VENEZUELA HEADLINES NOVEMBER 1-8 2004

8/11/04

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Venezuelan victims group to file court papers at the World Court in the Hague against former US Ambassador to Venezuela, Charles S. Shapiro
By: Cort Greene
Shapiro is no stranger to being a participant with military coups, having been Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Chile at the time of the military coup against democratically-elected President Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973.

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Homicide charged former Metro Mayor Pena may already have fled Venezuela
By: David Coleman
On October 28, the Public Ministry had charged the former Metro Mayor and two former directors on specific charges of malfeasance and graft under Article 61, of the National Security & Public Patrimony (LOSPP) Law.

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Oscar Perez defends Miranda Governor Enrique Mendoza's administration
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Perez points to the fact that Mendoza has built more than 6,000 housing solutions, done more road works than other States in the region and has increased the academic performance of schools over the past 7 years.

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Francisco Arias Cardenas attributes defeat to lack of leg work and skullduggery
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Arias Cardenas concludes that final media maneuvers and Union Party withdrawal of support, along with an accord to divide his votes at voting centers lacking his electoral witnesses, influenced the outcome of the results.

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Reader: The 50% of us who voted AGAINST our home grown Hitler are sick
By: VHeadline.com Reader
We watch while he sends our people to a war that is hopeless and of no use; while he ruins our economy; while he thumbs his nose at us and smirks at us; while our media won't even cover what is really going on.

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Chris Herz: After Iraq … what new countries must feel the lash?
By: Chris Herz
The actual picture is hanging to the right of the entrance to the UN Security Council in New York … it was placed there after World War II as a reminder of what might happen whenever civilized men and women neglect their duty: Oppose Fascism.

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Venezuelan opposition on the ropes; business leaders making peace with Chavez
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The new attitude reflects a pragmatic assessment of the current balance of power, and seems likely to be reinforced by the results of last month's regional elections, which left almost every state in the hands of the government.

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Anzoategui Governor-elect Tarek William Saab announces anti-crime program
By: David Cabrera
Anzoategui State Governor-elect, Tarek William Saab has announced the creation of a joint operation organization including the National Guard (GN) and the regional police forces aimed at combating crime in this eastern coastal State.

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Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in fresh contract negotiations with oil union
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Fedepetrol union union representative Rafael Barrios says “we've begun negotiations again!” Fedepetrol, Fetrahidrocarburos and Sinutrapetrol will represent the oil workers, with two smaller unions holding only observer status in wage talks.

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The Crossroads Ensemble offered spectacular concert AD in Washington
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Venezuela's Ambassador to the United States, Bernardo Alvarez Herrera has hosted a spectacular weekend concert of world music by the Crossroads ensemble in the Bolivarian Salon at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.

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Rebel General Alfonzo Martinez announced the creation of political platform
By: Dawn Gable
Martinez points out that he is “exercising the principles of democracy from the base … this base will have the possibility to decide through internal elections which the group should represent and lead.‰

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Confederation of Farmers & Livestock Producers estimates 40% growth this year
By: Dawn Gable
Campos recalls that during the last year in ex-President Rafael Caldera's mandate, agricultural sector interest rates were in the order of 80% … which made agricultural development unviable.

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Automated systems expected to curb Currency Administration (Cadivi) corruption
By: David Cabrera
Through automation, the system will count on all procedures in order to facilitate optimized and reliable information on operations, including imports quantity, imports cancellation, and travelers‚ quotas, among others.

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Venezuela's Ameriven extra-heavy oil project to reach full capacity in January 2005
By: David Coleman
Crude from the Orinoco region to the south and east of Puerto La Cruz is too thick to be processed at normal refineries and must be blended with lighter grades or upgraded into synthetic crude to be refined.

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Alo Presidente chat show dropped because of Chavez-Castro meeting
By: Dawn Gable
President Hugo Chavez Frias weekly 'Alo Presidente' radio/TV chat show was dropped, Sunday, because of a flying visit to Havana and Cuba's President Fidel Castro to discuss “themes of common interest” to their Caribbean nations.

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Young Venezuelans evaluate the new Radio & TV Law of Social Responsibility
By: Dawn Gable
One of the principal objectives of the conference “Hacia la radio y la TV que queremos‰ was to learn children‚s and adolescents‚ perception of Law of Social Responsibility in Radio & TV, which is currently being debated in the National Assembly.

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Paramedics for Health cooperative of pre-hospital health: model of participation
By: Dawn Gable
“We are well aware of the situation that plagues this municipality with regard to emergency medicine … this is what motivated the constitution and organization [of this cooperative] to meet the demand for pre-hospital attention services.”

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Kermesse International Bazaar encourages solidarity among 50 countries
By: Dawn Gable
With the participation of more that 50 countries, the Kermesse International bazaar that supports 30 institutions dedicated to areas such as food, health and education took place at the International Exposition Center of the Metropolitan University.

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Successful Hands Off Venezuela meetings in Paris and Toulouse, France
By: Cort Greene
The first meeting took place on Tuesday, November 2 in the headquarters of the French Communist Party 10th District in Paris. Some 56 people packed the meeting room, to the point where some had to sit in the staircase.

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Fidel Castro greets Venezuela's Chavez
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
The international press in Havana did not have access to Chavez's arrival or his meetings with Cuban officials. Chavez returned to Venezuela on Sunday.

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Successful Hands Off Venezuela meetings in Paris and Toulouse
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Two successful Hands Off Venezuela meetings have been organized in France by the journal La Riposte … which has been supporting

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Castro Shown on Cuban TV in a Wheel-Chair
Reuters – NY,USA
Their friendship has annoyed the US government which fears Chavez may introduce Cuban-style communism to Venezuela, the world's fifth largest oil exporter.

7/11/04

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Elections in Uruguay, Venezuela show waning grip of imperialism
Workers World – USA
31, just two days before the too-much-talked-about US elections, in elections in both Uruguay in the south and Venezuela in the north of the continent.

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Visiting US-NED psychopaths should be arrested and tried in Venezuela
By: Malcolm Donald
Now is the time for the United States/United Kingdom Orwellian double-speakers to be given a shot of democratic truth serum courtesy of the worlds oppressed. It might possibly make them think twice before leaving their homelands.

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Busy week for Venezuela's President Chavez Frias on the international front
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Venezuela has not recognized the post-Aristide government, claiming that it was imposed by the USA and that Aristide was spirited out of the country by US troops against his will … Aristide must return, Chavez Frias insists.

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Signaling economic recovery: Caracas shopping malls increase sales by 30%
By: David Cabrera
October, November, and December are the most important months for these shopping centers … including those located in the outskirts of Caracas. This explains why shopping malls now are preparing for the upcoming days.

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Chavez: Venezuela is in no way a threat to the government of the United States
By: Einnoc Lebrac
To conclude, the President says: “I hope simply and sincerely that the new government of president Bush will be a real new government … at least regarding its relationship with Latin America … especially with Venezuela.

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MVR congressman Orlando Garcia challenges Salas Feo to a public count of votes
By: David Cabrera
“I challenge the ex-Governor to compare his ballots with those that the CNE and the Comando Maisanta have … let‚s audit them one by one so that Carabobo residents can finally be told the truth and avoid being manipulated and lied to.‰

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Interior Ministry purchases 190 Land Rovers in Metropolitan Police revamp plan
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Another project being studied and implemented is the creation of a single communications mechanism to coordinate operations of the metropolitan area's six or seven municipal police forces.

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No light at the end of the tunnel for opposition groups posing as alternatives
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
It would seem, then, that it is back to the drawing board for the opposition and for many politicos with ambitions back to the corridors of Washington for instructions rather than facing the nitty-gritty of grassroots politics.

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North America sowing the seven plagues across Latin America and the world
By: Franz J. T. Lee
We need not mention here how many millions have been massacred in the name of the US$ … that trusts in God … and which blesses America .. in each US presidential speech to the nation.

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INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER: Democracy is alive and well in Venezuela.
By: Bob Chapman
The sweetheart deals of yesteryear, involving the international elitists is over … the people have found the power to control their own country and their own destiny.

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Oscar Heck: I wonder if President Hugo Chavez will end up in Heaven?
By: Oscar Heck
According to the Christians with whom we are in touch, a Christian is, roughly speaking, anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and leader … and who has decided to live (as best as possible) under the precepts set out by Jesus.

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Japan Bank International to invest US$1.2 billion in Venezuelan projects
By: David Cabrera
According to the proposals, JBIC has agreed to contribute a total of US$1.2 billion to be used for the completion of the second phase of the Orinoco Iron ore smelter and a 6th production line at the CVG aluminum subsidiary Venalum.

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Clifton Ross: I Recant — I published an analysis which turned out to be in error
By: Clifton Ross
And so now, in the wake of the grave error I committed, I humbly ask my Latin American brothers and sisters to pardon me for having prematurely, even if innocently, published an analysis which turned out to be in error.

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Jutta Schmitt's unsubstantiated lies, claims and untruths about Americans
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
I am one of those dumb Americans who want to see the World free of hate, pain, anger, confusion etc. I perceive that you are affected with all of the aforementioned. All of my friends and I will be praying for your understanding.

6/11/04

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Chavez Hopes for Better US-Venezuela Relations Now
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, November 6, 2004—During his trip to Rio de Janeiro, President Chavez said that he hopes that US-Venezuela relations would improve and that the US

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Venezuela and Brazil scuffle over Chavez
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 6 (UPI) — Venezuelan presidential security and Brazilian federal police exchanged shoves when Brazilian

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Venezuela and other Latin American Countries Push Integration at
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Other issues on the Rio Summit's agenda are the crisis in Haiti and a resolution urging political actors in Venezuela to respect the recent electoral results

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Venezuela's Electoral Council Certifies Chavista Victory Two
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
15 years ago and father of the incumbant, maintains that his son won by over 130,000 votes (61%), declaring that their party, Project Venezuela (PV), will not

05/11/04

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Distorted Picture of Violence in Haiti
Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa,CA,USA
Haiti'sa mess. And, of crucial importance, there has been little mention of the fact that Canada is heavily implicated in Haiti's deterioration.

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Venezuela's corrupt bureaucrats and politicians … a step away…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Just one in a myriad of pressing problems facing President Hugo Chavez Frias and his attempts to reform the governance of the Republic Venezuela is how to deal…

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Looting worries embassy in Venezuela
China Daily – Beijing,China
Four supermarkets owned by overseas Chinese in Carabobo of Venezuela were looted by local people with one being burnt down, a local Chinese newspaper reported.…

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President of National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to Visit…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Vin Weber, president of the board of directors of the US-government funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is to arrive in Venezuela on Monday.…

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Oil eases again after election
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Fellow OPEC member Venezuela warned yesterday that oil prices have yet to peak and warned that US involvement in the Middle East could make prices more volatile…

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US Group Seeks to Defuse Venezuela Funding Row
ABC News – United States
Nov 4, 2004 — CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – A Washington-based pro-democracy group said on Thursday it wanted to defuse a row with leftist President Hugo…

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Uruguay elects first leftist president
People's Weekly World – USA
… Leftist and center-left leaders have come to power in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela over disenchantment with financial turmoil and free-market economic…

04/11/04

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Rio Group: Brazil and Venezuela will create a joint investment…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
EFE/Union Radio: Brazil and Venezuela will be studying the possibility of creating a guarantee fund of around US$300 million, which would facilitate a credit…

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Minister Perez says US-Venezuelan relations must be guided by…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Even before the outcome of the US elections, namely a Bush victory, Venezuelan Foreign Minister (MRE) Jesus Arnaldo Perez has stated that Venezuela hopes to…

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Venezuela's elections give further credibility to the Bolivarian…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The election in Venezuela and the final approval (again!) by most of the population of Hugo Chavez Frias, gives further credibility to the Bolivarian revolution…

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Farewell to the Deficit: Venezuela Closes the Year with a Surplus
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… trillion Bs. as royalties, and 2.8 trillion Bs. as Petróleos de Venezuela(Pdvsa, the state owned oil company) profits. Another goal…

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US ELECTION: Latin America Resigned to Four More Years of Bush
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
… trade bloc made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and the Andean Community of Nations, comprised of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela…

03/11/04

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Biotechnology conference to explore preservation of tropical art
CBC News – Canada
CARACAS, VENEZUELA – More than 100 curators and scientists will gather at a Venezuelan university Thursday to explore how biotechnology can help preserve art…

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US wants Venezuela to help mend trade, credit ties
Reuters – NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov 3 (Reuters) – US government credit and insurance agencies will resume cover for new investments in Venezuela as soon as existing…

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Elio Cequea: Death to the dog … the rabies is gone
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Venezuelan. In Venezuela we refer to old people with respect. … Iraq. Venezuela changed its course in peace, and in peace it must continue ……

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Venezuela: Taking a page out of Cuba's book hardly wise
CubaNet – Coral Gables,FL,USA
By Carlos Alberto Montaner. Vcrisis.com, Venezuela. Lieutenant colonel Hugo Chávez explained it very clearly at the recent Monterrey…

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Oscar Heck: I was wrong … I thought that Kerry would win the…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Will the USA continue to finance anti-Chavez criminals in Venezuela? … protecting them from perfectly justifiable prosecution in Venezuela?…

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Venezuela: Troops sent to key states
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 3 (UPI) — Venezuelan troops were sent to some states where the results of recent regional and local elections…

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Foreign investment in Venezuela to reach US$500 million by end…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres (Lisa Robles): Direct foreign investment in Venezuela will reach US$500 million by the end of this year and surpass the $300 million- mark of 2003…

02/11/04

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Gubernatorial Vote in Contention in Venezuela's States of…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… Despite the arrival of Jorge Sucre, president of the opposition group Project Venezuela (PV), demanding the recognition of the victory of Henrique Salas Feo…

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Venezuela's traditional party leadership is dead … PJ will fill…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Opposition political parties have been shedding crocodile tears over the the high rate of abstention during last Sunday's regional and municipal elections but…

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Venezuela deploys troops in disputed poll states
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Venezuela's government deployed troops on Tuesday in two opposition-held states where regional election results were…

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Venezuela Inflation Held Near 3-Year Low in October (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
2 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's inflation rate held near a three-year low in October as increased dollar sales by the government at the official exchange rate…

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Franz JT Lee: North American elections and Venezuela's Bolivarian…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… is seeing what are fraudulent elections in the USA. On the other hand, on October 31, 2004, we, Latin Americans … the peoples of Venezuela and Uruguay ……

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No concern over left-wing South America
BBC News – London,England,UK
… They point out that left-leaning leaders run the big three economies of Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, and now predominate in most of the rest of the region.…

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Venezuela's Chavez sweeps to victory in regional ballot
Pravda – Moscow,Russia
… There's no turning back”, said Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez to a cheering crowd early on Monday, shortly after it became known that his political force…

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“Chavism” virtually unrivalled in Venezuela.
MercoPress – Uruguay
Following the protested landslide victory in Venezuela's last Sunday's regional and municipal elections, the coalition led by President Hugo Chavez had

01/11/04

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Venezuela's elections: defeat for the opposition, advance for
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign Jorge Martin writes: Early results of Venezuela's regional and council elections, announced at 12.40 am by the National

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Franz JT Lee — Venezuela: From capitalist production to human
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Andes (ULA) professor Franz JT Lee writes: In previous commentaries we have underlined the emancipatory quintessence of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.

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Chavez Backers Gain Seats in Venezuela Governor Races (Update4)
Bloomberg – United States
``Venezuela has changed forever. … Venezuela's benchmark bond due in 2027 rose 0.05 cent on the dollar 102.3 at 11:12 am, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Alfredo Pena brands proposed ban on traveling abroad as ridiculous
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Pena dismisses the move as ridiculous, replying that he has already acted on a summons and spoken to a state prosecutor. “How can the Office dictate such a move against somebody, who has shown his face, abided by the law and replied to a summons.”

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CNE admits that voter abstention in regional elections was around 55%
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
According to National Elections Council (CNE) director, Jorge Rodriguez the CNE has decided to publish an account of all votes counted on its website, instead of launching a second bulletin.

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — November 1, 2004
By: Armando Nuñez
The political alliance that supports Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has completely demolished the opposition at the elections for governors in Venezuela, triumphant in 20 of the 22 Governorships in dispute.

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State Governments and gubernatorial candidates — PRELIMINARY RESULTS
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
PRELIMINARY RESULTS
October 31, 2004
State Governments and gubernatorial candidates

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Sunday's elections marked a new phase in the political history of Venezuela
By: Dawn Gable
The Venezuelan people must understand that, from now, on there will be a new political climate in which the inhabitants of each region will demand that the principal regional and municipal authorities take their needs into account.

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Juan Barreto ready to turn Metropolitan Police into neighborhood force
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Speaking to followers after hearing the first official National Elections Council (CNE) showing he had beaten Claudio Fermin, Barreto says opposition mayors of Chacao, Baruta and El Hatillo should respect President Hugo Chavez Frias' revolution.

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Miranda, Carabobo, Yaracuy and Bolivar State Governor refuse CNE count
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
In Carabobo State, Henrique Salas Feo asserts that he has defeated the government candidate, Luis Felipe Acosta Carles by more than 130,000 votes and insists that there are still 40% of the acts to totalize.

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According to latest election figures: the Opposition loses key positions
By: Dawn Gable
According to current figures, the opposition only has gained the governorship of Nueva Esparta and has maintained that of Zulia. The numbers for Carabobo and Miranda are still very close.

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Comando Maisanta asks for action against premature announced results
By: Dawn Gable
Some of these statements — such as that issued by Enrique Mendoza — came even after CNE director Batagglini issued a first warning, after which a group of candidates gave figures pronouncing themselves the winners.

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Venezuela‚s elections: defeat for the opposition, advance for the Bolivarians
By: Jorge Martin
Although these results are still provisional, and in some cases they are based on just above 50% of the counted votes, they seem to indicate a clear victory for Bolivarian Governors in 20 out of 22 of the country‚s states.

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Jorge Rodriguez: In minutes the CNE will release preliminary results
By: Dawn Gable
The National Elections Council (CNE) will soon release a preliminary bulletin of unofficial results for the regional elections. Shortly before 10:00 p.m., principal director Jorge Rodriguez assured that the announcement would take place around 11:00

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Venezuela's complex election process is over; final results will take some time
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
During the early morning hours, sounds of sirens, fireworks and bugle calls were present throughout certain parts of eastern Caracas, a repetition of a popular call to vote that was first heard on August 15, on occasion of the Presidential Referendum

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Chavez Backers Gain Seats in Venezuela Governor Races (Update2)
Bloomberg – United States
… Venezuela is the world's fifth-largest supplier of oil. ``Venezuela has changed forever. The revolution has arrived, and there is no going back.''.

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Venezuela: Chavez scores victory in ballots
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Candidates backed by Venezuela President Hugo Chavez swept all but two of 23 governorships in Sunday's regional elections, but opposition incumbents in two key

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Chavismo wins 20 of the 22 Governorships in dispute
By: Dawn Gable
Monday, November 01, 2004
The political alliance that backs President Hugo Chavez Frias has completely dominated the nationwide elections for governors, winning 20 of the 22 open seats according to an unofficial update read on national radio and television.

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Barreto ready to turn Metropolitan Police into neighborhood force
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Monday, November 01, 2004
Speaking to followers after hearing the first official National Elections Council (CNE) showing he had beaten Claudio Fermin, Barreto says opposition mayors of Chacao, Baruta and El Hatillo should respect President Hugo Chavez Frias' revolution.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23303
Miranda, Carabobo, Yaracuy and Bolivar State Governor refuse CNE count
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Monday, November 01, 2004
In Carabobo State, Henrique Salas Feo asserts that he has defeated the government candidate, Luis Felipe Acosta Carles by more than 130,000 votes and insists that there are still 40% of the acts to totalize.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23302
According to latest election figures: the Opposition loses key positions
By: Dawn Gable
Monday, November 01, 2004
According to current figures, the opposition only has gained the governorship of Nueva Esparta and has maintained that of Zulia. The numbers for Carabobo and Miranda are still very close.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23301
Comando Maisanta asks for action against premature announced results
By: Dawn Gable
Monday, November 01, 2004
Some of these statements — such as that issued by Enrique Mendoza — came even after CNE director Batagglini issued a first warning, after which a group of candidates gave figures pronouncing themselves the winners.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23300
Jorge Rodriguez: In minutes the CNE will release preliminary results
By: Dawn Gable
Monday, November 01, 2004
The National Elections Council (CNE) will soon release a preliminary bulletin of unofficial results for the regional elections. Shortly before 10:00 p.m., principal director Jorge Rodriguez assured that the announcement would take place around 11:00

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23306
Venezuela's complex election process is over; final results will take some time
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Monday, November 01, 2004
During the early morning hours, sounds of sirens, fireworks and bugle calls were present throughout certain parts of eastern Caracas, a repetition of a popular call to vote that was first heard on August 15, on occasion of the Presidential Referendum

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Venezuelan State/Regional Elections .. 5:00 p.m. abstention is still the question
By: Richard Smith
Sunday, October 31, 2004
It had been predicted that voter turnout would not be as great or as enthusiastic as the August 15 Presidential recall referendum … and during the course of the last 11 hours or so, this has evidently not been the case.

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Ernesto J. Navarro: Traitor deputies in Venezuela's National Assembly
By: Ernesto J. Navarro
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Estos personajes vivieron una luna de miel revolucionaria y hasta llegaron fotografiarse al lado de Chávez en actos públicos, pero prontamente, en la primera coyuntura en que fue puesta a prueba su moral revolucionaria, doblaron sus rodillas.

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Channel 4 gets bird-eye's view of Venezuela in 'Unreported World' series
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Jordan's visit to a Cuban doctor in one of Caracas' dangerous barrio slums is Cuba's best import to Venezuela. The anti-Cuban phobia once present among the poorer sectors of society has been exorcised but the opposition still uses the argument.

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Voting in Venezuela extended as tensions begin to break out
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Answering questions from insistent reporters that abstention could create a situation of legitimacy, Rodriguez replies that elections are legitimate for the number of votes registered and not the other way round.

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Oscar Heck: Viva Venezuela's democracy! Viva Venezuela!
By: Oscar Heck
Sunday, October 31, 2004
This is precisely what Maria Corina Machado did … along with a host of other Venezuelans, most of them financially backed by the USA, in an attempt to oust Chavez illegally and undemocratically.

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CNE Carrasquero: Ninety-eight percent of the voting tables up and running
By: Dawn Gable
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Speaking at the Jose Avalo college in Maracaibo (Zulia) at 11:35 a.m. this morning, Sunday, the president of the National Elections Council (CNE), Francisco Carrasquero told reporters that “ninety-eight percent of the electoral tables are up and runn

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Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel concerned about voter abstention
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Answering reporters' questions about the outcome of Venezuela's regional elections, Rangel believes that no losing State Governor will refuse to hand over power and warns that the law is very clear on the matter.

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — October 31, 2004
By: Armando Nuñez
Sunday, October 31, 2004
The candidate to the (Caracas) Metropolitan Mayor's Office Claudio Fermin has exercised his right to vote very early today, after he reiterated his call to the people of Venezuela to go out and vote since “it is an extremely important process”.

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We will watch the USA slowly collapse just like the Roman Empire…
By: Bob Chapman
Sunday, October 31, 2004
There is far more hard evidence for my explanation than the other one espoused, which really sounds like part of the disinformation campaign I have mentioned so often.

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Alcides Rondon kicks off a massive security operation at 3:00 a.m. Sunday
By: Dawn Gable
Sunday, October 31, 2004
The operation began with 350 motorcycle cops drawn from the Metropolitan Police (PM) in Sucre, Baruta, El Hatillo and Chacao, along with CICPC detectives and the National Guard (GN).

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PROVEA: 1988 El Amparo massacre killers roam the land unpunished
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Sunday, October 31, 2004
What is even more scandalous, PROVEA contends, is the fact that some of the officers connected to the incident currently occupy public posts in government, the Armed Force (FAN) and state security agencies.

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The International Forecaster: Bush is a stupid as they come
By: Bob Chapman
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Venezuela has had problems because our (USA) president tried to have the President of Venezuela murdered, and tried to overthrow the government twice … Bush is a stupid as they come.

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Whole future of USA rests on if the US$ continues to be used to buy oil
By: Bob Chapman
Sunday, October 31, 2004
George and the neocons invasion of Iraq have begun further moves away from the US dollar and a closer relationship with Europe. The trial balloons are going up … the waters are being tested … the move away from the dollar has begun.

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Vannessa Ventures' US$50 golden goose investment is a cuckoo's egg!
By: Roy S. Carson
Sunday, October 31, 2004
The facts speak exclusively for themselves for anyone who cares to delve a little deeper in their 'due diligence' to discover the routs and ruses employed by those whose intentions towards Venezuela are far from clean and clear.

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Colombian Ambassador visits Interior & Justice Minister Jesse Chacon
By: Dawn Gable
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Ambassador of Colombia to Venezuela, Enrique Vargas Ramirez says he is optimistic about a response to the Venezuelan government‚s attempts to resolve “small impasses‰ that have been stirred up between the two nations.

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Guatemalan Energy vice minister Carolina Roca supports energy integration
By: Dawn Gable
Sunday, October 31, 2004
In Margarita, Guatemalan vice minister of Energy, Carolina Roca has told the 35th meeting of the Latin American Energy Organization (Olade) that it offers hope for much-needed regional energy integration.

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Venezuelan baseball takes second place to regional and municipal elections
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Sunday, October 31, 2004
A double-hitter from Antonio Alvarez clinched a 4-3 victory in the fifth innings for La Guaira against Navigantes de Magellanes at the University Stadium in Caracas … It's La Guaira's third victory over the Buccaneers this season.

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Mike Malvestuto: How can Kerry expect anyone to take him seriously?
By: Mike Malvestuto
Sunday, October 31, 2004
For your information Mr. Kerry, Venezuela doesn't need that money as to develop democracy as it is already a democracy. Keep that money and use it for a better purpose … your own education in Venezuelan domestic-political affairs.

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Petition Online demands John Kerry must retract his position on Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Kerry should be more informed about Venezuela and Latin America so that he will not commit the same errors of prior administrations whose thoughtless actions have increased anti-American sentiments throughout the region.

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Red de Apoyo calls government to sign Int'national Torture Convention
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Alfredo Ruiz recalls that Venezuela's first Constitution in 1811 banned any type of torture … “torture is still quite normal and on a daily basis and there are police and military officers, who think they can strike people with a baton.”

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“Bolivarian” Pro-Chavez Forces Sweep Regional Vote in
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, November 1, 2004—Preliminary results of the National Electoral Council (CNE), which were presented to Venezuela at about 1am of November 1st

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/01/international/americas/01venez.html
Sweep Expected in Venezuela Vote
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
seats. Venezuela's opposition has been struggling to remain relevant since losing a referendum to recall Mr. Chávez in August.

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Candidates Compete in Venezuela Elections
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Allies of President Hugo Chavez and opposition candidates competed for key gubernatorial and mayoral posts in elections Sunday, with tens

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Vote Expected to Bolster Chavez
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Oct. Discreet Charm of the Status Quo: In Venezuela, citizens are caught between the benefits and perils of both change and stability.

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VENEZUELA: Why they are terrified of the Bolivarian Revolution
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
Revolution is part of everyday vocabulary”, wrote Heiko Khoo, an activist from the international solidarity campaign Hands Off Venezuela in a July article on

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