Venezuela: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1960-1963
Documents in this collection the role of the U.S. in Venezuela’s foreign affairs, and the centrality of oil in the Venezuelan economy. Examples include a U.S. Department of State telegram on “three foreign Communists” being held on “charges of conspiring to overthrow the government”. A letter from Ambassador Stewart C. Allen to the Secretary of State on Marines being sent “[to] guard Maracaibo Lake installations and security installations". Other documents detail a range of issues, such as: clarification of Venezuelan boundaries; multiple balance sheets for the Central Bank of Venezuela; and police corruption in Zulia, one of Venezuela’s twenty-three states.