Venezuela timeline

  • Caracas Earthquake of 1812

    The 1812 Caracas earthquake took place in Venezuela on March 26, 1812 (on Maundy Thursday) at 4:37 p.m. It measured 7.7 on the Richter magnitude... Read more

  • Tacoa Power Plant Explosion

    In terms of death and injuries the Tacoa disaster was the worst oil-storage fire in history. More than 150 people perished, including 53... Read more

  • Vargas Tragedy

    In mid-December 1999, after several days of ever-increasing rains pouring over the Central Mountain Range and the piedmont within the span of 24... Read more

  • Sicilian Mafioso Salvatore Miceli Arrested in Venezuela

    On June 20, 2009, Salvatore Miceli was arrested by police in Caracas, Venezuela. The arrest was made after a joint operation between Italian and... Read more

  • Carlos Andrés Pérez Dies

    Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez, whose popularity soared with his country's oil-based economy but who later faced riots, a severe... Read more