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A river of west-central Venezuela originating in the Andes of Colombia and flowing about 805 km (500 mi) eastward to the Orinoco River.
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(Spanish aˈpure)
(Placename) a river in W Venezuela, rising in the Andes and flowing east to the Orinoco. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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(ɑˈpu rɛ)

a river flowing E from W Venezuela to the Orinoco. ab. 500 mi. (805 km) long.
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In January 2015, the Venezuelan Air Force confirmed that it shot down a private aircraft near Aruba trafficking cocaine northward from Apure state. In May 2015, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino claimed the Venezuela Air Force shot down an aircraft suspected of trafficking drugs as it departed Venezuelan airspace, resulting in the aircraft crashing into the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Colombia.
In one video, posted Sunday and described as being taken on the plains of Apure state, Spear looks at the camera while riding a horse, turns away and then looks back, blowing a kiss.
Seropositivity to Trypanosoma evansi in Creole Horses Naturally Infected in Three Ranches of Apure State