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Venezuela History

Venezuela History

Discovery and Colonization Columbus sighted the Orinoco estuary on his third voyage in 1498, A. de Hojeda discovered the Gulf of Maracaibo in 1499. The rich pearl grounds near CumanĂ¡ were soon exploited and shortly after 1500 led to the establishment of the first Spanish settlement in South America. Coro was founded in 1527. In a contract with Emperor Charles V (March 27, 1528), the Augsburg trading and banking house of the Welser people undertook to conquer and colonize western…

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Venezuela Children and School

Venezuela Children and School

School in Venezuela In Venezuela, children start school when they are 6 years old. There is compulsory schooling up to the 9th grade. Education in state schools is free. Primary school lasts from 1st to 6th grade. All of them then go to secondary school together for another three years. Only then do the paths separate for those who continue to go to school: If you choose the general branch, you go to school for another two years. If you…

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