The first Venezuelans lived in the region between 13,00 BC snand 6,00 BC
Christopher Columbus first sighted Venezuelans durning his third Voyage of the New World.
Bolivar was a key figure in Venezuela's history ; he led revolts aganist the spanish in South America during 19th century
On December 21 1811 , the period of Venezuals first republican begins after its consitution is rafted.
in 1870 Antinio guzman Blanco gains control of the country under his despotic rule the public debt is reduced , the building of Rail Roads begun and communicatons improved with new telegraph stations.
12 are killed in anit - Chavez protests ,Chavez is arrested by the military but reinstated two days later a national strike cripples the nations ecomony
Chaves is reelected to a third term as preseident.
Voters reject Chavez proposed changes to the consitution
Chaves expels the US Ambassador to Venezuela ,
In April Chavez gov't announce that it intends to purchase $5 billion worth of military hardware from Russia