VENEZUELA HEADLINES JULY 1-13 2004

13/07/04

AT the Eve of Continental Social Revolution in Venezuela
CMAQ – Québec,Canada
Next Friday, July 16, 2004, the so-called “Opposition” in Venezuela, the
“Coordinadora Democrática”, that had no consensus in who should be its
presidential…
www.cmaq.net/fr/node.php?id=17557

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/soccer/9140330.htm
BOLIVIA, Venezuela earn bittersweet tie
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Bolivia and Venezuela played to an exciting but ultimately dissatisfying 1-1 tie on Monday in Trujillo, Peru, a result that automatically advanced Peru…

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1308
VENEZUELA Opposition Plan Promises Return of Free Market and…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… The Hydrocarbons Law will be reformed in order to allow greater opening of Venezuela 's economy to foreign investment in the oil and gas sectors.…

12/07/04

Headlines for Monday, July 12, 2004 (Caracas time)

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Council on Hemispheric Affairs: Otto Reich .. a career in disservice

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Chavez has done an excellent job; will survive referendum recall by 57-60%

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21988
Chris Herz: Comment by US officials or media will be found wanting

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21984
Global ex-pat leader Santana wants Amnesty International as observer

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21978
Chief Justice Rincon: Nothing to prevent Chavez from running in elections

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Eva Golinger: FOIA documents prove that the US funded opposition plan

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21983
President Chavez Frias chides media for news blackout on Mercosur summit

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Lt. Col. (ret.) Francisco Arias Cardenas says FAN has still to define itself

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Opposition crime expert says 29 people die violently each day in Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21980
Simon Bolivar's passionate love letters to be published for the first time

US 'imperialist' in Andean trade talks -Venezuela
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… The left-wing leader said Venezuela had no plans to join Andean nations'
efforts to secure a free trade agreement with Washington by early 2005
and would focus…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20040712-0829-andean-trade-venezuela.html

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VENEZUELA'S Chavez Says US Endowment Funds Opposition , National…
Bloomberg – USA
… citing the endowment's website. The opposition leadership has ``sold Venezuela to the devil,'' Chavez said. Chavez has repeatedly…

allafrica.com/stories/200407120310.html
PRICE of democracy in developing countries
AllAfrica.com – Africa
… In Venezuela, for instance, democratic elections propelled Hugo Chavez to the presidency but in the process widened the country's social and economic fissures.…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9133221.htm
LATIN America Briefs
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Romeo Lucas, who armed thousands of paramilitaries to fight rebels during a bloody armed conflict, is in a ''vegetative state'' in Venezuela, his doctor, Pedro…

www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200407120554
A REELECTION DEBATE IN VENEZUELA?
V Crisis – Venezuela
Among Chavez many activities and uttered words while at the Mercosur summit, one took the front lines in Venezuela: he declared that even if he were to be…

www.petroleumworld.com/EdJuly1204.htm
VENEZUELA'S Ramirez shaping Caribbean energy policy
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… Venezuela has been developing an integration policy within the region to consolidate a common energy group company called PetroAmerica.…

www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_politics?id=29413801
VENEZUELA, Caribbean forging common energy policy
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
… under PetroAmerica. Last week, Venezuela and Argentina signed an agreement setting the base for the PetroSur initiative. Under the…

www.nytimes.com/2004/07/12/nyregion/12venezuelans.html
MOVED by Homeland's Political Strife, Venezuelans Sign Up to Vote
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… All were rushing to fill out their voter registration forms at the Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on East 51st Street in Manhattan…

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040711T220000-0500_62639_OBS_VENEZUELA
_AND_C_BEAN_COUNTRIES_DISCUSS_NEW_OIL_AGREEMENTS.asp

VENEZUELA and C'bean countries discuss new oil agreements
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela and 13 Caribbean countries discussed the creation of a new company that would offer oil at cheaper prices for the region…

11/07/04

Headlines for Sunday, July 11, 2004 (Caracas time)

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Opposition‚s plans for a Venezuela without Chavez: eliminate public industry, referenda and civil protest

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Violence erupts as opposition demands birthday access to jailed Mayor

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Venezuelan opposition increasingly dependent on USA for economic help

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VHeadline.com's Elio Cequea: Answer to the testimony of Jose Miguel Vivanco

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Chavez Frias insists that USA is illegally funding sabotage of democratic rule

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Richard Smith: Geopolitical chess … looking inwards and eastwards

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USA South Florida firm places its future in hands of Venezuelan voters

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Venezuela's ambassador to Australia Leon Vivas: Defending our independence

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Colombia's Alvaro Uribe Velaz to sign gas pipeline agreement with Venezuela

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Venezuelan soccer team slides out of Copa de America with 3-1 loss

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21971
United Press International (UPI) Analysis: Millions go online to uncover news

seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/aptech_story.asp?category=1700&slug=Venezuela%20E%20Voting
VENEZUELA using untested voting machines
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Despite an electronic voting fiasco in 2000 and the furor over e-voting in the United States, Venezuela is using untested touchscreen…

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10112733%255E1702,00.html
EX-DICTATOR in 'vegetative state'
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Romeo Lucas, who armed thousands of paramilitiaries to fight rebels during a bloody armed conflict, was in a “vegetative state” in Venezuela, media reports…

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/694EC7BB-53C3-4F67-927C-FF863C50E263.htm
VIOLENCE breaks out in Venezuela
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… said the money given by the endowment was used by the opposition to draft a government plan titled Country Consensus as a blueprint for a post-Chavez Venezuela…

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/589/589p19b.htm
VENEZUELA: Defending our independence
Green Left – Australia
@intro2 = As Venezuela’s elected president faces a recall … That July 5 was a glorious day. For this reason, we consider it the National Day of Venezuela.…

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HONORING the Dead Becomes a Dying Tradition in Venezuela
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
By Christopher Toothaker, Associated Press Writer. CARACAS, Venezuela — Maintaining ties with the dead is a strong tradition among Venezuelans.…

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/3884201.stm
PERU escape capital
BBC Sport – London,England,UK
… Not even Friday's 3-1 win over Venezuela has proved enough to mend the fences between the team and the local press, which came to a head when Peruvian…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/9126947.htm
VENEZUELANS accuse consulate of vote-blocking
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… As Venezuela prepares for what could be a closely contested recall referendum on the tenure of President Hugo Chávez, scores of expatriates say they are being…

www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.venezuela11jul11,0,2987430.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines
VENEZUELA to use untested voting system
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Despite an electronic voting fiasco in 2000 and the furor over e-voting in the United States, Venezuela is using untested touch-screen…

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Stokes Re-Election Row with Foes
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez insisted
on Saturday he would stand for immediate re-election if he lost an August
referendum…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5635661

10/07/04

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UNHCR Team Meets with Colombian Refugees in Venezuela
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman Ron Redmond says some of the Colombians are seeking refugee status in Venezuela, while others eventually want to…

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UNHCR Team Meets with Colombian Refugees in Venezuela
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman Ron Redmond says some of the Colombians are seeking refugee status in Venezuela, while others eventually want to…

www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=12665
VENEZUELA: Panel orders protection for Venezuelan journalists
Asia Pacific Media Network – USA
CARACAS: The Inter-American Human Rights Commission told Venezuela it must guarantee the safety of reporters and other media workers attacked by government…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1150871.htm
OPPOSITION offers Venezuela return to free market
ABC Online – Australia
“This is a message of unity for Venezuela,” said Diego Bautista Urbaneja, one of the authors of the opposition program presented at a meeting in Caracas.…

UN agency reports new Colombian refugees arriving in Venezuela
UN News Centre
9 July 2004 ˆ The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
has a team in Venezuela's border state of Apure evaluating the humanitarian
and…
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=11299&Cr=colombia&Cr1=

09/07/04

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VENEZUELAN opposition's new plan of government is “Made in the USA…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela Solidarity Committee (New York) Eva Golinger-Moncada writes: The Venezuelan opposition has today announced their long-awaited “plan” for a post…

www.cpod.ubc.ca/polls/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=3343
SUPPORT For Chávez Recall Drops In Venezuela
Centre for Public Opinion and Democracy – Vancouver,BC,Canada
… changes. Armas stated that Venezuela’s “political relations with the United States cannot be at odds with our economic relations.”.…

BLOC admits Venezuela
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced plans to buy oil tankers from
Argentina hours after Venezuela was admitted as an 'associate member'
to Mercosur.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/international/latin_america/9111011.htm

www.tcpalm.com/tcp/palm_beach_news/article/0,1651,TCP_1020_3023632,00.html
BOCA company gambles future on Venezuela referendum
WPTV – West Palm Beach,FL,USA
By Sandra Hernandez. BOCA RATON — When Venezuela's voters go to the polls Aug. 15, they will decide the future not only of embattled…

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TRADE bloc accepts Mexico, Venezuela
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
PUERTO IGUAZU, ARGENTINA – The Mercosur trade bloc agreed to accept Mexico and Venezuela as associate members Thursday, as leaders tried to boost the unity of…

ELEAZAR Diaz Rangel: The History of Polls in Venezuela
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… In Venezuela, opinion surveys began in 1954 with the firm Datos, but
it was during the years of dictatorship, and they were not looking for
political opinions…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21955

VENEZUELA VP tells Kerry watch US vote, not ours
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela's vice-president urged John Kerry yesterday
to worry more about the fairness of the US presidential vote than the
outcome…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040708T220000-0500_62469_OBS_VENEZUELA_VP_TELLS_KERRY_WATCH_US_VOTE__NOT_OURS.asp

SIGNING On To Challenge Hugo Chavez
Washington Post – USA
… 2001, during a hurried conversation in the lobby of a hotel in Caracas,
Machado and Plaz fretted about the course that was being shaped for Venezuela
as they…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37649-2004Jul8.html

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1212
THE Dark Side of Venezuela ’ s Opposition
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
In the political conflict that the country is suffering, the issue of democracy arises from an extreme condition: that of democracy’s survival.…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/94710/1/.html
VENEZUELA joins Mercosur, Mexico, provisionally
Channel News Asia – Singapore
PUERTO IGUAZU, Argentina : A Mercosur summit embraced Venezuela as an associate member and accepted Mexico in principle, gaining two oil suppliers and…

POST-CHAVEZ Venezuela Would Be US Ally -Opposition
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela will restore friendly ties with
its main oil client, the United States, and scale back relations with
Cuba if…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5623544

HANDS off Venezuela! German activists gather at Cologne University
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The meeting was organized to provide information on social and political
developments in Venezuela, their impact on the revolutionary movement
and the idea…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21952

VENEZUELA accepted into Mercosur trade bloc
MLive.com – MI,USA
PUERTO IGUAZU, Argentina (AP) — Venezuela joined the growing list of Mercosur
“associate” states Thursday as the South American trade bloc also encouraged

www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/
getstory_ssf.cgi?f0564_BC_LatinAmerica-TradeSum&&news&newsflash-financial

08/07/04

Headlines for Thursday, July 08, 2004 (Caracas time)

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Domestic HR groups slam AN use of simple majority to pass TSJ bill

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Alfredo Bremont: Wake up, Venezuelans, and breathe the breath of liberty

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21951
Oscar Heck: Sounds so much like Venezuela

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UNICEF pleased with the Venezuelan government's social programs

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French company invests in construction of seven hotels in the next six years

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Chavez Frias signs Petrosur and telecom agreements with Argentina

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PROVEA and HR groups criticize HRW report and worry about military courts

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Letter from opposition leader Jorge Olavarria to billionaire Gustavo Cisneros

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CNE vice president Zamora guarantees secret vote in recall referendum

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MVR assemblyman Saab: US presidential candidate John Kerry is two-faced

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21950
AlertOilwatch Venezuela: Manifesto against the death of Lake Maracaibo

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21949
Mass wave of enthusiasm must be used to complete the Venezuelan revolution!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21948
Heriberto Acosta: Statement by Jorge Valero is totally true … Chavez is not alone

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21946
Venezuela loses opening Copa de America game to Colombia

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21954
Newsday (New York): Venezuelan activist in NY … Chavez foe speaks out!

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Chavez Frias seeking to explore possibilities of a balancing act for Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21952
Hands off Venezuela! German activists gather at Cologne University

07/07/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21933
Opposition's blueprint for a Venezuela without Chavez Frias on Friday

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President says goodbye to Class of 74 as remnants retire active service

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Chavez Frias flies to Argentina to push for Venezuelan entry to Mercosur

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Venezuelan Guayana Corporation (CVG) contributes 9% to GDP

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Venezuela renovates IVIC nuclear reactor research program as standby

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CNE Carrasquero gives more details on August 15 recall referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21929
MVR blyman Lopez: The opposition Coordinator‚s trips to USA suspicious

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21935
Elio Cequea: Funded!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21934
Oliver L. Campbell: PDVSA bond buy-back will permit better liability management

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9102054.htm

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Gains in Polls Ahead of Referendum Planned for…
Bloomberg – USA
… State-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA said last month it
would spend $1.7 billion on programs such as housing and roads and set
aside as much as $2…
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CHáVEZ‚S Supreme Court-packing may affect recall vote…
Human Rights Watch – USA
… President Hugo Chavez faced a coup d'etat in April 2002, the international
community roundly condemned the assault on Venezuela's constitutional
order.…
hrw.org/english/docs/2004/07/07/venezu9015_txt.htm

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Receiving Lower Oil Revenues than Previous…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Despite the increase in oil prices for this year, if the price averages
out at $30 per barrel for 2004, Venezuela would still receive only 60%
of the oil…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1305

OPPOSITION'S blueprint for a Venezuela without Chavez Frias to be…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… faluting, suggesting that the very mention of a “government of national
unity” is a tremendous misinterpretation of grassroots mood in Venezuela
and dismissive…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21933

VENEZUELAN Guayana Corporation ( CVG ) contributes 9 % to GDP
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The Venezuelan Guayana Corporation (CVG) has taken part recently in an
important forum organized by the Venezuela Embassy in Washington called,
“Investing in…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21932

VENEZUELA to Invite Observers to Referendum Vote
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Venezuela says it will invite international election observers to next
month's referendum on whether to recall President Hugo Chavez.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=27BAFF8C-2335-40C4-821CE188E75DD639

VENEZUELA to Invite Carter Center , Observers to Recall , El…
Bloomberg – USA
July 7 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela will invite International observers including
the Carter Center and the Organization of American States to observe the
Aug.…
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VENEZUELA invites observers to referendum
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Jul. 7 (UPI … country's economy. But his supporters
— largely Venezuela's poor — revere him as a champion of their cause.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040707-084006-8458r.htm

VENEZUELA grants citizenship to 216000
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela has granted citizenship to 216,000 immigrants
since May under a fast-track nationalization plan, President Hugo Chavez

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Venezuela%20Immigrants

ART Is the Darling of Anxious Investors in Venezuela
New York Times – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – The economy shrank sharply for two years, the country's
president keeps Venezuelans in a state of constant agitation and businesses

www.nytimes.com/2004/07/07/business/worldbusiness/07art.html?ex=1089777600&en=332484b73f94f24d&ei=5062

06/07/04

Headlines for Tuesday, July 06, 2004 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21921
Army C-i-C's integral defence doctrine must receive greater attention,analysis

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21923
State-owned PDVSA plans to file 2003 financial results by early September

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21917
Financial Times: Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) redesigns debt structure

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21922
Opposition civil sector leader slams CD as weak-kneed on CNE violations

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21920
Vice President: new Declaration of Independence must be social charter

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21916
Venezuelan government launches state-owned telecom service provider

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21918
12 hurricanes threaten Venezuela with heavy rains and storms

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Primero Justicia (PJ) calls shots in wimpish opposition recall campaign

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21926
Venezuelan flag raised at City Hall Boston to commemorate Independence Day

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21925
Chris Herz: Permission Granted!

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Kitesurf sets Adicora beach alight over Independence Day weekend

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21909
Caracas (Libertador) mayor Bernal calls for homeless to end squatting

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21910
President Hugo Chavez Frias commemorates 193rd Independence Day

VENEZUELA Boosts First - Half Dollar Sales to $5.3 Billion Amid ...
Bloomberg - USA
July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela said it boosted dollar sales in the first
half of the year to a pace that almost matches the rate at which it was
selling ...
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12 hurricanes threaten Venezuela with heavy rains and storms
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
National Civil Protection & Disasters Management director, Army Colonel
Antonio Rivero says Venezuela is in for rough hurricane season.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21918

FINANCIAL Times: Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) redesigns debt…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The UK Financial Times (FT) reporter Richard Lapper writes: A move by Venezuela's
state-owned oil company to unwind debt securitizations arranged in the
late…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21917

REFERENDUM and Revolution in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
He is currently living in Venezuela, and is a close observer and frequent
commentator on that country‚s ŒBolivarian Revolution.‚ On a recent
visit to…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1211

05/07/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21908
Cisneros has given Carmona instructions on how the elitists want the next step

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21903
Pablo Medina returns with tale that Chavez Frias is losing barrio support

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21902
President Hugo Chavez Frias has brought opposition to his battleground

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21896
July 5, 1811: Venezuela’s Declaration of Independence

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21900
Humberto Marquez: Soap Opera propaganda in Venezuela's battle for power

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21897
Ambassador: Paramilitaries detained in Venezuela participated in killings

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21899
Caracas police evict squatters from Edif. Los Andes in Sabana Grande

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21898
Mission Piar: Recognizing the rights and dignity of small miners

CONFRONTATION in Venezuela: the “totalitarian” leader against“…
Pravda – Moscow,Russia
Venezuela”s political crisis heats up as government and opposition launch
campaigns for August 15 referendum on the continuity of President Hugo
Chavez.…
english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/368/13285_Chavez.html

GLOBAL Charges Against Cotecna Threatens Destination Inspection
AllAfrica.com – Africa
… Presidency sources believe that the suspension of Cotecna activities
in Venezuela and Togo Republic coupled with the on-going oil-for-food
scandal in the…
allafrica.com/stories/200407050431.html

LOUISIANA crab industry goes after imports
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Louisiana crab industry is working on rallying support among Southern
states to get the federal government to slap duties on imports from Venezuela
and other…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/9084468.htm

HUMBERTO Marquez: Soap Opera propaganda in Venezuela's battle for…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Inter Press Service (IPS) columnist Humberto Marquez writes: The last battle
for power is on in Venezuela, with a new soap opera shedding a positive
light on…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21900

VENEZUELA to start up state telecoms firm
MENAFN – Middle East
(MENAFN) Venezuela's President said that his country plans to start up
a state-owned telecommunications firm that will provide fiber optic telephone
and data…
www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=56199

SOAP Opera Propaganda in Venezuela
Antiwar.com – Sunnyvale,CA,USA
CARACAS – The last battle for power is on in Venezuela, with a new soap
opera shedding a positive light on President Hugo Chávez and his cause,
and…
www.antiwar.com/ips/marquez.php?articleid=2934

TERMS of Denouement for Venezuela Opposition
The Narco News Bulletin
With 41 days and 41 nights left before Venezuela‚s August 15 referendum
on the term of President Hugo Chávez Frias, a hard rain has begun to
fall on…
www.narconews.com/Issue33/article1004.html

THE Propaganda Apparatus of Venezuela‚s Media Tycoons: An Echo…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
It was written as a response to criticisms by Mr. Francisco Toro to the
article Can You Believe Venezuela's Pollsters? More than…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1210

04/07/04

Headlines for Sunday, July 04, 2004 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21895
Sour grapes opposition will not join official Independence Day celebrations

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21892
King of Salsa, Oscar de Leon stomps off-stage at London's Latin Splash

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21891
Impossible for the opposition to convince Venezuelans they are telling the truth

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21890
Richard Smith: Chavez forced private investors to close down their businesses?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21889
Pathetic demonstration of the opposition's intellectual somersaults and acrobatics

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21888
Oliver L. Campbell: Again, problems producing PDVSA consolidated accounts

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21881
Governor Enrique Mendoza: Greenberg‚s man for the Venezuelan Presidency

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21884
Regulatory CONATEL fines cell phone companies for illegal billing practices

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21880
Colombian Attorney General investigating paramilitaries detained in Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21882
IRS/Seniat economist reports Venezuela‚s GNP grew 20% in first half 2004

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21883
National Guard (GN) troops kill kidnapping suspects in ransom pay-off sting

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21885
Diego Portal: Shameless purging! And who are they going to substitute?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21887
Oliver L. Campbell: Santa Teresa in the light of day and stone cold sober…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21879
CNE discards Carter Center’s simultaneous paper ballot count proposal

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21886
The Very Reverend Roger Dawson: Socking the message to them

INDEPENDENCE Day , 5 de Julio : Venezuela could have been British…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
What if Venezuela could have become a British colony, the Ambassador asks.
In fact, it's down in the history books that General…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21894VENEZUELA media war hots up

BBC News – London,England,UK
As Venezuela gears up for the August referendum on whether President Hugo
Chavez should continue in office, the media war between government and
opposition has…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3864887.stm

VENEZUELA : ‘We have eliminated illiteracy’
Green Left – Australia
… system. In particular, he argued, the Central University of Venezuela
(UCV) has entrenched elitist, and often corrupt, practices.…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/588/588p18.htm

VENEZUELA, in Turmoil, Can't Keep From Laughing
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… his friendship with Fidel Castro, his baseball analogies and his folksy
banter about everything from the weather to Simón Bolívar, Venezuela's
founding father…
www.petroleumworld.com/sati070304.htm

CHáVEZ Would Survive Referendum In Venezuela
Centre for Public Opinion and Democracy – Vancouver,BC,Canada
(CPOD) Jul. 4, 2004 ˆ Venezuelan adults would vote to retain president
Hugo Chávez in the upcoming national referendum, according…
www.cpod.ubc.ca/polls/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=3278

VENEZUELA gears up for referendum
BBC News – London,England,UK
Venezuela's government and opposition have launched campaigns for August's
referendum on whether President Hugo Chavez should continue in office.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3864079.stm

VENEZUELA President Has 57% Support Ahead of Recall, New Poll…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… When asked which political party they reject the most, 30% of those
surveyed picked the MVR party, 26% choose AD, 8% COPEI, 6% Proyecto Venezuela,
and 4…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1304

03/07/04

PRESIDENT OF BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA HIS EXCELLENCY MR.…
Azer Tag – Azerbaijan
On behalf of myself and the people of Azerbaijan, I extend our cordial
congratulations to You and the people of Venezuela on the occasion of
the National…
www.azertag.com/en/index.shtml?language=english&catid=&news_year=&news_month=
&news_day=&newsid=57464&themes_viewing=&themes_page=&themeid=&news_page=

VENEZUELA'S Economy Turns Corner, Says Calif. Consulting Firm
Emediawire (press release) – USA
Venezuela‚s economic rebound will be sustained, according to a California-based
independent investment research firm. Surging…
www.emediawire.com/releases/2004/7/emw138482.htm

PERSEVERANCE paying off in Venezuela
AME Info – United Arab Emirates
… home and the Bush administration in the US, President Hugo Chavez has
reversed years of Washington-influenced economic policies in Venezuela,
spurring strong…
www.ameinfo.com/news/Detailed/42051.html

REFERENDUM On Chávez Splits Views In Venezuela
Centre for Public Opinion and Democracy – Vancouver,BC,Canada
(CPOD) Jul. 3, 2004 ˆ Venezuelan voters are divided over the political
future of Hugo Chávez, according to a poll by Mercanalisis.…
www.cpod.ubc.ca/polls/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=3277

MARIANNA Párraga: PDVSA: A ship adrift
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… Hydrocarbons. Just as a ship without a rudder, the state-run oil firm
Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) has gone adrift for a certain time.…
www.petroleumworld.com/EdJuly0204.htm

VENEZUELA May Build New Coal , Oil Port in West , Bypassing Lake…
Bloomberg – USA
July 2 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil supplier,
is studying construction of a multiple-use port on the Gulf of Venezuela,
replacing…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=amYoFu4Zb0ts&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA: the Gang's All Here Replay of Chile and Nicaragua?
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
… It happened in 1973 in Chile; we saw it again in Nicaragua in the 1980s;
and here‚s the same show on summer rerun in Venezuela, pending the August
15 recall…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=1691

02/07/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21877
Shock, Horror! Alexandra Beech reveals: VHeadline.com government-funded!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21856
Seniat closes Colgate Palmolive, Madosa and La Lucha for 48 hours

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21875
Rondon targets Army C-i-C and President Chavez Frias as influence peddlars

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21878
Opposition will hold primaries to select a single presidential candidate

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21876
Enigma Lina Ron will NOT reveal list of Bolivarian comrades on the take

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21859
Edgar Gonzalez Ruiz: The Bush family‚s murky dealings in Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21873
Opposition lawyers prepare for golden age when Hugo Chavez Frias falls

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21872
Procurator General wants TSJ magistrate post … doubts about her impartiality

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21874
Of course the Chavez-government Missions are discriminatory and exclusive!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21862
US polling company: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez would win, 49% to 44%

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21860
Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel says: I don't respond to mercenaries

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21861
MVR deputies tell HRW director Vivanco to butt out of Venezuela's business

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21869
Elio Cequea: An Open Letter to Human Rights Watch Jose Miguel Vivanco

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21868
Venezuelans should monitor voting rights of the citizens of the United States…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21866
According to the Miami Herald: Venezuela's voting machines pose legal peril

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21865
When Chavez inherited the government … rotten apples, thieves and angels

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21867
FOREIGN PRESS FOUNDATION: thanks again, for explaining reality in Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21870
When the Last Smile Fades Away

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21871
There is NO Honor

NEW Polls Show Venezuela's Chavez Winning Recall Referendum
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… According to a June 23 poll conducted by Washington DC based polling
company Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Inc., 49% of Venezuela's registered
voters would…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1303

US polling company: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez would win, 49% to 44…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Radio Nacional de Venezuela reports: Reuters news agency reports that President
Hugo Chavez Frias would win the Presidential recall referendum to be held

ACCORDING to the Miami Herald: Venezuela's voting machines pose…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Brand continues his anti-Venezuelan disinformation campaign in today's
edition hacking on a US$64 million contract to provide Venezuela with
“controversial…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21866

FOREIGN PRESS FOUNDATION: thanks again, for explaining reality in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
I've seen all the signs too in Venezuela, which I saw when living and working
as a correspondent in Chile – from 1972 until Pinochet declared me 'Persona
non…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21867

01/07/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21855
2002 Dictator for a Day Pedro Carmona Estanga and shadowy coup d'etat financier
Gustavo Cisneros meet in CAP hideaway, the Dominican Republic

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21858
National Assembly (AN) Energy Commission paralyzes Mining Law reform

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21853
Investigation finds Fuerte Mara killer fire was started inside the prison cell

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21852
Opposition think-tank dismisses social programs as discriminatory and waste

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21851
Saul Landau: Buzz words and Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21850
Luis Tascon to accuse Roger Rondon before the Attorney General

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21857
BCV report: Caracas Consumer Price Index up 1.9% in June, inflation 1.4%

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21854
Puerto Cabello: export lists coal, aluminum bars and sanitary appliances

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21849
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) asks SEC for another 2003 filings extension

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21845
CNE president Francisco Carrasquero nominated for TSJ magistrate

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21844
MINCI Chacon: Regulation prohibiting nationwide broadcasts is a half truth

CONGO hopes ICC brings justice
News24 – South Africa
… committed since its establishment in July 2002, shortly after a peace
deal in South Africa paved the way for the end of most fighting in Congo's
1998-2002 war…
www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,6119,2-11-1447_1551736,00.html

US Picture of Venezuela's Chavez twisted
Axis of Logic – USA
While I was watching a huge rally in support of Venezuela's current government,
President Hugo Chavez passed through the crowd on the back of a truck.

www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_9739.shtml

BUZZ Words and Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
President Hugo Chavez Frias' enemies refer to him as a “terrorist” and
a “communist.” Indeed, Venezuela's current conflict could become a test
for the meaning…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1209

COLGATE – Palmolive Shut Down for Two Days by Venezuela for Tax…
Bloomberg – USA
July 1 (Bloomberg) — Colgate-Palmolive Co., the world's largest toothpaste
maker, was closed for two days by Venezuela's tax agency for alleged noncompliance

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=azkPnx6dtK.c&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA condemns US's interference in internal affairs
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
Havana, July 1 (VNA) – Venezuela's National Assembly approved a document
condemning the US's interference in the its internal affairs.…
www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=106693

VENEZUELA, Bulgaria Boost Cooperation
Novinite – Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and Venezuelan Ambassador Boanerges
Salazar Munoz will sign an agreement on information cooperation.…
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=36481

VENEZUELA, in Turmoil, Can't Keep From Laughing
New York Times – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Rolando Salazar may not like his government, but he
does not get angry about it. Instead, every few days he…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/international/americas/01vene.html?ex=1089259200&en=e2d0e1910465f514&ei=5062

PETROLEOS de Venezuela (PDVSA) surprise decision to reduce long-…
Axis of Logic – USA
… He spent the WWII years in England, returning to Venezuela in 1953
to work with Shell de Venezuela (CSV), later as Finance Coordinator at
Petroleos de…
www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_9717.shtml

US Congressmen say that Venezuela IS a reliable supplier of oil
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Venezuelan energy experts, US Congressmen from the oil producing states
of Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma expressed confidence that Venezuela
will continue to…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21841

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