What states in south America did Christopher Columbus claim for Spain?

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During his third voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus sailed further south than he had previously visited. The first land of modern-day South America his fleet sighted was Trinidad. Columbus' ships sailed along the southern coast before landing at Icacos Point. He soon set off again and sailed in the Gulf of Paria and the Orinoco River of Venezuela. He made land in mainland South America at the Paria Peninsula. From accounts of this third voyage, we know that he claimed modern-day Venezuela for Spain, and presumably Trinidad as well. It is hard to say how far Columbus expected his claim for Spain to extend into the continent, especially with challenges from native populations.

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