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Monagas, José Tadeo

(Encyclopedia)Monagas, José Tadeo hōsāˈ täᵺāˈō mōnäˈgäs [key], 1784–1868, Venezuelan political leader. He fought under Bolívar in the revolt against Spain. Chosen by José Antonio Páez as presiden...

Páez, José Antonio

(Encyclopedia)Páez, José Antonio hōsāˈ äntōˈnyō päˈās [key], 1790–1873, Venezuelan revolutionist, president, and caudillo. He boldly led (1810–19) a band of llaneros [plainsmen] in skillful guerrill...

Guzmán Blanco, Antonio

(Encyclopedia)Guzmán Blanco, Antonio äntōˈnyō go͞osmänˈ blänˈkō [key], 1829–99, president of Venezuela, a caudillo who dominated the nation from 1870 to 1888. Son of the founder of the Liberal party, G...

Venezuela

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Venezuela vĕnəzwāˈlə, Span. vānāswāˈlä, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, republic (2015 est. pop. 29,275,000), 352,143 sq mi (912,050 sq km), N South America. Venezuel...

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