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We discuss results from a large-scale investigation of the southeastern Caribbean (CAR) plate boundary conducted in Venezuela and the Leeward Antilles by Venezuelan and U.S. scientists. The project, known as BOLIVAR in the U.S. and GEODINOS in Venezuela, included offshore reflection, onshore-offshore wide-angle reflection/refraction profiling, teleseismic body and surface wave tomography, structural geology, and geochemistry. The various types of seismic imaging of the crust and upper mantle in northern South America provide a number of important constraints on the evolution of the Caribbean-South American plate boundary, and identify substantial modifications to crust and upper mantle structure of coastal South...

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