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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.


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.


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.


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

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

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Latin American Herald Tribune

Latin American Herald Tribune
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:03:45 -0700

From the so-called "Oil Harvest Plan" that would supposedly increase production, refining and commercialization capacity, to other projects such as "The Battle of Santa Inés Refinery" in Barinas state, or a refinery in Cabruta, Guárico state, or the ...
El Periodiquito
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:03:45 -0700

Un conductor fallecido y su acompañante lesionado fue el saldo que dejó el vuelco de una camioneta al ser sorprendidos por un enorme hueco en una curva cuando se dirigían desde la población de Las Mercedes del Llano hasta Cabruta, siendo ...
El Periodiquito
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:30:00 -0700

Efectivos militares adscritos al Segundo Pelotón de la Tercera Compañía del Destacamento Nº 343, acantonados en el Puesto de Comando en la población de Cabruta, cumpliendo con lo establecido en la lucha contra la extracción de alimentos, lograron la ...
Últimas Noticias
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:15:00 -0800

De tres disparos fue asesinado -la noche del sábado- el sindicalista de Cabruta, Guárico, Héctor José Lisen. Fuente policial adelantó que Lisen era secretario general del Sindicato de la construcción de Guárico, a cargo de la obra del tercer puente del ...
The Wall Street Transcript
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:11:57 -0700

... related to the adjustment to present value of receivables from Venezuelan for the railway projects in progress San Juan de Los Morros-San Fernando de Apure and Chaguaramas-Cabruta for which there are no Government budget allocations for FY 2015.
El Periodiquito
Sat, 11 May 2013 20:22:30 -0700

Se pudo conocer que el crimen ocurrió aproximadamente a las 9:30 de la noche en la calle principal de la población de Cabruta, Municipio Las Mercedes del Llano, cuando la víctima se trasladaba hacia su residencia ubicada en la calle Panorama del ...
El Periodiquito
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:48:32 -0800

De acuerdo a la versión de algunos familiares de la víctima, quien era presidente del Sindicato Bolivariano de la Construcción del estado Guárico (Sinbotracongua), el hecho ocurrió a las 7:30 pm en la calle Mariño de la población de Cabruta, cuando al ...
Motley Fool
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 14:05:47 -0800

The Cabruta refinery located along the Orinoco river in Las Mercedes Municipality is expected to produce 400,000 bbl/day. Yet, it is uncertain when this project will be completed. It is also looking into increasing the capacity of the Petroanzoategui ...

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