Venezuela was never as important for the Spanish empire as its other
colonies. Colombia was vital for its coffee, Peru for its gold and
Bolivia for its silver; they all assumed a greater importance than
Venezuela. Cocoa became Venezuela’s only important commercial product
during the 17th Century. Cocoa was...
June 13 saw many elections in Germany: European elections (which are the
only nationwide elections between two Federal general elections); state
parliament elections in Thuringia and local elections in 6 of the 16
German federal states.