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May 1-9 2005

9/5/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33522
How US lawyer hopes to defeat Venezuela’s extradition claim for …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… guest commentarist Arthur Shaw writes: Luis Posada’s US lawyer has been nice enough to give us a peep into how he hopes to defeat Venezuela’s extradition claim …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33521
Machuca, Romero, Chile and Venezuela: About momios and sifrinos
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
This article is mostly about class segregation in Venezuela, Chile … … Positive changes are occurring on a daily basis in Venezuela … …

www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=7131
Chávez Numbers Improve In Venezuela
Angus Reid Global Scan – Vancouver,BC,Canada
… saying, “Their contracts specify that they can produce oil, but not mix it (…) with lighter crude so that it can be sold at a higher price.” Venezuela is the …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33503
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez sticks his neck out; aims to be …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Progressive moves are made in Venezuela, backwardness prevails in St. Kitts. For all those who are critical of Grant’s plan there …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33501
US supplier of spare parts failed to deliver on Venezuelan upgrade …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuela’s recent purchase of transport and military weaponry from Russia, Brazil and Spain has increased these anxieties, as underscored by critical comments …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33439
Racial discrimination at schools to be discussed in next Ministers …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… a proposal to create a Presidential Commission which will be in charge of following up on programs that deal with eradication racial discrimination in Venezuela …

www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_
ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=150063

Cuba, Venezuela offer medial assistance to other countries
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
According to the programme, the patients with eye diseases will be sent to Caracas in Venezuela for consultations and then to Cuba for treatment. …

VENEZUELA Seeks Taxes From Oil Companies
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 8 (AP) – President Hugo Chávez said Sunday that
foreign oil companies working in the country must pay taxes he insists
that they owe …
www.nytimes.com/2005/05/09/international/americas/09venez.html

OIL is fueling Venezuela’s ‘leap forward’
OCRegister (subscription) – Orange County,CA,USA
SABANETA, Venezuela Workers are cutting sugar cane on fields that once
lay fallow, stitching together T-shirts at state-funded cooperatives and
building …
www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/05/08/sections/
nation_world/mexico_latinamerica/article_511643.php

VENEZUELA considers prison terms, fines, for trading cash on black …
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Moneychangers shout “dollars, euros!” on the sidewalk
in front of Congress, offering to trade cash on the black market while
Venezuelan …
www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.venezu
ela08may08,1,3440456.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

VENEZUELA: New party vows to take on Chavez
World Peace Herald – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela is getting a new political front aimed
at taking on President Hugo Chavez and the existing opposition. …
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050508-025325-5437r

www.nytimes.com/2005/05/09/national/09exile.html?hp&ex=111
5611200&en=6ab0f4af414c9025&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Case of Cuban Exile Could Test the US Definition of Terrorist
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… conference last month. But the government of Venezuela wants to extradite and retry him for the Cuban airline bombing. Mr. Posada …

8/5/05

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BE7591F3E-9
E58-4422-8E55-363325B62E61%7D&language=EN

Venezuela Opens Investigation into Foreign Oil Companies
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will open an unprecedent Parliamentary investigation into alleged irregularities committed by foreign oil firms. …

www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.venezuela
08may08,1,3440456.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

Venezuela considers prison terms, fines, for trading cash on black …
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Moneychangers shout “dollars, euros!” on the sidewalk in front of Congress, offering to trade cash on the black market while Venezuelan …

www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/05/08/speci
al_reports/life_times/17_56_015_7_05.txt

In Venezuela, Chavez’s oil revolution pumps money into programs …
North County Times – Escondido,CA,USA
SABANETA, Venezuela — Workers are cutting sugar cane on fields that once lay fallow, stitching together T-shirts at state-funded cooperatives and building …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/08/content_2929042.htm
Venezuela deprecates US concern about arms purchase
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, May 7 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez deprecated the US concern about Venezuela’s purchase of Russian arms and expressed his worry …

NEW political force in Venezuela
BBC News – UK
Two leading opposition figures in Venezuela say they are forming a new
party to take on both President Hugo Chavez and the existing opposition.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4526245.stm

OIL firms accused of Venezuela tax evasion
BusinessWeek – USA
6 11:11 PM ET Many oil companies operating in Venezuela have failed to
pay large amounts of taxes, and the government may charge some companies
retroactively …
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D89U33S01.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down

VENEZUELA president calls Bush Mr. Danger, says he has reason to …
CBC News – Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lashed out at
President George W. Bush, calling him Mr. Danger and saying wars from
Iraq to Colombia …
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050506/w050658.html

VENEZUELA Urges the US Congress to Reject Terrorism
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… Venezuela reiterated its condemnation to the decision of ex Panamanian
President Mireya Moscoso to protect the terrorist with a presidential
pardon, violating …
www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B95CC0F0
9-9DDA-4BBC-92B1-C04B673402C1%7D&language=EN

7/5/05

www.periodico26.cu/english_new/cuba/ignite060505.htm
Fidel Castro: An Attack on Venezuela Would Ignite the Entire …
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
… Friday evening during which he spoke of the very special relationship enjoyed by Havana and Caracas and warned that any US attack on Venezuela would ignite the …

www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D89U33S
01.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down

Oil firms accused of Venezuela tax evasion
BusinessWeek – USA
6 11:11 PM ET Many oil companies operating in Venezuela have failed to pay large amounts of taxes, and the government may charge some companies retroactively …

www3.cjad.com/content/cp_article.asp?id=/global_fe
eds/CanadianPress/WorldNews/w050655A.htm

Venezuela president calls Bush Mr. Danger, says he has reason to …
CJAD – Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lashed out at President George W. Bush, calling him Mr. Danger and saying wars from Iraq to Colombia …

VENEZUELA oil minister decries graft
BusinessWeek – USA
6 6:21 PM ET Poor management and corruption at oil fields in western Venezuela
have contributed to oil output problems, the state oil company’s president
said …
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D89TURT80.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down

VENEZUELA, an Axis of Participative Democracy, Says US Expert
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 6 (Prensa Latina) US researcher James Early has called Venezuela
an axis of participative democracy, with very strong implications for
the whole …
www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BEE3D25C1-7
D46-47AE-B624-22BAF138EB95%7D&language=EN

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BEE3D25C1-7D46
-47AE-B624-22BAF138EB95%7D&language=EN

Venezuela, an Axis of Participative Democracy, Says US Expert
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 6 (Prensa Latina) US researcher James Early has called Venezuela an axis of participative democracy, with very strong implications for the whole …

6/5/05

Headlines for Friday, May 06, 2005 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33248
Chavez Frias is much more closely aligned with European social democracy
By: Chris Herz
Yes the glitz seen in Caracas and other centers wherein dwell the compradores of empire makes it seem prosperous indeed … but things look different from the barrio in which live the great majority.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33238
USA’s own rulings must permit Italy and/or Cuba to blanket bomb Miami
By: Carlos M. Pietri
According to the US State Department‚s Counter-Terrorism Office, any country that protects a terrorist will be considered a terrorist too and could be attacked in order to kill or capture the terrorist.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33243
The President is right … 100% … this squabble can’t be eternally postponed
By: Arthur Shaw
This article is my two cents. The fake antithesis between “democracy vs socialism” and the fake unity between “democracy and capitalism” has been the bread and the butter of bourgeois ideology for over 200 years.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33242
We must clip America‚s wings and military power for safety of the world
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
Venezuela‚s only crime will be that it has OIL, which the US very badly want to get hold of. So no Latin American country should feel secure, if its neighbor can be invaded under some spurious excuse as in the case of Iraq.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33241
Rationality and objective thinking are Chavez and Bush’s worst enemies
By: Leonard Freeman
Although you have some good points (and so does Chavez), you lost me when you started blurting sound bites from “Alo Presidente.” Now I know what side you are on … you are about as “fair and balanced” as Fox News.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33240
Arthur Shaw: 5 million AK47s is just about the right number for Venezuela
By: Arthur Shaw
The United States wants to regulate the number of small arms possessed by the military in other countries, including Venezuela. For example, the United States currently insists that the Venezuela military doesn’t need and can’t have 100,000 AK47s.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33239
The Guardian: The end of oil is closer than you think
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
But last week, a group of ultra-conservative Swiss financiers asked a retired English petroleum geologist living in Ireland to tell them about the beginning of the end of the oil age.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33236
Chavez Frias slams broadsheets for damaging Venezuela’s petroleum image
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
According to oil expert, Mazar Al-Shereidah, losses resulting from the December 2002-February 2003 national stoppage that affected Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was more than $18 billion, double of what was originally calculated.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33246
Evergreen Socialism: Can class struggle and Christianity be reconciled?
By: Franz J.T. Lee
Applying central scientific and philosophical concepts like “Socialism”, just left and right, like Stalin and Hitler did, just willy-nilly across time and space, is equivalent to looking for serious social trouble, to defeatism, confusion and mental

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33235
Energy & Oil Minister Ramirez: Venezuelan production at 3.3 million bpd
By: Armando Núñez
In an “En Confianza‰ interview broadcast by state-run Venezolana de Television (VTV), Ramirez accused opposition newspapers El Nacional and El Universal of creating an atmosphere of general chaos and unrest in the nation’s oil industry.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33249
Joseph Pena: Become a fossil for future generations to study and marvel
By: Joseph Pena
I do so hope that the numbers below increase his depression enough that he turns his sights on himself, doing us all a favor and ending his incoherent babble permanently, and thus increasing Chavez poll numbers.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33247
Mike Malvestuto: Venezuelans don’t get rid of Presidents we like!
By: Mike Malvestuto
Chavez is trying to fix the problems in my country of birth which have plagued it for at least 50 years. These problems were not created by Chavez but by the previous governments whether they were dictatorships, democratic or military or what ever.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33245
Challenge the opposition on basic requirements for true democracy
By: Bob Reynolds
As does the United States government, the opposition to President Chavez would frame the debate as one between Democracy and Socialism. Bush and his ideologues insist that democracy does not exist without free markets. This is a false claim.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33233
Elio Cequea: For the future of Venezuela, let’s be honest
By: Elio Cequea
Those words came from my father’s mouth. I think I was lucky. Those two words have been the pillars that have supported the ups and downs of my life. I am not claiming that I have had a righteous existence.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33232
Oscar Heck: Doing business with Venezuela … is booming!
By: Oscar Heck
While Condoleezza Rice, the US State Department, the anti-Chavez media and the violent US-financed anti-Chavez (anti-Venezuela) movements continue to slam Chavez and his government, business carries on in beautiful, vibrant Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33244
Accountable for the deaths of thousands in Iraq … all on the basis of LIES
By: E. Schmid
These people have LIED to their own people, sent many of them to their deaths on the basis of those lies, and are accountable for the deaths of thousands in Iraq all on the basis of their LIES.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33237
Two peasants gunned down in Zulia State rural badlands
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Edelino Fernandez Mariz is the supposed owner of the estate and squatters say he has been threatening to evict them ever since they occupied the lands and started cultivating subsistence products, such as maize, plantains, cassava.

VENEZUELA oil output to go back to 3.3 mln bpd in 4 mths …
Forbes – USA
… and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said that production in the western
part of the country will be sorted within four months, enabling Venezuela’s
oil output to …
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2005/05/06/afx2006663.html

AMERICA Movil seen buying TIM’s Venezuela unit after CANTV deal …
Forbes – USA
… of Telecom Italia Mobile SpA unit Corporacion Digitel CA after Venezuelan
regulators blocked its sale to Compania Anonima Nacional Telefonos de
Venezuela (CANTV …
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2005/05/06/afx2006541.html

VENEZUELA Seeks Exile’s Extradition
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – CA,USA
… CARACAS, Venezuela — Challenging the United States to make good on
its pledge to hunt down terrorists, Venezuela on Thursday formally requested
the …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pos
ada6may06,1,5743413.story?coll=la-headlines-world

VENEZUELA, Brazil world leaders in gun deaths-UN
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BRASILIA, Brazil, May 5 (Reuters) – Venezuela and Brazil have the highest
gun death rates in the world, according to a UN study released on Thursday
in Brazil …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N05536306.htm

VENEZUELA law would curb currency trading
BusinessWeek – USA
… Some other Latin countries have moved to peg their currencies to the
dollar as part of economic stabilization efforts, but Venezuela has guided
its economy in …
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D89
TD06O1.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/06/content_2921697.htm
53 judges sacked in Venezuela
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, May 5 (Xinhuanet) — The Supreme Court of Venezuela sacked 53 judges in five of the country’s 23 states, the El Universal daily reported on Thursday. …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7BA3EC8DE9-768
5-4AA1-BACF-9DB8E7BB48F2%7D&language=EN

Venezuela-Colombia Meeting Ends Friday
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… the conclusion of the 33rd Meeting of the Presidential Commission for Border Integration and Affairs, which was summoned by Presidents of Venezuela Hugo Chavez …

www.armscontrol.org/act/2005_05/VenezuelaArms.asp
Venezuela Arms Buys Irk US Officials
Arms Control Today – USA
The United States has criticized Venezuela’s recent spate of arms purchases, viewing it as potentially unsettling to Latin America. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33233
Elio Cequea: For the future of Venezuela, let’s be honest
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Based on the above, I am convinced that the opposition to the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is not on the good side. …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B38230506-3B37-
4D08-90D9-814C7861A9B6%7D&language=EN

Fidel Castro Highlights Trade Agreements with Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Havana, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s President Fidel Castro highlighted the spirit and results of the Cuban-Venezuelan agreements signed last week, as part of …

5/5/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33130
This guy needs to be stopped. Permanently!
By: Dan Ibex
Do not tell me that you don’t know the answer … you must know the obvious … he is already fomenting problems with neighboring countries to overthrow weak Presidents and slowly build his dream of a militarized socialistic Latin America.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33071
Comptroller General intervenes in Caracas Libertador comptrol office
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Julio Cesar Ortega has been appointed to examine the municipality books and Luis Francisco Perez and Romina Piazza Mejias have been entrusted to take over Balza’s functions until a new municipal council has been elected.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33070
Brito ready to confront Natera in Fedecamaras presidential campaign
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Brito maintains that he is worried about Natera, whom he accompanied as first deputy president when the former was president. Brito holds that unlike Natera, he has defended the institution by not assuming a political position.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33069
General calls Colombia a Rogue State that cannot control its own borders
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The 1942 Border Statute is out of date, the General Lopez Hidalgo proclaims, and must be revised, along with the 1952 Tonchala Treaty regarding land and fluvial traffic.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33068
Case of assassinated journalist Mauro Marcano grinds to a halt
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Several days before his murder, Marcano apparently admitted feeling threatened after concluding an investigation uncovering the existence of a Colombian drug cartel that controlled traffic along the Venezuelan coast.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=33067
53 judges suspended as TSJ continues legal cleansing of dodgy judges
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
In Tachira, Judge Ana Casanova says the inspectorate had mounted a silent investigation of 82 judges over a four week period, especially in child protection, civil criminal and labor courts.

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050504/w0504104.html
Cuba, Venezuela agree to build joint naval shipyard
CBC News – Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela and Cuba have agreed to start a joint shipyard, the Venezuelan government said Wednesday, the latest sign of strengthening …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7BF0B08220-AA
E0-448D-862A-371744AE12BB%7D&language=EN

Venezuela and Qatar to Widen Cooperation
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani will visit Venezuela on May 11 and 12, fulfilling an invitation from Venezuelan …

www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World_News&subsection=|
Americas&month=May2005&file=World_News2005050593042.xml

US will not intervene in Venezuela: Rumsfeld
Peninsula On-line – Qatar
… Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that the United States would not intervene to remove the government of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and suggested …

washingtontimes.com/world/20050504-091659-5235r.htm
South America set for Al Jazeera-style Chavez-backed TV
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… “Soon we will have Telesur, a channel with information for South American countries, because is not possible that Venezuela and the other southern countries …

VENEZUELA’S Supreme Court Approves Extradition Petition for Cuban …
Voice of America – USA
… killed 73 people. A statement from the Supreme Court Tuesday said Luis
Posada Carriles should be tried in Venezuela. Mr. Posada …
www.voanews.com/english/2005-05-04-voa15.cfm

VENEZUELA´S New Step against International Terrorism
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… country. Venezuela demanded the extradition of Posada Carriles after
learning that the notorious terrorist was in the United States. …
www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B0FCC6C03-F5
18-464B-9513-47619C1EA9EA%7D&language=EN

4/5/05

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B97F4822E-1
1C7-4B16-886F-C1D6510D99BF%7D&language=EN

Venezuela Welcomes “Ray of Good Sense” from Washington
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 4(Prensa Latina) Venezuela has received with hope US statements over an intention to maintain constructive bilateral relations, which Foreign …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N04473152.htm
Chavez says US troops in Colombia worry Venezuela
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 4 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday criticized as “worrying” the presence of US troops in Colombia in his …

www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_002356.shtml
Venezuela to choose between Russian warplanes
DefenceTalk.com – USA
It seems that Russia’s Mikoyan-Gurevich and Sukhoi corporations will compete against each other in Venezuela. The country’s Defense …

www.oilonline.com/news/headlines/otc/20050504.Venezuel.17885.asp
Venezuela sticks to its guns faced with US tensions
Oil Online – TX,USA
… In discussing the country’s current energy situation, Ramírez did not shy away from the subject of the ongoing tensions between Venezuela and the US. …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BC1077212-9
D01-421A-92E4-7088E09874CF%7D&language=EN

Meeting of Latin American Cooperation Directors Closes in …
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Meeting of International Cooperation Directors of Latin America and the Caribbean is closing Wednesday with debates on …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32902
President swears in controversial new Ambassadors and Ministers
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Former Ambassador to Brazil and State VTV channel director, Vladimir Villegas is Ambassador to Mexico that is preparing for elections this year and is the USA’s main ally in South America, along with Colombia.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32901
Chavez Frias: opposition will end up as cosmic dust in ideological debate
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Recalling a famous phrase at the birth of the Fourth Republic, Chavez Frias announces that for the first time Venezuela is indeed “sowing petroleum” with the Vuelvan Caras program in which money from oil revenues has been invested.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32900
Barreto and Bernal make up, draw up united plan to improve Caracas
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“I don’t know why they said that … the President said there was a common strategic project which was above momentary differences … and that we would have to revise our role in the project, which is Caracas.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32899
President admits under-production in PDVSA West and gives reasons
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Another cause for the failure to meet OPEC targets is what has been described as the “Silent Stoppage” allegedly undertaken by contracting companies and opposition executives still working in PDVSA.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32898
MVR targets AD/PV as main adversaries and will study regional forces
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The targets are militants, friends and sympathizers of political parties and movements linked to the revolutionary project, as well as Chavists without organizational links, traditional abstentionists and undecided sectors.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32897
MVR dismisses Zulia leadership; clean sweep, investigation underway
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The CNT will undertake a thorough investigation of the internal electoral process in the State before deciding on whether any of the above local directorate merit expulsion or re-instatement.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32896
Arthur Shaw: Roger Noriega, why did you tell that big lie?
By: Arthur Shaw
We can safely dismiss the possibility that Posada was never in the United States on the testimony of Posada’s attorney Eduardo Soto and Miami mafia boss Santiago Alvarez that Posada is, in fact, in the United States and, specifically, in Miami.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32893
Tom Engelhardt: Moving out of the superpower orbit
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
This is a story we all know, and more or less accept. Winner/loser, victor/vanquished. It makes sense. That’s the way we expect matches, competitions, struggles, wars to end.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32892
Tooth Fairy Latest: Rumsfeld says US will not intervene in Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The defense secretary, who embraced Saddam Hussein during US arms sales negotiations in the 80s, said that “down deep inside” Venezuelans would like to be living in a country that is respected and where they have the freedom to do what they wish.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32931
Prensa Latina: Venezuelan projects hope for international support
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Lopez said the project prioritized the elimination of poverty, women’s role in development, support for small and medium businesses, environmental protection, assessment of human resources and democratic governance.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32895
Venezuelan Energy Minister: No mass firings nor military control in PDVSA
By: Arelis Paiva
“Our Armed forces are permanently involved in safeguarding our strategic installations. This is nothing new in PDVSA, and no situation has arisen that should cause alarm regarding the integrity of our oil operations‰, Minister Ramirez emphasized.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/03/AR2005050301621.html
Venezuela’s Chavez Says Oil Output Down
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s oil production has unexpectedly fallen by 100,000 barrels per day, and officials are investigating whether that drop could …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-05-03-voa77.cfm
Rumsfeld: Venezuela Will Change Without US Action
Voice of America – USA
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that Venezuela’s leftist government and its policies will be changed by the Venezuelan people over time …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1359779.htm
Venezuela seeks extradition accused terrorist from US
ABC Online – Australia
Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Government should extradite from the United States an anti-communist Cuban exile wanted by Havana on terrorism …

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2005/05/04/afx1997399.html
Venezuela’s PDVSA oil production 100,000 bpd lower than OPEC quota …
Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – Venezuela’s state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is currently producing 100,000 barrels per day less than its OPEC quota of 3.1 …

www2.sbs.com.au/home/index.php3?id=57545
Banfield through in style
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
Banfield defeated Caracas of Venezuela 3-1 in a Copa Libertadores match that had little meaning for either club. Banfield already …

www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?StoryId=CqNHiWeidDMvUzxP1zwXHlw9PB
Venezuela comes up short on oil
Middle East North Africa Financial Network – Middle East
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 3 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez admitted Tuesday that the nation’s state-run petroleum company wasn’t meeting its …

www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=5593
Freedom of the press absent in Cuba and Venezuela
MercoPress – Uruguay
… of the press is severely restricted by anti terrorism legislation and public disorder ordinances, and in extreme cases such as Venezuela, “the government …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N03584821.htm
Venezuela court OKs Cuban exile extradition bid
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 3 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday the government should seek extradition from the United States of an anti …

www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3294918
Venezuela Congress investigates Citgo bond deals
KLTV – Tyler,TX,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela An official says Venezuelan lawmakers looking into Citgo Petroleum want to know if there was insider trading in a 2004 bond buyback. …

www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/feeds/ap/2005/05/03/ap1997186.html
Update 2: Venezuela’s Chavez Says Oil Output Falling
Forbes – USA
Venezuela’s oil production has unexpectedly fallen by 100,000 barrels per day, and officials are investigating whether that drop could partly be a result of …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7BBE9D6510-8BBF-42D0-B4F6-2C77391C1D40%7D&language=EN
Venezuela Fosters Cooperatives to Fight Unemployment
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela gave a boost to the national cooperative movement with the graduation of more than 260,000 unemployed people who were …

www.antiwar.com/blog/index.php?id=P2056
Cuba and Venezuela Lead the Americas! (In Censorship)
Antiwar.com – Redwood City,CA,USA
… In the progressive hero Hugo Chávez’s private revolutionary playground of Venezuela, the state has closed numerous publications and shut down many TV stations …

3/5/05

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/03/content_2910196.htm
Venezuela congratulates new OAS leader
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, May 2 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela on Monday sent congratulations to Chilean Interior Minister Jose Miguel Insulza, the newly elected leader of the …

VENEZUELA prison violence kills 23 inmates in week
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 2 (Reuters) – At least 23 inmates were killed in
a week of violence in Venezuela’s overcrowded prisons, authorities said
on Monday. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N02291039.htm

US alters tactics on Venezuela
Globe and Mail – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has discarded her
failing tactic of confronting Venezuela publicly in favour of working
behind the scenes …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/
LAC/20050502/VENEZUELA02/TPInternational/Americas

LATIN and Caribbean Cooperation Directors Meet in Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Directors of International Cooperation of
Latin America and the Caribbean begin Monday in Caracas a three-day meeting
to focus …
www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B7A5701
81-AAB1-4E30-AE5E-73FC308A892C%7D&language=EN

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1436
Mayday in Venezuela: A Tale of Two Marches
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
In Venezuela, political change has brought about a split in the labor movement: between the old-guard labor confederation CTV, which in recent years has poured …

2/5/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32646
Datanalisis: 59.6% of Venezuelans do not accept Cuban-style socialism!
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The approval percentage has been growing gradually, but consistently, since the recall referendum on August 15 (2004) which President Chavez finally defeated with 59% of the vote … when his standing at the time was 59.2%.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32645
Chavez Frias supports co-management experiences in transition to Socialism
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The new State, Chavez Frias, insists, must be built on revolutionary democracy and in any co-management, the State will contribute capital but the company must make a commitment to include workers in management.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32638
President Chavez Frias lambasts Mayors Juan Barreto and Freddy Bernal
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
President Chavez Frias told marchers that he disagreed with a fracas that occurred between rival groups in the Plaza Caracas and warned that if both leaders are not ready to work together then they should resign.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32617
Malcolm Donald: The Bush family are in the business of money accumulation
By: Malcolm Donald
If one types the words George Herbert Walker Bush into the same search engine again one is assailed with varying descriptions of the ex US president’s involvement with Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi regime at the time of the Iran/Iraq war of the 1980s.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32648
Venezuela trade union solidarity appeal launched for May Day
By: Cort Greene
The appeal comes after the recent belligerent statements and attacks on President Chavez on the part of the representatives of the Bush Administration, which, according to Jorge Martin, HOV international secretary, “pose a direct threat to the working…

www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=7769
Radio Rebelde in Venezuela
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
… Latin America. Catia is a sea of multilevel, tin-roof shacks that cling to the mountains around Caracas, Venezuela. Uncollected …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B7A570181-
AAB1-4E30-AE5E-73FC308A892C%7D&language=EN

Latin and Caribbean Cooperation Directors Meet in Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Directors of International Cooperation of Latin America and the Caribbean begin Monday in Caracas a three-day meeting to focus …

1/5/05

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1607
Chavez Affirms Venezuela is Heading Towards Socialism of 21st …
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, May 1, 2005—”It is impossible that we will achieve our goals with capitalism, nor is it possible to find an intermediate path… I …

www.theherald.co.uk/38217.shtml
Who knows what ideas Quixote could trigger?
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
If you want to read a good book, get on the first plane to Venezuela. As was reported with near-incredulity last week, Hugo Chavez …

RICE Ducks Venezuela Spat After Attacks Backfire
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has discarded
her failing tactic of confronting Venezuela publicly in favor of working
behind the …
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=1027429&tw=wn_wire_story

VENEZUELA’S Chavez Vows to Fund Companies That Empower Workers
Bloomberg – USA
… Venezuela’s legislature, controlled by governing coalition parties,
will soon consider a bill that would mandate joint management of all state
and non-state …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=ailTlcF79.Tc&refer=latin_america

CASTRO Hammers Bush on Terrorism at May Day Rally
Reuters – USA
… 11 that the Cuban exile was in the United States and seeking political
asylum, Castro has repeatedly demanded his arrest and extradition to Venezuela,
where he …
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=8354049

www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0505/S00002.htm
Will Colombia Proxy For US Attack on Venezuela?
Scoop.co.nz (press release) – New Zealand
… frequent Narco News contributor Sean Donahue looks at recent statements from Washington and wonders, “Will Colombia be the proxy in a US attack on Venezuela?”. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32569
VP Rangel: The government will always be at the service of workers
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… government has certainly taken the working class into consideration, commemorating the labor of workers, and their invaluable efforts to make Venezuela progress …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B80E23212
-FEC1-485C-B58E-873C93644A86%7D&language=EN

Chavez Ratifies Socialism as Alternative to Capitalism
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… He referred to a press report that the leader of the Cuban Revolution had read the day before on the so-called “Cuba-Venezuela axis” which, according to former …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32547
Chavez Frias is beating the arrogant crowd in Washington to the …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… President Chavez said that a woman in the US Armed Forces had been detained by authorities while taking pictures of military installations in central Venezuela …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32545
Newsday (New York): Rift deepens between USA, Venezuela years …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Bart Jones and Letta Tayler wsrite: Despite the fresh bloodstains, the streets of Caracas were eerily quiet the night after Venezuela’s leftist President Hugo …

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0505010179
may01,1,5001382.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Venezuelan deals worth $412 million
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
CUBA — Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez announced commercial deals worth $412 million Friday during the Venezuelan president’s visit to Havana. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=32536
Venezuela trade union solidarity appeal launched for for May Day
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
A major trade union initiative in solidarity with Venezuela has been launched by the Hands Off Venezuela campaign. Coinciding with …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/625/625p17.htm
VENEZUELA: Education for social beings
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
Sarah Wagner and Gregory Wilpert interviewed Aristobulo Isturiz, Venezuela’s education minister, for Venezuela Analysis. This …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/625/625p16b.htm
VENEZUELA: Chavez’s party divided over elections
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
According to an April 25 Venezuela Analysis website report, the previous day Chavez used his weekly Alo Presidente TV program to call an end to the dispute and …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/625/625p16c.htm
VENEZUELA: Occupied factory nationalised
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
The demands of the workers at Venezuela’s valve producing company, Constructora Nacional de Valvulas, were met on April 27, as President Hugo Chavez signed a …

www.pe.com/columns/danbernstein/stories/PE_News_Local_D_dan01.a26b9.html
Fact and fiction
Press-Enterprise (subscription) – Riverside,CA,USA
Venezuela’s president dismisses the US as “imperialist.” We would never dismiss him because Venezuela has so much natural beauty in the form of oil. …

  
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