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Cúcuta

(ko͞o`ko͞otä), city (1993 pop. 459,640), capital of Norte de Santander dept., NE Colombia, near the Venezuelan border, on the eastern cordillera of the Colombian Andes. An industrial city and transportation hub, Cúcuta is the center of a rich coffee, oil, and mineral region. It also has a reputation for contraband. The city was founded in 1733. Simón BolívarBolívar, Simón
, 1783–1830, South American revolutionary who led independence wars in the present nations of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
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 captured Cúcuta in 1813 and set out from there on his march to CaracasCaracas
, city (1990 pop. 1,824,892), Federal Dist., N Venezuela, the capital and largest city of the country, near the Caribbean Sea. Its port is La Guaira. With an elevation of c.
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. At Cúcuta the constituent congress of 1821 met to draft the constitution of Greater Colombia (present-day Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia). The city was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1875.

Cúcuta

 

a city in northeastern Colombia, located near the Venezuelan border, on the Pan American Highway from Bogotá to Caracas. It is the administrative center of the department of Norte de Santander. Population, 229,200 (1970). Cúcuta is connected by railroad with the port of Encontrados (Venezuela) on the Catatumbo River. It is the center of a coffee- and tobacco-producing region; it also has textile industry. North of Cúcuta (in the Catatumbo valley), there is petroleum extraction.

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On November 11 and 12, 1992, for example, several "witnesses" arrived in Cucuta transported by military helicopters.
Fear has also led many to flee camps where they might receive help, creating what one relief worker calls "belts of misery" around cities like Cucuta, or Medellin, or Cali.
there is a humanitarian tragedy that we are here working to solve here in Cucuta," Cristo told a news conference.
Donamaris Ramirez, the mayor of Cucuta, says he plans to order gas stations to remain open 24 hours to attend to demand met normally by curbside smugglers who purchase gasoline in Venezuela at less than a penny a gallon and resell it for huge profits in Colombia.
Life and times of ace 1969: Faustino Hern[sz]n Asprilla Hinestroza is born in Tulu[sz], Colombia 1988: Begins playing at Cucuta Deportivo 1989: Plays for Atltico Nacional 1992: Signs for Italian side Parma 1995: Avoids jail after shooting a firearm outside a disco on the outskirts of Cartagena 1996: Fur coat-wearing Tino signs for Newcastle from Parma for pounds 6.
But pals of the football-mad youngster were determined he would join them at the top-flight league match in Columbia between their side, Cucuta Deportivo, and Envigado.
On August 21, the CNP arrested Walid Makled Garcia, a major drug trafficker allegedly involved with high ranking Venezuelan government officials and accused of exporting 10 metric tons of cocaine a month to the United States, in the city of Cucuta on the Venezuela border.
Cucuta was sentenced to a year of probation recently after Southbridge police charged him with dealing crack cocaine near Trinity Catholic Academy.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Santos scraped into the last 16 of the Libertadores Cup by coming from behind to beat Cucuta 2-1 at home with a last-minute goal yesterday.
CARACAS (CyHAN)- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday decreed a state of economic emergency for Cucuta city, the country's largest border city with Venezuela.
She made the comments Tuesday in the border city of Cucuta.
Colombia's disaster relief agency said it was sending 500 emergency aid kits as well as tents and diapers to the town of Cucuta on the Colombian side of the border.