American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern Venezuela west-southwest of Caracas. It is a cattle center. Population: 394,000.
- n. a city in north central Venezuela; cattle center
“Then, when he turned more and more to the army, it was often to soldiers who made career holding command or office posts in Caracas defense ministry of Fuerte Tiuna or Maracay which is after all now only a distant suburb of Caracas.”
“Talk also was about seizing the "command headquarters (with) the troops inside" and about Maracay, Aragua state's Air Base Libertador where Venezuela's F-16s and other planes are based.”
“His dream inspired another, decades later, when a young Hugo Chávez, then an Army officer in his late 20s, gathered with some of his military colleagues in the Venezuelan city of Maracay on the anniversary of Bolívar's death and declared, "There is Bolívar in the sky of the Americas, watchful and frowning ... because what he left undone remains undone to this very day.”
“The new system brought together young musicians from around the country, especially from the cities of Maracay and Barquisimeto (two cities widely known for its great music.).”
“Most worrying, Chávez also closed a number of arms deals in Russia, including the purchase of five or six submarines, one of which is top-of-the-line; a large number of multipurpose helicopters; more fighter planes, and the construction of a Kalashnikov plant in Maracay.”
“Jeanfreddy Gutierrez, from Maracay, possibly the most NiNi state today.”
“At the insistence of another officer who had taken the 1982 oath, Mr. Chávez grudgingly promoted Mr. Baduel to brigadier general and put him in command of a paratroop brigade in Maracay.”
“HARRIS WHITBECK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, details are still very sketchy, but advisers to the General Baduel who was charged as minister of defense until he retired a short while ago, and who has come out publicly denouncing Chavez's attempts to change the country's constitution, say that after he voted in the polling station near the city of Maracay, a man in the crowd apparently took out a gun and fired at least one shot.”
“Consuelo de Castellanos, a 58-year-old housewife who drove seven hours to Maracay, then waited in line all morning under a hot sun to file past the casket.”
“Maracay had made his enormous fortune from the land, dragging iron and diamonds from it in profusion.”
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