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

  • A town of northwest Venezuela on the northeast shore of Lake Maracaibo. It is a center for oil producing and refining. Population: 210,000.


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  • Associated Press An oil platform seen at Maracaibo lake in Cabimas, Venezuela, in a 2005 photo.

    Falling Oil Supply Risks a Price Rise

  • Although Cabimas has a capacity for only 120 inmates, more than 500 are currently held there. | Top Stories

  • Seven dead in Venezuelan prison shootout SEVEN prisoners have died and 37 others have been wounded in a shootout between inmates at Venezuela's Cabimas Prison. | Top Stories

  • Authorities say another prisoner is dead and 16 are being treated for burns after violence broke out in a prison in the western town of Cabimas.

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  • The fighting at the Cabimas lockup erupted Wednesday afternoon while relatives of inmates were visiting the prison, Zulia state Safety Secretary Odalis Caldera said.

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  • Another inmate died at the Cabimas detention centre in the northwestern state of Zulia, when a fight broke out and an inmate set fire to a cell seeking to take revenge on a fellow prisoner, a regional public safety official told news channel Globovision. | Top Stories

  • The sun sets behind an oil drill rig near Cabimas, Venezuela, 500 km (300 miles) west of Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004. - Articles related to Deepwater Drilling Ban Costs 23,000 Oil Jobs

  • The borders stop on the west at the first sign of water (hence, never into Cabimas), north by water (duh), south by the tributary between Caracas and "A.N. Island" (ANIs), and east by the presence of the Chinese-held Cumana.

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  • -- Stewart Gilligan Griffin Maracaibo / Cabimas This area is primarily the Universal Petroleum held area, including the airport and extending as far east into Cabimas.

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