest because he had been residing in Venezuela until he turned himself in 2005. Παραδόθηκε ο «Xρυσαυγίτης» Kathimerini 14 09 2005 (in Greek) His trial began on September 20, 2006, and he was convicted to 21 years in prison on September 25, 2006. Αμετανόητη Αυγή του φιδιού Eleftherotypia 29 09 06 (in Greek) Είκοσι ένα χρόνια κάθειρξη χωρίς αναστολή στον «Περίανδρο» για την επίθεση κατά φοιτητών 25 09 06 (in Greek) Hrisi Avgi members were present in his trial, shouting nationalist slogans, and he reportedly hailed them using the Nazi salute He reached international celebrity when WAPA-TV of Puerto Rico signed him in 1983 to make telenovelas for them. Alarcón starred alongside Camille Carrion in the international hit ''Vivir Para Ti'', which is generally considered by Puerto Rican television critics to be one of the best soap operas ever made in the country. WAPA-TV sold the soap opera to stations in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and other important Latin American markets where Alarcón was not well known before. In addition, since WAPA-TV's transmissions reached the United States Virgin Islands as well, viewers in those islands were able to know Alarcón as well. The majority of Latin American Canadians are recent immigrants who arrived in the late 20th century from El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and Guatemala, with smaller communities from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and elsewhere, with all or nearly all the Latin American countries represented. Statistics canada: "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories Reasons for immigrating include Canada's better economic opportunities and politics or civil war and political repression in their native countries, as in the case of Cubans fleeing from the Fidel Castro revolution, Chileans escaping from Augusto Pinochet's rule, Salvadorans fleeing from the Salvadoran Civil War and Peruvians escaping from the Juan Velasco Alvarado dictatorship and from the July 1979 constitution's compulsory voting requirement.

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. In some other countries, quail (Quails in cookery) eggs are considered less exotic. In Colombia and Venezuela, a single hard-boiled (hard-boiled egg) quail egg is a common topping on hot dogs and hamburgers, often fixed into place with a toothpick. In the Philippines, ''kwek-kwek'' is a popular street food delicacy, which consists of soft-boiled quail eggs dipped in orange-colored batter before being skewered and deep-fried. In Vietnam, bags of boiled

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signing this year, the Philadelphia Phillies sign Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome to a 6-year contract. Braithwaite continued to write novels and short stories throughout his long international career as an educational consultant and lecturer for UNESCO; permanent representative to the United Nations for Guyana; Guyana's ambassador to Venezuela; and academic. He taught English studies at New York University; in 2002, was writer in residence at Howard University, Washington, D.C.; associated himself with Manchester Community College, Connecticut, during the 2005-2006 academic year as visiting professor, also serving as commencement speaker (Commencement speech) and receiving an honorary degree. Manchester, CT, Community College News Archive, February 3, 2006

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'''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.

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