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.
President Perez imprisoned after being found guilty of stealing money from government.
The International Monetary Fund signed a $1.4 billion loan to Venezuela.
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.