Estados Unidos de Venezuela
  • J. Scott Keltie
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The Republic of Venezuela was formed in 1830 by secession from the other members of the Republic of Colombia. The Constitution in force is that of April 27, 1904. Legislative authority is vested in a Congress of 2 chambers, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. The former consists of 26 members elected for 6 years, 2 for each State, Venezuelans by birth and over 30 years of age. The latter is constituted as follows : Each State chooses by direct election one deputy, a Venezuelan by birth and over 21 years of age, for every 40,000 inhabitants, and one more for an excess of 20,000. The Federal District and the Territories which are sufficiently populous elect deputies in manner prescribed by law. Deputies are elected for 6 years. Congress meets biennially and sits for 90 days.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Venezuela

1. Official Publications

  1. Respecting the Question of the Boundary of British Guiana and Venezuela: Correspondence between the Governments of Great Britain and the United States with respect to Proposals for Arbitration (United States, No. 2, 1896); Documents and Correspondence (Venezuela, No. 1, 1896); Maps to accompany Documents (Venezuela, No. 1, 1896, Appendix No. III.); Errata in “Venezuela No. I.” (Venezuela, No. 2, 1896); Further Documents (Venezuela, No. 3, 1896); Case on the Part of British Government (Venezuela, No. 1, 1899); Counter-case on the Part of British Government (Venezuela, No. 2, 1899); Argument on the Part of British Government (Venezuela, No. 3, 1899); Case. Counter-case, and Argument on the Part of Venezuela (Venezuela, Nos. 4, 5, and 6, 1899); Award of the Tribunal of Arbitration (Venezuela, No. 7 1899). London, 1896 and 1899. Gaceta Oficial. Daily, Caracas.Google Scholar
  2. Constitucion de los Estados Unidos de Venezuela Sancionada par la Asamblea nacional constituyente en 1901. Caracas, 1901.Google Scholar
  3. Deutsches Handels-Archiv. Monthly.Google Scholar
  4. Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  5. Venezuela: Geographical Sketch, Natural Resources, Laws, àc. Issued by the Bureau of American Republics. Washington, 1904.Google Scholar
  6. Boletin de Estadistica de los Estados Unidos de Venezuela. Monthly.Google Scholar

2 Non-Official Publications

  1. Andrê (E.), A Naturalist in the Guianas. London, 1904.Google Scholar
  2. Baudclier (A. F.), The Gilded Man. New York, 1893.Google Scholar
  3. Compendium of Geography and Travel (Stanford’s); Central and South America. Vol. I. London, 1901.Google Scholar
  4. Constitution of the United States of Venezuela (1898). Caraccas 1898.Google Scholar
  5. Dawson (T. C.), The South American Republics. Part II. New York, 1905.Google Scholar
  6. Ernst (Dr. A.), Les produits de Vénézuela. Bremen, 1874.Google Scholar
  7. Fortoul (J. G.), Historia Constitucional de Venezuela. Vol. 1. Berlin, 1907.Google Scholar
  8. Humboldt (A. von), Personal Narrative of Travel to the Equinoctial Regions of America. 3 vols. London, 1900.—Views of Nature. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  9. Landaeto Resales (M.), Gran Recopilación, Geográflca, Estadistica é Histórica de Venezuela. 1889.Google Scholar
  10. Macpherson (T. A.), Vocabulario historico, geographico, &c. del Estado Carabobo. 2 pts. Carácas, 1890–91. Diccionario historico, geográfico, estadístico, &c., del Estado Miranda. Carácas. 1891.Google Scholar
  11. Mitré (B.), Emancipation of South America. London, 1893.Google Scholar
  12. Mombello (G. Orsi de), Venezuela y sus Riquezas. Caracas, 1890.Google Scholar
  13. Pimentel y Roth (F.), Resumen Cronologico de las Leyes y Décréta del Crédito Público de Venezuela, des de el año de 1826 hasta el de 1872–1873.Google Scholar
  14. Report of Council of Corporation of Foreign Bondholders. London, 1905.Google Scholar
  15. Scruggs (W. L.), The Colombian and Venezuelan Republics. 2d. ed. Boston, Mass., 1905.Google Scholar
  16. Scruggs (W. L.)and Storrow (J. J.), The Brief for Venezuela. [Boundary dispute.] London, 1896.Google Scholar
  17. Spence (J. M.), The Land of Bolivar: Adventures in Vénézuela. 2 vols. London, 1878.Google Scholar
  18. Strickland (J.), Documents and Maps of the Boundary Question between Venezuela and British Guiana. London, 1896.Google Scholar
  19. Triana (S. P.), Down the Orinoco in a Canoe. London, 1902Google Scholar
  20. Veloz Goiticoa (N.), Venezuela-Esbozo Geográflca, Recursos Naturales, Legislación, Condiciones Económicas, Desarrollo Alcanzado, Prospectode Futuro Desenvolvimiento. 1904.Google Scholar
  21. Wood (W. E.), Venezuela: Two Years on the Spanish Main. London.Google Scholar

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