Venezuela Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel ends his visit to Moscow
By: David Coleman
Before his return, the Executive Vice President emphasized that, without a doubt, his meetings had been a great opportunity to evaluate strengths and synergies existing between both countries in energy and mining.
Regional Electoral Council raises complaint of voters without addresses
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Lopez says, “we are suspicious and have doubts about future irregularities.” The Regional Elections Command warns that the opposition will not go to elections, if things aren't crystal clear.
Trinidad & Tobago Express: Venezuela; Grab this olive branch, USA
By: Reporters
Few in the Caribbean, least of all his fellow Prime Ministers, will disagree with Prime Minister Patrick Manning's call for a normalization of relations between the United States, on the one hand and Venezuela and Cuba, on the other.
US Southern Command scratches Venezuela off Friends of Colombia list
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Continuing US regional policy to get Colombia's neighbors to aid and abet an end to 40-year old civil war in favor of a subserviant Colombian government, Hill says the war is not just Colombia's war but that of its neighbors and the entire world.
AN session is disarray as opposition filibusters Social Responsibility Law
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Controversy generated in the National Assembly on October 5, ending in physical injuries, caused by the inclusion in the AN agenda of a discussion of the Law of Social Responsibility in Radio and Television, which, at the end, was not discussed.
President Hugo Chavez Frias inaugurates Customs X-Ray Inspection
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
As part of a modernization plan staged by the National Integrated Service of Customs & Tax Administration (Seniat), President Hugo Chavez Frias has inaugurated a non-intrusive X-ray Customs Inspections circuit at the Maritime customs in La Guaira.
Argentina and Venezuela sign medical contract for $100 million
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Argentina will export high technology cancer-treatment equipments to Venezuela for $100 million, including 18 radiotherapy centers, Cobalt 60 medical sources and computerized tomography equipment, as well as positron emissions tomographers.
Interior & Justice (MIJ) announces reduced crime by 33% last weekend
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Chacon established a comparative chart per municipality, highlighting the week September 20-26 before initiation the pilot security plan and then evaluating the days on which the operation was established from September 30 to October 3.
AN deputy Maduro goes 2 rounds in the ring to defend Media Content Bill
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“We had not discussed the bill until Media Minister, Andres Izarra reviewed the law draft and we met him yesterday … the Minister has assured us that consultations with the media had been concluded and there was clarity regarding the law.”
Major-leaguer Gus Polidor's killers get 25 years after 9-year legal wait
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Polidor, who played for Venezuelan winter league team, Tiburones de la Guaira was murdered on April 28, 1995 when the two persons intercepted him as he left his house in Santa Monica, Caracas to steal his car.
Police shoot Navy employees connected to kidnap of Urbina's mother
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Both men have been under investigation for the kidnapping of Urbina's mother and the murder of Carmen Beatriz Camargo (14) whose body was found hidden off the Charallave road with a bullet to the head and signs of rape.
Cofavic condemns accusations vs. Sumate directors as threat to all NGOs
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“Every NGO should feel threatened … we are facing an evident rupture of indispensable guarantees to work and in that sense we are alerting the international community and public opinion.”
Trinidad & Tobago Express: Venezuela; Grab this olive branch, USA
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
will disagree with Prime Minister Patrick Manning's call for a normalization of relations between the United States, on the one hand and Venezuela and Cuba, on
Trinidad & Tobago Express: Venezuela; Grab this olive branch, USA
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
will disagree with Prime Minister Patrick Manning's call for a normalization of relations between the United States, on the one hand and Venezuela and Cuba, on
Venezuela's New Commercial Reality with Argentina – Caracas,Venezuela
Relations between the Bolivarian government of Venezuela and Argentina have started a trend that could draw a new political map in South America.
Venezuela to buy 40 Russian attack helicopters
Xinhua – Beijing,China
5 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela has reached an accord with Russia on buying 40 Russian attack helicopters to defend its border with Colombia, local media reported
Venezuela responds to US overture
BBC News – London,England,UK
cooperate. But on Monday, Mr Powell – who was on his way to Brazil – said: “We are looking forward to improving relations with Venezuela.

Venezuela reacts warmly to US Secretary of State's Sao Paulo statement
By: Reporters
Powell's remarks were understood to be one of the clearest signs so far that Washington is seeking reconciliation with Chavez who has accused Bush of meddling in Venezuela's domestic politics and of trying to overthrow him.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell seeks reconciliation with Venezuela
By: Reporters says that Chavez has irritated Washington with his insults to President George W Bush, hawkish oil price policies and anti-free trade positions, and his friendship with Cuba's President Fidel Castro, a longtime US enemy.
VHeadline reader: Calling Ramiro Garcia who was in the United States in 1979
By: Nathaniel Azael Riney
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Venezuela moves army brigade to boost Colombia frontier control posts
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Lieutenant Hector Herrera Jimenez says the USA is attempting to frighten off oil investment in birder areas and create social, military and border destabilization to justify the intervention of UN troops and stimulate military spending by Colombia.
MSDS and Mayor Pena agree on Caracas hospitals contingency plan
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
MSDS regional development director, Julio Useche says the dialog does not propose the intervention of health centers belonging to the Mayor's Office but has centered on drawing up a plan aimed at seeking solutions.
How come no glib comments for your esteemed commentarist Oscar Heck
By: Keith Anderson
Explain that, Oscar. Really, please explain it. Is it because people don't really want to leave? Is it to protect his people from the evils of capitalism? Is it — oh, there are ways to leave legitimately, people just don't want to emigrate.”
President Hugo Chavez Frias says he will buy Russian attack helicopters
By: David Coleman
Chavez Frias insists that he and his administration will do everything within its means to defend Venezuelan sovereignty against all comers — simply put, Venezuela does not allow intruders from any nation to violate its sovereign territory.
John Conner: Shutting down a radio station with less power than a light bulb?
By: John Conner
Characterizing this as simply a case of a regulatory agency engaging in a simple enforcement act in no way explains the amount of staff time, weapons, and intimidation being used to shut down these low watt community stations.
Mark Weisbrot: G-7 should have cancelled poor countries' debt
By: Mark Weisbrot
Sachs is right, and there is nothing radical or impractical about the idea of poor countries taking matters into their own hands. The idea that poor countries might ruin their credit rating for future borrowing is implausible.
Oscar Heck: Cuba is a dirty word ∑ isn‚t it?
By: Oscar Heck
I can‚t see why a society which calculatedly dropped atom bombs on innocent people, instantly killing over 200,000, is a better society that one which exports educational and health programs to enhance the lives of the less fortunate.
Fred Cederholm: Ceilings? In the final analysis, what else really is there?
By: Fred Cederholm
As of August 31, 2004, the approved debt ceiling stood at $7,384,000,000,000. Congress approved an increase to the ceiling of US$984,000,000,000 in 2003 — after already approving an increase of $450,000,000,000 in 2002.
Alfredo Bremont: Would-be monarchs are in most need of spiritual help
By: Alfredo Bremont
The final battle, of the newscast. On one side private means of communication, opposing the government information … both contenders of the same nation, for the same aim.
Franz J. T. Lee: Economic World War approximating genocidal dimensions
By: Franz J. T. Lee
The Bush administration is trying to decelerate the world crisis … but, by blowing up the Twin Towers, massacring innocent children, conspiracy against Venezuela … it is merely creating more moribund conditions.
Venezuela's Milka Duno and Andy Wallace finish third at Virginia 400 race
By: Reporters
CITGO Racing's Milka Duno and Andy Wallace scored an exciting podium finish at the Virginia 400 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, VA finishing the 77-lap race 3rd overall and 3rd in class.
By: Kay Onefeather
See beyond the Daily Din
See from that Place deep within
Far Above distant skies
Times seen only through Mind's Eye.
Venezuela Welcomes US Overture to Improve Ties
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela on Tuesday reacted warmly to a US overture seeking better relations, but urged Washington to recognize that left-wing
Russia to invest in Venezuela
RosBusinessConsulting – Moscow,Russia
RBC, 05.10.2004, Moscow 16:30:38.Investments in the construction of an alumina refinery in Venezuela and the development of a bauxite deposit may amount to up
First meeting of Russian-Venezuela intergovt commission opens
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia
Vice Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov heads the commission on behalf of Russia and Vice President Jose Rangel – on behalf of Venezuela.
Pipeline target: 2007
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Petróleos de Venezuela, the state oil company, said Monday that it may build by 2007 an underwater natural-gas pipeline to Margarita Island that would supply
US seeks reconciliation with Venezuela
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Venezuela is a major oil supplier and high fuel prices have cast a shadow over Bush's reelection campaign. reporters en route to Brazil on Monday.
Venezuela's state-run oil company increases exports
Xinhua – Beijing,China
4 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela, the world's fifth largest crude exporter, increased its petroleum and by-products exports to 2.7 million barrels per day (bpd
French soldiers join military exercises in Venezuela
Xinhua – Beijing,China
4 (Xinhuanet) — A group of French soldiers started joint military exercises with Venezuelan troops in the Guri area in Venezuela's southern state of Bolivar
Grab this olive branch, USA
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
will disagree with Prime Minister Patrick Manning's call for a normalisation of relations between the United States, on the one hand and Venezuela and Cuba, on
US Seeks Reconciliation with Oil-Rich Venezuela
Reuters – USA
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it will seek better ties with oil-rich Venezuela in the clearest sign since President Hugo

Powell Visits Brazil for Talks on Venezuela, Haiti
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
day visit that will include talks with President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on key regional issues, including the crisis in Haiti and relations with Venezuela.
REV On Line: A fair Venezuela vote – Venezuela
It is ironic that Jimmy Carter, the same man who endorsed the recall referendum results in Venezuela, without even asking for an immediate and manual vote count
Venezuela Seeking Arms, Perhaps MiG-29s
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela is looking to buy arms to strengthen its military capability and Russian MiG-29 fighters are among the options being

Russian Firm Seeks Venture in Venezuela
Springfield News Sun – Springfield,OH,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)—Russian Aluminum, or Rusal, is seeking a joint venture with Venezuela's state mining conglomerate to build a bauxite plant

Venezuela's Chavez Frias does not mince words when describing his critics
By: Reporters
In the days after the vote, the opposition cried fraud. But it was unable to produce convincing evidence. Jimmy Carter along with Cesar Gaviria, former President of Colombia and current president of the OAS, said the vote was free and fair.
CD submits document denouncing alleged State-sponsored political persecution
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The Coordinadora Democratica's legal consultant, Delsa Solorzano submitted a document to the General Prosecutor's Office rejecting “political persecution by part of State institutions,” which is banned by the Bolivarian Constitution of Venezuela.
Prosecutor Danilo Anderson: Other media directors to be called to hearings
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Prosecutor Danilo Anderson has clarified that the Prosecutor's Office has called the executive director of Globovision, Alberto Federico Ravell as a witness … not as a suspect.
Globovision TV news channel director says willing to answer any questions…
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Globovision 24/7 TV news channel general director Alberto Federico Ravell was responding to a summons from Prosecutor Danilo Anderson in further investigate issues into the signing of a decree drafted by Dictator-for-a-Day Pedro Carmona Estanga.
Russian Federation interest for investing US$500 million in the CVG
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Vice President Rangel also met with directors of the first private oil company in Russia, Lukoil, to discuss their interest in investing in projects in Venezuela, given that they consider the country as one of their most important energy markets.
Elections Council (CNE) director says opposition substitutes are not up to job
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
CNE director Rodriguez has admitted that the CNE will accept a petition made by opposition candidates to State Governorships and Mayor's offices to print electoral acts first and then transmit the results.
Trinidad & Tobago PM Manning: US must make peace with Chavez, Castro
By: Reporters
Manning said he had recently joked with President Chavez that should there be conflict between Venezuela and the US, Trinidad & Tobago ran the risk of being caught up due to its proximity to the South American neighbor and would be a casualty.
Venezuela's newly-gained democracy is more of a thorn in the US‚ posterior!
By: Malcolm Donald
A democratic Venezuela will not be in hoc to the US led banking institutions that actually rule the world and govern all the events that happen in it. Which brings me to my final point that I have written of before.
Bathers hit by mysterious weekend mass intoxication on Miranda beaches
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The Albufuera NGO says this is not the first complaint of an environmental nature in the area … another mass intoxication problem occurred several years ago and the case was taken to the TSJ where it apparently has gathered dust.
HR umbrella group against suspension of constitutional rights in border badlands
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Key to the document is the position of human rights in such incidents … “border inhabitants must not be criminalized nor those seeking refuge in Venezuela as a result of internal warfare in Colombia.”
Chavez Frias boosts coffee production in development from within plan
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Explaining the new economic project, Chavez Frias says Venezuela is beginning to break away from the exogenous model that has been brought into Venezuela from the outside and to evoke real values and collective work.
Fidel visits Venezuelan ship bringing aid to Cuba
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
a gesture of fraternity, which is what we are,” affirmed President Fidel Castro on describing the aid offered by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the
Venezuela's Chavez Frias does not mince words when describing his
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Since Venezuela is the 5th largest exporter of oil, Chavez was able to lavish more funds for social investment, which may have helped him expand his margin of
Trinidad & Tobago PM Manning: US must make peace with Chavez
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
writes from Washington DC that T&T Prime Minister Patrick Manning has called for a normalization of relations among the United States, Cuba and Venezuela.
Cuban Economy Slows After Strong First Semester
Reuters – USA
the brunt of high oil prices as it uses local fuel to generate power and receives 53,000 barrels of petroleum products a day from Venezuela with generous
Interest rates to remain stable – Absa
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
a volatile currency capable of large unexpected shocks and global oil prices run the risk of spikes due to geopolitical risks in Nigeria, Venezuela and the
Russia's Putin, Venezuela's Chavez to Broaden Economic Ties
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will discuss ways to deepen economic…
PM: US must make peace with Chavez, Castro
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
Prime Minister Patrick Manning has called for a normalisation of relations among the United States, Cuba and Venezuela. Speaking…
The cost of a barrel of crude may ease, prices will remain… – Venezuela
… that even Saudi Arabia no longer has enough to deal with two disruptions at once – as it did early last year when oil exports from both Venezuela and Iraq were…
Venezuela and China to sign new agreements in mining and…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres reports: Following the successful execution of joint projects agreed between China and Venezuela, there's a possibility of new bilateral agreements…
Defiant SUMATE director Maria Corina Machado: “I am here in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
El Universal reports: Sumate director Maria Corina Machado has arrived back in Venezuela and, speaking to reporters at the Caracas (Simon Bolivar…


Headlines for Sunday, October 03, 2004 (Caracas time)
VOA News: Venezuela offers China the greatest potential large oil reserves
By: Reporters
China has become a major importer of Venezuela's Orimulsion, a tar-based fuel developed and branded by PDVSA. Chinese companies in partnership with PDVSA are investing US$330 million to produce 6.5 million metric tonnes of Orimulsion
Venezuela and China to sign new agreements in mining and manufacture
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Venezuela, Yijie Ju, told reporters after meeting with President Hugo Chavez at the Palace of Miraflores to deliver an invitation to President Chavez Frias from the Chinese government to visit China.
Defiant SUMATE director Maria Corina Machado: “I am here in Venezuela!”
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Sumate director Maria Corina Machado has arrived back in Venezuela and, speaking to reporters at the Caracas international airport, said that the members of that association have always been ready to face whatever situation they find themselves in.
President Hugo Chavez Frias: No plans to suspend foreign exchange controls
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
President Hugo Chavez has assured that there are no plans to lift the currency exchange control on the US$, since national production must continue to be encouraged, and dependency on imported goods must be decreased.
Exploration and mining rights granted for almost 13% of Imataca Rainforest Reserve
By: David Coleman
“The Imataca Decree has been sanctioned and we expect that once the environmental authorizations are obtained that exploration work will be resumed and that in the pace of the next one one or two years we have important gold reserves on tap.”
AN Environmental Committee asks MARNR to get its skates over Las Cristinas
By: David Coleman
Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) Environmental Committee has asked MARNR Ministry to get its skates on to approve necessary permits for the development of the Las Cristinas goldfields in southeastern Bolivar State.
Ambassador Alvarez: The United States will not manage to veto Venezuela
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The United States government will not obtain enough votes to veto Venezuela to prevent us from obtaining any more loans from multilateral lending organizations, Venezuelan Ambassador to Washington D.C., Bernardo Alvarez Herrera has told reporters.
Venezuela, Iran and Indonesia will follow once Russia moves to the Euro
By: Bob Chapman
Once Russia moves to the euro, and we believe they will after Beslan, Iran, Venezuela and Indonesia will follow. This would lead to a US and world depression, which is on the way anyway. The US would have to set up protective trade barriers.
Capped by US-backed referendum against pugnacious President Chavez
By: Bob Chapman
Arguing for the downsizing of his own industry, he said that US consumption must be replaced by conservation — something Dick Cheney has mocked — and the development of alternative energy sources much more vigorously pursued and funded.>Floral offering in Caracas to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 135th birthday
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
In light of the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 135th birthday, a floral offering to Gandhi's bust took place yesterday, October 2, at Gandhi Square, located in the sector of Caricuao, in the Libertador Municipality, Caracas.

National Guard anti-drugs squad arrests top international drug lord 'El Chepe'
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The National Guard (GN) Anti-Drugs command, led by General Frank Mordado Gonzalez, has arrested an international drug lord known as 'El Chepe' Bocallo … one of the most powerful in the world … who was staying at a hotel in Caracas.
700,000 rounds of ammunition and US$4 million in profits to Venezuela
By: Reporters
Miami media are reporting that Dade County Guns & Ammo gun store owner Joseph Ruiz has been arrested in an investigation in which six others have been charged with gun smuggling from southern Florida to Colombian rebels.
Human trafficking: Bush accuses but Chavez officials say move is political
By: Bart Jones
Bush ordered the sanctions September 10 against six nations the US State Department deemed are failing to combat human trafficking, an underground industry that generates at least US$10 billion annually and involves at least 800,000 victims a year.
Opposition Sumate director Maria Corina Machado afraid to return to Venezuela
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Speaking in Miami where she attended a Council of the America's conference, Machado has told reporters that President Chavez Frias has doomed Sumate because of its denunciations of government abuses.
Simon Bolivar's gold-decked pistols to be auctioned off in New York
By: Reporters
The world-famous auction house said Bolivar … who fought for South America's independence from Spain in the 19th century … acquired the guns in Paris around 1805 and built by French gunsmith Nicolas-Noel Boutet.
Venezuelan Army rescues hostage Dayana Guerrero in border shootout
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
three irregulars were killed in a shootout and 2 persons arrested .. the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of 1 billion bolivares. The Army Hunters Regiment and the Police Detective Branch joined forces to undertake the rescue operation.
Not easy to put a good argument supporting a war started because of a lie
By: Elio Cequea
I was a little disappointed for the lack of concern both candidates have for the innocent Iraqi civilians caught in the middle of the mess. I do not the exact number, but I am sure they are a lot more than the thousand plus American losses.
VenAmCham's chief economist: The past is no longer what it used to be
By: Miguel Angel Santos
No longer is Qunio's well-known cartoon of Mafalda complaining that “the future is no longer what it used to be”; No. In light of these changes, it is very probable that, in Venezuela, the past will no longer be what it used to, Esther.
CVG-Edelca developing hydroelectricity projects at Caruachi and Tocoma
By: Reporters
Last year, the world's #5 oil exporter faced potential power shortages when water levels at its massive 9,025 megawatt (MW) capacity Guri hydroelectricity dam in southeast Venezuela reached record lows because of a three-year drought.
Alfredo Bremont: Democracy is alive in Venezuela, sharing the wealth of the nation
By: Alfredo Bremont
We could say that for the first time in 40 years, a free spirited democratic candidate was confirmed in the Presidency in Venezuela … scrutinized and revised many times to satisfy the opposition.
American imperialists will never be reconciled to the Venezuelan Revolution
By: Cort Greene
I can think of several leaders on a world scale who would greatly benefit from the application of this mechanism. In the first place George W. Bush. It would be very good if he could be recalled through a referendum!
Venezuelan major leaguer Andres Galarraga hits homer 399 … one more to go!
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Anaheim has won the Division title by defeating Oakland again 5-4 on Saturday. The manager says Galarraga will play this afternoon against Oakland to give him a chance to get that 400 homer.
Venezuela to reinforce domestic agriculture with the Islamic Republic of Iran
By: Reporters
Agriculture & Land Minister Arnoldo Marquez and a delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran have been evaluating agricultural relations between both countries, which has been intensified in the last two years.
China Looks to Latin America for Potential Oil Supplies
Epoch Times – New York,NY,United States
… Venezuela holds the most interest for Beijing. … The United States is Venezuela's current top customer, but Mr. Chavez has had rocky relations with Washington.…
Human trafficking: Bush accuses but Chavez officials say move is…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Newsday staff writerBart Jones (a former AP Caracas correspondent) writes: The United States imposed sanctions against Venezuela last month because of its…
Venezuela to reinforce domestic agriculture with the Islamic…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Aiming to reinforce and develop domestic agriculture with Iran, Venezuela's Ministry of Agriculture & Land (MAT) will, within the next few days, complete an…
CVG-Edelca developing hydroelectricity projects at Caruachi and…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Reuters reports from Caracas that Venezuela, already enjoying an oil income bonanza, has ramped up its electricity generation by 6.2% in 12 months and this…
700,000 rounds of ammunition and US$4 million in profits to…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Semprun also bragged about sending US$4 million in profits to Venezuela and offered to pay a percentage for help moving more money.…

Venezuela Hopes to Improve Relations with the USA – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, October 2, 2004—During the official reception of the new Ambassador of the United States to Venezuela, Venezuela's Foreign Minister, Jesús…


1.3 million benefit from Venezuela-Cuba literacy programme
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said yesterday that 1.3 million students have graduated from a Cuba-backed literacy programme that…
How can Carter question Florida and not Venezuela?
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Last month, the people of Venezuela went to the polls in a historic recall election against President Hugo Chavez — a man who many believe is a dictator in
Political tension is called threat to Venezuela democracy
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
A panel on Venezuela at The Herald's Americas Conference discussed a long list of problems plaguing the country, as well as offered six recommendations to calm
Carter shows electoral double standard in Florida, Venezuela
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
are preventing necessary reforms.''. Had Carter been consistent and followed his advice during Venezuela's Aug. 15 recall referendum
Business sectors resigned to Chavez Frias in power for more than 3 years
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
According to Leon, the government's greatest success is the Mercal food distribution mission, which he claims has received a 61% approval from the general public and a 39.2% penetration level.”
Capriles newspaper chain says media must return to its traditional role
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“The media have assumed a political protagonism because of the absence of political actors … I believe the media at this new stage must little by little return to its traditional role of transmiting news and less political actors.”
MIJ Minister Chacon kick-starts pilot public security plan in Caracas
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Chacon says research was undertaken before the plan started to identify types of crime according to each area and calls on citizens to support the GN … “our function will not be repressive but coordination with the communities.”
Venezuelan Bishops fight against a reform bill to decriminalize abortion
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“The law must be pedagogical and the Church wants to contribute its light and knowledge to act in the defense of human life.” The Archbishop argues that in decriminalizing the law the AN would in fact be legalizing abortion.
Chavez calls on Popular Economy Minister to be strict, honest and rigorous
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“we must fight for democracy and a revolution inside the revolution .. attacking corruption … discipline, and you, Ministers, are the first to demand discipline from public officials.”
Richard Smith: An excellent business in a country like Venezuela…
By: Richard Smith
As is their wont, the commercial TV channels hyped up this situation emphasizing the fact that some people had slept in the street in order to secure a place in the queue, so as to obtain one of the precious numbers and so obtain a passport in three
Andrew McKillop: Oil prices … the great illusion of cheap oil!
By: Andrew Mckillop
European business magazine editorials hand out the blame for oil price rises to anti-social speculators and the lack of zeal … or at least real world effect in raising production … by One Purely Evil Cartel (as the 'Wall Street Journal' calls OPE
Oscar Heck: Why doesn't the US government go after their own drug addicts
By: Oscar Heck
The USA-led war on drugs in the Andes is a facade for the true intention of “taking over” the lucrative coca and opium market. Killing and poisoning women and children in the process is secondary. This is gangland warfare.
Paul Harris: Look out world, here come the Americans … again
By: Paul Harris
They will erroneously believe that because a group of thugs managed to penetrate into the heart of America and cause severe damage, there is just cause to go out and kill whatever is moving or doesn't look right.
VENEZUELA Seeks Energy Cooperation
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, will seek to broaden energy ties and investments with Russia when…
CHáVEZ recasts Venezuela's image to lure investment
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
But oil-rich Venezuela, long attractive to American investors although plagued in recent years by political unrest, is now trying an entirely different…
LEADERS of Colombia, Venezuela meet on border security
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… During the mee
SPLITS Hit Venezuelan Opposition Before Local Polls
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Several top members of a coalition against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke away from the alliance on Tuesday in a further…
OSCAR Heck: Why Venezuela is economically doing well in the eyes…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Heck writes: I have received several emails over the last week from anti-Chavez people trying to explain to me that the reasons why Venezuela is economically…

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