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February17-23 2005

23/2/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25846
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister calls for comprehensive, multidimensional approach
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
“Venezuela, like most of our countries, has but one enemy to conquer — poverty,‰ he asserted, describing the Inter-American Democratic Charter and the proposed Social Charter of the Americas as complementary and mutually-reinforcing.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25839
Boucher echoes US president G.W. Bush’s all options on the table policy
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Boucher repeats the US administration’s concerns about Venezuela’s behavior on the continent and says the whole region should be worried about the activities of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25842
Oscar Heck: I felt like a prisoner ∑ behind gates and locked doors
By: Oscar Heck
I worked in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (during the Gulf War) for several years. We lived in compounds, which are mini-villages surrounded by 10-12 foot walls ∑ with armed guards at the entrance gates.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25841
Tachira State hit heavily by rains … livestock and agriculture affected
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Agriculture & Lands regional director, Walter Becerra says 60,000 hectares of agriculture has been flooded for more than 15 days and it is affecting milk and meat products.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25840
British journalist Gunson jumps for Media Minister’s US media war bait
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“Izarra has no proof and won’t come up with any either because his information is incorrect.” Rejecting the government’s conspiracy theory on the part of US media, Gunson does allow for the possibility of “minor conspiracies.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25844
Intervención del Canciller venezolano Dr. Alí Rodríguez Araque ante la OEA
By: Ernesto J. Navarro
Con verdadera complacencia vengo a este foro democrático regional, a fin de compartir algunas reflexiones en torno a la presente situación de nuestra América, de Venezuela y la política exterior de nuestro gobierno.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25838
Venezuela’s FCC (Conatel): Cellphone lines increased 20% in 2004
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) has informed that the number of cellular telephone subscribers in Venezuela increased by 20% during 2004.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25837
Número líneas celulares en Venezuela subió 20 por ciento en el 2004
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
El número de suscriptores de telefonía celular en Venezuela creció un 20 por ciento en el 2004, a 8,4 millones de líneas, en comparación con 7,0 millones en el 2003, informó el ente regulador de las telecomunicaciones.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25836
Venezuelan Foreign Minister says Venezuela is not engaged in any arms race
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Rodriguez Araque has stated in Bogota that Venezuela is not engaged in an arms race and that all negotiations conducted with Brazil, Spain and Argentina are directed solely to improve and renew older equipment.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25835
Rodríguez Araque: Venezuela no se encuentra en una carrera armamentista
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Venezuela no se encuentra en una carrera armamentista y que las negociaciones que adelanta con países como Brasil, España y Argentina están dirigidas estrictamente a repotenciar unidades y renovar equipos que ya son de vieja data.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25834
Venezuela’s National Assembly debates freedom of expression in Venezuela
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Following a request by Accion Democratica (AD) deputy Freddy Lepage, Venezuela’s National Assembly (AN) will be in session this Thursday (February 24) to debate freedom of expression in Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25833
AN debate sobre libertad de expresión en Venezuela
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
La solicitud fue hecha este martes por el diputado socialdemócrata Freddy Lepage, ante la Comisión Coordinadora de la AN. Planteó que el derecho de palabra para abrir el tema esté a cargo del diputado (Vamos), Rafael Simón Jiménez.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25832
United States says President Hugo Chavez accusations of a US plot are ridiculous
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The United States of America considered the accusations made by President Hugo Chavez warning about a US plot to murder him in order to have an excuse to invade Venezuela as “ridiculous.‰

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25831
EEUU niega complot contra Chávez
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Estados Unidos calificó como ridículas las acusaciones por parte del presidente Hugo Chávez de alertar la existencia de un complot norteamericano para asesinarlo y tener así la excusa para una intervención.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25830
It will be difficult for current growth of Venezuelan economy to come to a halt
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
She maintains that there is great advancement in the development of different free trade agreements signed with neighboring countries, agreements that seek the expansion of national markets.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25829
Betancourt afirma que será difícil revertir crecimiento actual de la economía
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Sostiene que hay un avance en diferentes programas adelantados por el Ejecutivo entre ellos los acuerdos de libre comercio pactados con países vecinos que buscan la expansión de los mercados nacionales.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25828
Media Minister Andres Izarra launches new newspaper “Palabra y Media‰
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
From the Romulo Gallegos Latin American Studies Center (CELARG), Minister of Communication & Information Andres Izarra officially launched the newspaper “Palabra y Media.‰

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25827
Ministro Izarra realiza lanzamiento de periódico “Palabra y Media”
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Desde el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos (CELARG), el ministro de Comunicación e Información, Andrés Izarra, realizó el lanzamiento oficial del periódico “Palabra y Media”.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25826
Carter Center to offer help to consolidate peace and democracy in Venezuela
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
A delegation from the Carter Center will be visiting Venezuela this Thursday, “to see whether we can offer any help at this moment,‰ according to Jennifer McCoy, director of the Carter Center‚s Latin American delegation.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25825
Centro Carter ofrecerá ayuda para consolidar paz y democracia en Venezuela
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Una delegación del Centro Carter de EEUU visitará Venezuela con el objetivo de ver si pueden ofrecer ayuda para consolidar la paz y la democracia, indicó una nota emitida hoy por esa institución.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25824
Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister to speak at the OAS today Wednesday
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will meet in extraordinary session today, to hear Venezuelan Foreign Affairs (MRE) Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25823
Canciller venezolano intervendrá este miércoles en la OEA
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
El Consejo Permanente de la Organización de Estados Americanos se reunirá el próximo miércoles 23 de febrero, en Sesión Extraordinaria, para recibir al Canciller de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Alí Rodríguez Araque.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7718320
Venezuela Says US Charges Prelude to ‘Attack’
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Wednesday US accusations against President Hugo Chavez were a sign of an impending “attack” against one of its top oil …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-23-voa51.cfm
Venezuela Repeats Allegations of Plot to Kill Chavez
Voice of America – USA
… At a news conference following his speech, Mr. Rodriguez called for respect of Venezuela and non-interference in his country’s affairs. …

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086
& sid=aAOAYdJUWRM8&refer=news_index

Exxon Plans to Challenge Venezuelan Oil Royalty Raise (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
23 (Bloomberg) — Exxon Mobil Corp., the largest publicly traded oil company, said it will challenge Venezuela’s decision to raise royalties on four heavy oil …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B42AABF88-9B68
-4F0E-B931-3331C5CAC77D%7D&language=EN

Venezuela Steps up anti-Isolationist Campaign Warning
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… of Information and Communications (MCI) Andres Izarra renewed his warning against the US official manipulation of the media to isolate and destabilize Venezuela …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25836
Venezuelan Foreign Minister says Venezuela is not engaged in any …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
ABN: Venezuelan Foreign Affairs (MRE) Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque has stated in Bogota that Venezuela is not engaged in an arms race and that all …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7BD8A744FC-
8BD2-4BF8-8E92-293CDE835E33%7D&language=EN

Venezuela to Develop Busy Agenda in 2005
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… In April Venezuela will welcome Chilean P

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B33457800-5915-
4B41-AC53-A3CF933403F5%7D&language=EN

Venezuela to Denounce US Destabilizing Campaign at OAS Meeting
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will repudiate at a special meeting Tuesday of the Organization of American States OAS´s Permanent Committee the …

www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/Business/html/20050222T210000-
0500_75635_OBS_VENEZUELA_TO_HELP_UPGRADE_PETROJAM.asp

Venezuela to help upgrade Petrojam
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
Venezuela is to help fund the development of Jamaica’s state-owned oil refinery Petrojam, under a letter-of-intent signed by both countries in Caracas last …

VENEZUELA Refutes Oil Export Allegations
Forbes – USA
… with officials in Washington, President Hugo Chavez’s government has
no plans to reduce oil exports to the United States, Venezuela’s foreign
minister said. …
www.forbes.com/business/energy/feeds/ap/2005/02/22/ap1842569.html

VENEZUELA Rating to Be Raised by S&P After Payment (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
22 (Bloomberg) – Venezuela’s credit rating will be raised to B from selective
default by Standard & Poor’s when the country makes next week a $329,300
payment …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aRkChDA5DDP8&refer=latin_america

MR. Chavez feels Venezuela’s future is certainly not with the USA
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
The integration between Brazil and Venezuela should be seen as an example
of what can be achieved. … Colombia said eight rebels are hiding in
Venezuela. …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25818

MR. Chavez feels Venezuela’s future is certainly not with the USA
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… to extend its influence. Four hundred million will be spent in Venezuela
in the oil and gas industry. President Chavez has suspended …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25817

VENEZUELA Denounces Isolationist Strategy of United States
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced the United States is
developing an international discredit campaign against its government
as a strategy to …
www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BAB236A74
-15A0-49F6-8B4B-770D331FBA0C%7D&language=EN

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aRkChDA5DDP8&refer=latin_america
Venezuela Rating to Be Raised by S&P After Payment (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
22 (Bloomberg) – Venezuela’s credit rating will be raised to B from selective default by Standard & Poor’s when the country makes next week a $329,300 payment …

www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/nation/10965211.htm
US judge stops deportation of men accused of Caracas bombings
Charlotte Observer (subscription) – Charlotte,NC,USA
MIAMI – (KRT) – An immigration judge in Miami-Dade County has prohibited the deportations to Venezuela of two former national guard lieutenants accused of …

www.forbes.com/business/energy/feeds/ap/2005/02/22/ap1842569.html
Venezuela Refutes Oil Export Allegations
Forbes – USA
… with officials in Washington, President Hugo Chavez’s government has no plans to reduce oil exports to the United States, Venezuela’s foreign minister said. …

22/2/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25822
Let us hope and pray that US corporate greed does not trigger a bloodbath
By: Carlos Herrera
It is curious to note that when President Bush is “threatened,” action is taken at international level as Mr. Ali was arrested in Saudi Arabia and my guess is that he will go to jail for several years.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25820
The final stroke will come this year when Chavez switches to the Euro
By: Bob Chapman
The US government sent a message to South American countries using the recent Colombian ruse of the Granda affair, to pressure Venezuela to cut its alleged ties with the neighboring country’s guerrillas, as reported in the Brazilian press.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25809
Urbina kidnap and rescue: National Crime Squad on the trail of aircraft
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The police are visiting possible airstrips in the surrounds of the Guatopo national park, especially in Altagracia de Orituco, Caucagua or Rio Chico. A spokesperson says a flight from a clandestine airstrip on a big farm is not being ruled out.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25821
Any criticism of Bush equals support to the people behind the 9/11 attacks
By: Steven Hunt
They came for him while he was watching television: Fox News, CNN, PBS, MSNBC. Nobody saw them … they slithered away with the man’s mind before even his wife and children realized what was happening.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25818
Mr. Chavez feels Venezuela’s future is certainly not with the USA
By: Bob Chapman
We believe such a union is important to the Americans because it will short circuit US elitists‚ efforts for FTAA, which the elitists need to eventually amalgamate all of North, Central, South America and Mexico.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25816
Standard & Poor’s says it will reinstate Venezuela’s main sovereign ratings
By: David Coleman
Venezuela said last Friday that it planned to pay some US$329,300 in delayed oil-indexed debt obligations which had led S&P to downgrade the nation’s long- and short-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings to ‘selective default’ last month.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25811
PPT Governor under siege on allegations of police murder squad
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
AN Movimiento Quinta Republica (MVR) deputy, Iris Varela says she is determined to get to the bottom of the allegations and it has been learned several corpses of the alleged victims will be exhumed for examination.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25802
Media Minister Andres Izarra: the US media has declared war on Venezuela
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The Minister’s homework has led him to the conclusion that 84% of Venezuelan spokespersons quoted in USA media sources are adverse to the Chavez Frias administration, while 16% favor the government.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25803
Miami Herald discovers Venezuelan landing point for FARC arms from Miami
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
According to Miami Herald, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) run clandestine airfields in Venezuela from where they fly guns and munitions to Colombia to wage war on the Colombian government.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25804
INTI president: Colombian irregulars buying up properties in border badlands
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“There have been more than 100 homicides in rural Venezuela over land property rights, as well as paramilitary activity … both phenomena are harming production.” Otaiza highlights the use of illegal weapons by assassins, kidnappers and rustlers.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25805
Noticias Uno: ELN in non-aggression pact with Venezuela’s National Guard
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Apparently, Camilo has become the main pawn in Colombian security forces’ investigations and suggest that the ELN has decided to adopt the policy of wearing down government forces and refuse to negotiate with the State.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25819
Burdo intento de desvirtuar el verdadero espíritu del Gobierno Bolivariano
By: Ernesto J. Navarro
Significativamente, este mismo “BLOQUE NORTE‰ de las AUC — AUTODEFENSAS UNIDAS DE COLOMBIA (Paramilitares) utilizó el año pasado, en su página Web, el mismo logo del desaparecido grupo opositor venezolano “COORDINADORA DEMOCRÁTICA‰.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25799
Don’t just take it from me … come to this beautiful land and witness it for yourself!
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Here in the Global South, we have to stop being on the defensive and start getting on the offensive against US destabilization tactics and smear campaigns against the process of change currently happening in Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25801
Yes, now there are reasons to panic for those who break the law in Venezuela
By: Elio Cequea
Venezuelan electoral authorities have yet to receive a formal complaint. The closest the opposition has been to “proving” a fraud is the theory of “a black swan” … which not even the two academic geniuses that came up with it can understand.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25800
No real democracy if the people to do have sovereign power to decide
By: Gordon Laxer
The OAS democracy charter promised to sanction all coups in the Western Hemisphere. This was the US government‚s way to exclude Cuba and Castro from the meetings and say that street demonstrators are undemocratic.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25797
Chavez has plenty to fear from the Bush administration‚s confrontational rhetoric
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
It is Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez‚ desire to purchase weapons from Russia that threatens to destabilize the Andean region … not the US$3 billion in military aid that Washington has provided to Colombia over the past five years.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25815
G. W. Bush class blinded by their Republicanism ideology and selfish greed
By: Stephen Crockett
For essentially domestic political and economic reasons, the Republican Party has long advanced the myth that Reagan destroyed the Soviet Union by outspending it using public debt to expand the military-industrial complex.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25814
Kirk Caraway: If journalists won’t point out the liars, who will?
By: Kirk Caraway
You see, reporters are taught to tell all sides of the story, and present them equally. And this seems like a fair way to report the news, until the story subjects figure out how easy it is to manipulate the process.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25813
Ralph Nader: Bush’s War on Veracity
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
It is difficult even for news hounds to keep up with the repeated and new prevarications of President Bush. When he told his council of advisors a while back that he did not have to explain because he was the President, El Jefe was not kidding.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25796
UNICEF: For children and families affected by floods in Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
At least 10,000 children have been forced to flee their homes along with their families, among the country‚s poorest citizens. They face trauma, hunger, disease and increased risk of exploitation and abuse.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25812
Picture cavalcade from Venezuela’s floods disaster, February 2005
By: VHeadline.com Reporters

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25810
Malcolm Donald: Venezuela; know who your REAL enemy is!
By: Malcolm Donald
Yes the US is in a quandary as to what to do with this democratically-elected leader of Venezuela whose message is spreading like wildfire through the South American continent and further throughout the world.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25818
Mr. Chavez feels Venezuela’s future is certainly not with the USA
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
The integration between Brazil and Venezuela should be seen as an example of what can be achieved. … Colombia said eight rebels are hiding in Venezuela. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25810
Malcolm Donald: Venezuela; know who your REAL enemy is!
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Yes the US is in a quandary as to what to do with this democratically-elected leader of Venezuela whose message is spreading like wildfire through the South …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B6EC3AFD9-
5301-44FD-A95E-5AA862EA36E6%7D&language=EN

Venezuela Refutes Attack on President Chavez in Bolivia
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
La Paz, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Charge D”Affair in Bolivia, Azael Valero rejected insults from right wing Legislator Jorge Valdez against President …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BAB236A74-1
5A0-49F6-8B4B-770D331FBA0C%7D&language=EN

Venezuela Denounces Isolationist Strategy of United States
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced the United States is developing an international discredit campaign against its government as a strategy to …

VENEZUELA accuses US of discrediting, isolating Chavez
Xinhua – China
… He said Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez would travel to the United States
this week to present Venezuela’s case before the OAS. However …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/22/content_2603481.htm

VENEZUELA Sees US ‘Dirty War,’ But Says Oil Safe
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela complained on Monday that Washington
was waging a “dirty war” of propaganda to discredit President Hugo Chavez,
but …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=519877

VENEZUELA to investigate rebel’s alleged role in kidnapping
CNN – USA
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s government will investigate allegations
that a Colombian rebel who was living in Caracas played a role in the
kidnapping …
www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/americas/02/21/colombia.venezuela.ap/

COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA Relations Boosted
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Bogota, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite detractors, Venezuela and Colombia
reactivated bilateral ties following a diplomatic crisis caused by the
kidnapping of …
www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B87227ECF-
928B-4923-A7E9-E052BD5A120E%7D&language=EN

www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=105758&region=4
VENEZUELA CLAIMS US SMEAR PLOT
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
The country’s communications minister Andrew Izarra says Washington was using the media “to isolate Venezuela in international public opinion … …

www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/americas/02/21/colombia.venezuela.ap/
Venezuela to investigate rebel’s alleged role in kidnapping
CNN – USA
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s government will investigate allegations that a Colombian rebel who was living in Caracas played a role in the kidnapping …

www.gnn.tv/headlines/1206/The_US_Empire_and_Popular_Sovereignty
The US Empire and Popular Sovereignty
Guerrilla News Network – USA
… in April 2002. The coup leaders, dissolved Venezuela’s Congress, Supreme Court, the constitution. After massive demonstrations …

21/2/05

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1515
Colombia and Venezuela Further Deepen Ties
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, February 21, 2005—Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Alí Rodríguez and his Colombian counterpart, Carolina Barco, pledged to further deepen …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B508243B3-9C48
-4D02-A4F5-B0E5BBA9DBF5%7D&language=EN

Chavez Accuses US of Snuff Plan
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela´s President Hugo Chavez accused the US government of planning his assassination and backing continued aggressions…

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1514
Venezuela’s Chavez Accuses US Government of Considering his …
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela. Feb 20, 2004 (Venezuelanalaysis.com).- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced that the US government is …

VENEZUELA’S Chavez Says US Plotting to Kill Him
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on
Sunday the United States was planning to assassinate him, but offered
no evidence to …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=517469

VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA and the White House
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… that it was uncomfortable for him to pronounce a single word of criticism
to the policies of Washington, as was expressed clearly against Venezuela
by its …
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1380

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1380
Venezuela-Colombia and the White House
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… that it was uncomfortable for him to pronounce a single word of criticism to the policies of Washington, as was expressed clearly against Venezuela by its …

20/2/05

www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=7279
Venezuela: Revolution Extends Free Speech
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
… attempting to “silence critics”. Such claims have become a standard feature of US media articles about Venezuela. The law referred …

colombia.indymedia.org/news/2005/02/22535.php
VENEZUELA SUNRISE ? – TOUCHING THE REVOLUTION…
Indymedia Colombia – Colombia
… web site. “THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE IS THE VOICE OF GOD” – Hugo Rafael Frias, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. I …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/616/616p14c.htm
Venezuela shuts down Maccas and Coca Cola
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
… America, was forced to shut down its plants, distribution centres and branch offices for 48 hours, according to an article posted at Venezuela Analysis on …

19/2/05

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northwest_edition/story.jsp?story=612645
Venezuela tops the agenda
Belfast Telegraph – UK
Venezuela’s revolution and the ongoing campaign for political freedom will be the topic of a talk and film screening in Londonderry next week. …

washingtontimes.com/national/20050217-114812-9468r.htm
Inside the Ring
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… “Now we know whether Chavez will use energy as a weapon. He will,” said the disappointed official. Venezuela is the United States’ No. 4 supplier of oil. …

globalpolitician.com/articles.asp?ID=350
Hugo Chavez’s Threat to US Security and Regional Stability
Global Politician – Brooklyn,NY,USA
… National Defense Council, and Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez both commented on perceived “hostile expressions” and “plans for a US attack” on Venezuela …

english.eastday.com/eastday/englishedition/business/userobject1ai875772.html
Venezuela to sign with Russia contract on helicopter purchase
EastDay.com – Shanghai,China
Venezuela will sign a contract with Russia next Monday on the purchase of 10 helicopters, the local daily El Universal quoted an official as saying on Friday. …

RUSSIA * LUKOIL * IRAQ * VENEZUELA * PROJECTS
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
LONDON, February 18 (RIA Novosti’s Alexander Smotrov) – The Lukoil company
is to promote its international projects in Iraq and Venezuela, Lukoil
Vice …
en.rian.ru/rian/index.cfm?prd_id=160&msg_id=
5429429&startrow=1&date=2005-02-18&do_alert=0

VENEZUELA Agency Reviews Foreign Oil Cos.
Forbes – USA
Venezuela’s tax agency has begun a review of all foreign oil companies
in the country to determine whether they have been evading taxes, an agency

www.forbes.com/business/manufacturing/feeds/ap/2005/02/18/ap1837650.html

VENEZUELA Denounces At UN US Intrusion on Its Internat Affairs
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
United Nations, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has rejected at the UN
Security Council statements by the US Department of State over Caracas´
purchase of …
www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B932D5B62-
3CC5-420E-A7BE-27781A847B8D%7D&language=EN

18/2/05

en.rian.ru/rian/index.cfm?prd_id=160&msg_id=542
9429&startrow=1&date=2005-02-18&do_alert=0

RUSSIA * LUKOIL * IRAQ * VENEZUELA * PROJECTS
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
LONDON, February 18 (RIA Novosti’s Alexander Smotrov) – The Lukoil company is to promote its international projects in Iraq and Venezuela, Lukoil Vice …

www.forbes.com/business/manufacturing/feeds/ap/2005/02/18/ap1837650.html
Venezuela Agency Reviews Foreign Oil Cos.
Forbes – USA
Venezuela’s tax agency has begun a review of all foreign oil companies in the country to determine whether they have been evading taxes, an agency …

www.periodico26.cu/english_new/world/affairs180205.htm
Venezuela Denounces At UN US Intrusion on Its Internal Affairs
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
United Nations, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has rejected at the UN Security Council statements by the US Department of State over Caracas´ purchase of …

www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200502181107
More than 500 dead or missing in Venezuela
V Crisis – Venezuela
By Aleksander Boyd. London 18.02.05 | In December 1999 mudslides of devastating proportions destroyed much of the cities and towns of Vargas in Venezuela. …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/3045537
Our Chavez problem
Houston Chronicle – USA
In the summer of 2003, Luis Marin was picked to be CEO of Citgo, the US refining and marketing arm of Venezuela’s state oil company. …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3045289
Around The World
Houston Chronicle – USA
Royal Dutch-Shell Group of Companies said this week that Venezuela rejected its 2005 business plan and budget for the Urdaneta Oeste field. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32864-2005Feb17.html
Disarming Latin America
Washington Post – USA
… Crossing the porous Venezuela-Colombia border would be one of the shortest routes for small arms among the many passages taken by similar weapons in recent …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1513
Shell and Venezuela’s State Oil Company Agree to Major Joint …
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… Venezuelan state of Sucre. Venezuela hopes to diversify its energy sector by developing its natural gas production. The Mariscal Sucre …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/18/content_2589886.htm
Venezuela considers to cut OPEC quota
Xinhua – China
17 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela considers to propose a cut in the production level of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) if pricing fell …

VENEZUELA considers to cut OPEC quota
Xinhua – China
17 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela considers to propose a cut in the production
level of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) if pricing
fell …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/18/content_2589886.htm

VENEZUELA’S VP Says US has Isolated Itself with its Foreign Policy
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… US government officials had repeatedly argued in the past few weeks
that Venezuela had isolated itself from other countries in Latin America.

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1511

DEATH toll from flooding in Colombia, Venezuela tops 110
ReliefWeb (press release) – Geneva,Switzerland
… found another 14 bodies of people killed by flooding during two weeks
of rain in the Andes, driving up the total death toll in Colombia and
Venezuela to 116. …
www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/MMQD-69PQWA?OpenDocument

PETROLEOS Venezuela Says No Decision on Refinery Sale (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
17 (Bloomberg) — Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the state oil company, said
it hasn’t decided whether to sell refineries belonging to its US Citgo
Petroleum Corp. …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aW_LgUmoMLXM&refer=latin_america

COLOMBIA Dismisses Arms Race with Venezuela
Voice of America – USA
The Colombian defense minister, on an official visit to London, says his
country will not be drawn into an arms race with neighboring Venezuela.

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-17-voa27.cfm

17/2/05

www.americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=1643
Venezuela targets American writers
American Thinker – Berkeley,AZ,USA
But Venezuela’s Marxist government has an entirely different idea. The innocuously named Venezuela Information Office in Washington …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25766
Chris Herz: Venezuela’s President … a negative force in Latin …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… During her confirmation hearings in the Senate, US Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice was quoted in the media as saying that Venezuela’s President, Hugo …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25762
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director: Venezuela is …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
CIA director Peter Goss is the latest USA official to take a potshot at Venezuela, saying he considers the country potentially unstable in 2005. …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1512
Venezuela Experienced Record Growth of 17% in 2004
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, February 17, 2005—Venezuela’s gross domestic product grew 17.3% in 2004, closing the year with a “notable recuperation” according to the Central …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-17-voa27.cfm
Colombia Dismisses Arms Race with Venezuela
Voice of America – USA
The Colombian defense minister, on an official visit to London, says his country will not be drawn into an arms race with neighboring Venezuela. …

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/02/17/ap1834424.html
Venezuela Said to Weigh Fixing Refinery
Forbes – USA
Venezuela will look into upgrading a refinery in the Jamaican capital as part of a multifaceted oil agreement between the two countries, Venezuela’s state-run …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25759
Venezuela’s Supreme Court drops recall referendums against …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) Constitutional Chamber has suspended recall referendums against opposition National Assembly (AN) deputies. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=25756
Presidents of Colombia and Venezuela issue communique ending …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
The Presidents of Colombia and Venezuela have been playing to the cameras after a meeting to thrash out misunderstandings and consequences of a violation of …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/17/content_2586975.htm
Venezuela, Colombia start efforts to improve ties
Xinhua – China
16 (Xinhuanet) — The foreign ministries of Venezuela and Colombia started talks Wednesday to improve bilateral ties disrupted over the arrest of a Colombian …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3043675
Energy minister for Venezuela won’t say who is interested
Houston Chronicle – USA
… forever.”. Ramirez said at this point that Petróleos de Venezuela, otherwise known as PDVSA, is not negotiating a sale to Saudi Aramco. …

MEETING eases strained relations between Venezuela, Colombia
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
HAVANA – (KRT) – The diplomatic row between Venezuela and Colombia has
eased after a summit between the nations’ leaders, but experts say tensions
are unlikely …
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10917923.htm

VENEZUELA-SHELL to negotiate joint oil ventures
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela’s state-run oil company Petroleos de
Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, and Royal Dutch/Shell announced Wednesday they
would soon …
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/2/17/latest/21449Venezuela&sec=latest

VENEZUELA shuts Coke bottling plants:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 16 : Venezuela’s tax authority has
shut down all Coca-Cola bottling plants and distribution …
news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=72875

VENEZUELA’S Economy Expanded 11.2 Percent in Fourth Quarter
Bloomberg – USA
16 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s economy grew 11 percent in the fourth quarter
as record oil prices fueled increased spending by the world’s fifth-largest
crude …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=apkiimLbfguw&refer=latin_america

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1378
CIA Classifies Venezuela as Top “Potentially Unstable Country”
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Porter Goss, the Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (”CIA”) named Venezuela as the leading Latin American nation to be alarmed about …

  
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