Barquisimeto


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Barquisimeto

(bärkēsēmā`tō), city (1990 pop. 625,450), capital of Lara state, NW Venezuela, on the Pan-American HighwayPan-American Highway,
system of roads, c.16,000 mi (25,750 km) long, linking the nations of the Western Hemisphere. It was suggested at the Fifth International Conference of American States (1923) and supported and financed by the United States during the 1940s and 1950s.
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. Surrounded by good grazing country, the city is a commercial center that ships cattle, coffee, cacao, sugar, and sisal. There are industries producing foodstuffs, rope, and cement. Founded in 1552, the city was the site of the surrender and execution (1561) of the Spanish rebel and adventurer Lope de AguirreAguirre, Lope de
, c.1510–1561, Spanish rebel and adventurer in colonial South America. He was often involved in violence and sedition before joining (1560) the expedition of Pedro de Ursúa down the Marañón and the Amazon.
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. Barquisimeto was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1812. It is the site of Lisandro-Alvarado Central-Western Univ.

Barquisimeto

a city in NW Venezuela. Pop.: 1 009 000 (2005 est.)
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Biblioteca Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UCLA, Barquisimeto (Venezuela), 44 p.
To those caught sleeping, the 27-year old native of the provincial city of Barquisimeto seems to have come out of nowhere.
Although Chavez was in prison after the coup, some of his allies tried again to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez six weeks after Jones moved into the impoverished neighborhood of E1 Trompillo in Barquisimeto.
His father played trombone in an orchestra in the city of Barquisimeto and his mother taught voice at a local conservatory.
Coverage from the Estadio Monumental de Maturin in Maturin and the Estadio Metropolitano de Futbol de Lara in Barquisimeto.
That honour falls to the Paraguayans, who face Hugo Sanchez's side in Maturin on Sunday, while Argentina stay in Barquisimeto to take on the Peruvians the same day.
Both teams are also playing out of their skins and surely won't be changing their adventurous approaches going into their showdown in Barquisimeto.
Barquisimeto, Venezuela beat Saipan 1-0 in eight innings, completing a suspended game from Saturday; Willemstad, Curacao beat Moscow 8-0; Kawaguchi City, Japan defeated Mexico 6-1; Portsmouth, N.
One example was a 12-day program in three cities, Caracas, Maracaibo, and Barquisimeto, for a delegation of US citizens who met with their Venezuelan counterparts who represented a wide range of political views.
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Two days later, another man, identified as Juan Carlos Sanchez, was killed by police, who said he shot at officers when they knocked on the door of his motel room in the town of Barquisimeto, 200 km west of Caracas.