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31/1/06

Venezuela NewsLinks 23 - 31 January 2006

  

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006

VENEZUELA to Spend $3.25 Bln on 11 State Industries (Update2) Bloomberg – USA
… the country.’’. Venezuela, the world’s fifth-largest crude exporter, imports about 70 percent of the goods it consumes. Chavez pledged …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=adM1b9lGnKGY&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA to support Iran in nuclear row Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
VIENNA: Major US oil provider Venezuela stands by its promise to back Opec-partner Iran in its argument with the West over its atomic programme, Venezuela’s …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3557210a12,00.html

US not considering placing Venezuela on list of terrorist nations Pravda – Moscow,Russia
The United States is not considering placing Venezuela on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the State Department said Monday. …
newsfromrussia.com/world/2006/01/31/72072.html

VENEZUELA To Take Part in Cuba Book Fair Cuban News Agency – Cuba
… Venezuela?s literature exhibition is being organized by the National Book Center and will feature a tribute to national literature prizewinners Angel Augier …

www.ain.cubaweb.cu/idioma/ingles/2006/ene30venezuela-feria.htm

SHANNON to deal with Spanish aircraft sale to Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
He is expected to deal with the issue of the Spanish sale of military transportation and surveillance aircrafts to Venezuela, an operation US President George W …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/30/en_pol_art_30A664005.shtml

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NH LOOKS TO VENEZUELA FOR HEATING OIL Free Market News Network – Pompano Beach,FL,USA … Union Leader, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have already purchased oil at a 40-percent discount from Citgo, which is owned by Venezuela’s nationalized oil …

www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10366185
Venezuela to support Iran in nuclear row New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
VIENNA – Major US oil provider Venezuela stands by its promise to back Opec-partner Iran in its argument with the West over its atomic programme, Venezuela’s …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/31/en_pol_art_31A664509.shtml
Venezuela warns Spain it may purchase ships from other countries El Universal – Venezuela
President Hugo Chávez late Monday warned Spain Venezuela would purchase from any other country the patrol boats it agreed to buy from Spanish shipyards in the …

www.periodico26.cu/english/features/posada013106.htm
Posada Carriles’ victims in Venezuela have proof of their … Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
CARACAS.—Torture victims and relatives of people assassinated by Luis Posada Carriles in Venezuela, when the terrorist was functioning in this country as a …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/31/en_pol_art_31A664519.shtml
Venezuela sees oil prices up if Iran dispute is taken to UN El Universal – Venezuela
… “Venezuela is to support Iran’s stance. … Not only did they stage a coup in Venezuela in 2002. They invaded Iraq and it has been a mess. …

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Venezuela:US Embassy officials are spies Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Don’t move much because we are watching you,” El Nacional reported Chavez saying in reference to US Ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield. …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/31/en_pol_art_31A664599.shtml
Shannon, Spanish govn’t address aircraft sale to Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
The sale of Spanish aircrafts to Venezuela, Cuban situation and the new panorama in Bolivia were some of the issues Tom Shannon, US Assistant Secretary of …

Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006

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Venezuela’s Ramirez Says OPEC Must Be Ready to Cut in March Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said the oil market looks ``over-supplied’’ by about 2 million barrels a day and OPEC must be …

newsfromrussia.com/world/2006/01/30/72027.html
Venezuela’s Chavez calls for end to war in Iraq Pravda – Moscow,Russia
… to elaborate strategies of power toward a world offensive,” Chavez said in a two-hour speech that dominated a meeting ranging from Venezuela’s defense strategy …

www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2006/01/30/afx2485311.html
OPEC ‘should be ready to cut output’ – Venezuela Forbes – USA
VIENNA (AFX) – Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said OPEC must be ready to cut production but he indicated that such a reduction may not happen at …

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Cuba and Venezuela: A Bolivarian Partnership Upside Down World – Hartwick,NY,USA
In the lands of these timeless figures, a unique partnership has developed between Cuba and The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which defies the logic of neo …

www.caribbeannetnews.com/cgi-script/csArticles/articles/000002/000260.htm
Cuba backstops Chavez revolution in Venezuela Caribbean Net News – Georgetown,Cayman Islands Cuba has no money but is playing a major role in the social revolution that President Hugo Chavez is pursuing in Venezuela and showing off to the world this …

www.newsday.com/features/booksmags/ny-botleft460
1291jan29,0,4517568.story?coll=ny-books-print

A revolutionary life Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Close quarters and dangerous circumstances forced Otto and Lisa into an unlikely friendship, which continued over the years as Lisa moved to Venezuela with her …

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New plec found in Venezuela Practical Fishkeeping – Bretton,Peterborough,UK A new species of Chaetostoma-like suckermouth catfish described from the northern part of Venezuela is believed to be an endangered species. …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aGzqzHryhNz8&refer=latin_america
Venezuela Says OPEC Must Be Ready to Cut Production (Update1) Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s Energy Minister said OPEC must be ready to cut production in the second quarter because the oil market looks ``over-supplied …

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ROUNDUP Venezuela raises spectre of production cut at OPEC meeting FXstreet.com – Barcelona,Spain
VIENNA AFX – Venezuela raised the spectre of a cut in oil production by the OPEC cartel, swinging behind a similar call from Iran but putting itself at odds …

www.ain.cubaweb.cu/idioma/ingles/2006/ene30chavez-forum.htm
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Praises Success of WSF Cuban News Agency – Cuba
… The charismatic leader said the event was important for Venezuela and the world and congratulated his fellow citizens for supporting the thousands of visitors. …

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Venezuela urges cut in oil production Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
OPEC has no obvious reason to cut its oil output, the group’s president said today, even though Iran and Venezuela have cited excess supply in pushing for a …

www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=2885
A Beyond Chron Exclusive: Chavez’s Venezuela, Where Gas is … Beyond Chron – San Francisco,CA,USA
… most of our focus is on San Francisco, we know that many readers are deeply interested in the political changes sweeping Latin America, particularly Venezuela. …

www.americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=4307
Hugo Chavez drives Venezuela to drink American Thinker – Berkeley,AZ,USA
Whisky-drinking is an old tradition in Venezuela, so the news that scotch and whiskey sales were up 55% on the year earlier was not that big a surprise. …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/30/en_pol_art_30A664005.shtml
Shannon to deal with Spanish aircraft sale to Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
He is expected to deal with the issue of the Spanish sale of military transportation and surveillance aircrafts to Venezuela, an operation US President George W …

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3557210a12,00.html
Venezuela to support Iran in nuclear row Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
VIENNA: Major US oil provider Venezuela stands by its promise to back Opec-partner Iran in its argument with the West over its atomic programme, Venezuela’s …

newsfromrussia.com/world/2006/01/31/72072.html
US not considering placing Venezuela on list of terrorist nations Pravda – Moscow,Russia
The United States is not considering placing Venezuela on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the State Department said Monday. …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/30/en_pol_art_30A664071.shtml
Venezuela backs Iran in nuclear dispute El Universal – Venezuela
Venezuela is to advocate for Iran in a dispute with Western countries on the nuclear issue, Minister of Energy and Petroleum Rafael Ramírez declared Monday in …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/30/en_pol_art_30A664013.shtml
Colombia, Venezuela size up common border security strategy El Universal – Venezuela
… The latest Colombia-Venezuela impasse came after President Chávez claimed that DAS was “fabricating plots” against his government and acted together with the …

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Venezuela to Spend $3.25 Bln on State Industries, Alvarez Says Bloomberg – USA
30 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter, will spend $3.25 billion to create 11 new state companies that will produce goods ranging …

www.ain.cubaweb.cu/idioma/ingles/2006/ene30venezuela-feria.htm
Venezuela To Take Part in Cuba Book Fair Cuban News Agency – Cuba
… Venezuela?s literature exhibition is being organized by the National Book Center and will feature a tribute to national literature prizewinners Angel Augier …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=adM1b9lGnKGY&refer=latin_america
Venezuela to Spend $3.25 Bln on 11 State Industries (Update2) Bloomberg – USA
… the country.’’. Venezuela, the world’s fifth-largest crude exporter, imports about 70 percent of the goods it consumes. Chavez pledged ..

Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006

www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/13741397.htm
Venezuela’s Chavez warns US he will jail officials involved in … Contra Costa Times – CA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened Friday to arrest American officials if they are caught gathering intelligence about the …

www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4425486&nav=4QcS
Lynch looks to Venezuela for oil WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
CONCORD, NH New Hampshire is looking into getting cheaper oil from socialist Venezuela, a move that Senator John Sununu calls a disgrace. …

www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-236/0601297292190630.htm
Majlis passes bills on Iran-Venezuela agreements Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran The Majlis on Sunday approved five bills pertaining to agreements concluded between Iran and Venezuela. The lawmakers, in an open …

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A New World is Possible The NarcoSphere – New York,NY,USA
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez released another bombshell Friday night. He declared war on “the imperialisms of the world,” in the …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47797
Social tourism gets boost in WSF … mainstream tourism on a limb VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Organizers of the World Social Forum (WSF) in Caracas, Venezuela have scored points in promoting a spot of social tourism during the event. …

www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?
NewsCode=40049&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

Majlis passes bills on Iran-Venezuela accords IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, January 30 (IranMania) – The Majlis approved five bills pertaining to agreements concluded between Iran and Venezuela, IRNA reported. …

www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1871666,00.html
Chavez taunts Bush News24 – South Africa
Caracas – As Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez on Friday stepped up his attacks on what he called the “genocidal” US administration, new figures showed that …

www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct—venezuela-
puertor0129jan29,0,3033188.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

Venezuela’s Chavez backs widow of slain Puerto Rican nationalist Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez condemned the killing of Puerto Rican nationalist Filiberto Ojeda Sunday, encouraging his widow to carry …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/30/content_4117937.htm
World Social Forum ends with debate on govt participation Xinhua – China
… was heavily involved in the organization of this forum, which started on Tuesday and focused heavily on the political experiment taking place in Venezuela. …

MAJLIS passes bills on Iran-Venezuela accords IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, January 30 (IranMania) – The Majlis approved five bills pertaining to agreements concluded between Iran and Venezuela, IRNA reported. …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?
NewsCode=40049&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

VENEZUELA’S Chavez backs widow of slain Puerto Rican nationalist Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez condemned the killing of Puerto Rican nationalist Filiberto Ojeda Sunday, encouraging his widow to carry …

www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct—venezuela-
puertor0129jan29,0,3033188.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

LYNCH looks to Venezuela for oil
WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
CONCORD, NH New Hampshire is looking into getting cheaper oil from socialist Venezuela, a move that Senator John Sununu calls a disgrace. …
www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4425486&nav=4QcS

CUBA backstops Chavez revolution in Venezuela Caribbean Net News – Georgetown,Cayman Islands Cuba has no money but is playing a major role in the social revolution that President Hugo Chavez is pursuing in Venezuela and showing off to the world this …

www.caribbeannetnews.com/cgi-script/csArticles/articles/000002/000260.htm

Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006

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breaking_news/breaking_news__international_news/

Chavez taunts Bush, but Venezuela-US trade grows Mail & Guardian Online – Johannesburg,South Africa As Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez on Friday stepped up his attacks on what he called the “genocidal” United States administration, new figures showed that …

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Venezuela accuses US embassy staff of spying for Pentagon Xinhua – China
… Venezuela has been accusing Washington of assisting an April 2002 coup, which temporarily pushed President Hugo Chavez out of office. …

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US wants Venezuela on terror sponsor list: Chavez Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Friday Washington planned to brand Venezuela a sponsor of terrorism as he used the …

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20060128/RTICKERBOLIVAR28/TPBusiness/International

Venezuela looks to lop some zeroes in bolivar revaluation Globe and Mail – Canada
Venezuela — where a McDonald’s Corp. Big Mac costs 6,200 bolivars ($3.32) — may lop off as many as three zeroes from its currency to simplify transactions. …

news.monstersandcritics.com/southamerica/
article_1089870.php/Venezuela_says_U.S._spying

Venezuela says US spying Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) — Venezuela has said it would throw in jail any US official caught spying on its military. President Hugo …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47779
Defining moments: What we have in Venezuela is ‘Relative Democracy … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
It is striking to see the opposition towards the democratic value thought to be a universal. If we are to perceive such acts as …

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Robertino Pietri Hospitalized In Venezuela RoadracingWorld.com – Lake Elsinore,CA,USA Racer Roberto “Robertino” Pietri has been hospitalized in Caracas, Venezuela with an infection related to recent surgery performed in the United States to cure …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/28/AR2006012800828.html
Visions of the Left Emerge in Venezuela Washington Post – United States
CARACAS, Venezuela — Dramatic differences emerged this week among Latin American leftists at Venezuela’s World Social Forum, highlighting the region’s diverse …

www.columbian.com/news/APStories/AP01282006news128452.cfm
Visions of the Left Emerge in Venezuela The Columbian – Vancouver,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dramatic differences emerged this week among Latin American leftists at Venezuela’s World Social Forum, highlighting the region’s …

www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=5882
18d4-83f1-427c-8984-cfe838c69626&k=58094

US peace activist Cindy Sheehan meets Venezuela leader, ponders … Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – US peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said Saturday she is strongly considering running for office against …

www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Governor+looks+to+Venezuela
+for+oil+aid&articleId=fecea5e9-5bf3-4283-9eca-4e23529b917d

Governor looks to Venezuela for oil aid The Union Leader – Manchester,NH,USA
New Hampshire officials have attempted to contact the socialist, oil-rich government of Venezuela to discuss the possibility of obtaining low-priced oil for …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2006/654/654p15b.htm
VENEZUELA: WSF — visions for a new world Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia Green Left Weekly’s Walter Yoia from Resistance and Cameron Durnsford from the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network spoke to participants at the World …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2006/654/654p15.htm
VENEZUELA: World Social Forum — Chavez calls for ‘socialism or … Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia … This century we will bury the US empire. The empire has to face the people of Venezuela and Latin America. It has failed in Iraq already.”. …

US peace activist Cindy Sheehan meets Venezuela leader, ponders … Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – US peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said Saturday she is strongly considering running for office against …

www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=
588218d4-83f1-427c-8984-cfe838c69626&k=58094

VISIONS of the Left Emerge in Venezuela
Washington Post – United States
CARACAS, Venezuela — Dramatic differences emerged this week among Latin American leftists at Venezuela’s World Social Forum, highlighting the region’s diverse …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/28/AR2006012800828.html

VENEZUELA says US spying
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) — Venezuela has said it would throw in jail any US official caught spying on its military. President Hugo …
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_1089870.php/Venezuela_says_U.S._spying

GOVERNOR looks to Venezuela for oil aid
The Union Leader – Manchester,NH,USA
New Hampshire officials have attempted to contact the socialist, oil-rich government of Venezuela to discuss the possibility of obtaining low-priced oil for …

www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Governor+looks+to+
Venezuela+for+oil+aid&articleId=fecea5e9-5bf3-4283-9eca-4e23529b917d

VENEZUELA looks to lop some zeroes in bolivar revaluation Globe and Mail – Canada
Venezuela — where a McDonald’s Corp. Big Mac costs 6,200 bolivars ($3.32) — may lop off as many as three zeroes from its currency to simplify transactions. …

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ry/LAC/20060128/RTICKERBOLIVAR28/TPBusiness/International

Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060126-1921-venezuela-us.html
Spy accusations bring new tensions between US and Venezuela San Diego Union Tribune – United States
CARACAS, Venezuela — New details of accusations that a group of Venezuelan naval officers were passing secrets to the United States increased tension …

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Venezuela to offer oil for heating Yale University Daily News – New Haven,CT,USA … low-income residents may soon see their heating bills drop as officials finalize a controversial plan to bring discounted heating oil from Venezuela to homes …

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Venezuela hosts delegation at World Social Forum Indian Country Today – Canastota,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – An indigenous delegation from North America, hosted by Venezuelan leaders, attended the World Social Forum Jan. …

www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3616793.html
Activists Hold Separate Forum in Venezuela Houston Chronicle – United States
CARACAS, Venezuela — The World Social Forum started as an alternative to the market-friendly World Economic Forum, but now there’s an alternative to the …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5574755,00.html
Activists Hold Separate Forum in Venezuela Guardian Unlimited – UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Hundreds of activists are holding an alternative symposium to this week’s World Social Forum, accusing the main event of straying …

www.wjla.com/news/stories/0106/297751.html
Activists Hold Separate Forum in Venezuela WJLA – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – The World Social Forum started as an alternative to the market-friendly World Economic Forum, but now there’s an alternative to the …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47764
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is a real clever dude and he’s at home … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… On top of this, Venezuela said it will use money to buy 200,000 tonnes of soy and 20,000 tonnes more chicken a year than it currently does.”. …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B9A7AC0FC-6A73-4D2E-B083-7ED97153FB5E%7D)&language=EN
Venezuela Report to the UN Women´s Committee Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… women. Leon referred to the new 1999 Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the promises assumed by her government. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47766
Venezuela’s new mining company, CONIBA aims at regional … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline.com mining & resources correspondent David Coleman reports: Venezuela’s new national mining company, CONIBA (a subsidiary of the National Basic …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1879
Small and Earnest Alternative Social Forum in Venezuela Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela, 26 January 2006—An Alternative Social Forum, or ASF, set up in protest against the World Social Forum is quietly taking place in Caracas …

www.granma.cu/ingles/2006/enero/vier27/06victimas.html
Posada Carriles’ victims in Venezuela have proof of their … Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
CARACAS.—Torture victims and relatives of people assassinated by Luis Posada Carriles in Venezuela, when the terrorist was functioning in this country as a …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/27/en_eco_art_27A662567.shtml
Brazil continues efforts to sell planes to Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
Brazil is continuing diplomatic efforts to complete a sale of aircrafts to Venezuela the United States has vetoed, a move that is an unacceptable practice in …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/27/en_pol_art_27A662577.shtml
EADS-CASA tries to meet plane sales agreement with Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
Spanish aeronautics firm EADS-CASA is looking for “mechanisms and procedures” to meet an agreement to sell 12 transportation planes to Venezuela, following a …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B2B108AEF-
F670-46D4-9CE0-980BBDF6AC65%7D&language=EN

US Diplomat Spy Flees Venezuela Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The naval attaché of the US Embassy in Venezuela, John Correa, left the country after his participation in an espionage case …

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Venezuela’s new state-run company to be announced Monday Resource Investor – Herndon,VA,USA
By Jon Nones. According to a BNAmericas story posted on TheNewEldorado.blogspot, Victor Alvarez will announce on Monday the creation …

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Heating oil assistance from Venezuela WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
… cold. But now, the City of New Haven could be getting help from an unlikely source: Venezuela. by News Channel 8's Kent Pierce. For …

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4-4E6B-848A-424E45D6CBEC%7D&language=EN

Venezuela, Free of Illiteracy Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… On October 28 Venezuela was declared free of illiteracy as a result of a two-year campaign, through which over 1.5 million people learned to read. …

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Venezuela’s Chavez warns US over spy case Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned on Friday he could jail US Embassy officials caught spying after accusing them of links …

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Scotch sales in Venezuela grew 55 pct in ‘05 Reuters.uk – UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Scotch whisky market, one of the world’s largest, grew by 55 percent during last year and topped the previous sales …

www.newswire.co.nz/main/viewstory.aspx?storyid=299866&catid=16
Venezuela Gifts Heating Oil newswire.co.nz – Havelock Nth,Hawkes Bay,New Zealand Some low-income households in the Philadelphia area will get cheap heating oil from Venezuela, in the latest snipe by leftist President Hugo Chavez against the …

SCOTCH sales in Venezuela grew 55 pct in ‘05 Scotsman – United Kingdom
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Scotch whisky market, one of the world’s largest, grew by 55 percent during last year and topped the previous sales …

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VENEZUELA accuses US embassy staff of spying for Pentagon Xinhua – China
… Venezuela has been accusing Washington of assisting an April 2002 coup, which temporarily pushed President Hugo Chavez out of office. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/28/content_4111359.htm

US wants Venezuela on terror sponsor list: Chavez Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Friday Washington planned to brand Venezuela a sponsor of terrorism as he used the …

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VENEZUELA donates heating oil again to US poor Arab Times – Kuwait
PHILADELPHIA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Some low-income households in the Philadelphia area will get cheap heating oil from Venezuela, officials said on Friday, in …

www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/breakingnews/view.asp?msgID=11076

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006

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Venezuela Says Military Officers Caught Passing Information to US Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. Venezuela says it has caught several low-level military officers passing information to the US military. Venezuelan …

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Brazil, Chile, Venezuela: Latin America Local Bond Preview Bloomberg – USA
… Venezuela {VENZGB }: Venezuela’s government said yesterday it plans to offer 80 billion bolivars ($37.3 million) of its benchmark 91-day bonds at an auction on …

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Venezuela officers ‘spied for US’ BBC News – UK
… Some of the individuals concerned had been detained and some had left the country, he said. Ties between the US and Venezuela were already under strain. …

www.ahora.cu/english/SECTIONS/national/2006/enero/26-01-06a.htm
Cuba Calls to Support Venezuela and Bolivia Ahora.cu – Holguín,Cuba
… of the world to support the Venezuelan and new Bolivian governments in statements made at the 6th World Social Forum (WSF) taking place in Caracas, Venezuela. …

www.socialistparty.org.uk/2006/424/np9.htm
Venezuela: Nurses protest in Caracas Socialist Party – UK
… minister’s head”. Over 50 nurses were protesting outside the Miraflores – President Chavez’s palace in Caracas, Venezuela. They …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4651438.stm
Venezuela ends ‘dictatorship’ row BBC News – UK
… The dispute began when Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, the most senior Catholic clergyman in Venezuela, told thousands of worshippers at a pilgrimage in honour …

www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1798263.php
FRSC: World Social Forum interview from Caracas, Venezuela Bay Area Indymedia – San Francisco,CA,USA … In 2006 the WSF will be held simultaneously in different cities around the world, including Caracas, Venezuela; Bamako, Mali; and Karachi, Pakistan. …

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2006/01/26/afx2480897.html
Venezuela probes military officers for allegedly spying for US Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – Venezuela’s government is investigating members of the armed forces for allegedly onpassing state secrets to the US military, officials said. …

www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200601250739
Will the MSM report Venezuela’s censorship? V Crisis (press release) – London,England,UK London 25.01.06 | Judge Florencio Silano, following orders of Venezuela’s pseudo Attorney General Isaias Rodriguez, has issued an injunction banning all …

www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200601252032
Spain military sales to Venezuela compromised V Crisis (press release) – London,England,UK … military equipment, could decide not to proceed with the deal, in light of the blocking, by the US, of having their technology used and transfered to Venezuela …

usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=
January&x=20060126135610AEneerG0.7496302&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html

Press Groups Condemn Venezuela Court Ban on Murder Case Coverage Washington File – Washington,DC,USA
… Venezuela’s Public Ministry, CPJ said, has been directed to investigate six television stations and four newspapers in Venezuela for alleged “obstruction of …

VENEZUELA Levies Spy Accusations
Washington Post – United States
CARACAS, Venezuela — New details of accusations that a group of Venezuelan naval officers were passing secrets to the United States increased tension Thursday …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2006/01/26/AR2006012602398.html

VENEZUELA ends ‘dictatorship’ row
BBC News – UK
… The dispute began when Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, the most senior Catholic clergyman in Venezuela, told thousands of worshippers at a pilgrimage in honour …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4651438.stm

FRSC: World Social Forum interview from Caracas, Venezuela Bay Area Indymedia – San Francisco,CA,USA … In 2006 the WSF will be held simultaneously in different cities around the world, including Caracas, Venezuela; Bamako, Mali; and Karachi, Pakistan. …

www.indybay.org/news/2006/01/1798263.php

CUBA Calls to Support Venezuela and Bolivia Ahora.cu – Holguín,Cuba
… of the world to support the Venezuelan and new Bolivian governments in statements made at the 6th World Social Forum (WSF) taking place in Caracas, Venezuela. …

www.ahora.cu/english/SECTIONS/national/2006/enero/26-01-06a.htm

Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006

www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/feeds/ap/2006/01/25/ap2474674.html
Update 4: World Social Forum Begins in Venezuela Forbes – USA
Thousands of activists marched through Venezuela’s capital demanding an end to the war in Iraq and shouting slogans against US imperialism at the opening of …

www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=94256
Venezuela hosts World Social Forum NewKerala.com – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
CARACAS, Venezuela: Thousands of activists from around the world gathered in the Venezuelan capital Tuesday for the World Social Forum. …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1875
Venezuela’s Chavez and Bolivia’s Morales Sign 8 Agreements Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela, 24 January 2006 — New Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have confirmed eight agreements to create …

www.ain.cubaweb.cu/idioma/ingles/2006/ene25venezuela-posada.htm
Venezuela Insists on Posada’s Extradition Cuban News Agency – Cuba
… that Posada will remain imprisoned in Texas until immigration authorities decide whether or not to deport him to a country other than Venezuela or Cuba. …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/25/en_eco_art_25A661375.shtml
US-Venezuela trade chamber to seek dialogue with Chávez El Universal – Venezuela
Edmond Saade, president of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VenAmCham), said the association intends to “launch direct talks with …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=awqHeYwAZr.8&refer=latin_america
Venezuela Press Gag Condemned by Reporters Without Frontiers Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is edging toward censorship following court and government moves to gag …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/25/en_pol_art_25A661605.shtml
US activist rejects prospective invasion of Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
US activist Cindy Sheehan Wednesday in Caracas repulsed the possibility of a US invasion of Venezuela, as claimed repeatedly by President Hugo Chávez, Efe …

today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=
2006-01-26T024909Z_01_N25288215_RTRUKOC_0_US-VENEZUELA
-USA.xml&archived=False

Venezuela charges officers gave secrets to Pentagon Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Wednesday several military officers had been caught passing state secrets to the US government in a charge …

news.mongabay.com/2006/0125-venezuela.html
Venezuela plans 5000-mile pipeline across Amazon rain forest Mongabay.com – USA
Hugu Chavez, Venezuela’s president, announced a plan to build a massive gas pipeline that would carry natural gas from the oil rich state 5,000 miles south. …

BRAZIL, Chile, Venezuela: Latin America Local Bond Preview Bloomberg – USA
… Venezuela {VENZGB }: Venezuela’s government said yesterday it plans to offer 80 billion bolivars ($37.3 million) of its benchmark 91-day bonds at an auction on …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aIYwcaXDjI3g&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA charges officers gave secrets to Pentagon Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Wednesday several military officers had been caught passing state secrets to the US government in a charge …

today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-
01-26T024909Z_01_N25288215_RTRUKOC_0_US-VENEZUELA-USA.xml&archived=False

VENEZUELA: Army officers passing information to US Jerusalem Post – Israel
Venezuela’s vice president on Wednesday said some Venezuelan military officers have been detained after they were caught passing information to the Pentagon. …

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1137605916769&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

VENEZUELA Press Gag Condemned by Reporters Without Frontiers Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is edging toward censorship following court and government moves to gag …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=awqHeYwAZr.8&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA plans 5000-mile pipeline across Amazon rain forest Mongabay.com – USA
Hugu Chavez, Venezuela’s president, announced a plan to build a massive gas pipeline that would carry natural gas from the oil rich state 5,000 miles south. …

news.mongabay.com/2006/0125-venezuela.html

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006

www.democracyarsenal.org/2006/01/random_notes_on.html
Notes on my weekend in Venezuela DemocracyArsenal.org – New York,NY,USA
I just returned this evening from two days and three nights in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where I spoke about US policy before a gathering of hundreds of faith …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/13698063.htm
Venezuela leader hosts World Social Forum San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Thousands of activists gathering in Venezuela’s capital for a six-day World Social Forum that opens Tuesday include anti-war protesters …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B93624E38-7E84-4E05-8510-9A034A1E2DD4%7D)&language=EN
WSF Opens in Venezuela Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The 6th World Social Forum (WSF) opens Tuesday in Caracas with a march along its main streets, packing together peace activists …

moneycentral.msn.com/inc/news/providerredir.asp?feed=AP&Date=20060124&ID=5443175
Venezuela to Invest $220M to Build Plant MSN Money – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela will invest US$220 million (euro180 million) to build a cement plant with the help of Iran during the next three years, a …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=agIVNhaxzzaw&refer=latin_america
Argentina to Sell $312.4 Mln in Bonds to Venezuela (Update1) Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — Argentina will sell $312.4 million dollar-denominated bonds due in 2012 to Venezuela, adding to more than $1 billion of the securities that …

today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-
01-24T165000Z_01_N24128465_RTRUKOC_0_US-VENEZUELA-FORUM.xml&archived=False

Venezuela’s Chavez hosts World Social Forum Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of international activists gathered in Caracas on Tuesday for the World Social Forum to protest US imperialism …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/24/en_pol_art_24A660451.shtml
Uribe ready to accept hostage asylum in Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
… Alvaro Uribe Tuesday endorsed again an asylum petition three Colombian politicians held hostage by FARC guerrillas have filed with Venezuela, and said his …

www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php?article_id=8158
The WSF in Caracas, Venezuela and Bamako, Mali Socialistworker.co.uk – London,UK
… Caracas. The event starting in Caracas, Venezuela, this week, takes place in the context of a new situation in Latin America. The …

www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8FBBAC
03.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

Venezuela threatens to take over mines BusinessWeek – USA
24 6:15 PM ET Venezuela’s mining minister said Tuesday that the government was ready to take over top gold and diamond mines from foreign companies that have …

www.stratfor.com/products/premium/read_article.php?id=261298
Venezuela: Against US Plane Sale Ban Stratfor – USA
24 that Washington’s instructions that Spanish- and Brazilian-made planes containing American parts not be sold to Venezuela will hurt the fight against …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/24/en_pol_art_24A660591.shtml
United States answers to letter from Venezuela on supply of parts … El Universal – Venezuela
Defense Minister Orlando Maniglia Ferreira reported Tuesday that he received a letter from US Ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield to answer to a prior …

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11376059
09394&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Activists rally against Iraq war in Venezuela Jerusalem Post – Israel
… whistles. About 80,000 people signed up to attend the forum, including tens of thousands from outside Venezuela, organizers said. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/25/content_4097114.htm
Venezuela to invest 220 million dollars to build cement plant with … Xinhua – China
24 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela will invest 220 million US dollars in the next three years to build a cement plant with help from Iran, an official said on Tuesday …

www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9186114
Ex-player Martinez, 40, dies at home in Venezuela CBS SportsLine.com – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Carlos Martinez, who played for seven seasons in Major League Baseball, died on Tuesday at his home in Venezuela at age 40, his wife said …

www.thedailyjournalonline.com/article.asp?ArticleId=219047&CategoryId=10717
Argentina sells $312 millon more bonds to venezuela Daily Journal – Caracas,Venezuela
Argentina will sell $312.4 million denominated bonds due in 2012 to Venezuela, adding to more than $1 billion of the securities that President Hugo Chávez …

ACTIVISTS rally against Iraq war in Venezuela Jerusalem Post – Israel
… whistles. About 80,000 people signed up to attend the forum, including tens of thousands from outside Venezuela, organizers said. …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=11376059093
94&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

VENEZUELA to invest 220 million dollars to build cement plant with … Xinhua – China
24 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela will invest 220 million US dollars in the next three years to build a cement plant with help from Iran, an official said on Tuesday …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/25/content_4097114.htm

EX-PLAYER Martinez, 40, dies at home in Venezuela CBS SportsLine.com – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Carlos Martinez, who played for seven seasons in Major League Baseball, died on Tuesday at his home in Venezuela at age 40, his wife said …

www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9186114

VENEZUELA threatens to take over mines
BusinessWeek – USA
24 6:15 PM ET Venezuela’s mining minister said Tuesday that the government was ready to take over top gold and diamond mines from foreign companies that have …

www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8FBB
AC03.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

ARGENTINA to Sell $312.4 Mln in Bonds to Venezuela (Update1) Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — Argentina will sell $312.4 million dollar-denominated bonds due in 2012 to Venezuela, adding to more than $1 billion of the securities that …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=agIVNhaxzzaw&refer=latin_america

Mon, 23 Jan 2006

www.mexidata.info/id758.html
Is the US Headed for a Showdown with Venezuela? Mexidata.info – San Diego,CA,USA
… This news certainly brings concern for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez. In Argentina, during the Summit of the Americas, Chavez …

www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0601236407135526.htm
Majlis speaker to visit Cuba, Venezuela Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel is to visit the Caribbean island of Cuba and Latin American state of Venezuela in mid-February. …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=ai2sNWgFqPYw&refer=latin_america
Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela: Latin America Local Bond Preview Bloomberg – USA
… Venezuela {VENZGB }: Venezuela’s economic growth will slow and inflation climb this year because of the closure of a bridge on the main highway connecting …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/13688582.htm
Thousands march against Chávez Miami Herald – FL,USA
… demonstration, Chávez opponents staged the noisy march through the capital of Caracas in honor of the 48th anniversary of Venezuela’s democracy, saying …

www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STOR
Y=/www/story/01-23-2006/0004265243&EDATE=

Current Technology Updates the Republic of Venezuela PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA … reported the appointment of Centro Laser de La Belleza (”Centro Laser”) exclusive ElectroTrichoGenesis (”ETG”) distributor for the Republic of Venezuela. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47737
Venezuela’s Mining Ministry (Mibam) launches contractors exchange … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline.com mining & resources correspondent David Coleman writes: Venezuela’s Ministry of Basic Industries & Mining (Mibam) is to hold a series of meetings …

www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-17/0601233139195123.htm
Iran, Venezuela review expanding mutual ties Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran … with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez, who is currently visiting Havana, on the expansion of trilateral cooperation among Iran, Cuba and Venezuela. …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/23/en_eco_art_23A659543.shtml
Brazil: US veto to aircraft sale to Venezuela is an “indefensible … El Universal – Venezuela
… Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim branded as “indefensible nonsense” the US veto against the sale of Brazilian military airplanes to Venezuela, and he did …

www.stratfor.com/products/premium/read_article.php?id=261223
Brazil: Negotiating Plane Sale To Venezuela Stratfor – USA
Brazil is negotiating with senior US officials to obtain Washington’s consent for the sale of Brazilian-made planes to Venezuela, Sao Paulo newspaper Folha …

internacional.radiobras.gov.br/ingles/materia_i_2004.php?materia=253669&q=1&editoria=
Embraer comments on impasse blocking sale of airplanes to … Agencia Brasil – Brazil
… 20) that neither Brazil nor his company will be the one to resolve the impasse created by the US veto on the sale of Embraer military aircraft to Venezuela. …

news.monstersandcritics.com/southamerica/article_107
8632.php/Venezuela_says_opposition_rights_secure

Venezuela says opposition rights secure Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) — Venezuelan Vice President Jose Rangel said Monday recent protests in Caracas were proof the rights of the political opposition are …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47743
MINESUR: Venezuela/Brazil/Argentina agree to gigantic new mining … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Speaking in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, Venezuela’s Basic Industries & Mining (Mibam) Minister, Victor Alvarez said that a strategic association is to be …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47742
Presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia sign 8 agreements of … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… The President’s message to Flores, whose public rants against the President date from 2000 during a visit to Venezuela, is not to mess with him because he …

www.tucsoncitizen.com/breakingnews/012306AZ_Venezuela_McCain
Venezuela vice president to US Senator McCain: ‘Go to hell’ Tucson Citizen – Tucson,AZ,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s vice president said Monday that US Sen. John McCain “can go to hell” for suggesting that “wackos …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=47739
John Edwards would not have denied humanitarian aid from Venezuela VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… just think of the partnership that both he and Venezuelan President Chavez can form to help the poor of the United States as well as in Venezuela. …

news.ft.com/cms/s/540e1e6c-8c69-11da-9efb-0000779e2340.html
Colombian hostages hope to be freed in Venezuela Financial Times – London,England,UK
A group of Colombian politicians kidnapped almost four years ago by leftwing insurgents could soon be freed in Venezuela, delivering a political boost to both …

moneycentral.msn.com/inc/news/providerredir.asp?feed=AP&Date=20060123&ID=5417170
Venezuela Supports Reducing OPEC Output MSN Money – USA
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – Venezuela would support a decision by OPEC this month to cut output in a bid to control overproduction, the nation’s oil minister said …

www.flightinternational.com/Articles/2006/01/24/Navig
ation/177/204246/EADS+Venezuela+deal+in+jeopardy.html

EADS Venezuela deal in jeopardy Flight International – USA
Spain’s EADS Casa admits that it is reviewing a $590 million transport aircraft deal with Venezuela after US authorities said they were ready to veto the use …

VENEZUELA hits back at US
Scotsman – United Kingdom
VENEZUELA’S vice-president said yesterday that the United States senator John McCain “can go to hell” for suggesting that “wackos” run the South American …

news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=115262006

COLOMBIAN hostages hope to be freed in Venezuela Financial Times – London,England,UK
A group of Colombian politicians kidnapped almost four years ago by leftwing insurgents could soon be freed in Venezuela, delivering a political boost to both …

news.ft.com/cms/s/540e1e6c-8c69-11da-9efb-0000779e2340.html

SOCIAL Forum Opens in Venezuela
The Moscow Times – Russia
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is hosting one of the world’s largest anti-globalization, anti-war events starting Tuesday — and the …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2006/01/24/254.html

VENEZUELA says opposition rights secure
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) — Venezuelan Vice President Jose Rangel said Monday recent protests in Caracas were proof the rights of the political opposition are …

news.monstersandcritics.com/southamerica/article_
1078632.php/Venezuela_says_opposition_rights_secure

NOTES on my weekend in Venezuela
DemocracyArsenal.org – New York,NY,USA
I just returned this evening from two days and three nights in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where I spoke about US policy before a gathering of hundreds of faith …

www.democracyarsenal.org/2006/01/random_notes_on.html

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