VENEZUELA HEADLINES AUGUST 15-18 2004

18/8/04

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Reconciliatory noises emerging from Venezuela's business organizations

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PROVEA: Venezuela has procedures to process fraud complaints

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Vice President welcomes OAS/Carter Center audit of 150 voting centers

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Opposition deputy says Sucre Mayor sent gunmen … DISIP arrest s two

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Bishops call on CNE to clarify doubts expressed by vast sectors of society

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' news round-up — August 18, 2004

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Bolivarian trade unions join PDVSA collective bargaining talks

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Toni Solo: After the Venezuela Referendum

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Douglass Parr: Latin tempers are much hotter than those of our forefathers

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Sunday's victory gives Chavez Frias catalyzing energy to carry out reform initiatives

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Global Exchange Medea Benjamin: Why Hugo Chavez won a landslide victory…

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Friends of real democracy must be cautious and look to their own defense

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Smartmatic president Antonio Mugica: Electoral technology worked perfectly.

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Second audit of paper ballots to be conducted due to opposition's concerns.

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General Prosecutor's Office to be asked to define case against Carlos Ortega

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Foreign Affairs (MRE) Minister Perez highlights reducing poverty as a challenge

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Venezuelan Daze

VENEZUELA Opposition Refuses to Participate in Audit (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
18 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's opposition, which lost in its bid to recall
President Hugo Chavez, refused to take part in an audit of the results,
saying the…
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VENEZUELA Opposition Leaders Boycott Audit
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Aug. 18, 2004 ˜ Opposition leaders refused to participate
in an audit of Venezuela's failed recall referendum…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040818_975.html

OPPOSITION Leaders Refuse To Participate In Audit Of Venezuela's…
KOTV – Tulsa,OK,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) _ Opposition leaders refused Wednesday to participate
in an audit of a referendum that failed to oust Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez…
www.kotv.com/main/home/stories.asp?whichpage=1&id=67361

VENEZUELA re-examines referendum
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Venezuelan authorities conducted an
audit Wednesday to determine whether a referendum vote…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040818-102123-8415r.htm

VENEZUELA agrees to poll audit
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Venezuelan election officials have agreed to conduct a sample audit of
the results of a recall referendum won by President Hugo Chavez in an
attempt to…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/18/1092765021195.html

VENEZUELA'S future
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Now that President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela has won a popular referendum,
the question remains: What does the ''Bolivarian Revolution'' stand for?

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9429261.htm

VENEZUELA'S Chavez faces political gulfs
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… His relationship with the United States, which gets 13 percent of its
oil imports from Venezuela, remains a question mark, however.…
www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/
2004/08/18/venezuelas_chavez_faces_political_gulfs

VENEZUELA'S opposition faces daunting task
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Venezuela's opposition will have a tough time recovering after failing
to oust President Hugo Chavez in a recall vote, a setback that quickly
spurred…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/08/18/1092810361.htm

DISAPPOINTING win in Venezuela
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) – Orlando,FL,USA
… the opposition needs to learn from its mistakes and look ahead to its
next constitutional opportunity to oust Mr. Chavez in Venezuela's 2006
presidential vote.
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3081804aug18,1,5915489.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

MORE leaders hail Venezuela's recall referendum
Xinhua – China
18 (Xinhuanet) — More leaders of various countries and international organizations
lauded Venezuela's recall referendum on Tuesday, and some sent…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/18/content_1813168.htm

VENEZUELA to audit ballot results
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Patrick Markey. referendum to clear up opposition charges President
Hugo Chavez won the recall vote by fraud. government of manipulating…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5152250

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Supported by Ten Latin Countries
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Strengthened by his victory in a recall referendum, Venezuela‚s President
Hugo Chavez has set his sights on centralising power, including exerting
control…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3362532

FOES Press Audit of Venezuela Recall Vote
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By JUAN FORERO. ARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 17 – Venezuela's opposition movement,
crushed by its failure to oust President Hugo Chávez…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/18/international/americas/18venezuela.html

ANNAN hails peaceful conduct of referendum in Venezuela
Xinhua – China
17 (Xinhuanet) — United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan hailed on
Tuesday the peaceful conduct of Venezuela's recent recall referendum on
President Hugo…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/18/content_1811864.htm

YUKOS woes flare up again, offsetting Venezuela vote
CBS MarketWatch – USA
… “While the opposition in Venezuela claims that the election was fixed
… Given that, the “markets realize that the crisis in Venezuela is not
resolved,” he said.…
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6783-4060-BE41-033A6EE9D280%7D&siteid=google&dist=google

WASHINGTON says 'people have spoken' in Venezuela, Chavez…
CJAD – Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Strengthened by his victory in a recall referendum,
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez set his sights Tuesday on centralizing
power…
www3.cjad.com/content/cp_article.asp?id=/global_feeds/canadianpress/worldnews/w081773A.htm

VENEZUELA Studies Purchase of Shell's Argentine Units (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
17 (Bloomberg) — Petroleos de Venezuela SA, South America's largest oil
producer, is studying the purchase of Royal Dutch/Shell Group's chain
of Argentine…
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17/8/04

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Opposition Sumate claims electronic switch of final results to favor government

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Chavez Frias says Plaza Francia killers will be punished whoever they are

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Mendoza seeks support from OAS General Secretary for new referendum

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President Chavez Frias urges opposition to admit defeat and get on with it

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Mark Weisbrot: Venezuela's Referendum should be a wake-up call for USA

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Roman Catholic Bishops call for acceptance of recall vote but cry fraud

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Analyst Garrido calls referendum win an institutional solution to the conflict

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An irrational bunch of dishonest, whisky-drinking sifrinos and aprovechadores

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Charles Hardy: What's happening in Venezuela? Ask Charlie…

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The new society that Chavez is leading, can and must build this new society

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Hahnemann Coll: It's deja vu all over again as SI says NO to NO!

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Venezuelans have made a point to the world of what democracy is really all about!

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Rafael Ventura-Rosa: Dawn of a new day … or is it “Back to the future?”

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David Sheegog: The future is being written in Venezuela as we speak

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The bitter fruits of fraud … they drink the hemlock of tyranny and dictatorship

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Dan Chavez: Does President Chavez have any relatives in Guanajuato, Mexico?

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Einnoc Lebrac: Viva Venezuela mi patria querida! Let's build a future together

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Congratulations to President Chavez … this is a great win for democracy

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Supriyo Chatterjee: In India people wish we had someone like Chavez Frias

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Ted More: I have never seen the reason to be overly critical of Chavez

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Helmar Rudolph: Something is still not right in the Venezuelan system

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Fran Farrar: Mud in the face to the opposition media manipulators!

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Chavez Frias is Venezuela's Franklin D. Roosevelt to bring a New Deal

A Lesson From Venezuela
AllAfrica.com – Africa
… But there's a lot we Zambians can learn from what is happening in Venezuela.
The … Fund. Venezuela is the richest Latin American country.…
allafrica.com/stories/200408170605.html

MARK Weisbrot: Venezuela's Referendum should be a wake-up call for…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… another look at their scorecards. The result has implications not only
for Venezuela, but for the entire region. First, it shows that…
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CHARLES Hardy: What's happening in Venezuela? Ask Charlie…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Since then I have repeated that evaluation based on my totally “un-scientific‰
random interviews with people throughout Venezuela.…
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US acknowledges Venezuela results
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
17 (UPI) — The US State Department acknowledged “preliminary results”
of the Venezuela referendum, adding it still had “some concerns about
some voting issues…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040817-015216-9064r.htm

VENEZUELA'S longest day: Sunday, August 15 2004
Sydney Indymedia – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… It's 9:00 pm. I'm exhausted, and I imagine the thousands of people
still waiting in line all across Venezuela to vote can't be feeling too
much more spry.…
dc.indymedia.org/feature/display/103677/index.php

CUBA welcomes referendum results in Venezuela
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
… a statement, highlighting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's victory
in his August 15 recall referendum and showing solidarity with Venezuela's
President and…
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CHINA respects Venezuela's referendum results
Xinhua – China
17 (Xinhuanet) — China on Tuesday expressed its respect for Venezuela's
referendum result and said it was glad for the smooth operation of the
referendum.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/17/content_1807182.htm

VENEZUELA Referendum Fears Push Oil Prices to Record High
CRM Buyer – USA
Venezuela's oil output, exports and revenue were slashed in December 2002-January
2003 because of a failed strike at state oil company PDVSA to force Chávez

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OIL prices decline further on positive news from Venezuela, Russia
New Ratings – USA
… YORK, August 17 (New Ratings) ˆ Crude oil prices declined further
today, following the news of a reduction in supply disruption risks in
Venezuela and Russia…
www.newratings.com/new2/beta/article_457468.html

VENEZUELA Votes by Large Margin to Retain Chávez
Wilmington Morning Star – Wilmington,NC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 16 – Venezuelans voted overwhelmingly to keep
President Hugo Chávez in power, electoral authorities and…
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OIL steady as concern about Venezuela, Russia supply lessens
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Oil fell from a record yesterday after the referendum result eased concern
of oil-export disruptions from the fourth-largest supplier to the US Russia's
state…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/081704dnbusoil.64f68.html

THANKS to 'voice of God,' Venezuela's Chavez survives
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… The President's opponents accuse him of authoritarianism, weakening
Venezuela's democracy and antagonizing Washington and other allies with
his fiery rhetoric.…
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LAC/20040817/VENEZUELA17/TPInternational/Americas

OIL Slips Below $46 on Venezuela, Russia
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices eased on Tuesday as fears of supply disruptions
in Venezuela and Russia receded following a convincing referendum victory
for…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5993728

IN two stories about Venezuela Aug. 11 and 12, The Herald…
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
In two stories about Venezuela Aug. 11 and 12, The Herald incorrectly
reported the dates of a nationwide strike against President Hugo Chávez.

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UNION Venezuela accepts National Elections Council (CNE) RR…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Union Venezuela is a non-profit organization made up by mostly university
students which concern is the betterment and peaceful recuperation of
our nation, the…
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VENEZUELA: Chavez victory backed by Carter
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… Venezuela has the largest oil reserves outside the Middle East, is
the world‚s fifth-largest oil exporter and provides almost 15% of US
oil imports.…
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=114453190&p=yy4453896

OIL prices pull back from record highs after Venezuela vote
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
SINGAPORE (AP) – Crude oil prices eased off record highs Tuesday after
Venezuela's president triumphed in a poll that could have unseated him
and hit supply…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/17/latest/18506Oilprices&sec=latest

VENEZUELA vote helps ease price of oil
Providence Journal (subscription) – Providence,RI,USA
WASHINGTON — Oil prices slipped yesterday after the president of Venezuela
survived a recall referendum, although fears of potential supply interruptions
in…
www.projo.com/business/content/projo_20040817_17oil.134ebc.html

VENEZUELA keeps Chavez at helm
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela ˜ President Hugo Chavez claimed victory on Monday
in a hotly contested recall election as international observers dismissed
opposition…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0804/17venezuela.html

OIL Prices Fall After Recall in Venezuela
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Oil prices slipped yesterday after the president of Venezuela survived
a recall referendum, though fears of potential supply interruptions in
other parts of…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6764-2004Aug16.html

VENEZUELA: High oil prices boost Chavez ahead of recall referendum
Monday Morning – Beirut,Lebanon
… oil prices have given Hugo Chavez a strong boost just as he faces a
referendum to determine whether he should step down as president of Venezuela,
the world…
www.mmorning.com/ArticleC.asp?Article=1637&CategoryID=7

VENEZUELA reaffirms Chávez as president
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… But Chávez has said that Venezuela will continue to provide the United
States with the 1.5 million barrels of crude oil that it receives from
this country…
www.iht.com/articles/534278.html

CHAVEZ Win In Venezuela Does Not End Violence, Controversy
Turkish Press – Turkey
… English. “We are obliged to say that the results of (Venezuela's) National
Electoral Commission and our count agree,” Gaviria said.…
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=24680

OIL Prices Ease as Venezuela Recall Fails
NewsFactor Network – Woodland Hills,CA,United States
… In spite of the politicization of the energy sector in Venezuela, traders
hoped for a Chavez victory in the recall election in hopes of preventing
violence and…
business.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=26366

16/8/04

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Jimmy Carter corroborates President Hugo Chavez Frias as clear winner in RR

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Dana Garrett: Venezuela has emerged as a shining example to the world

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Carter Center and OAS results compatible with National Electoral Council (CNE)

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Al Emid: Chavez Frias RR win brings hard economic realities into focus

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Greg Palast: Why Venezuela has voted again for their 'negro e indio' President

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Elio Cequea: So, Mr. Bush, do we have a “solution” or not?

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Coordinadora Democratica (CD) claims electoral fraud; refuses to accept results

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Carter and international observers at the CNE to confirm Chavez victory

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CNE president Carrasquero: Chavez Frias wins the RR with 58.2%

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Referendum Results: an official announcement expected within the hour…

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Vanessa Marcano: August 15, 2004, will forever shine in world history

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Dear People of Venezuela

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Claims Victory in Recall Vote
NPR (audio) – USA
… Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Martin Kaste. Venezuela's President
Hugo Chavez appears to have survived a referendum that sought to oust
him.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3852877

CRUDE Oil Falls on Expectations of Normal Exports by Venezuela
Bloomberg – USA
Prices rose 6 percent last week on concern the vote would cause violence
in Venezuela, the fourth-biggest oil supplier to the US The country's
oil minister…
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VENEZUELA'S President Survives Recall Vote
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Miami Herald reporter Nancy
San Martin about Sunday's recall vote in Venezuela. President…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=3853421

THREE Demonstrators Shot By Chavez Supporters In Venezuela
Turkish Press – Turkey
CARACAS, Aug 16 (AFP) – At least three people were wounded by gunshots
Monday after supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez opened fire
on opposition…
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=24656

VENEZUELA'S President Hugo Chavez wins referendum
Financial Express.bd – Bangladesh
CARACAS, Aug 16 (AFP): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won a referendum
on his mandate, with over 58 per cent of the vote, electoral authorities
announced…
www.financialexpress-bd.com/index3.asp?cnd=8/17/2004&section_id=2&newsid=19310&spcl=no

WHAT next for Venezuela after the referendum?
BBC News – London,England,UK
Preliminary results released by Venezuela's top electoral officer suggest
President Hugo Chavez appears to have won a referendum on his leadership.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3570538.stm

CRUDE Oil Declines From Record After Chavez Wins Venezuela Vote
Bloomberg – USA
… Oil had risen earlier to records on concern supplies might be interrupted
in Venezuela, the fourth-largest exporter to the US, because of violence
surrounding…
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VENEZUELA: Globalization to the passage of winners
Infoshop News – USA
… In a Caribbean country called Venezuela, the coherence between which
it says and what it becomes surpasses the revelations of Ripley.…
www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/08/16/1465575

CARTER Endorses Chavez Win in Venezuela
Xposed.com – USA
Former President Jimmy Carter, who helped monitor Venezuela's recall referendum,
endorsed on Monday returns showing that that President Hugo Chavez won
the vote…
www.xposed.com/headline_news/53_ds_843637.aspx

CRUDE prices cool after Venezuela vote
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
16 (UPI) — New York crude prices sagged Monday as Venezuela remained calm
following the weekend vote that kept President Hugo Chavez in office.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040816-123410-4182r.htm

VENEZUELA'S Opposition Resorts to Phony Exit Polls
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
… Due to Súmate's infamy as an arm of Venezuela's opposition umbrella
group the Democratic Coordinador, Machado noted that volunteers stationed
in Chavista…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=2753

CRUDE climbs even as Venezuela´s Chavez wins recall
FXstreet.com – Barcelona,Spain
|USA|UTI OIL| |||| 2004-08-16 15:25:14 Crude climbs even as Venezuela's
Chavez wins recall SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) — Crude futures…
futures.fxstreet.com/Futures/news/afx/singleNew.asp?menu=economicnews&pv_noticia=1092666141-9e32d306-28279

Venezuela's President Chavez Survives Recall Vote Rejected by Opponents
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez survived a referendum to recall him Sunday as voters turned out in record numbers. Opposition leaders have rejected the result as a fraud. We go to Caracas to get a report from the streets and we speak with Pacifica journalist Mario Murillo in Columbia about the wider impact of the vote on the region.

Listen/Watch/Read
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/16/1411222

BREAKING: Chavez Appears Victorious in Venezuela
www.truthout.org/docs_04/081704Z.shtml

VENEZUELA mounts mass vote on Chavez
United Press International – USA
By Carmen Gentile. CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. … His admirers praise him
for sweeping social programs that bring doctors and educators to Venezuela's
poor.…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040815-094943-4184r

OIL nears US$47 over uncertainty in Venezuela, unrest in Iraq
Canada.com – Canada
… to a new high of $46.91 US per barrel Monday following uncertainty
over continuing unrest in Iraq and President Hugo Chavez's rule in Venezuela,
the world's…
www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=B7EA98F0-6DFD-4B81-844A-82EF5761DEE6

OIL – Brent continues to fall on Venezuela promise to maintain oil…
FXstreet.com – Barcelona,Spain
… Laughlin. But regardless of Chavez's victory, “It is in Venezuela's
interest to produce oil. … Venezuela currently produces 2.6 mln bpd.
Investec…
futures.fxstreet.com/Futures/news/afx/singleNew.asp?menu=economicnews&pv_noticia=1092653439-9e32d306-18747

VENEZUELA'S poll hours extended as Chávez's future is decided
Santa Fe New Mexican – Santa Fe,NM,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Millions of Venezuelans eager to cast ballots on
whether to recall President Hugo Chávez flooded polling stations across
this polarized…
www.santafenewmexican.com/news/3092.html

VENEZUELA'S President Easily Wins Recall Vote
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… The sheer number of voters in Sunday‚s referendum ˆ believed to
be a record for any election in Venezuela ˆ along with problems with
electronic…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3352101

VENEZUELA Vote Sees Oil Prices Dip
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Oil prices pulled back from today‚s record highs amid early indications
that Venezuela‚s President Hugo Chavez had survived a key referendum.

business.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3352029

VENEZUELA: Mass voting turnout
News24 (subscription) – South Africa
Caracas – Voters in polarised Venezuela turned out in huge numbers and
waited in line for hours on Sunday in a referendum on the mandate of leftist
President…
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1573510,00.html

VENEZUELA Election Sees Large Turnout
Local6.com – Orlando,FL,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's historic presidential recall vote has
begun — at the sound of a bugle call. Hours before dawn…
www.local6.com/news/3655285/detail.html

CHAVEZ to win Venezuela vote
RTE Interactive – Ireland
Voting continued in Venezuela early this morning as many voters had been
unable to cast their ballots by last night's midnight closing time (5am
Irish time).…
<www.rte.ie/news/2004/0816/venezuela.html>

LINES long at polls in Venezuela
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela ˜ Plagued by long lines and some confusion, millions
of Venezuelans went to the polls yesterday to decide whether populist
President Hugo…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002006275_vene16.html

ANALYSTS see hard times for Venezuela regardless of recall's…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – (KRT) – Venezuelans hoped to end a long and grinding
political crisis Sunday with a historic recall referendum on President
Hugo Chavez…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9410702.htm

CRUDE Oil Rises to Record Amid Venezuela Supply Concerns
Bloomberg – USA
16 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures in New York rose to a record on concern
violence may spread in Venezuela, the fourth-largest exporter to the US,
as the…
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SHIPPERS: Venezuela Oil Unfazed by Poll
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Oil exports by Venezuela have not been disturbed
by the referendum on the rule of President Hugo Chavez, shipping sources
said…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5979460

LONG lines slow vote in Venezuela
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
CARACAS Democracy and patience were tested in Venezuela on Sunday as millions
of people waited hours under a blazing sun to vote on whether or not to
retain…
www.iht.com/articles/534109.html

CARTER says voting lines in Venezuela unprecedentedly long
Xinhua – China
… Xinhuanet) — Former US president Jimmy Carter said Sunday, after visiting
several electoral centers, that the voting lines in Venezuela are unprecedentedly

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/16/content_1795285.htm

VENEZUELA oil sector 'to benefit from poll'
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
CARACAS: The president of Venezuela's state-run oil company said yesterday
the country's oil industry will enter a new period of stability and growth
following…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=89360&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27149

CONCERN about supply disruptions likely to increase futures
Xinhua – China
… oil futures will probably rise this week, after setting records in
10 of the past 11 trading days, on concern shipments from Iraq, Russia
and Venezuela may be…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/16/content_1795490.htm

BUSH, Chavez and Venezuelan Politics
NPR (audio) – USA
… With President Bush he had said what''s being debated is whether Venezuela
continues as a sovereign nation. To take a closer look…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=3852655

CAN the Carter Center Observe Venezuela‚s Referendum Impartially…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
In view of the fact that both national and international opinion of Venezuela's
political conflict is highly polarized, the Carter Center's evaluation
of the…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1247

15/8/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22439
Gustavo Borges: Electoral fraud attempt fails in Caracas

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22438
Clandestine sources email allegedly preliminary results to the international media

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22435
Already there is a sense of electricity, of triumph in the air as crowds vote

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22440
Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' news round-up — August 13, 2004

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22436
Oscar Heck: I wonder what they would vote today ∑ if they were still alive?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22434
INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER: Widening margin of victory for Chavez Frias

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22433
What exactly is at stake in Venezuela‚s presidential recall referendum today?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22432
Charles Hardy: Waiting!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22431
Katherine Lahey: Venezuela‚s Democracy is an example for the world to follow

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22428
VHeadline.com RR Bulletin at 6.22 am.: The early bird catches the worm…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22427
Francisco Arias Cardenas may give vote to the government in today's recall

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22425
National Elections Council (CNE) solves 24,476 cases of relocated voters

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22426
Domingo Alberto Rangel: Recall will not usher in peace nor reconciliation

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22437
Franz J. T. Lee: Now the corporate fox is guarding our electoral democratic chickens

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22429
Independent NGOs welcome healthy diversity of Venezuelan society

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22424
National Elections Council president calls on all Venezuelans to vote in peace

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22420
International observation of today's Presidential referendum is unprecedented.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22419
Jimmy Carter expects recall referendum to be “impartial and transparent”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22423
CNE Jorge Rodriguez: 96.05% of electoral tables have been set up

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22422
AN deputy Elvis Amoroso: “Ortega is a bitter memory for Venezuelans”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22421
More than 350 military officers will keep custody of CNE during referendum.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22430
August 15 — Today will live in History

VENEZUELA Extends Polling Hours for Chavez Referendum (Update3)
Bloomberg - USA
15 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela extended polling hours for a referendum on
whether to recall President Hugo Chavez after voters waited in line more
than six hours ...
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=1000
0087&sid=aohmwN0WuCNE&refer=top_world_news

TURNOUT High in Venezuela Referendum
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
CARACAS, Venezuela — The opposition's long and bitter campaign to oust
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez finally came down to a recall referendum
Sunday, with…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/08/16/255.html

REFERENDUM in Venezuela is proof of democracy
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
… August 15, García maintained the referendum also reveals how “the
versions spread throughout the world that there is a dictatorship in Venezuela
are false.…
www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/agosto/domingo15/34chavez.html

WEEKAHEAD-EMERGING debt investors watch Venezuela
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Regardless of the outcome of Venezuela's recall
referendum, the country's bonds are expected to remain in demand as investors
look…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5978667

VENEZUELA Voters Turn Out in Huge Numbers
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Aug. … It was the first time in Venezuela's history
that a referendum on cutting short a president's term in office has been
held.…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040815_1048.html

VENEZUELA Election Agency Extends Voting Hours on High Turnout
Bloomberg – USA
15 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's National Election Council, which is overseeing
today's recall vote on President Hugo Chavez, extended voting hours because
of …quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=a1URcL8NxP0Y&refer=latin_america

OIL Price Reaching New Heights
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
… Worries about possible unrest in oil producer Venezuela during Sunday's
referendum on the rule of President Hugo Chavez helped fuel Friday's gains,
analysts…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/08/16/251.html

HUGE turnout for Venezuelan recall vote
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… stations were evident across the country, a sign that voters want to
end a three-year old crisis that has bitterly polarized Venezuela's population,
crippled…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/9409302.htm

FOCUS: Venezuela's Referendum and the Nation's Poor
http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/081604Z.shtml

POLARIZED Venezuela votes on the mandate of its controversial…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Deeply divided along social and political lines, Venezuela has been
sporadically rocked by deadly violence, pitting hardcore Chavez supporters
against his foes…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/101061/1/.html

VENEZUELA holds referendum on president
Salon (subscription) – USA
Aug. 15, 2004 | CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The opposition's long and bitter
campaign to oust Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez finally came down to
a recall…
www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/08/15/chavez/

OIL rise is temporary: OPEC
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… rose above $US46 a barrel on the weekend, may fall to $US30 a barrel
next year as concerns about supply disruptions in Iraq, Russia and Venezuela
ease and the…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/15/1092508262703.html

VENEZUELA Boosts Security for Vote on Chavez Recall (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
15 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's army stationed 118,000 soldiers to guard
polling stations, and the state oil company doubled security at its installations
to…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=alppUI8BCX7g&refer=top_world_news

VENEZUELA Votes in Chavez Recall Referendum
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Mr. Chavez' attempts to reform Venezuela's economy have won him strong
backing from the country's impoverished majority. Critics…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=7447F681-B318-430F-A17C368A3B818455

CRUDE OIL PRICES: Record highs rousing global alarm
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… rose above $46.50 a barrel in New York, the highest since the contracts
began trading in 1983, amid speculation that problems in Venezuela could
disrupt…
www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0408150350aug15,1,2885567.story?coll=chi-business-hed

MARKETS slip on oil prices
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
WORLD oil prices tore to record highs at the weekend as a hurricane thundered
near oil platforms, oil-rich Venezuela faced a strike risk and fighting
raged in…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10453637%255E462,00.html

VENEZUELA Opposition Holds Recall Vote
Guardian – UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – The opposition's long and bitter campaign to
oust Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez finally came down to a recall referendum
Sunday…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4422755,00.html

VOTERS judge Chávez today
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
President Hugo Chávez, adored by many of Venezuela's poor and despised
by many of its better-off, faces a recall vote today. BY STEVEN DUDLEY.

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9404902.htm

CRITICAL Stakes in Venezuela's Election
Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa,CA,USA
It is surprising that the media –- left media included -– has been relatively
silent regarding Venezuela‚s upcoming presidential recall referendum.

www.dissidentvoice.org/Aug04/Engler0814.htm

HIGH stakes today in Venezuela
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
… The Economist of London reports that Venezuela suffers from 16 percent
unemployment and that the purchasing power of incomes has fallen to 1950s
levels.…
www.charleston.net/stories/081504/edi_15edit3a.shtml

REFERENDUM Cannot Heal a Wounded Venezuela
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Service. WASHINGTON ˜ For several years, Venezuela has been a dangerously
divided nation on the brink of political chaos. Supporters…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-shifter15aug15,1,7901448.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

VENEZUELA to Decide Today Whether to Keep Chavez
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… CARACAS, Venezuela ˜ In a vote that may bring fresh confrontation
instead of closure, Venezuelans decide today whether to recall President
Hugo Chavez two…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-chavez15aug15,1,956870.story?coll=la-headlines-world

VENEZUELA to vote in historic poll on Chavez rule
China Daily – Beijing,China
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pauses while talking to the press at the
Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, August 14, 2004.…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-08/15/content_365584.htm

VENEZUELA heads to the polls
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… Deeply divided along social and political lines, Venezuela has been
sporadically rocked by deadly violence, pitting hardcore Chavez supporters
against his foes…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10451792%255E1702,00.html

PRESIDENT'S fate is on the line in Venezuela
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CARACAS — Partisans on both sides are calling it the most polarized and
important election in Venezuela's history, a presidential recall referendum
today that…
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/08/15/presidents_fate_is_on_the_line_in_venezuela

HOUSTON is home to many workers leaving Venezuela
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… as she served a bowl of cream of pumpkin soup for a Venezuelan expatriate
at the restaurant that advertises itself as “a little corner of Venezuela
in Houston…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2735428

VENEZUELA Boosts Security at Polls, Oil Fields for Chavez Vote
Bloomberg – USA
15 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's army stationed 118,000 soldiers to guard
polling stations, and the state oil company doubled security at its installations
to…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=at9gYKcB2tME&refer=latin_america

OIL gushes to new highs as demand strains producers
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… oil prices soared to record highs Friday as hot world demand strained
producers, sharpening an array of threats from a possible strike in Venezuela
to Iraqi…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2004/08/15/2003198868

VENEZUELA boss sees gains on eve of vote
San Antonio Express (subscription) – San Antonio,TX,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela ˜ Voter turnout was expected to top 80 percent in
today's momentous recall election on president Hugo Chávez.…
www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA081504..19A.venezuelavoting.5280828.html

VENEZUELA remains uneasy as election arrives
Corvallis Gazette Times – Corvallis,OR,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — In a vote that might bring fresh confrontation instead
of closure, Venezuelans decide today whether to recall President Hugo
Chavez two…
www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/08/15/news/nation/nation08.txt

VENEZUELA Leader: I Can Keep Oil Flowing
Forbes – USA
President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that Venezuela's oil supply would remain
steady if he defeats a recall vote. Venezuela's current…
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2004/08/14/ap1505211.html

THE Observer Profile: Hugo Chávez
Guardian – UK
Few Latin American leaders can say boo to George W Bush. But as the US's
biggest oil exporter, Venezuela's president is one. That…
observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1283397,00.html

OIL prices hit new highs
Straits Times – Singapore
NEW YORK – World oil prices have shot to record highs, driven by fears
of disruptions in oil deliveries stemming from a possible strike in Venezuela
and Iraqi…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4386,267166,00.html

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