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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of Venezuela, in the northern part of the country near the Caribbean coast. Founded by the Spanish in 1567, it grew rapidly during the oil boom of the 1950s, and is the country's commercial, industrial, and cultural hub. Population: 1,830,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Venezuela.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The capital city of Venezuela.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital and largest city of Venezuela

Etymologies

Named after the tribe of the same name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CARACAS: The United States voiced support Friday for ally Colombia in an escalating confrontation with Venezuela that has seen Caracas severing all diplomatic relations with

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  • CARACAS - The opposition RCTV channel and five other cable TV stations were forced off the Venezuela early Sunday after cable operators complied with a government order and Caracas, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010.

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  • CARACAS (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived in Caracas on Friday to meet with the two main South American foes of the United States and launch a $20 billion venture to tap the Orinoco heavy oil belt.

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  • CARACAS (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived in Caracas on Friday to meet with the two main South American foes of the United States and launch a $20 billion (13.1 billion pound) venture to tap the Orinoco heavy oil belt.

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  • CARACAS (Reuters) - At a workshop in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, technicians strip down a dozen luxury automobiles and begin the painstaking process of converting them into fortresses on wheels.

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  • CARACAS: On a hilltop overlooking Caracas, dozens of shacks made of wood scraps and corrugated zinc have risen among tall weeds - a new slum tacked on to an old one as the poor face harder times in Venezuela.

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  • WASHINGTON/CARACAS - The United States has revoked the visa of the Venezuelan ambassador to Washington in apparent retaliation for Venezuela's rejection of the U.S. envoy to Caracas, a diplomat said on Wednesday.

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  • CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela and leftist allies will meet Monday in Caracas to

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  • CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez called off drastic energy rationing in Caracas after a chaotic first day of staggered blackouts angered his supporters, but the measures will continue across the country.

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  • CARACAS (AFP) -- "I am the people," President Hugo Chavez boomed confidently Saturday as thousands of pro - and anti-government demonstrators in Caracas sharpened their rhetoric ahead of this year's legislative elections.

    Raw Story

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