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Cabruta is a fishing town on the Orinoco river in Las Mercedes Municipality, Guárico State, site of a Jesuit mission, and the site of a proposed bridge across the Orinoco to Caicara, Bolívar State.

History[edit]

In 1531 by Diego de Ordaz mentioned the indigenous village there, with the name 'Cabritu'. In 1556, Martin Lopez mentioned that it was an Arawak village with the name 'Caburute'. The 17th century saw a number of plans to fortify Cabruta, and in 1643 Juan de Ochoa Gresala y Aguirre was authorized to establish a Spanish port and found a city to be called 'Triunfo de la Cruz y Nueva Cantabria'. However, it was not until 1647 that Miguel de Ochogavia y Jacinto de Carvajal actually arrived, coming down the Apure River, and with the help of chief Maguare began the improvements. Just eleven years later (1658) the Spanish left Cabruta. It wasn't until 1720 that two capuchine missionaries, formerly with the gold-seeking expedition of Marcos de Castro, settled there and their mission was approved in 1722, but then abandoned to be taken up by the Jesuit Bernardo Rotella in 1733.

Economy[edit]

There was a fish processing and freezing center in Cabruta which closed in 1998. Cotton is grown in the surrounding area and a textile processing plant has been proposed. The Venezuelan government has also proposed building an oil refinery there.

Geographic Site[edit]

Cabruta is located near the geographical center of Venezuela. This was one of the reason there that proposals were made for constructing a planned city as a new capital for Venezuela near Cabruta. These proposals were made and abandoned in the 1970s.

Transport[edit]

In 2006, a railway to Cabruta was commenced.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 07°39′32″N 66°15′25″W / 7.65889°N 66.25694°W / 7.65889; -66.25694



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6 news items

 
Correo del Caroní
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:33:45 -0700

En esta primera etapa que comienza en Caicara del Orinoco, los lancheros y su tripulación recorrerán Cabruta, Boca del Apure, La Urbana, El Jobal y Piedra Parguasa, en un primer tramo, para continuar en la tarde el segundo tramo, recorriendo Piedra ...
 
Aporrea.org
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:15:49 -0700

En los actuales momentos, estamos fuera del aire las emisoras comunitarias, del eje Orinoco-apure (apurinoco), La voz de Cabruta 104.1 FM de cabruta estado Guárico y Coroba 89.3 FM, en Caicara del Orinoco, en el estado bolívar, quienes pertenecemos ...
 
El Periodiquito
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:25:07 -0700

Funcionarios policiales pertenecientes a la Estación 44 con sede en Cabruta, estado Guárico, aprehendieron a dos personas que minutos antes protagonizaron una riña. El hecho ocurrió cuando un sujeto de 35 años, portando una escopeta, disparó contra ...

Diario Ojo Pelao

Diario Ojo Pelao
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700

el epicentro de la patria y aquí la Revolución Bolivariana, sus trabajadores, constructores, técnicos, ingenieros, Gobierno Regional, Gobierno Nacional, todos juntos, los pueblos de Caicara, de Cabruta, estamos construyendo una de las más grandes obras ...
 
Nueva Prensa de Guayana
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:28:46 -0700

La gabarra con los diez carros eran trasladados desde Caicara del Orinoco, a la zona de Cabruta, estado Guárico. Grupos de rescates intensificaron la búsqueda del capitán, también de la embarcación, hasta el cierre de esta edición Protección Civil ...

Noticias24

Noticias24
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700

(Caracas, 16 de agosto. AVN) – El 17 de agosto de 1917 inició operaciones la refinería San Lorenzo, ubicada en el municipio Baralt del estado Zulia, lo que permitió que el crudo nacional pudiera ser comercializado y exportado. Ya el 31 de julio de 1914 ...
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