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Puerto Cabello

(pwār`tō käbā`yō), city (1990 pop. 128,825), N Venezuela, a port on the Caribbean Sea. An important Venezuelan port, it ships meat, coffee, cacao, dyewoods, and copper ores. Near the city is one of Venezuela's most modern oil and chemical plants. Strategically located, Puerto Cabello was subject to attacks by buccaneers and was a favorite market for Dutch smugglers during the colonial era. The last Spanish royalist stronghold during Venezuela's war for independence, it was captured by José Antonio PáezPáez, José Antonio
, 1790–1873, Venezuelan revolutionist, president, and caudillo. He boldly led (1810–19) a band of llaneros [plainsmen] in skillful guerrilla warfare against the Spanish, aided Simón Bolívar at the battle of
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 in 1823.

Puerto Cabello

 

a city in Venezuela. Population, 73,400 (1971). Puerto Cabello is a port on the Caribbean Sea, with a freight turnover of 10.4 million tons (1971). It exports oil, mahogany, and farm produce from the area near Lake Valencia, with which it is linked by rail and highway. There are food (including sugar), textile, leather and footwear, and woodworking industries. Puerto Cabello also has a shipyard. Near the city, in Moron, is a petrochemical enterprise.

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En 1598 Guillermo Parker, asalto Puerto Caballos donde robo una gran cantidad de productos americanos: oro, tinta de anil, zarzaparrilla, cacao, cueros, liquidambar, vainilla y otras especies que estaban preparadas para ser enviadas a Espana.
La primera del cayo de San Jorge frente de Walis, la cual permitio a los espanoles mantenerse en la zona y resguardar sus conexiones entre Bacalar, Cuba, Puerto Caballos y Trujillo y la segunda en Omoa.
Leyenda: Omoa y Puerto Caballos por Juan Manuel Curado (1756).
Por estos motivos, mas la lejania de Puerto Caballos y Trujillo de la capital del Reino, es decir, Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, la region sufria grandes retrasos en su abasto.
Esto por un lado obstaculizaba el desarrollo del comercio regional, a la vez que implicaba mayores gastos para el transporte y, por supuesto, estancaba el progreso de los puertos de Santo Tomas de Castilla y Puerto Caballos (Perez Valenzuela 1936:69-70).
Una expedicion de este tipo fue enviada en marzo de 1715 de Santiago de Guatemala a la region del Golfo Dulce, San Pedro Sula y Puerto Caballos, bajo el mando del teniente Pedro de Aldana, quien al frente de 20 soldados tuvo que inutilizar la red del comercio clandestino en aquella area.
De las cartas que cayeron en sus manos resulto que el capitan ingles, conocido como capitan Guillermo, mantenia correspondencia con comerciantes, religiosos y oficiales reales, tanto de Puerto Caballos como de San Pedro Sula.
Otra practica frecuente fue el uso de los buques espanoles que navegaban entre Cuba y los puertos de Trujillo, Puerto Caballos, Omoa y el Golfo Dulce.
The Gulf of Fonseca, also known as Chorotega-matelaca, on the South Sea is located directly south of Puerto Caballos on the North Sea.
His party weathered a storm off the coast and jettisoned a number of horses to lighten their vessels, hence, the name Puerto Caballos (Pedraza 1544).
By 1529 they had already the traversed the lengths of two transisthmian corridors, one between Fonseca and Puerto Caballos and another to the east.
Cerezeda initially planned to focus settlement in the valley of Naco, inland from Puerto Caballos and within Higueras, and to exploit his domain's transisthmian corridor by establishing a town on the route that led to Nicaragua to secure regular communications with that province (Chamberlain 1953).