Chavez seeks to rename Venezuela’s Angel Falls

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has called for the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, to be given back its indigenous name.

The falls, which drop nearly 1km (0.6 miles) from a flat-topped mountain in the south of Venezuela, are currently named after a 1930s US aviator.

Jimmy Angel is believed to have been the first outsider to see them.

Mr Chavez said they should be called Kerepakupai-Meru, the name used by the indigenous Pemon people of the area.

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