Christopher Columbus visits Venezuela. Venezuela becomes a country.
The Spanish settled in Nueva Granada (modern Columbia, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela).
Act of independence signed
Venezuela becomes first South American country to confirm independence with Spain.
Earthquake that destroys 90% of Caracas. About 20,000 died.
José Antonio Páez
The Federal War began in Venezuela.
Venezuela becomes world's largest exporter of oil.
A constitution was passed with 252 articles.
The International Monetary Fund signed a $1.4 billion loan to Venezuela.
President Perez imprisoned after being found guilty of stealing money from government.
The US and Venezuela signed agreement to allow government of both countries to board boats of each others boat's if suspected of carrying drugs.
Inter-American Development bank approved $400 million loan to help Venezuela adopt economic reforms
The economic crises threw about 600,000 people left with no job and led to major increase in crime.
Hugo Chávez a Venezuelan politician dies of cancer.
Chavez successor, Nicolas Maduro is elected new president after Hugo Chávez death.