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Capital City in Capital District, Venezuela

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Caracas: Capital City in Capital District, Venezuela
Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. Terrain suitable for building lies between 760 and 1,140 m above sea level, although there is some settlement above this range. The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea, separated from the coast by a steep 2,200-metre-high (7,200 ft) mountain range, Cerro El Ávila; to the south there are more hills and mountains. The Metropolitan Region of Caracas has an estimated population of 2.923.201.

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Colombia's fight against rebels would be easier without Maduro: minister

There is "no doubt" it would be easier to combat Colombia's rebel groups if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were no longer in power, Colombia's foreign minister said, amid accusations that Caracas..
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U.S. hopeful EU will impose sanctions on Venezuela in coming months: U.S. envoy

Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Thursday he was hopeful that the European Union will impose sanctions against Caracas in the coming months and the United States was examining more measures to..
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Videos for Caracas

Artists try to change image of violent Caracas slum [Video]Artists try to change image of violent Caracas slum

In the sprawling slum of Petare in Venezuela's capital of Caracas, a team of artists and residents led by Fabian Solymar are painting abstract murals covering up walls filled with Socialist Party..

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Watch: The Caracas artists reclaiming slum spaces from poverty and propaganda [Video]Watch: The Caracas artists reclaiming slum spaces from poverty and propaganda

Artist Fabian Solymar also wants to highlight the positive aspects of a neighbourhood better known for its homicide rate

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Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum

In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela's capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political..
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New U.S. action forces choice between doing business with Caracas or Washington: Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump's new executive order on Venezuela means that U.S. sanctions can now be imposed on any business done with the Venezuelan government, White House national security adviser..
Reuters - Published

Power returns to Caracas but other Venezuelan states still in the dark

Venezuelans in Caracas woke up on Tuesday with the lights back on after the worst blackout since March knocked out power in half the country a day earlier, though service remained down in other states..
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Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, first major outage since March

At least 14 Venezuelan states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, the first nationwide blackout to include the capital Caracas since March.
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Macaws offer feathered 'therapy' to suffering Venezuelans

Looking for an escape from the daily realities of crisis-ridden Venezuela, Carmen Gomez finds solace receiving visitors on the roof of her Caracas apartment building every morning: groups of blue and..
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Venezuelan government says expelled German ambassador may return

The Venezuelan foreign ministry said on Monday it had agreed to the return of the German ambassador whom President Nicolas Maduro's government expelled in March after he had gone to Caracas airport to..
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Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaido as Maduro hangs on

Four days before Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido launched a military uprising in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro, he told supporters at a rally outside the capital, Caracas: "In the..
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Venezuela confirms death of detained officer who opposition says was tortured

CARACAS - Venezuelan authorities late on Saturday confirmed the death of a military officer who opposition leaders and family members said was tortured in custody after his detention over alleged..
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Kremlin contradicts Trump statement on alleged Venezuela drawdown

The Kremlin on Tuesday contradicted a statement by U.S. President Donald Trump and said it had not officially informed him about the activities of its military personnel in Venezuela who it said were..
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Venezuela healthcare collapse: Four children die in same hospital this month

Under a wooden arch decorated with white balloons in a small house in Caracas' largest slum, the body of 11-year-old Erick Altuve lay in a small coffin covered in cuddly toys and cartoon drawings, one..
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From Colombia, Venezuelan defectors arm themselves to 'liberate' their homeland

Wearing camouflage shirts and combat boots, a Venezuelan militia group stands in formation in the Colombian city of Cucuta as their commander, a former Venezuelan army sergeant, outlines plans to seize..
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Italy confirms Venezuelan opposition lawmaker is in its Caracas embassy

Italy confirmed on Friday that Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Americo De Grazia has entered the Italian embassy in Caracas after a pro-government legislative body stripped him of parliamentary..
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Venezuelan lawmakers seek refuge in embassies after crackdown on Guaido allies

Two Venezuelan lawmakers sought refuge at foreign embassies in Caracas on Thursday, as the government of President Nicolas Maduro cracked down on allies of opposition leader Juan Guaido who supported..
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Second Venezuelan opposition lawmaker seeks refuge in Italian embassy: sources

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Americo De Grazia entered the Italian embassy in Caracas on Thursday after a pro-government legislative body stripped him of parliamentary immunity, three sources close..
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EU-backed group says it is ready to send political mission to Venezuela

The European Union-backed International Contact Group on Venezuela said on Tuesday it could send a political mission to Caracas to pursue a solution to the country's ongoing crisis, reiterating its..
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Venezuelan army helicopter crashes near Caracas, killing seven

A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday morning, killing all seven people on board, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
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Spain will not allow its Venezuela embassy to become center of political activity

Spain will not allow its embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, to be used as a political center for opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, acting Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said in Lebanon on Friday.
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U.S. envoy says top Venezuelan officials negotiated to help restore order

U.S. envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on Tuesday opposition-led protests in Caracas were part of a broader effort negotiated with three senior officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government..
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Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez enters Chile diplomatic residence in Caracas

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and his family have been admitted to a Chilean diplomatic residence in Caracas, Chile's foreign minister said on Tuesday via Twitter.
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Venezuela National Guard vehicle runs over protesters in Caracas: Reuters TV

A Venezuelan National Guard vehicle ran over protesters outside a military base in Caracas, who were throwing stones and hitting vehicles with sticks after opposition leader Juan Guaido called on..
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Venezuela's Guaido urges troops to rise, mass protests planned

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions exchanged gunfire outside a Caracas air base as the country hit a..
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U.S. military says monitoring Venezuela events, no change in mission

The U.S. military on Tuesday said it was monitoring developments in Venezuela but suggested no role in the unfolding events, as armed factions opposing and supporting President Nicolas Maduro clashed..
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Venezuela's Guaido calls on troops to join him in uprising against Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions clashed at a protest outside a Caracas air base as the country hit..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Guaido leaves rally at Caracas air base

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left a rally he was holding with military supporters at the La Carlota air base in Caracas, Reuters witnesses said, as he seeks support for an uprising to oust..
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Gunshots heard at Guaido rally outside Venezuela air base in Caracas -witnesses

Gunshots were heard at a rally led by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido outside a Caracas air base, Reuters witnesses said, after Guaido said earlier that troops had joined him to oust President..
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Tear gas fired at Venezuela's Guaido while gathered with men in military uniform: witness

Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas at Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday, as he gathered with a group of men in military uniform outside a Caracas air force base, a Reuters..
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Russia says it will help Venezuela, Cuba to weather U.S. sanctions: RIA

Russia considers new U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba to be illegal and it plans to do everything to support its allies in Caracas and Havana, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister..
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'No commercial reason' for Iran's Mahan Air flights to Venezuela: White House official

The United States views private Iranian airline Mahan Air's launch of a direct flight from Tehran to Caracas as a "politically motivated gesture" with "no commercial reason," a White House official..
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U.S. senators propose more aid, international sanctions for Venezuela

Keeping up pressure for political change in Venezuela, 15 U.S. senators introduced sweeping bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to provide $400 million in new aid, internationalize sanctions and ease..
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Venezuelans set up burning barricades over lack of power, water

Angry Venezuelans set up burning barricades near the presidential palace in Caracas and in other parts of the country on Sunday in protests over constant power outages and shortages of drinking water..
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Venezuela slowly gets back electricity after massive blackout

Several cities in Venezuela, including most of capital Caracas, recovered electricity gradually on Thursday, according to Reuters witnesses, after the second blackout in less than a month left the..
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Russian military team arrived in Caracas: Venezuela military attache

Members of the Russian military have arrived in Venezuela but will not take part in military operations, Venezuela's military attache in Moscow was cited as saying by Interfax news agency on Thursday.
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Trump says Russian military must leave Venezuela

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russian soldiers needed to leave Venezuela, days after a Russian military contingent arrived just outside of Caracas, saying "all options" were open..
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Second major blackout leaves Venezuelans fearing power cuts will be the norm

Venezuela's government told workers and school children to stay home on Tuesday as the second major blackout this month left the streets of Caracas mostly empty and residents wondering how long power..
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Venezuela streets empty after second blackout in a month

Venezuela's government told workers and school children to stay home on Tuesday as the second major blackout this month left the streets of Caracas mostly empty and residents wondering how long power..
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Venezuela blackout leaves streets empty, school and work canceled

Venezuela canceled work and school on Tuesday as the second major blackout this month left streets mostly empty in Caracas and residents of the capital wondering how long power would be out amid a..
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Venezuelan Socialist Party deputy confirms two planes landed from Russia

The vice president of Venezuela's Socialist Party on Monday confirmed two planes had landed in the country from Russia, without giving a reason, after local media reported on Saturday that Russian..
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Second blackout in a month hits Venezuela, cutting power to Caracas

Lights went out across much of Venezuela, including many areas of the capital city of Caracas on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses, less than two weeks after power was restored following a..
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U.S. calls Russian military presence in Venezuela 'reckless escalation' of situation

The deployment by Russia of air force planes and personnel in Venezuela over the weekend is a "reckless escalation of the situation," the U.S. State Department said on Monday, confirming news reports..
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Blackout hits much of Venezuela, including Caracas; second in a month

Lights went out across much of Venezuela including many areas of the capital city of Caracas on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses, less than two weeks after power was restored following a..
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Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops: reports

Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela's main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between..
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Polish journalist beaten by Venezuelan police: press union

A Polish journalist was beaten by Venezuelan police on Thursday night in the capital, Caracas, the country's press workers union said on Friday, denouncing harassment of reporters by the government of..
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American Airlines halts flights to Caracas, Maracaibo in Venezuela

American Airlines Group Inc on Friday said it has temporarily suspended its operations into Caracas and Maracaibo, after its pilots union urged its workers to deny trips to Venezuela in the wake of a..
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Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water

As Venezuela's five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined - a drain pipe feeding into a river..
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Venezuelan blackout hits oil exports, residents scramble for food

Much of Venezuela, including parts of the capital Caracas, remained without power on Monday for a fifth day, crimping vital oil exports and leaving people struggling to obtain water and food.
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Venezuelans scramble for food and water as oil exports hit by blackout

Much of Venezuela, including parts of the capital Caracas, remained without power on Monday for a fifth day, crimping vital oil exports and leaving people struggling to obtain water and food.
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Doctors pray for sick as blackout batters Venezuelan hospitals

Maria Rodriguez's daughter has spent a month in Caracas's J.M. de los Rios children's hospital with hydrocephalus, a buildup of spinal fluid in the brain, but staff there have faced an uphill battle..
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Venezuela's Guaido calls for massive protest as blackout drags on

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called on citizens across the country to travel to capital Caracas for a protest against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, as the country's worst..
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