VENEZUELA HEADLINES MAY 2004

OAS Gaviria: President Chavez reiterated commitment to respect…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezolana de Television (VTV) reports: After a Sunday meeting at Miraflores
Place with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo
Chavez Frias…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21413

CHáVEZ willing to face Venezuela recall election, Carter reports
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela ˜ President Hugo Chávez is willing to face a recall
referendum if the opposition gathers enough petition signatures to force
the vote…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001943398_venezuela31.html

$2 million missing from embassy in Venezuela
Montreal Gazette – Montreal,Quebec,Canada
An accountant at Canada's embassy in Venezuela was fired and arrested after
$2 million went missing from federal coffers, Canadian Press has learned.

www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=2847af83-b29f-4da5-b56e-f7514d668c21

VENEZUELA to hold recall vote?
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Venezuela's National Election Council has said it will know within days
whether enough people signed petitions to trigger a recall referendum
on President Hugo…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D3E3E348-4D72-4713-9111-C2F637A92035.htm

MILLIONS disappear from Canadian Embassy in Venezuela, accountant…
Canoe.ca – Canada
OTTAWA (CP) – An accountant at Canada's Embassy in Venezuela was fired
and arrested after $2 million went missing from federal coffers, The Canadian
Press has…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/05/30/479585-cp.html

VENEZUELA‚S Signature Re-certification Ends without Major…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, May 30, 2004˜At the end of the third day in which Venezuelans
who want a recall referendum against President Chavez could re-certify
invalidated…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1284

VENEZUELA Opposition Completes Signature-Gathering Effort
New York Times – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 30 – Amid rising rancor between President Hugo
Chávez and his foes, Venezuelans completed Sunday a three-day campaign
to collect…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/31/international/americas/31vene.html?ex=1086580800&en=bd2a87db8ebb5adc&ei=5062

VENEZUELA wraps up recall petition count
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CARACAS : Venezuela's electoral authorities wrapped up a massive effort
to verify hundreds of thousands of petitions to determine whether the
country will hold…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87685/1/.html

VENEZUELA'S opposition optimistic about recall petition
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Venezuela's opposition urged voters to “defend their freedom” Saturday
by ratifying signatures on a petition for an August recall referendum
against President…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/05/31/1085969508.htm

CHAVEZ Foes Claim Venezuela Referendum Bid Success
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
claimed victory on Sunday in their campaign for a recall referendum on
his rule…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5296668

$2M missing at Canadian Embassy in Venezuela
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA (CP) ˜ An accountant at Canada's Embassy in Venezuela was fired
and arrested after $2 million went missing from federal coffers, The Canadian
Press…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1085955306337&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968705899037

VENEZUELA election body to rule on Chavez referendum
ABC Online – Australia
Venezuela's National Election Council has said it would make an announcement
on June 4 or 5 on whether enough people had signed petitions to trigger
a recall…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1119279.htm

VENEZUELA Meeting , Palestine Rally , Conference
Scoop.co.nz (press release) – New Zealand
… coup. Hear Coral Wynter, an Australian socialist activist who has been
on a fact finding mission to Venezuela for the last 3 months.…
www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00323.htm

30/05/04

Venezuela's Electronic News — www.vheadline.com

EMAIL EDITION published at 11.30 p.m. VET:

Headlines for Sunday, May 30, 2004 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21408
President Hugo Chavez appeals to all Venezuelans to peacefully and democratically accept the referendum repairs results

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21407
Chavez Frias tells Jimmy Carter he'd be happy to face recall referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21409
Canadian $2 million goes missing from Caracas embassy; accountant arrested

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21404
More fraud: National Guard and DISIP dismantle ID forgery center in Zulia

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21394
Early Warning that opposition will ignore CNE decisions on referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21403
Vice President J.V. Rangel satisfied with Colin Powell’s rectification

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21402
669 ID cards to be used for repairs fraud seized in Carabobo

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21401
Man caught with +400 fake ID cards; software to fake police credentials

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21400
Venezuelan student in the US denounces the fraudulent use of his signature

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21399
USA Ex-President Jimmy Carter says has faith in the repairs process

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21398
Cabello and Zamora united in rejecting El Nacional's bogus repairs predictions

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21397
Mike Malvestuto: I'm still here and Venezuela still has democratic elections

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21406
Salvage your candidacy, Mr. Kerry, if you truly believe in democracy

VENEZUELA : Kerry’s Done It Again !
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… After your first Statement on Venezuela a couple of months ago, I pondered
over the reasons behind such blatant inaccuracies and political pandering.

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1186

MIKE Malvestuto: I'm still here and Venezuela still has…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… I'm still here … Venezuela still has democratic elections and, if
the people don't want Chavez, they can remove him legally at the ballot
box.
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21397

EARLY WARNING: Venezuela's radical opposition will ignore CNE…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… crisis” through the resignation of officials in institutions such
as the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV),
IRS (SENIAT…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21394

VENEZUELA: 130 detained in paramilitary plot
Green Left – Australia
… Venezuela's National Assembly announced last Thursday that it will
determine if the Colombian paramilitaries should be treated as terrorists.

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/584/584p18.htm

RACE against time for Venezuela recall drive
CNN – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition urged its followers Saturday
to “defend their freedom” by ratifying signatures on a petition for an
August…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/05/29/venezuela.recall.ap/

CARTER Joins Decisive Checks in Venezuela Poll Bid
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Former US President Jimmy Carter on Saturday
joined observers monitoring a decisive signature verification stage in
an…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5294163

29/05/04

Venezuela's Electronic News — www.vheadline.com

EMAIL EDITION published at 11.30 p.m. VET:

Headlines for Saturday, May 29, 2004 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21393
Chavez Frias at UNAM: The Venezuelan revolution enjoys popular support

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21391
Letter from opposition reveals OAS final report on repairs was pre-written

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21390
Venezuelans and VHeadline.com readers caught by Chavez' lies and tricks

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21388
Albornoz: OAS observers are contaminated by US elections process

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21387
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) donates $600,000 to special missions

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21386
Radical Venezuelan opposition calls on “civil” disobedience if repairs fail

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21385
Energy Minister Ramirez: We won’t let ourselves be blackmailed with oil

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21384
Kerry: Chavez has lost the opportunity to demonstrate popular support

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21383
The solution does not lie in having the US 82nd Airborne land in La Guaira

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21382
VENEZUELA-US: Tensions heat up as voters verify referendum signatures

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21381
Violent overthrow of the US government based on Bush's leadership style?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21379
Houston Chronicle: Stop lying and being biased or, at least, publish this!

<www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21378
Perhaps some hope … the New York Times seems to be on the right track

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21377
You just have to admire Chavez Frias' stamina and devotion to his people

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21389
The Third Latin American, Caribbean & European Summit adjourns

ENERGY & Mines Minister Ramirez: Venezuela will seek an increase…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
VENPRES‚ Judith Gonzalez reports: Energy & Mines Minister Rafael Ramirez
has stated that Venezuela will seek an increase in the oil price range
— currently…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21392

AGREEMENT of the Forum for Negotiation and Agreement in Venezuela
El Universal – Venezuela
One year after Venezuela's government and opposition groups signed -after
months of negotiations- a pact which paved the way towards a pacific,
constitutional…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/29/29A464605.shtml

CHAVEZ Opponents Press for Venezuela Referendum
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Pedro Jimenez has marched, protested and
signed a vote petition as part of opposition efforts to get Venezuela's
populist…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5293774

VENEZUELA-US: Tensions heat up as voters verify referendum…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Inter-Press Service (IPS) Humberto Marquez writes: Political tensions between
Venezuela and the United States have revved up another gear and their

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21382

PETROLEOS de Venezuela (PDVSA) donates $600 million to special…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Venpres (Judith González): La inversión presupuestada por Petróleos
de Venezuela (Pdvsa) para las misiones educativas y sociales del Gobierno
Nacional…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21387

CHAVEZ Foes Renew Drive for Venezuela Recall Vote
NPR (audio) – USA
… In Venezuela, opposition groups say they collected more than enough
signatures last year to trigger a recall vote against President Hugo Chavez.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1915136

EURO-LATIN talks step back from democracy
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Just when Venezuela is holding its signature verification drive this weekend
in a crucial recall effort, amid widespread fears of fraud by President
Hugo…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/8789925.htm

VENEZUELA Officials Praise Colin Powell Statements on Signature…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela. May 28 (Venezuelanalysis.com).- Venezuelan officials
reacted favorably to US Secretary of State Colin Powell's…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1283

US denies Venezuela interference
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Chavez's rule. Venezuela has repeatedly accused the US of trying to
instigate a rebellion against President Chavez. Speaking in…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3759479.stm

VENEZUELA attributes oil price hike to Iraqi war
Xinhua – China
… The Venezuelan leader underlined that “the ones who are requesting
Venezuela or Mexico to contribute to lowering the prices must adjust the
complete scenery…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/29/content_1497233.htm

CHAVEZ Foes Say They Moving Toward Venezuela Vote
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelans seeking an August referendum
against President Hugo Chavez began a last-chance bid to secure the vote
on Friday and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5292283

NORMALITY in Venezuela Recall Signature Verification Pleases…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela. May 27 (Venezuelanalysis.com).- The first day of the
signature verification process for a possible recall referendum…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1282

VENEZUELA checks Chavez petition signatures
ABC Online – Australia
Venezuela has began verifying more than 1 million petition signatures seeking
a referendum to remove President Hugo Chavez. Venezuela's…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1118722.htm

VENEZUELA Officials Praise Colin Powell Statements on Signature…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela. May 28 (Venezuelanalysis.com).- Venezuelan officials
reacted favorably to US Secretary of State Colin Powell's…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1283

US denies Venezuela interference
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Chavez's rule. Venezuela has repeatedly accused the US of trying to
instigate a rebellion against President Chavez. Speaking in…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3759479.stm

VENEZUELA attributes oil price hike to Iraqi war
Xinhua – China
… The Venezuelan leader underlined that “the ones who are requesting
Venezuela or Mexico to contribute to lowering the prices must adjust the
complete scenery…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/29/content_1497233.htm

CHAVEZ Foes Say They Moving Toward Venezuela Vote
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelans seeking an August referendum
against President Hugo Chavez began a last-chance bid to secure the vote
on Friday and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5292283

NORMALITY in Venezuela Recall Signature Verification Pleases…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela. May 27 (Venezuelanalysis.com).- The first day of the
signature verification process for a possible recall referendum…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1282

VENEZUELA checks Chavez petition signatures
ABC Online – Australia
Venezuela has began verifying more than 1 million petition signatures seeking
a referendum to remove President Hugo Chavez. Venezuela's…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1118722.htm

28/05/04

Venezuela's Electronic News — www.vheadline.com

EMAIL EDITION published at 11.30 p.m. VET:

Headlines for Friday, May 28, 2004 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21374
Vice President Rangel: USA disqualified from Group of Friends of Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21369
US Senator Bill Nelson: Signature recount last chance to avoid chaos

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21371
I thank God everyday that we have George W. Bush in the White House

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21373
Venezuela won‚t accept OAS as observer with Jaramillo at the helm…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21370
Venezuela's deputy Energy & Mines Minister: No OPEC hike without consensus

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21372
Intervention of Ambassador Jorge Valero before the Permanent Council

OPEC should up quotas to show real output-Venezuela
Forbes - USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Oil cartel OPEC should declare a new quota
ceiling that reflects overproduction of 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd)
above ...
http://www.forbes.com/business/commerce/newswire/2004/05/28/rtr1389016.html

VENEZUELA checks a million Chavez recall signatures
Channel News Asia - Singapore
CARACAS : Venezuela began verifying more than one million petition signatures
seeking a referendum to remove President Hugo Chavez. ...
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87443/1/.html

VENEZUELA, Cuba rooting for Mexico City mayor
CubaNet – Coral Gables,FL,USA
Venezuela and Cuba seem to be openly campaigning for Mexico City's leftist
mayor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the front-runner in Mexico's 2006
presidential…
www.cubanet.org/CNews/y04/may04/28e10.htm

VENEZUELA starts signature check that could lead to Chavez recall…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CARACAS : Venezuela started the verification of more than one million signatures
on a petition in a process that could lead to a recall referendum against

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87424/1/.html

VENEZUELA Starts Checking Recall Petition
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelans began a three-day process Friday to determine
whether President Hugo Chavez should face a recall vote before the next

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8786762.htm

VENEZUELA Starts Checking Recall Petition
The Ledger – Lakeland,FL,USA
… At stake is whether Chavez will serve out the rest of a six-year term
marked by massive public spending for Venezuela's majority poor, a brief
2002 coup, a…
<www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040528/API/405280900

VENEZUELA begins signature ratification process
El Universal – Venezuela
… The República Plan, a military operation that has traditionally been
in charge of security during election days in Venezuela, delivered the
electoral material…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/28/28A464427.shtml

VENEZUELA'S deputy Energy & Mines Minister: No OPEC hike without…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela's deputy Energy & Mines (MEM) Minister Luis Vierma has told reporters
that Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members will
not…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21370

COLIN L. Powell: Democracy in Venezuela
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… The United States supports a peaceful, democratic, constitutional and
electoral solution to Venezuela‚s political impasse, as called for in
Organization of…
www.petroleumworld.com/Lagn4May28.htm

GUARDIAN Jounalist Sibylla Brodzinsky Misreporting on Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Sibylla Brodzinsky‚s article on Venezuela (”Leftwing dictator or saviour
of the poor: Chavez faces new challenge to his rule‰ www.guardian.co.uk/print/0

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1185

VENEZUELA demands OAS official leave
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – (AP) — Citing alleged bias, Venezuela demanded Thursday
that the Organization of American States withdraw a top elections observer
before…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8780353.htm

VENEZUELA owns stake in ballots
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… CARACAS — A large and powerful investor in the software company that
will design electronic ballots and record votes for Venezuela's new and
much criticized…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/8780409.htm

VENEZUELA‚S Vice-President Says US Disqualified Itself from“…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, May 27, 2004˜Venezuelan Vice-President José Vicente Rangel
said today that the US could no longer be considered a friend of Venezuela
due to US Sub…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1281

CHAVEZ to denounce US intervention in Venezuela at Guadalajara…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias said that he will denounce attacks
on the “dignified, legitimate, and democratic government of Venezuela‰
by the…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21368

(LONDON) Guardian journalist Sibylla Brodzinsky misreporting…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign, International Secretary Jorge Martin writes:
Sibylla Brodzinsky‚s article on Venezuela “Leftwing dictator or saviour
of the…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21366

27/05/04

CHAVEZ Blasts US for Venezuela Referendum Pressure
Reuters - USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday
accused an "imperialist" United States of trying to force a referendum
against him ...
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5279493

THE Washington Times: US casts wary eye on Venezuela vote
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The Washington Times David R. Sands writes: The United States will push
hard for diplomatic pressure against Venezuela if President Hugo Chavez
tries to rig…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21356

THE Financial Times: Venezuela seeks arms edge over Colombia
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The Financial Times Andy Webb-Vidal writes: Venezuela has embarked on a
weapons procurement programme to gain the advantage in its military balance
with…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21352

AS Venezuela heads into recall vote count, Chavez seeks ``dark-…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… An opposition coalition in Venezuela submitted more than 3.4 million
signatures on a recall petition in December, well above the 2.4 million
required to…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/05/27/international1214EDT6151.DTL

VENEZUELA ruling party resists OAS
CNN International – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leaders of President Hugo Chavez's political
party demanded Wednesday that an official from the Organization of American
States step…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/05/27/venezuela.recall.ap/

VENEZUELA: Dictatorship or Democracy?
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
In its most essential and simplified form, the perspectives tend to be
narrowed down to those who say that Venezuela under Chavez has become
a dictatorship and…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1184

PRESERVING democracy in Venezuela
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
Venezuela, for years one of Latin America's most stable democracies and
reliable friends of the US, is at a crossroads. Deepening…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040526T210000-0500_60405
_OBS_PRESERVING_DEMOCRACY_IN_VENEZUELA.asp

VENEZUELA Electoral Council Member Rejects US Interference in…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Neither the OAS nor the Carter Center are here in Venezuela to question
Electoral Council decisions. Electoral Council decisions…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1280

VENEZUELA'S Critical Hour
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Agreement doesn't come easy in ultra-polarized Venezuela. Ever since populist
… monitor the proceedings. This is a moment of truth for Venezuela.

www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-venezuela27may27,1,6860813.story

UPI analysis: Venezuela closer to boiling point
Petroleumworld.com - Venezuela
Venezuela's pressure-cooker political climate was ratcheted up a notch
Wednesday by an opinion column penned in The Washington Post by the country's
president ...
http://www.petroleumworld.com/Lagn4May27.htm

VENEZUELA, Cuba rooting for Mexico City mayor
Miami Herald (subscription) - Miami,FL,USA
Venezuela and Cuba seem to be openly campaigning for Mexico City's leftist
mayor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the front-runner in Mexico's 2006
presidential ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/8769790.htm

US military relocating out of Caracas compound
Miami Herald (subscription) - Miami,FL,USA
... The Pentagon said Wednesday that it was reviewing its relations with
Venezuela's military and moving US military officers out of a Caracas
military compound ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/8769750.htm

PRESERVING democracy in Venezuela
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
Venezuela, for years one of Latin America's most stable democracies and
reliable friends of the US, is at a crossroads. Deepening…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040526T210000-0500_60405_OBS_PRESERVING_DEMOCRACY_IN_VENEZUELA.asp

VENEZUELA Electoral Council Member Rejects US Interference in…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Neither the OAS nor the Carter Center are here in Venezuela to question
Electoral Council decisions. Electoral Council decisions…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1280

VENEZUELA'S Critical Hour
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Agreement doesn't come easy in ultra-polarized Venezuela. Ever since populist
… monitor the proceedings. This is a moment of truth for Venezuela.

www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-venezuela27may27,1,6860813.story

26/05/04

ANALYSIS-VENEZUELA'S OPEC role limited by output, politics
Forbes – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 26 (Reuters) – Limited production capacity and
radical politics have put Venezuela, once a champion of OPEC unity, at
odds with other…
www.forbes.com/business/energy/newswire/2004/05/26/rtr1385519.html

PRESERVING democracy in Venezuela
El Universal – Venezuela
Venezuela, for years one of the most stable democracies of Latin America
and one of the most dependable friends of the United States, is now at
a crossroad.…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/26/26A463879.shtml

REPORT on Venezuela's Trade Union Situation
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
I travelled with my partner Barry Lipton in May 2004 to conduct an informal
fact-finding survey of the current situation of trade union groups in
Venezuela.…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1183

THE Washington Post Should Support Democracy in Venezuela Instead…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Moreover, the Op-Ed will undoubtedly provoke a flurry of e-mail from
right-wing radicals in the US seeking to spread misinformation about Venezuela.

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1182

VENEZUELA'S Hugo Chavez Says in Washington Post He Welcomes ...
Bloomberg - USA
... Washington Post commentary. Chavez said Venezuela's election board
has found more than 375,00 recall signatures were faked. The president
...
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aSs4Qd18a17U&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA'S Offshore Islands : The other Caribbean
Daytona Beach News-Journal – Daytona,FL,USA
LOS TESTIGOS, Venezuela — Off the coast of Venezuela are some of the most
beautiful and remote islands in all the Caribbean. Beginning…
www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Lifestyle/Travel/03AccentTRAV02052604.htm

US casts wary eye on Venezuela vote
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The United States will push hard for diplomatic pressure against Venezuela
if President Hugo Chavez tries to rig the upcoming referendum on his rule,
the State…
washingtontimes.com/world/20040525-115702-2964r.htm

VENEZUELA seeks arms edge over Colombia
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Venezuela has embarked on a weapons procurement programme to gain the advantage
in its military balance with neighbouring Colombia, edging the two countries

news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1084907825252

VENEZUELA'S Chavez says US to blame for high oil prices
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… to receive oil “at the prices it wants.”. Chavez has repeatedly said
Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter and a main supplier…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/05/25/financial1535EDT0189.DTL

25/05/04

VENEZUELA'S Chavez says US to blame for high oil prices
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA
... to receive oil "at the prices it wants.". Chavez has repeatedly said
Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter and a main supplier ...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/05/25/financial1535EDT0189.DTL

AS oil prices rise, Venezuela rejects plans to increase output
Pravda - Moscow,Russia
As oil prices reached Monday a new record -$42.15 per barrel- Venezuela's
government insists it is not going to support any proposal to increase
output by more ...
http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/368/12900_oil.html

DISASTER beckons as Venezuela is riven by partisan voices
Financial Times – London,England,UK
By David Lehman. Sir, Those who know Latin America are becoming increasingly
concerned about the creeping reversal of democratisation in Venezuela.

news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1084907799780

LEFTWING dictator or saviour of the poor: Chávez faces new…
Guardian – UK
Not even the birds in Venezuela are indifferent to the country's controversial
president, Hugo Chávez. In the modest brick home…
www.guardian.co.uk/venezuela/story/0,12716,1223812,00.html

24/05/04

DEMOCRACY and the Recall Referendum in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
The last few years have been turbulent for Venezuela. Our populist president,
Hugo Chavez, has survived a military coup d‚etat…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1180

THE Houston Chronicle Lies About the Recall Referendum in…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… In fact, Chavez is the only President in Venezuela's recent history
who has not shut down or censor a media outlet, except during the day
of the coup d'etat in…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1181

VENEZUELA's Oligarchy Imports Soldiers Because It Cannot…
Axis of Logic – USA
… Since 'the conspiracies against Venezuela do not end with the capture
of mercenaries in Caracas,' there must be many other infiltrators in other
areas of the…
www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_8071.shtml

VENEZUELA Arrests Former Finance Minister for Military Insult ,…
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan troops arrested former finance minister
Francisco Uson, who is also a retired army general, on charges that he
insulted the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aazFCVHA7sRo&refer=latin_america

HIGH oil prices bitter-sweet for Venezuela, Mexico
Forbes – USA
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A recent surge in oil prices to 21-year peaks will
mean a windfall for Latin American exporters Venezuela and Mexico but
may also stoke…
www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2004/05/24/rtr1382856.html

OVERCONFIDENT Chavez Would Welcome Venezuela Recall Referendum
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, May 23, 2004 (Venezuelanalysis.com) .- Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez reiterated today his willingness to accept a recall referendum
on his mandate…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1278

23/05/04

ACTIVITIES in Venezuela of the National Endowment for Democracy
LAI – France
… of the Organization of American States (”OAS”), Cesar Gaviria, in an
attempt to discredit the recent discovery of the NED's undemocratic activities
in Venezuela…
www.anti-imperialism.net/lai/texte.php?section=BUDB&language_id=3&object_id=22709

EX – Venezuelan finance minister arrested
CNN International – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) — Venezuelan troops on Saturday arrested
a former finance minister and retired army general accused of links with
an anti…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/05/22/venezuela.plot.reut/

VENEZUELA: The Bolivarian Revolution will not be defeated
Green Left – Australia
… privileged against. It's a battle of dignity against ignominy, a battle
for the rights of the peoples of Venezuela and Latin America. The…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/583/583p18.htm

22/05/04

VENEZUELA checking recall signatures
Miami Herald (subscription) - Miami,FL,USA
A three-day effort to reaffirm challenged signatures on petitions for recall
referendums has begun in Venezuela. By PHIL GUNSON. ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/8729065.htm

THE targets are Venezuela and Cuba: New Intrigues of US…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… aggressive policy. The attempts to overthrow Hugo Chávez in Venezuela
are another. The increased pressure on Cuba is yet another. The…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21282

VENEZUELANS Marched for Peace and Against Paramilitary and…
Axis of Logic – USA
Caracas, Venezuela. … Thousands marched against the presence of foreign
right-wing paramilitary groups seeking to overthrow Venezuela's democratic
government.…
www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_7959.shtml

EMPTY RUNS: Truckers call trips in Iraq wasteful
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BY SETH BORENSTEIN. WASHINGTON — A Halliburton Inc. subsidiary sent empty
flatbed trucks crisscrossing Iraq more than 100 times…
www.freep.com/news/nw/convoy22_20040522.htm

GET US Military Out of Iraq
Common Dreams – USA
… Hand contracts to the UN until Iraq achieves self-governance, so there
will be no more Halliburton-type sweetheart deals or war profiteering,
and Iraqis can…
www.commondreams.org/views04/0520-01.htm

21/05/04

CHAVEZ leads Venezuela down familiar path
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
… holds a rally and calls on civilians to get military training to defend
the fatherland to the death, promising 100,000 more troops to Venezuela's
armed forces.…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/8722616.htm

DEFEND Venezuela! Defend Cuba!
The Militant – New York,NY,USA
The government of Venezuela just uncovered another US-backed plot to topple
the elected president of the country. The “paramilitaries…
www.themilitant.com/2004/6821/682120.html

STEELWORKERS end strike in Venezuela
The Militant – New York,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela˜More than 4,500 steelworkers returned to their jobs
May 13 after a 19-day strike at the giant SIDOR steel works in Ciudad
Guayana, in…
www.themilitant.com/2004/6821/682111.html

UNITED States Senate resolution on Venezuela signature validation…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Radio Nacional de Venezuela and Reuters report: United States Senators
withdrew a resolution that would have asked for respect for the signature
validation…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21277

DEFENSIVE Agriculture Minister admits that transgenics are…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… for Alternatives to the Use of Agrotoxins, supposedly said to Quantum
magazine, and which was reproduced in the article “Venezuela prohibits
transgenic…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21273

20/05/04

ALAN Woods: Theses on revolution and counterrevolution in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
2) The arrest of Colombian paramilitaries in Venezuela indicates the existence
of a well-prepared conspiracy to overthrow the government and assassinate
Chavez…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21268

VENEZUELA's Oligarchy Imports Soldiers Because It Cannot…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Since “the conspiracies against Venezuela do not end with the capture
of mercenaries in Caracas,” there must be many other infiltrators in
other areas of…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1179

Venezuela's Electronic News — www.vheadline.com/

EMAIL EDITION published at 11.30 p.m. VET:

Headlines for Thursday, May 20, 2004 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21266
VZLA CNE says totalization instructions will make repair process easier

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21265
Baduel backs President Chavez … feels and knows what the FAN needs

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21264
Oscar Heck: NED-funded SUMATE's Maria Corina Machado is worried now!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21263
Alberto Garrido: President Hugo Chavez Frias is advancing the situation with
Colombia because the United States of America is occupied in Iraq

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21267
Twelve (12) new Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) magistrates in July

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21254
PDVSA president says speculation, Iraq and low US refinery capacity to blame

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21253
French Total could complete Sincor II synthetic crude oil project by 2010

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21252
President Hugo Chavez Frias to travel to the Guadalajara (Mexico) Summit

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21251
Foreign residents in Venezuela are “ready to defend this country‰

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21250
Vice President Rangel: We can't accept a US Military Mission in the FAN

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21249
Bolivar police blamed for planned attack against Francisco Rangel Gomez

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21248
FAN monitoring indigenous Colombian families coming to Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21247
On Human Rights in the United States of America and in Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21246
Venezuelan government to investigate 17 banks' agriculture credits portfolios

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21269
Two more of the most visible opposition activists to face their own cruel reality

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21268
Alan Woods: Theses on revolution and counterrevolution in Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21245
Awesome

FOREIGN residents in Venezuela are “ready to defend this ...
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
... of the Bolivarian Military Front, as well as citizens of different
nationalities who were showing their confidence in the process of change
in Venezuela. ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21251

FAN monitoring indigenous Colombian families coming to Venezuela
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
... In any case, we will activate a special plan for these people in case
they continue migrating to Venezuela. For that reason, we’re monitoring
the area.”. ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21248

CHAVEZ leads Venezuela down familiar path
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) - Orlando,FL,USA
... holds a rally and calls on civilians to get military training to defend
the fatherland to the death, promising 100,000 more troops to Venezuela's
armed forces. ...
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-edpmarquez20052004may20,1,7343646.column?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

19/05/04

VENEZUELA alleges paramilitary plot, detains 132
CNN – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 132 suspects have been detained in
an alleged plot to train paramilitary fighters to assassinate President
Hugo Chavez and…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/05/20/venezuela.paramilitary.ap/

OBSERVERS Cleared for Venezuela Referendum Checks
Reuters – USA
Electoral officials last week threatened to curb the participation of the
Organization of American States (OAS) and the Atlanta-based Carter Center
after…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5210522

EXCLUSIVE:VENEZUELA Oil Chief Says Supply Not Issue
Reuters – USA
… Oil speculation, the war in Iraq and low US refinery capacity are to
blame for high oil prices, not a shortage of crude, the head of Venezuela's
state oil…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reutersEdge&storyID=5196622

AMBASSADOR-IN-WAITING menaces: Foreign participation in Venezuela…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
El Universal reports: William R. Brownfield, the new Bush 2 designee for
the position of US Ambassador to Venezuela, says that “a greater international

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21234

VENEZUELA'S Sumate investigated
V Crisis – Venezuela
… By the way, NED gave over US$ 1 million in contributions in Venezuela
to 15 projects in 2003 alone, how come Sumate is the only one under investigation?
www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200405190529

VENEZUELA: US has no right to comment on human rights
Xinhua – China
CARACAS, May 18 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela dismissed a human rights report
from the US State Department as being unacceptable on Tuesday, saying
that the United…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/19/content_1478144.htm

18/05/04

DAILY NEWS AND SUMMARY
El Universal – Venezuela
Venezuela remained embroiled in a political crisis over the government
of President Hugo Chávez, elected in July 2000 in generally free and
fair elections.…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/18/18A462095.shtml

USA directly financed anti-Chavez aristocracy for terrorist…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… manner (as prescribed by “established‰ grammatical rules), then
we are “less educated‰ and more “ignorant‰ and often, as in Venezuela,
of a “lower…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21222

OPPOSITION reactions to Chavez Frias' national defense strategy…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… defense has set tongues wagging in the opposition camp, ranging from
a cynical “Chavez has discovered the existence of paramilitarism in Venezuela”
to “I told…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21214

VENEZUELA takes a step in the wrong direction
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
The antics of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela often resemble a comic-opera,
but his political agenda is no laughing matter. In…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/8694738.htm

COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE in Venezuela
El Universal – Venezuela
… The biggest question is who brought them to Venezuela in such an inefficient
way. The only certainty is that they did not come alone.…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/18/18A462037.shtml

OAS and Carter Center to stay as Observers in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Further complicating the OAS role in Venezuela are recent accusations
by pro-government legislator Ismael Garcia, who over the weekend claimed
to have evidence…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1274

VENEZUELA says it will not “contaminate‰ Organization of…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
El Universal reports: Venezuela says that it does not wish for a worsening
of its relations with Chile and that it will not “poison‰ the next
assembly of…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21207

VENEZUELA'S Opposition Denounces Chavez
Xpossed.com – USA
Venezuela's opposition denounced President Hugo Chavez's plan to give civilians
military training as a thinly disguised attempt to create pro-government

www.xposed.com/headline_news/53_ds_449562.aspx

VENEZUELA'S Opposition Denounces Chavez
Guardian – UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela's opposition denounced President Hugo
Chavez's plan to give civilians military training as a thinly disguised
attempt to…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4103500,00.html

VENEZUELA'S Opposition Denounces Chavez
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota,FL,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's opposition denounced President Hugo Chavez's
plan to give civilians military training as a thinly disguised attempt
to create…
www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040518/API/405180685

VENEZUELA takes a step in the wrong direction
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
The antics of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela often resemble a comic-opera,
but his political agenda is no laughing matter.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/8690897.htm

16/05/04

COUP cheerleader Aleksander Boyd faces hate-Venezuela setback in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… in Vienna (Austria), May 11, the Venezuelan opposition has suffered
a new defeat in its intent to create negative opinions of Venezuela's
Bolivarian Revolution…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21193

CHáVEZ Administers the Last Rites to the Rule of Law
Analítica – Venezuela
… men alleged to be right-wing terrorists at a ranch on the outskirts
of Caracas, it spells more trouble for the opposition to Venezuela's president,
Hugo Chávez…
www.analitica.com/va/vpi/1784351.asp

SHOULD Bush Ask Pope's Pardon for Iraq War?
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – President Bush should kneel before Pope
John Paul and ask for forgiveness for abuses committed by US soldiers
in Iraq…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=5166746

PRESIDENT Chavez Identifies Leaders of Colombian Paramilitary…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, May 15, 2004˜During a press conference with Venezuela‚s foreign
press corps on Friday, President Chavez presented the pictures and names
of the…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1272

THOUSANDS protest Colombian paramilitary presence in Venezuela
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Dario Vivas, a lawmaker from the ruling party, said Venezuela will
ask the Organization of American States to issue a declaration on the
matter.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/85239/1/.html

VENEZUELA threatens to seize properties used by paramilitary coup…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… for armed insurrection against the legitimate government of President
Hugo Chavez Frias who says that more soldiers may be deployed throughout
Venezuela as his…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21179

COLOMBIA exports US$147 million to Venezuela in first two months…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Colombia exported US$147 million in goods and services to Venezuela during
the first two months of 2004 … 101.37% more than during…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21178

VENEZUELA calls for march against Colombian paramilitaries
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CARACAS : President Hugo Chavez urged Venezuelans to join in a mass march
against terrorism and the alleged presence of Colombian paramilitary forces
in the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/85191/1/.html

VENEZUELA'S cheap gas has high price
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest petroleum exporter and the source
of about 15 percent of US oil imports, traditionally has supplied its
citizens with…
www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/2004/05/16/venezuelas_cheap_gas_has_high_price

15/05/04

OPERATION Balboa: NATO war games simulated attack on Venezuela
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… a simulated land, air, and sea assault in which US and allied countries,
authorized by the United Nations, attacked the western part of Venezuela
from bases in…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21173

AMBASSADOR Alvarez Herrera: Venezuela can‚t permit the…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV) Maria Victoria Verde reports: Venezuelan
Ambassador to the United States, Bernardo Alvarez Herrera says that “Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21169

VENEZUELA: institutions, indecision and referendum turmoil
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… In spite of an ongoing jurisdictional battle over a series of rulings
regarding the revocatory (recall) referendum process, Venezuela's National
Elections…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21166

14/05/04

VENEZUELA says thwarted plot against Chavez
Xinhua – China
CARACAS, May 14 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela said Friday that it has thwarted
a “counter-revolutionary plot” involving up to 500 Colombian paramilitaries
to…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/15/content_1471349.htm

CARTER, OAS monitors issue 'clarification' but no apology in…
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Political turmoil in Venezuela is rising just two weeks
before signers of a petition to recall President Hugo Chavez are required
to stand by…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0504/15venezuela.html

NOBEL laureates recommend dialogue to Venezuela
El Universal – Venezuela
Oscar Arias -invited to the forum “Words for Venezuela,” sponsored by the
local bank Banesco- remembers that in his peace plan for Nicaragua, “democracy
was a…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/15/15A461197.shtml

VENEZUELA threatens to expel election observers
CNN – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela threatened to expel foreign elections
observers Thursday, escalating a political crisis sparked by the alleged
discovery…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/05/13/venezuela.recall.ap/

JFF loses on Honduras, Venezuela games
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
… Barclay, in a financial presentation at the JFF Secretariat yesterday,
said the federation recorded losses in hosting both the Honduras and Venezuela
matches.…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/html/20040514T220000-0500_59877_OBS_JFF_LOSES_ON_HONDURAS__VENEZUELA_GAMES.asp

THE last chapter of the RR
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… 2003. In Venezuela Today we have reported and analyzed the numerous
obstacles by Chávez. The last are these legal processes. In…
www.petroleumworld.com/SDY051604.htm

VENEZUELA Threatens to Expel Foreign Election Monitors
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, May 14 – Political turmoil in Venezuela is rising just two
weeks before signers of a petition to recall President Hugo Chávez are
required to…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/international/americas/15vene.html?ex=1085198400&en=79827bd2083cda7e&ei=5062

ARGENTINA , Brazil , Bolivia and Venezuela seeking common energy…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres (Buenos Aires): Energy Ministers from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia
and Venezuela will meet soon to discuss a possible common energy strategy
by sharing…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21154

TEN Violations to Venezuela's Constitution or Ten Bad Reasons to ...
Venezuelanalysis.com - Venezuela
Editor's note: Venezuela's legislature, the National Assembly, recently
passed a controversial new law of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ).
...
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1175

VENEZUELA threatens to expel OAS, Carter Center election…
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela ˜ Venezuela threatened to expel foreign elections
observers Thursday, escalating a political crisis sparked by the alleged
discovery of a…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0504/14venezuela.html

VENEZUELA threatens to oust foreign election observers
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela threatened to expel foreign election observers
Thursday, escalating a political crisis sparked by the alleged discovery
of a…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2568387

COLOMBIAN paramilitaries to be tried in Venezuela
Xinhua – China
CARACAS, May 13 (Xinhuanet) — The Venezuelan Defense Ministry said Thursday
that the Colombian paramilitaries arrested in Venezuela will be brought
to trial.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/14/content_1469843.htm

VENEZUELA threatens to remove observers
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Venezuela threatened to expel foreign elections observers yesterday, deepening
a political crisis sparked by the alleged discovery of a plot to kill
President…
www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c
=MGArticle&cid=1031775448998&path=!nationworld&s=1037645509161

VENEZUELA'S political row escalating
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The government threatened to expel foreign elections
observers Thursday, escalating a political crisis sparked by the alleged
discovery…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4775337.html

VENEZUELA: Institutions, Indecision and Referendum Turmoil
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
In spite of an ongoing jurisdictional battle over a series of rulings regarding
the revocatory referendum process, Venezuela's National Electoral Council
(CNE…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1174

COUP foiled in Venezuela
People's Weekly World – USA
… According to Venezuela?s ambassador in Bogot? those arrested are
Colombian ex-military personnel, and the possible involvement of the Colombian
authorities…
www.pww.org/article/articleview/5229/1/215

VENEZUELA: Human rights under threat
Scoop.co.nz (press release) – New Zealand
All parties involved in the political conflict in Venezuela must show real
commitment to respecting the rule of law if they are to break the violence
cycle.…
www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00146.htm

13/05/04

US decries Venezuela's removal of military liaisons
SpaceDaily – USA
The United States said Thursday it was disappointed by Venezuela's decision
to order the removal of US military liaison officers stationed with the
Venezuelan…
www.spacewar.com/2004/040513185356.mrgdtu7n.html

VENEZUELA Threatens to Expel Observers
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela threatened to expel foreign elections observers
Thursday, escalating a political crisis sparked by the alleged discovery
of a…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-venezuela-recall,0,136230.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

VENEZUELA tax unit fines, briefly shuts HP office
Forbes – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan tax authorities have fined the
local unit of US computer firm Hewlett-Packard Co. and…
www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2004/05/13/rtr1370705.html

VENEZUELA Fuel Shipment Warmly Welcomed in Argentina
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Venezuela and Argentina recently signed an agreement in which the Caribbean
nation will supply diesel, jet fuel, and oil to Argentina, which in turn
will sell…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1270

VENEZUELA‚S Electoral Council President Says Latest OAS-Carter…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
Caracas, May 13, 2004˜National Electoral Council president Francisco
Carrasquero and Council Member Jorge Rodriguez issued declarations today,
in which they…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1271

VENEZUELA Asks US Military to Leave Offices on Bases , Nacional…
Bloomberg – USA
May 13 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela asked the US military to vacate offices
on military bases it has occupied for more than 50 years, US Ambassador
Charles Shapiro…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aXRF4xIL8_w8&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA'S Chavez says 'invasion' thwarted
The Globe and Mail - Canada
... of supporting attempts to oust him, charged that US and Colombian officials
were aware of an opposition plot to use paramilitaries to invade Venezuela.
...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040513/REPO13-2/TPInternational/Americas

GORBACHEV and Arias: The only road to follow is Venezuela's 1999 ...
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
VENPRES reports: The political situation confronting Venezuela hasn&Mac226;t
stopped being more than „a war of words,‰ which must not become anything
more than ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21135

OAS Permanent Council will discuss the paramilitaries in ...
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
... States (OAS) will discuss next Wednesday, May 19, as a special order
of the day, the case of the incursion of paramilitaries into Venezuela,
according to the ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21134

VENEZUELA struggles with Paramilitary plot
MLive.com - MI,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) &Mac247; Venezuela's outspoken president, Hugo Chavez,
has claimed often and passionately that he is the target of coup and assassination
...
http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-2/108442884863760.xml

VENEZUELA Struggles With Paramilitary Plot
Times Daily – Florence,AL,USA
Venezuela's outspoken president, Hugo Chavez, has claimed often and passionately
that he is the target of coup and assassination plots.…
www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040513/API/405130581

VENEZUELA remains price hawk
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BUENOS AIRES˜Venezuela disagrees with a Saudi Arabian proposal to raise
OPEC's oil output, arguing the market is actually oversupplied, Venezuelan
Energy…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1084399811036&call_pageid=968350072197&col=969048863851

VENEZUELA Struggles With Paramilitary Plot
Guardian – UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela's outspoken president, Hugo Chavez,
has claimed often and passionately that he is the target of coup and assassination
plots…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4084992,00.html

12/05/04

VENEZUELA'S Public Defender German Mundarain denounces US…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… According to Mundarain, the presumed paramilitaries entered Venezuela
“with the aid or under the auspices of several groups who persist in
insurgent…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21128

VENEZUELA'S OAS Ambassador: mercenaries and coup-plotters trying…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela's Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Jorge
Valero has told OAS delegates that Miami-based anti-Castro groups, mercenaries
and…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21127

ARGENTINE Stocks , Currency Tumble on Concern Over New Energy…
Bloomberg – USA
… Ramirez said Venezuela, through its state-run oil company Petroleos
de Venezuela SA, will take part in joint ventures and energy projects
in Argentina.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aPdCIBiIye4M&refer=news_index

MORE than 100 Colombian paramilitaries detained in plot in…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… said that more than 100 Colombian right-wing paramilitaries, including
a leader known as 'Commander Cabezas', have been arrested in Venezuela
in connection…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84648/1/.html

COLOMBIAN Ambassador says only 1 alleged paramilitary has a…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… & Security (DISIP) director, Miguel Rodriguez Torres says raids will
continue on properties to dismantle paramilitary camps in other parts
of Venezuela.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21123

SEARCH for More Paramilitary Forces Continues in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Carabobo‰, which belongs to the family of Gustavo Cisneros, the media
tycoon who owns the Spanish TV Network Univision in the US and Venevision
in Venezuela.…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1269

VENEZUELA says OPEC should not raise oil output
Forbes – USA
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, (Reuters) – Venezuela disagrees with Saudi Arabia's
proposal to raise OPEC's oil output, Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael
Ramirez…
www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2004/05/12/rtr1368665.html

PARAMILITARISM is a Colombian failure that we do not want in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… make us believe that paramilitarism is a solution for the country,
because this is a failure of the Colombian society that we do not want
in Venezuela.‰.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21111

MORE Arrests in Venezuela Over Alleged Plot to Topple Government
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Venezuela's opposition this month must verify nearly one million signatures
on a petition calling for a referendum on Mr. Chavez' rule.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=9723234A-35B6-4A16-AF25C29493CE2BF3

EXTREME security measures at Venezuela's National Assembly after…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
VENPRES‚ Xiomara Borges reports: Extreme security measures were taken
by the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) Security Office in the face of
bomb threats on…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21105

VENEZUELA Says It Has Evidence of Plot to Assassinate Government…
Bloomberg – USA
May 11 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela has evidence of a plot to assassinate leaders
from both the government and opposition groups, Defense Minister Jorge
Garcia said…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=ak.3GvXmanAA&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA: Human rights under threat
Amnesty International – USA
All parties involved in the political conflict in Venezuela must show real
commitment to respecting the rule of law if they are to break the violence
cycle.…
www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=80256DD400782B8480256E8C005D1769

VENEZUELA soldiers raid embassy warehouse
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Venezuelan authorities raided a US Embassy warehouse and other properties
on Monday in search of evidence of an alleged plot to train Colombian
paramilitaries…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/05/12/1084330400.htm

11/05/04

VENEZUELA seeks US 'plot' links
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Venezuela says the captured men were Colombian paramilitaries being
trained by the opposition to stage a coup. You don't think these are killers?

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3704655.stm

clusterurl=news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3704655.stm>

BLOQUE Democratica Alonso's role confirms Miami-Colombia-…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The main character in the alleged Colombian paramilitary drama in Venezuela,
Robert Alonso has allegedly stated via Internet that Venezuelan President
Hugo…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21092

OSCAR Heck: Venezuela needs rational, level-headed opposition…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Alberto Domingo Rangel, leader of an opposition-sector political movement
called Civil Resistance, made statements which are of an extreme rarity
in Venezuela.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21095

IN defiance of US occupation: North American delegation attend…
Axis of Logic – USA
May 11, 2004 – (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) The great poet William Cullen Bryant
was quoted as saying “truth crushed to earth will rise again.” This certainly

www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_7524.shtml

ANALYSTS say Venezuela crisis could become war
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… International Crisis Group (ICG) says in a report launched on May 10
that tension between the government and opposition groups in Venezuela
could escalate into…
www.alertnet.org/thefacts/reliefresources/10842897166.htm

VENEZUELA Forecasts Up to $7 Billion in Additional Oil Revenue…
Bloomberg – USA
May 11 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil supplier,
said it expects to have as much as $7 billion in extra revenue this year
after crude…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=a8zczJch41RI&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA expects US$7 billion in extra oil revenue this year as…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela expects to have as much as US$7 billion in extra revenue this
year after crude prices hit 13-year highs last week. Central…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21089

VENEZUELA slams coup questions
News24 – South Africa
Caracas, Venezuela – Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel criticised opposition
leaders on Monday for suggesting the government had staged the arrest
of dozens…
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1525044,00.html

MORE anti-government paramilitaries captured; human remains at…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… The director of Venezuela's investigative police DISIP, Miguel Rodriguez
Torres, announced yesterday that authorities have conducted a number of
raids leading…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21086

OSCAR Heck discovers weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Venezuela included. I would be very sad to see the disappearance of
cocada, natural fruit juices, jugo de panela or chicha in Venezuela.…
Venezuela included.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21088

PODUR : Venezuela Plot . . .
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
… process. Some 88 Colombian paramilitaries were apprehended on Sunday
May 9 at a ranch, El Hatillo, near Caracas, in Venezuela. These…
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=5499

MORE Anti-Government Paramilitaries Captured in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
The director of Venezuela's investigative police DISIP, Miguel Rodriguez
Torres, announced yesterday that authorities have conducted a number of
raids leading…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1268

VENEZUELA: Headed toward Civil War?
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Quito/Brussels, 10 May 2004: Venezuela's democratic institutions are threatened
with collapse, and the country is facing the possibility of civil war.

www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/108426686490.htm

TAREK William Saab: Bush brother Jeb's statements reveal mental…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… thinks that they can, on their whim, not only direct the destiny of
an empire like the US, but also intervene in the internal affairs of Venezuela
in their…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21080

HEADED toward Civil War? Venezuela's democratic institutions are…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) says in a Venezuela: Headed
toward Civil War? Latin America report issued today…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21082

DISPUTES end in deaths between old, new landowners in Venezuela
Pioneer Press – St. Paul,MN,USA
YARACUY, Venezuela – (KRT) – Aldrin Escalona recalls the words his brother
Hermes uttered just before two trucks full of armed men started shooting
at peasants…
www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/8639067.htm

DISSENT in Venezuela Is Part of Democracy
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Venezuela's main oil workers union has close ties to the corrupt political
parties voted out of office by a landslide in 1998 and has incessantly
attacked the…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-herrera11may11,1,2503360.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters

VENEZUELA soldiers raid US Embassy warehouse, detain more…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Venezuela soldiers on Sunday arrested 53 Colombian right-wing paramilitary
fighters in a raid on a farm outside Caracas, and another 24 recruits
were caught…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/05/10/international2250EDT0803.DTL

VENEZUELA arrests paramilitary suspects
MLive.com – MI,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ˜ Venezuelan authorities raided a US Embassy
warehouse Monday and made more arrests, a day after President Hugo Chavez
charged there…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-2/1084244968178770.xml

CHRIS Herz: Venezuela must win surcease from such wicked and…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… by that agency. Really, the constant threat of violence by the US empire
against Venezuela would be boring were it not so dangerous.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21075>

VENEZUELA: The implausible story of the unarmed paramilitary…
V Crisis – Venezuela
-Last night, the Government captured a group of 55 Colombian paramilitary
in a farm in El Hatillo, right outside Caracas. Since…
www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200405101916

POWELL aide blasts policy on Cuba
CubaNet – Coral Gables,FL,USA
… The deployments mark a significant expansion of Cuba's influence over
security and government affairs in Venezuela, which already includes an
estimated 10,000…
www.cubanet.org/CNews/y04/may04/10e3.htm

VENEZUELA hunts “ plot “ ringleaders , doubts linger
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 10 (Reuters) – Venezuela's government vowed on
Monday to hunt down the leaders of a plot to oust President Hugo Chavez
involving…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N10434547.htm

VENEZUELA: Right Wing Colombian Paramilitaries Captured
UN Observer
… their plans. He warned that despite the attempts of the opposition
to inundate Venezuela with violence, they will not succeed.‰.
www.unobserver.com/layout4.php?id=1657&blz=1

COLOMBIAN origin captured in Venezuela
Granma International - La Habana,Cuba
VENEZUELA.&Mac247;The capture of a terrorist command infiltrated into Venezuelan
territory from Colombia and made up of paramilitaries from that country
was ...
http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/mayo/lun10/venezuela.html

COLOMBIAN paramilitaries arrested in Venezuela
Guardian - UK
... Mr Chávez also claimed the plot was backed by Venezuela's mostly pro-opposition
news media and said that the raids had "eliminated the seed of a terrorist
...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/venezuela/story/0,12716,1213445,00.html

President Hugo Chavez Frias: Capture of Colombian paramilitaries is a blow against opposition terrorism
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21062

Venezuela's Defense Ministry asks US military mission to vacate its installations
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21064

Colombian President celebrates the capture of paramilitaries in Venezuela
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21063

Second coup attempt: GN Urban Security Command was to be attacked
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21056

Latest news: Twenty-four more paramilitaries captured
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21061

Defense/DISIP: “people in high office‰ will fall as a result of coup attempt
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21060

MINCI press statement on paramilitaries captured at ranch in Baruta
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21059

Opposition leader involved with Colombian paramilitary prisoners
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21058

55 right-wing Colombian paramilitaries captured In DISIP raid on ranch
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21050

Sumate satisfied with rehearsal but regional elections fever ready to burst
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21052

Fuerte Mara case refuses to go away … USA asked to leave military installations
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21048

ABP Antonio Ledezma left high and dry as colleagues abandon ship
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21049

Cloud over opposition human rights group after soldier's recant
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21046

National Assembly deputy Orlando Garcia (MVR): USA elections second-rate.
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21045

Andrew McKillop: High oil prices reinforce world oil demand
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21044

Perez Garrameda: Answer to John Kerry … as if I were President Chavez
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21057

VENEZUELA seized scores of Colombian paramilitaries
Xinhua – China
… after the seizure of the Colombian paramilitaries, President Chavez
said that all terrorist conspiracies seeking to sabotage Venezuela's democracy
are doomed…
<news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/10/content_1460451.htm

EYEWITNESS Venezuela
Workers World – USA
Workers World Party hosted a report-back meeting on April 30 in New York
featuring William Camaro, a member of the Venezuela Solidarity Network
and co-founder…
www.workers.org/ww/2004/venezuela0513.php

COLOMBIAN President celebrates the capture of paramilitaries in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Prensa Latina reports: Colombian President Alvaro Uribe celebrated the
capture in Venezuela of members of extreme right-wing paramilitary groups
belonging to…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21063

VENEZUELA'S Defense Ministry asks US military mission to vacate…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Radio Nacional de Venezuela reports: The Venezuelan Defense Ministry asked
US Defense and Air Force attaché Lee Bauer to withdraw US military personnel
and…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21064

VENEZUELA accuses Colombian paramilitaries of coup plot
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… From Colombia, terrorist groups, paramilitaries and foreign forces
want to inject violence” in Venezuela, he said. Colombian police…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84040/1/.html

VENEZUELA arrests 88 Colombians accused of plotting anti-Chavez…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) — with 16,000-members
Colombia's main paramilitary group — denied his forces had infiltrated
Venezuela.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84051/1/.html

VENEZUELA Arrests Columbian Fighters
The Ledger – Lakeland,FL,USA
… Chavez has frequently claimed that Venezuela's opposition, including
a number of military officers who supported the April 2002 coup, have
conspired to…
www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040509/API/405090842

VENEZUELA Arrests Columbian Fighters
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
EL HATILLO, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez charged Sunday that dozens
of suspects arrested in raid Sunday are Colombian insurgents involved
in a plot…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-venezuela-paramilitary-plot,0,5430768.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines>

VENEZUELA arrests Columbian fighters
MLive.com – MI,USA
EL HATILLO, Venezuela (AP) ˜ President Hugo Chavez charged Sunday that
dozens of suspects arrested in raid Sunday are Colombian insurgents involved
in a plot…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-2/1084155840133130.xml

09/05/04

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Says 56 Colombians Are Arrested in Plot to…
Bloomberg – USA
… `This is the tip of the iceberg of subversive groups in Venezuela,''
Chavez said during a televised speech. ``They were planning to kill me.''.

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aDA.cL.T6OYs&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Says 56 Colombians Are Arrested in Plot to ...
Bloomberg - USA
... `This is the tip of the iceberg of subversive groups in Venezuela,''
Chavez said during a televised speech. ``They were planning to kill me.''.
...
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aDA.cL.T6OYs&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA Captures Colombians in Anti-Chavez 'Plot'
Reuters - USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday
his security forces had captured a band of Colombian paramilitaries who
were being ...
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5082561

VENEZUELA Says Colombians Held in Anti-Chavez Plot
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela's security forces said Sunday
they had captured more than 50 Colombian paramilitaries who were being
trained by…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5082035

VENEZUELA taps Cubans
Tallahassee Democrat - Tallahassee,FL,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela - Heightening US concerns, President Hugo Chavez has
posted dozens of Havana "advisers" to his intelligence services and key
ministries ...
http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/nation/8623423.htm

08/05/04

VENEZUELA'S constitution is more than a political document . . . ...
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
Sojourners magazine associate editor Rose Marie Berger writes: Venezuela
is a country where pocketsize constitutions are sold on the street corner,
and old ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21040

VENEZUELA has evidence of the activities of American officials ...
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
... If the present government of Venezuela has information or evidence
of the activities of American officials with past regimes, or in a certain
neighboring ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21039

CHAVEZ'S backers, foes to collect support in Venezuela
Xinhua – China
… following a signature drive. Under Venezuela's law, they needs at least
2.4 million signatures to force a recall vote. The CNE decided…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/08/content_1456378.htm

VENEZUELA ‚ s Chavez Vows to Defend Against US Intervention
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… Hemisphere Affairs at a Council of the Americas Conference in Washington,
DC and claimed that freedom of expression was under attack in Venezuela
in spite of…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1266

07/05/04

VENEZUELA Seeks to End Discounts in Oil Contracts to Citco , US…
Bloomberg – USA
May 7 (Bloomberg) — Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the state- owned oil company,
will seek to end discounts in oil sales contracts, including those with
its US…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=a2H1Yj262jg4&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA , Chavez Deny Ex – Private's Charge That Fire Was Set…
Bloomberg – USA
May 7 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's army denied a private's accusation that
military personnel deliberately set a fire that killed two soldiers in
a detention…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aD7y2CCV.W.g&refer=latin_america

ROGUE Colombian Gangs Prey on Venezuela Border
Reuters – USA
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) – A top Venezuelan general said he had a
tough task protecting the border against gangs of renegade Colombian guerrillas
and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5078192

VENEZUELA buys back $257 million of domestic debt
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 7 (Reuters) – Venezuela's government has repurchased
from public sector institutions around 493 billion bolivars ($257 million)
in…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5078604

VENEZUELA'S Chavez blames Bush for high oil price
Forbes – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday
blamed the “imperialist” policies of US President George W. Bush and the
US-led war…
www.forbes.com/home/newswire/2004/05/07/rtr1364308.html

RELATIONS between Costa Rica and Venezuela have never…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Executive Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel has received a courtesy visit
from the Ambassador of Costa Rica to Venezuela, Walter Hernandez Juarez,
who…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21033

VENEZUELA Dollar Controls Should Extend to Year – End , Central…
Bloomberg – USA
May 7 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's restrictions on buying foreign currency
should continue at least until year-end to help establish economic stability,
said a…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=a0QcLx7kIEqo&refer=news_index

IT is necessary to be careful on Venezuela
El Universal – Venezuela
… EFE reported. “There is not (a dictatorship) in Venezuela yet, but
it is necessary to be very careful,” the envoy insisted. Reich…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/06/06A458587.shtml

VENEZUELA'S Subversive Example
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… In Venezuela President Chávez rejected the motion as a product of
“the most rancid sectors of the Colombian oligarchy‰ and added that
if the Democratic…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1171

THE Economist prescribes “regime change” for Venezuela
The Dominion – Canada
A comment appearing in the Economist magazine‚s Internet version last
March, titled “Venezuela: regime change or bust,” set out to justify
the Venezuelan…
dominionpaper.ca/weblog/2004/05/the_economist_prescribes_regime_change_for_venezuela.html>

VENEZUELA'S bad image growing in the US
El Universal – Venezuela
Venezuela has been calling the attention of politicians and analysts in
the United States in the last few days, most frequently for negative or
contradictory…
www.eluniversal.com/2004/05/06/06A457545.shtml

JOHN Kerry Says Venezuela's Chavez is Becoming a Dictator
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
… quarter of the campaign trail, John Kerry, the democratic candidate
for president of the United States, has declared that “democracy is
a risk” in Venezuela…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1265

VENEZUELA: Diageo fined $2m after anti-trust case
just-drinks.com – UK
Pro-Competencia fined Diageo Venezuela and the seven alcohol wholesalers
a total of 5.384 billion bolivars for reportedly imposing a fixed alcohol
price on…
www.just-drinks.com/news_detail.asp?art=23118

VENEZUELA has the right to complain of US actions against her…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Court. The United Nations reported Venezuela's ratification of the
Convention on June 7, 2000. This ratification was unconditional.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21029

VENEZUELA Office to Aid Victims of Human Rights Violations
Zenit News Agency – Rome,Italy
CARACAS, Venezuela, MAY 6, 2004 (Zenit.org).- An archbishop announced the
establishment of a National Office for Promoting Respect of Human Rights,
confirming…
www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=53172

06/05/04

FREE Neighborhood Clinics Spread Across Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com - Venezuela
Valencia, Venezuela&Mac247;„This state and this city, in particular, were
a test case for Barrio Adentro,‰ said Joel Pantoja, a doctor who graduated
last year ...
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1170

SUBJECT: My Encounter in Venezuela
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
I recently visited Venezuela and participated in the II Encounter of Friends
of the Bolivarian Revolution. I must say that I was ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=20999

VENEZUELA &Mac226; s Ambassador to OAS Asks Endowment to Stop Funding ...
Venezuelanalysis.com - Venezuela
Caracas, May 5, 2004&Mac247;Venezuela&Mac226;s Ambassador to the Organization of
American States (OAS) sent a letter to the National Endowment for Democracy
(NED), a US ...
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1264

NED Targets Venezuela
ZMag - Woods Hole,MA,United States
... ges, saying that the accusations were meant to "to divert attention"
from the referendum process currently underway in Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis.com
...
http://www.zmag.org/ZMagSite/May2004/berkowitz0504.html

RECALL referendum in Venezuela
MercoPress – Uruguay
… Electoral analysts estimate that by July 5, Venezuela Independence
Day, the CNE should have quiet a good idea if the Democratic Coalition
goal will be achieved…
www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=3617

BUSH'S Latin America Adviser to Leave
Kansas City Star (subscription) - Kansas City,MO,USA
... Venezuelan people prevent a dictatorship. "A dictatorship still doesn't
exist in Venezuela but one has to be very careful," he said.
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8587967.htm

VENEZUELA law heralds purge of supreme court judges
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
Legislation approved Friday by a majority of lawmakers loyal to the left-wing
president makes it easier for Venezuela's National Assembly to appoint
new ...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3564599&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

02/05/04

VENEZUELA asks NED to stop financing the Venezuelan opposition
Venezuela Electronic News - Venezuela
the government emphasizes that NED (with financing from the US Congress)
is not only violating domestic judicial order in Venezuela, but also Articles
2 and 19 ...
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=20981

CARICOM threatens to take Venezuela's Isla de Aves (Bird Island)…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
According to El Universal, the Caribbean Economic Community (Caricom) has
publicly expressed concern about Bird Island (Isla de Aves) and Venezuela's
plans to…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=20976

LATIN America loses faith in democracy
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… of office. In Venezuela, the electoral board has set a tentative date
for a recall vote on its left-wing leader, Hugo Chavez. And…
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=498112004

01/05/04

VENEZUELA'S CANTV fights in court for tariff hike
Forbes – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, April 30 (Reuters) – Venezuela's top telecommunications
firm CANTV plans to step up its legal battle with state regulators to
allow the…
www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/04/30/rtr1355695.html

VENEZUELA Denies US Charges of Non-Cooperation in Fight Against…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Venezuela
In it, the counterterrorism office says that Venezuela‚s efforts to combat
terrorism have been “inconsistent‰ and that President Chavez‚s criticism
of…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1262

CHAVEZ to Expand Venezuela's High Court , Cementing Control of…
Bloomberg – USA
… August. Venezuela is the world's fifth- largest supplier of oil. ``This
… It's a negative for Venezuela and the referendum.''. Cilia Flores

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

CEMEX Venezuela profits rise in 1st quarter
Forbes – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, April 30 (Reuters) – Cemex Venezuela , a unit of Mexican
cement giant Cemex , said on Friday first-quarter 2004 net profits rose
to 14.7…
www.forbes.com/markets/emergingmarkets/newswire/2004/04/30/rtr1355577.html

TELEFONOS de Venezuela Teleconference : First – Quarter Profit…
Bloomberg – USA
April 30 (Bloomberg) — Gustavo Roosen, chief executive of CA Nacional
Telefonos de Venezuela (Cantv), and Armando Yanes, chief financial officer,
speak on a…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=a__QwFXDcA.w&refer=latin_america

STORM over Venezuela court reform
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) had said they were invalid
because the signatories had not entered their own personal details, allowing
organisers…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3675115.stm

BOLIVIA to support Venezuela's bid to draw up and pass OAS Social…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
On an official visit to Venezuela, Siles says his country is seeking to
strengthen historic links between the two countries and secure agricultural
and energy…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=20957

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