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The United Multiethnic Peoples of the Amazon (Pueblos Unidos Multiétnicos de Amazonas ) is a political party in Venezuela. At the 2000 Venezuelan parliamentary election, the party won 1 out of 165 seats in the National Assembly of Venezuela.

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