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5/2/06

Venezuela NewsLinks 1-5 February 2006

  

Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006

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US Especial Forces Harbor in Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) US especial forces are covered up in Venezuela to destabilize the government of Hugo Chavez, denounced the US lawyer Eva …

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Venezuela’s Banco del Pueblo lingers under 18% bad debt
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline.com News Editor Patrick J. O’Donoghue writes: According to Venezuelan non-status Banco del Pueblo Soberano bad debt figures are currently around 18%. …

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Some goings on in Venezuela
ProgressiveU.org – San Mateo,CA,USA
… Hugo has since come out swinging against Bush and the neo-liberal policies of the US. Most recently Chavez announced fears of US official spying in Venezuela. …

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Venezuela’s Chavez Wins Hearts Among the Poor
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela — The shanties came tumbling down, wiping out the families who had built their homes on the hill. Carlos Henriquez …

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Gonzalez’s homer lifts Venezuela in Caribbean Series SI.com – USA
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) – Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer off Jorge Sosa in the top of the ninth inning, lifting Venezuela to an 11-9 victory over the …

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Venezuela ‘to buy more weapons’ BBC News – UK
… Venezuela needed a million well-armed men and women, he said. … “Venezuela needs to have one million well-equipped and well-armed men and women.”. …

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Cocaine Found On Flight From Venezuela Aero-News Network – FL,USA
… night at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport after 38 bricks were found onboard a flight that originated in Porlamar, Venezuela and was en …

supporters that Washington was considering an invasion of Venezuela, Chavez said that 100,000 Russian-built Kalashnikov assault …
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VENEZUELA Expands Heating Oil Subsidies
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Venezuela is expanding its program of subsidizing home heating oil for the poor into Vermont, the latest jab by President Hugo Chavez against President Bush …
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VENEZUELA blasts UN ruling on Iran atomic program Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela , Feb 4 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Saturday slammed a decision by a UN watchdog to send the Iran nuclear energy dispute to the UN Security …
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 RUMSFELD Compares Venezuela’s Chavez To Hitler All Headline News – USA
… leaders in Latin America. “I mean, we’ve got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money,” Rumsfeld added. “He’sa person …
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Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006

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US strikes back against Venezuela Seattle Times – United States
… John Correa, who was ordered out of Venezuela on Thursday. … “I mean, we’ve got Chávez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money,” Rumsfeld said. …

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Venezuela’s Chavez Wins Hearts Among the Poor Washington Post – United States
By Michelle García. CARACAS, Venezuela — The shanties came tumbling down, wiping out the families who had built their homes on the hill. …

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Venezuela Expands Heating Oil Subsidies Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Venezuela is expanding its program of subsidizing home heating oil for the poor into Vermont, the latest jab by President Hugo Chavez against President Bush …

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It’s on: Venezuela faces the DR MLB.com – USA
MARACAY, Venezuela — It didn’t take long for the powerhouses of the 2006 Caribbean Series to stand up and identify themselves — loudly, and with feeling. …

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While USA has thousands of nuclear and DU warheads, Venezuela has … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… As tensions rise between Venezuela and the United States, true danger looms, especially after Venezuela expelled US naval captain John Correa on charges of …

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US, Venezuela spar; Cuba honors Chavez AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
… Bolivia and Cuba. Venezuela’s vice president fired back Friday by comparing the Bush administration to the Third Reich. In a related …

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Cuba and Venezuela establish cultural fund Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
… 3, Cuba and Venezuela will team up to establish an ALBA publishing house, a recording firm and cooperate in training cultural cadres as well as exchanging …

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Venezuela blasts UN ruling on Iran atomic program Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela , Feb 4 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Saturday slammed a decision by a UN watchdog to send the Iran nuclear energy dispute to the UN Security …

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Rumsfeld Compares Venezuela’s Chavez To Hitler All Headline News – USA
… leaders in Latin America. “I mean, we’ve got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money,” Rumsfeld added. “He’sa person …

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Venezuela’s Chavez considering arming one million people China Daily – China
During a speech warning his supporters that Washington was considering an invasion of Venezuela, Chavez said that 100,000 Russian-built Kalashnikov assault …

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Bolivia Energy Co. Chief Touts Alliance Houston Chronicle – United States
… including Central America and the Caribbean, and would include the state energy giants Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, and Venezuela’s Petroleos de …

Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006

VENEZUELA rolls over Mexico at home
MLB.com – USA
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com. VALENCIA, Venezuela — With host Venezuela engaging Mexico, the 2006 Caribbean Series got off to a rousing start Thursday night. …
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VENEZUELA expels US military official
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela expelled a US Embassy naval attache on Thursday after accusing him of espionage for trying to get Venezuelan officers …
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RUMSFELD Compares Venezuela’s Chavez to Hitler Voice of America – USA
… Cuba’s communist leader, Fidel Castro. “We’ve got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money,” he noted. “He’s a person who was …
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CHAVEZ Announces Wage Hike in Venezuela
Houston Chronicle – United States
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced a 15-percent hike in the minimum wage Thursday. “Starting from …
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VENEZUELA defends Aljazeera tie-up
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
Venezuela has hit back at aUS congressman’s criticism of a recently unveiled alliance between Aljazeera and Latin America’s Telesur network. …
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Venezuela rolls over Mexico at home MLB.com – USA
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com. VALENCIA, Venezuela — With host Venezuela engaging Mexico, the 2006 Caribbean Series got off to a rousing start Thursday night. …

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Venezuela expels US military official Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela expelled a US Embassy naval attache on Thursday after accusing him of espionage for trying to get Venezuelan officers …

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Oil majors’ Venezuela reserves must be cut due to law changes … Forbes – USA
… Chevron will have to cut the Venezuelan oil reserves they booked with the US Securities and Exchange Commission because of changes in Venezuela’s petroleum laws …

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Venezuela’s Chavez announces 15 per cent hike in minimum wage Jamaica Observer – Kingston,Jamaica
CARACAS, (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced a 15-per cent hike in the minimum wage yesterday. “Starting from yesterday …

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VENEZUELA: Hugo Chavez to receive UN award Jamaica Gleaner – Kingston,Jamaica
… Chavez says Venezuela needs new recruits and a larger reserve to face any possible US attack – an idea US officials dismiss as ridiculous. …

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Rumsfeld likens Venezuela’s Chavez to Hitler MSNBC – USA
… clearly are worrisome.”. “I mean, we’ve got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money,” Rumsfeld added. “He’sa person …

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Shannon: US is not trying to isolate Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
“We are not making attempts to isolate Venezuela. That is impossible for the United States, given the energy and historic ties” between …

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US-Venezuela ties tested after diplomats expelled Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela and the United States have taken relations beyond heated rhetoric by expelling diplomats in a new test to fraying ties …

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Low-income Vermonters to get discounted oil from Venezuela WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
MONTEPELIER, Vt. — Thousands of low-income Vermonters will get discounted fuel oil from Venezuela this winter under a deal arranged by Rep. …

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Venezuela Long-Term Debt Rating Raised by S&P to BB- (Update1) Bloomberg – USA
Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela had its foreign currency debt rating raised one level by Standard & Poor’s, which cited ``buoyant economic growth’’ and higher …

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Venezuela describes US expelling of diplomat as retaliation Xinhua – China
… had been expecting such a move, after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared John Correa, a US naval attache at the US embassy in Venezuela, persona non …

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Cuba and Venezuela Create Cultural Fund for Latin American … Periódico Vanguardia – Santa Clara,Cuba
The signing ceremony took place during the inauguration of Havana’s 15th International Book Fair, which is dedicated to Venezuela this year. …

Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006

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Venezuela readies for Latin Series MLB.com – USA
VALENCIA, VENEZUELA — The clock is ticking until the first pitch is thrown, but if the smiles on the faces of the men and women putting the finishing touches …

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Venezuela Agrees not to Cut OPEC Production, Supports Iran Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela, 01 February 2006—Venezuelan Energy and Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramirez agreed not to cut oil production as Venezuelan officials had …

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Venezuela´s Chavez in Cuba Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez is arriving Thursday in Havana to receive UNESCO´s 2005 Jose Marti …

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Abengoa’s Telvent wins train ticketing system order in Venezuela Forbes – USA
… has been awarded a contract to supply and install an automatic ticketing and information system for the Caracas-Valle del Tuy local train network in Venezuela. …

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Venezuela Launches 12 New State Enterprises to Substitute Imports Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela, February 2, 2006—Venezuela’s President Chavez presented a board of directors on Monday, for a new state-owned holding company that will …

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Venezuela sends first oil shipment to India El Universal – Venezuela
Venezuela sent two million barrels of oil to India, in the first oil shipment to that country, state-run oil corporation Petróleos de Venezuela SA (Pdvsa) said …

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Venezuela’s Communication & Information Ministry responds to US … VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
This statement, beyond being a direct insult aimed at the governments of Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, and Uruguay, all of which share in the efforts of funding …

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In Venezuela for the World Social Forum, a Montrealer finds a … Montreal Mirror – Montreal,Quebec,Canada … The crowd cheers ecstatically. And why shouldn’t they? We’re in Caracas, Venezuela, where there is a self-proclaimed revolution going on. …

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Venezuela, Cuba reject taking Iran issue to Security Council El Universal – Venezuela
Venezuela and Cuba Thursday rejected taking Iran nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council at the executive body of the International Atomic Energy Agency …

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Rumsfeld Compares Venezuela’s Chavez to Hitler Voice of America – USA
… Cuba’s communist leader, Fidel Castro. “We’ve got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money,” he noted. “He’s a person who was …

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Venezuela defends Aljazeera tie-up Aljazeera.net – Qatar
Venezuela has hit back at aUS congressman’s criticism of a recently unveiled alliance between Aljazeera and Latin America’s Telesur network. …

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Cuba, Venezuela to oppose UN referral for Iran IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, February 3 (IranMania) – Cuba and Venezuela said they would oppose moves to refer Iran to the UN Security Council over an atomic program the West fears …

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Report from the World Social Forum in Venezuela Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa,CA,USA
Caracas, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez delivered a brief, for him, 90-minute speech on January 27 to about 18,000 of the delegates gathered here for the …

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Venezuela labels US lawmaker remarks as veiled threat against … El Universal – Venezuela
… release published Thursday that the comments US lawmaker Connie Mack (R-Fl) made are “a direct insult against the governments of Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba …

Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006

GROUP pushes Venezuela gasoline boycott
Reuters – USA
… The American Family Association launched the boycott of Citgo, the US refining and marketing branch of Venezuela’s national oil company PDVSA, in an attempt to …
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VENEZUELA to Tighten Terms on Oil Fields MSN Money – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela plans to tighten the tax terms on 32 privately operated oil fields as it rewrites contracts that were signed in the 1990s …
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VENEZUELA Inflation Steady at 0.8 Percent MSN Money – USA
CARACAS, (AP) – Venezuela’s January inflation rate was 0.8 percent, similar to the previous month and down from 1.9 percent from the same period last year, the …
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Venezuela Inflation Steady at 0.8 Percent MSN Money – USA
CARACAS, (AP) – Venezuela’s January inflation rate was 0.8 percent, similar to the previous month and down from 1.9 percent from the same period last year, the …

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Petrobras Energia provisions for Venezuela assets Reuters – USA
… said on Wednesday it will take 420 million pesos, or $137 million, in provisions in its 2005 results due to changes in its operating contract in Venezuela. …

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Rodríguez Zapatero defends ties with Venezuela El Universal – Venezuela
The President of the Spanish government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, ensured he was the person who designed the bilateral policy regarding Venezuela. …

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Venezuela to phase out aluminum exports BusinessWeek – USA
1 2:27 PM ET Venezuela will gradually phase out exports of aluminum, wood and other raw materials, ending them altogether as early as 2012 in order to boost …

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Venezuela Sends Aid to Bolivia Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela sent ten tones worth in humanitarian aid to Bolivia to assist more than 34,000 victims of the strong rains that killed …

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Chavez Frias: Venezuela must stop exporting raw materials VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… A pround President has announced that the country’s risk assessment rate is approaching 0%, the lowest in Venezuela’s history. It …

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Cuba, Venezuela trade at USD 1.2 billion in 2005 El Universal – Venezuela
Cuba, Venezuela trade amounted to USD 1.2 billion in 2005, said Venezuelan ambassador to Cuba Adán Chávez, brother of President Hugo Chávez. …

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Venezuela to Tighten Terms on Oil Fields MSN Money – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela plans to tighten the tax terms on 32 privately operated oil fields as it rewrites contracts that were signed in the 1990s …

english.eluniversal.com/2006/02/01/en_pol_art_01A665237.shtml
Spanish opposition asks government to protest squatting in … El Universal – Venezuela
… Partido Popular (PP) is to request the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero to take concrete action and make a formal protest to Venezuela due to …

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Colombian paramilitary detained in Venezuela ask Bogotá for help El Universal – Venezuela
The 27 Colombians held in Ramo Verde reclusion center accused of belonging to paramilitary groups seeking to destabilize the government of President Hugo …

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