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8-12 August 2005

12/8/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45529
Keep up the good work … without VHeadline.com I’d be totally in the dark!
By: Eddy Schmid
Thus after reading this latest article regard’s the US’ response to the cancellation of the DEA drugs accord, found it necessary to respond to the hypocrisy that appears to be flowing unabated from the shores of the US these days.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45533
It is a matter of life or death! Venezuela must keep the US military at bay…
By: Oscar Heck
Please read attentively and most importantly, please take the time to follow the links (click of the underlined blue text). Once you have finished reading this article and the links provided, please pass on the information to as many people as you c

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45532
Angry reaction to withdrawal of USA visas to GN Anti-Drugs officers
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Rangel has revealed that Venezuela intends to continue cooperation in the war on drugs but on the basis of respect as occurs with European countries and the Dutch-based Antilles police.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45527
Chavez Frias in Argentina: efforts to recover lost stability in the region
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
At a press conference, Argentinean President Kirchner praised Chavez Frias for the purchase of Argentinean bonds, saying the gesture of solidarity will not be forgotten. Chavez Frias says the bonds should be called the Kirchner Bonds.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45530
Venezuela sets up Tourism Board (Venetur) with 15.3 billion bolivares
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
According to the Gaceta Oficial N. 38,24, the new company will kick off with a capital of 15.3 billion bolivares. Venezuelan flagship airline Conviasa will own 55% of shares and the Tourist Promotion Board (Inatur) 45%.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45525
Chavez Frias: ideological confrontations one thing … trade relations another
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The two countries signed agreements on energy, tourism, construction and technological cooperation. Uruguay will extract with Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) sufficient extra heavy crude from the Orinoco Belt to supply the domestic market.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45524
Chavez Frias offers Lula da Silva advice on dealing with Brazilian oligarchy
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Da Silva has accused the Brazilian elite of conspiring against his government and targets the media for spinning stories of corruption without providing proof. Brazil’s “elite” or oligarchy has treated Da Silva’s attacks as “Chavist rhetoric.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45523
Good things all .. not bloody likely … born-again Fascists haven’t the desire!
By: Chris Herz
In every country … and the USA is no exception … foreign policy is the outreach of domestic policy. It cannot be separated from the fact that the USA is no longer a society, it is an economy … and a very predatory economy.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45531
Omar Vizquel attacks racist remarks vs. SF Giants Latin ball players
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Venezuelan Ambassador to the USA, Bernardo Alvarez has sent a letter supporting the manager for his dignified reply to Krueger. Venezuelan shortstop, Omar Vizquel has hit out against radio commentator’s racist remarks.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45526
AIDS-Venezuela: An ounce of prevention, aimed at women and youth
By: Humberto Marquez
Venezuela ‰is one of the few countries that guarantees universal access to treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS, and now we are dealing with the shortfall that has existed until now with regard to prevention,‰ said Health Minister Francisco Armada.

US and Venezuela in Diplomatic Tiff Over Drug Accusations
New York Times – United States
… prompting President Hugo Chávez’s government to retaliate by promising
to withdraw diplomatic immunity for American anti-narcotics agents in
Venezuela. …
www.nytimes.com/2005/08/12/international/americas/12cnd-colombia.html

VENEZUELA tax office suspends Shell’s administrative ops for 2 …
Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – Venezuela’s Seniat tax office has ordered the temporary
suspension of Royal Dutch Shell’s administrative activities in the country
over VAT …
www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/08/12/afx2179415.html

VENEZUELA’S Chavez Blames Right for Brazil Scandal (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… run by the political right. Venezuela, the world’s fifth-largest oil
exporter, fully supports Lula, he said. ``I sense that this …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=1000
0086&sid=aTY3Y8UDHMxk&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA May Deny Visas For Americans
All Headline News – USA
Caracas, Venezuela (AHN) – American citizens may be denied visas to visit
the South American country of Venezuela in response to a US decision to
revoke the …
www.allheadlinenews.com/cgi-bin/news/newsbrief.plx?id=2247781290&fa=1

ARGENTINA and Venezuela Trailblaze LatAm Integration
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Buenos Aires, Aug 12 (PL) Argentina and Venezuela confirmed their commitment
to drive home bilateral and continental integration while Latin Americans
are …
www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BF00137B5-7
D23-4BD5-A193-1DCB72539C61%7D&language=EN

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-venez
uela-us-visas,1,5923991.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

Venezuela May Deny Americans Visas
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — United States citizens could be denied visas to visit Venezuela in response to a US decision to revoke the visas of six Venezuelan …

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4147622.stm
Venezuela-Shell tax row heats up
BBC News – UK
… in July. Venezuela’s tax authority said it had put a hold on Shell goods worth $131m and shut its office in Lake Maracaibo. Shell …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BF00137B5-7D23-4B
D5-A193-1DCB72539C61%7D&language=EN

Argentina and Venezuela Trailblaze LatAm Integration
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Buenos Aires, Aug 12 (PL) Argentina and Venezuela confirmed their commitment to drive home bilateral and continental integration while Latin Americans are …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=100000
86&sid=aYy5roloRy5Y&refer=latin_america

Venezuela’s Foreign Debt Rating Raised to B+ by S&P (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s long-term foreign currency debt rating was raised one level by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service, which said growing …

today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=bondsNews&storyID
=URI:urn:newsml:reuters.com:20050812:MTFH62928_2005-08-1
2_20-29-11_N12583625:1

Emerging debt-Brazil off on scandal, Venezuela up
Reuters – USA
… However, an upgrade of Venezuela’s credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s gave some support to the market. S&P raised ratings for the world’s No. …

www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/08/12/afx2179415.html
Venezuela tax office suspends Shell’s administrative ops for 2 …
Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – Venezuela’s Seniat tax office has ordered the temporary suspension of Royal Dutch Shell’s administrative activities in the country over VAT …

www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BF7
6AE881-41E2-4154-857D-DEDD42103DE3%7D

Venezuela seeks injunction on some Shell assets in tax row
MarketWatch – USA
CARACAS (MarketWatch) — Venezuela’s Seniat tax office asked a regional tax court on Thursday for an injunction on $130 million or more on Royal Dutch Shell …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12363621.htm
US, Venezuela clash over drug trafficking
Miami Herald – FL,USA
… Administration, accusing it of ``using the war on drugs as a cover, even to support drug trafficking, [and] to gather intelligence in Venezuela against the …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5204919,00.html
Envoy: DEA Agents Didn’t Spy on Venezuela
Guardian Unlimited – UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Washington’s ambassador to Venezuela on Thursday rejected President Hugo Chavez’s allegations that the US Drug Enforcement …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/12/content_3343733.htm
Argentina, Venezuela vow to promote Latin America integration
Xinhua – China
… Under the agreements, Venezuela would supply 4 million barrels of fuel oil to Argentina while the latter would build for Venezuela two tankers worth 112 …

www.telecom.paper.nl/site/news_ta.asp?type=abstract&id=91768
SMS traffic in Venezuela up 106.2 percent in Q205
Telecom Paper (subscription) – Houten,Netherlands
… in 2004. Movistar (Telefonica Moviles), Movilnet (Cantv), Digitel (TIM), Infonet and Digitel operate in Venezuela. Fixed telephony …

www.workers.org/2005/world/venezuela-0818
US threatens, but Venezuela doesn’t flinch
Workers World – USA
By John Catalinotto. Every step the Bolivarian government in Venezuela takes to assert its sovereignty is met with frantic charges from right-wing US officials. …

11/8/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45516
Why should Iran face sanctions? The double standards are sheer hypocrisy!
By: Carlos M. Pietri
The US and UK have constantly undermined the aims and objectives of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Why do they feel that they are right to deny Iran nuclear energy or a nuclear arsenal if they are not willing to give theirs up?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45520
This is why Yankee magnicide permanently threatens President Chavez Frias!
By: Franz J.T. Lee
“It would seem to be the proper thing to start with the real and concrete elements, with the actual preconditions, e.g., to start in the sphere of economy with population, which forms the basis and the subject of the whole social process of productio

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45521
In Canada, we ignore what the Americans blow out their political rhetoric
By: Dwaine Martin
I only point this out to show that even in a country that is supposedly joined-at-the-hip with the USA and a nation that shares a common border with the Americans, we have the ability to distinguish ourselves from the Americans.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45517
Elio Cequea: Letter to a Carlos Alberto Montaner
By: Elio Cequea
It has really been a failure. I am referring to both, to your “heroic‰ attempt to ignore the facts in one hand and, on the other hand, to the evident negative effects that that dynamic duo has had in Latin America. Do not jump to conclusions yet.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45511
Venezuela will guarantee Uruguay‚s oil supply for the next 25 years
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
“We are going to support our Uruguayan brothers and the government of President Tabare Vazquez; we are determined to broaden our relations and do business together,” said President Chavez.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45510
General Lopez Hidalgo accuses DEA of running seized drugs
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The General says the decision to break off relations was not taken lightly … it was the result of complaints from the National Guard (GN) and a probe into irregularities on the part of DEA agents.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45509
Chavez Frias sifting through candidates for AN elections in December
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The idea behind the changes is to propose parliamentarians that have the capacity to debate the opposition from a strong academic position and not simple hacks that play truant when they feel like it and attend the AN only to rise their hand.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45508
Amazonas State Government loser banned from leaving Venezuela
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The Attorney General’s Office has issued a statement, recalling that in 2000 Amazonas State 3rd Control Court ordered substitute measures of liberty for Gutierrez and in 2002 the TSJ ordered the case to be passed to Anzoategui State.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45507
MVR decides to intervene in Carabobo State regional leadership
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Speaking to 24-hours TV news outlet Globovision, Carabobo regional coordinator, Luis Felipe Medina says it boils down to a matter that is “ purely administrative,” and he will personally accept party decisions.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45506
Twinned or morocha tickets rule out minority groups … Tupamaros rebels
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The twinned ticket consists of candidacies from the same political tendency using 2 distinct tickets. Since seats can be obtained either on a party ticket or on an individual basis, a party can use both options to win seats.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45515
FT: Above all, the US needs to respond seriously to the rise of Mr. Chavez
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Ecuador could also be set to benefit from Venezuelan largesse, if a bond sale goes through as expected. And during a visit this week, Mr. Chavez will offer shipbuilding contracts to Argentina and funds for Uruguay’s state-owned airline.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45512
Venezuelan soldiers warn illegal diamond miners to leave the country
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The Guyana Gold & Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) says Guyanese gold and diamond miners working illegally in Venezuela are being warned by Venezuelan soldiers to leave the country or face expulsion.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45504
Xinhuanet: Venezuela reinforces vigilance against rebel infiltration
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The 21st Infantry Brigade Commander (general) Oscar Carrizales Pinto said Colombian rebels are “taking to” the mountains in Venezuela, where they have “resting places.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45503
Why Luis Posada Carriles should face Justice in Venezuela
By: Joshua Soren Graae
Luis Posada Carriles, a 77-year-old anti-Castro Cuban exile and foreign fugitive, is allegedly the mastermind behind the atrocity, an accusation which he has selectively acknowledged.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45519
The Chinese are shrewd, they march quietly, and they are very patient!
By: Fred Cederholm
I‚ve been thinking about China … about “the China costs,” trade deficits, surplus recycling, global strategies, and vulnerabilities. Red China is red hot right now and has been increasingly so in this new millennium.

VENEZUELA tax agency closes Shell office
BusinessWeek – USA
11 7:22 PM ET Venezuela’s tax agency asked a court for an injunction on
Royal Dutch Shell PLC assets worth US$130 million (euro105 million) or
more amid a tax …
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8BTTRC
O0.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

VENEZUELA to Buy Two Tankers, Send Fuel to Argentina (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela will buy two oil tankers from Argentina
and swap as much as $200 million in diesel fuel for farm and industrial
goods, as …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=1000008
6&sid=aQqYXGfC7ZZY&refer=latin_america

AMAZONAS State Government loser banned from leaving Venezuela
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Losing (Venezuela) Amazonas State Governor candidate, Bernabe Gutierrez
has been hit more ways than one since last Sunday’s elections. …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45508

www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/08/11/afx2177975.html
Venezuela says ENI owes 24 mln usd in back taxes
Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – ENI SpA unit Eni Dacion BV owes 24 mln usd in back taxes, said Venezuela’s Seniat tax office. This amount represents …

www.freespeech.org/fscm2/contentviewer.php?content_id=712
Voices from Bolivarian Venezuela
Free Speech TV – Boulder,CO,USA
… the UN and was not able to speak to the people of Harlem, activists and labor organizers gathered to discuss the US attacks on the new government of Venezuela. …

www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BC1
B3934E-2946-421A-A0AE-7E82A3F54013%7D

Italy’s ENI receives $24 million tax bill in Venezuela
MarketWatch – USA
CARACAS (MarketWatch) — Italian oil firm ENI SpA (ENI.MI) got a $24 million tax bill Wednesday, the third tax claim in an ongoing oil industry audit, said the …

10/8/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45373
Chris Herz: Confessions of an Anti-Christian Bigot
By: Chris Herz
The Christian Churches of Europe never recovered from the compromises, and even outright collaboration in which they engaged with the previous manifestation of Fascism.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45377
Roman Catholic Church … a hell hole of corruption in all of Latin America
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
Yes, its true what Southern Baptists and their ilk believe, but never forget the part played by the Roman Catholic Church during the days of Spain’s colonization in Latin America.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45379
Bin Laden? More useful to the Potomac potentates alive, rather than dead!
By: James Feltus
Since giving up on mainstream printed US news, and dropping my satellite TV about two years ago (my TV has been unplugged since 10/03), my view of the US government, and the evil which it is capable of, has undergone a sea change.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45378
The Bush regime doesn’t meet or satisfy any of the democratic principles
By: Arthur Shaw
The march was sponsored by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and included leaders from the National Urban League, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the NAACP, and the AFL-CIO, writes Marc Morano, CNSNews.com reporter.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45314
Chavez Frias hands communal land titles to Karina indians
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Along with the titles, the President handed out credits for socio-productive and agro-ecological projects. 4,000 Indians from 6 communities working in indigenous democracy committees are the beneficiaries of the government’s Guaicaipuro Mission.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45313
Tupamaros heckle MVR over handling of Caracas municipal votes
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
According to the Tupamaros, their movements and the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) are the second political force in the Metropolitan District, arguing that Movimiento Quinta Republica (MVR) got the lion’s share of seats.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45312
MVR’s Liborio Guerilla wins Amazonas State Governor elections
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Gutierrez has been State Governor and he still has managed to pull a sizeable number of votes. His party, Accion Democratica says it obtained 27% of municipal council seats throughout Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45311
MVR announces victory in 20/22 States … PPT ups council seat numbers
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
MVR director of organization, William Lara says that MVR and allied parties and movements secured 80% of seats between them. Patria Para Todos (PPT) reports that it has advanced fom obtaining 18 seats in 2000 to 70.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45375
USA is the “most savage, cruel and muderous empire” in world history
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
But Chavez said that the US government should be warned of the consequences. “If someday they get the crazy idea of coming to invade us, we’ll make them bite the dust defending the freedom of our land.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45374
James Feltus: Let me be the first to whisper in his ear, ŒMerida, Venezuela‚
By: James Feltus
I just read the excellent letter by Hal von Luebbert, and immediately had the feeling that he was familiar with Joe Bageant (hell, I can even imagine them having drinks at ŒBurt‚s Tavern‚ in the evenings, and being at the Œcoffee shop‚ in the morning

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45376
Hiroshima and Nagasaki … the USA worst terrorist action in mankind’s history
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
During the flag ceremony of the Venezuelan delegation to the Bolivarian Sports Games, Chavez stressed that the US was guilty for that crime and now the US administration is accusing Venezuela of terrorism and interference in other countries’ affairs.

VENEZUELA, Uruguay reach deal on closer economic, political co-op
Xinhua – China
… countries. Under the agreements, Venezuela is to provide low-cost crude
oil for refining at Uruguayan refineries for 25 years. The …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/11/content_3338512.htm

VENEZUELA biz group wants in on talks
BusinessWeek – USA
10 3:55 PM ET Venezuela’s largest business federation urged President Hugo
Chavez on Wednesday to include the group in discussions as his government
considers …
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8BT5
N9G0.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

VENEZUELA Youth Festival Picks Up Steam
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
… 10 (AIN) Group dialogue is the focus of Wednesday’s activities of young
people gathered at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students in Caracas,
Venezuela. …
www.periodico26.cu/english_new/world/youth100805.htm

16TH Worldwide Youth Festival Begins in Venezuela
The Narco News Bulletin
… Yes, welcome to Caracas, Venezuela, home of the 16th World Festival
of Youth and Students: For Peace and Solidarity, We Struggle Against Imperialism
and War. …
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/8/10/2262/58375

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/11/content_3338512.htm
Venezuela, Uruguay reach deal on closer economic, political co-op
Xinhua – China
… countries. Under the agreements, Venezuela is to provide low-cost crude oil for refining at Uruguayan refineries for 25 years. The …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/11/content_3338358.htm
Venezuela reinforces vigilance against rebel infiltration
Xinhua – China
The 21st Infantry Brigade Commander (general) Oscar Carrizales Pinto said Colombian rebels are “taking to” the mountains in Venezuela, where they have “resting …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1712
Venezuela Gives Land Titles to 6 Indigenous Communities
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, August 10, 2005 —Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gave communal land titles to six communities of the Karińa, which is one of …

today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=bondsNews&storyID
=URI:urn:newsml:reuters.com:20050810:MTFH13690_2005-08-10_
21-10-28_N10394154:1

UPDATE 1-Ecuador plans political referendum in Oct-Interior Min
Reuters – USA
… Ecuador expects to hold a referendum in October to overhaul its discredited political system and will continue its cooperation with Venezuela, its Interior …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1711
Chavez Supporters Won 80% of Local Offices in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, August 10, 2005 —Chavez’s party, the Fifth Republic Movement (MVR), along with other allied parties of the pro-Chavez coalition, won 80 …

www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8BT5N9
G0.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

Venezuela biz group wants in on talks
BusinessWeek – USA
10 3:55 PM ET Venezuela’s largest business federation urged President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday to include the group in discussions as his government considers …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B5CE7CA6E-ADF
2-4F7A-922C-776B88D6E6B8%7D&language=EN

Youth Look at World in Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the World Youth and Student Festival are debating Wednesday a wide range of issues in the second day of …

www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/08/10/afx2176909.html
Venezuela govt seeks early full membership of Mercosur trade bloc
Forbes – USA
… done in good faith. Venezuela is currently an associate member of Mercosur, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

9/8/05

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/2005080
9-1857-venezuela-indigenouslands.html

Venezuela’s Chavez presents land titles to indigenous groups
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
KARI’NA LA ISLA, Venezuela — Six of Venezuela’s indigenous communities received title to their ancestral lands on Tuesday in a ceremony that Venezuela’s …

VENEZUELA’S Chavez presents land titles to indigenous groups
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
KARI’NA LA ISLA, Venezuela — Six of Venezuela’s indigenous communities
received title to their ancestral lands on Tuesday in a ceremony that
Venezuela’s …
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/200508
09-1857-venezuela-indigenouslands.html

CHAVEZ says Venezuela would defeat US invasion
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lashed out at one
of his favorite targets, declaring that if US forces were to invade the
South …
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20050809-1701-venezuela-us.html

US denies Venezuela spy allegations
Science Daily (press release) – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 9 (UPI) — The United States denies using the
US Drug Enforcement Agency to spy on Venezuela as asserted …
www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article
=UPI-1-20050809-10022500-bc-venezuela-us.xml

VENEZUELA’S Hugo Chavez Frias is clear favorite in local …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Prensa Latina reports that as Venezuela prepares to swear in new local
councilmen and town boards following Sunday’s elections, international
observers have …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45156

WONDERFUL to see Venezuela opening up relations with other nations …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
I would just like to congratulate Venezuela and its democratically-elected
President Hugo Chavez for their bravery in standing up to US imperialism.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45154

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45153
Chavez not losing much sleep over the USA’s intent to “punish” Venezuela
By: Oscar Heck
I don’t know how Chavez does it … to have the patience to answer people who ask senseless and absurd questions, as though they were being “so smart,” but in fact, making fools out of themselves.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45165
CNSNews.com: Bush urged to stick to global anti-prostitution stance
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Bush has pledged US$15 billion over five years for the battle against HIV/AIDS in some of the world’s worst-hit countries, but US law requires recipient organizations to have a policy “explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45163
Arab Times Online: US mulls sanctions on Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Even before Sunday’s decision, the top US diplomat for Latin America, Roger Noriega, had suggested to Congress it would be difficult this year to certify Venezuela as cooperating in the drug war.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45161
We need a campaign to move the UN and its offices to Venezuela…
By: Steve Callahan
The US must be put in its place and there are very few leaders in the world left that care more about their legacy then their wallets … and President Chavez is one of those leaders! A true leader!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45160
Its so hard to find out what is really happening in Venezuela…
By: Harry H Dickson Jr.
So many times the USA has interfered in the politics south of our border with very little accountability that my heart breaks every time we keep the poor people in their place any way we can for the sake of a few families and corporations.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45159
Roger Kotch is reflecting total ignorance of anything South of the Rio Grande
By: Paul Volgyesi
Anyway, comparing the salary, living and working conditions of a Canadian and a third world oil worker, or the laboral, environmental and fiscal constraints of transnationals in both environments is comparing apples with oranges.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45155
The Venezuelan opposition should delude itself or lie to its followers…
By: Carlos M. Pietri
Alianza Popular president, Oswaldo Alvarez Paz answered the question if the international observers had guaranteed the elections, saying that the foreign observers were brought in and financed by the government

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45154
Wonderful to see Venezuela opening up with other nations such as China
By: Xoliso Nkomo
Iraq and Iran are beginning to cooperate, right under the US’ nose. The sooner the US invaders are thrown out of Iraq the better, another victory for the free world and another defeat for the US oppressors and torturers.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45102
Petkoff: Chavist grassroots punish national leadership staying home
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Petkoff’s claim that the Chavist abstention was “militant” is supposedly based on his opinion that government people wanted to protest the imposition of candidates on the Chavist ticket.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45101
Opposition Zulia Governor’s party gains strength in Sunday’s elections
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
In Maracaibo, groups loyal to opposition State Governor Manuel Rosales did well with his Nuevo Tiempo party winning 11 of 13 legislative council seats and maintaining control on most Zulia State parish councils.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45100
US replies to Venezuela’s cancellation of DEA anti-drugs accord
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Ereli claims that the real reason for the Venezuelan President’s accusations against DEA lies in the Venezuelan government’s effort to divert attention away from its increasingly deficient collaboration in the war on drugs.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45099
CNE puts abstention at 69.18% … a tad better than in 2000
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Rodriguez admits that the turnout for these elections was indeed poor and places the number of voters that went to vote as 4,238,839.
The abstention figures are up slightly and certainly not as high as Sumate’s figure of 87%.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45164
Merco Press: US contingency plan for a Venezuela oil cut off
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The investigation was requested last November by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee but it only began moving a month ago and should be completed in another eight to ten months.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45162
7-Seven News Australia: Venezuela warns against US invasion
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Chavez spoke during the opening ceremony of a World Youth Festival bringing together student delegations from across the world and convened under the slogan “Against Imperialism and War.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=45156
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Frias is clear favorite in local governments elections
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Although final tallies are still to be confirmed, all indications show municipal elections among 38,000 candidates from 900 parties and organizations gave a new triumph for forces supporting President Hugo Chavez, which already have a congressional a

www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=U
PI-1-20050809-10022500-bc-venezuela-us.xml

US denies Venezuela spy allegations
Science Daily (press release) – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 9 (UPI) — The United States denies using the US Drug Enforcement Agency to spy on Venezuela as asserted …

www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk0MD
AmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY3NDMyMjUmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxNA==

Venezuela’s new ‘CNN of the people’
NorthJersey.com – Hackensack,NJ,USA
… “Venezuela recently … The minister of information and communication who presided over this attempted dismantling of Venezuela’s free press was Andrés Ibarra. …

www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=
2&CATEGORY_ID=29&NEWS_ID=162285

Viet Nam attends World Youth and Student Festival in Venezuela
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
Caracas (VNA) – Viet Nam is attending the 16th World Youth and Student Festival, which opened on August 8 (local time) in Caracas, Venezuela, along with 17,000 …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BCD18116F-0
BC9-4C90-9D4E-A30F17D637E7%7D&language=EN

Chavez Opens World Youth Festival in Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Aug 9 (PL) Around 20,000 young people from one hundred countries are participating in the 16th World Youth and Student Festival, inaugurated last …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B8E303089-387
5-4189-9048-6F543CAF5773%7D&language=EN

Panama and Venezuela Plan Summit Agenda
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Panama, Aug 9 (PL) Venezuela and Panama will take an important step in bilateral connections with the summit to be held here shortly between presidents Hugo …

www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200508090701
Results of Venezuela Elections: Let the spinning begin!
V Crisis – Venezuela
… With his characteristic arrogance, Rodriguez or “Jorgito” then asked Venezuelans to look abroad, as if a tradition of voting in Venezuela was irrelevant …

www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=202657&IdxSeccion=100421
Venezuela suspends ties with US drugs agency
InfoBAE.com – Buenos Aires,Buenos Aires,Argentina
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez accused the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of spying against his government and instructed his collaborators to …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/12335820.htm
Chávez’s goal: 21st-century socialism
Miami Herald – FL,USA
BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER. Hugo Chávez is birthing. He said that Venezuela is giving birth to 21st-century socialism. What is that? Let me explain. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C389BF7A-C7B5-4B89-8CC6-DE4CCE8ED685.htm
US mulls sanctions against Venezuela
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The United States is considering punishing Venezuela with sanctions for breaking off work with US anti-drug agents in the world’s top cocaine-exporting region …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/Venezuela-warns-ag
ainst-US-invasion/2005/08/09/1123353307471.html

Venezuela warns against US invasion
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… But Chavez said the US government, which “won’t stop caressing the idea of invading Cuba or invading Venezuela,” should be warned of the consequences. …

www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=89801&src=0
In Venezuela, radio soaps depict the refugee life
noticias.info (press release) – Spain
/noticias.info/ CARACAS, Venezuela, August 8 (UNHCR) — Radio and television soap operas in Latin America most often deal with questions of love, treason and …

www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=6206
US contingency plan for a Venezuela oil cut off
MercoPress – Uruguay
… Lugar requested the contingency study in a letter sent to GAO Director David Walker, arguing that for the last two years Venezuela’s “political instability …

8/8/05

US mulls sanctions against Venezuela
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The United States is considering punishing Venezuela with sanctions for
breaking off work with US anti-drug agents in the world’s top cocaine-exporting
region …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C389BF7A-C7B5-4B89-8CC6-DE4CCE8ED685.htm

IN Venezuela, radio soaps depict the refugee life
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, August 8 (UNHCR) — Radio and television soap operas
in Latin America most often deal with questions of love, treason and double
dealing. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR
/d055cb0e25d704a09b74cc3b5494ae8e.htm

US-GOVT. TV In Venezuela Would Backfire
The Ledger – Lakeland,FL,USA
… are no idle questions: Last month, the US House approved an amendment
that would authorize broadcasts of US government-funded news programs
to Venezuela, as a …
www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050808/NEWS/508080310/1036

VENEZUELA warns against US invasion
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… But Chavez said the US government, which “won’t stop caressing the
idea of invading Cuba or invading Venezuela,” should be warned of the
consequences. …
www.theage.com.au/news/World/Venezuela-warn
s-against-US-invasion/2005/08/09/1123353307471.html

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/articl
e/2005/08/08/AR2005080801162.html

US mulls sanctions on Venezuela over drug move
Washington Post – United States
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is considering punishing Venezuela with sanctions for breaking off work with US anti-drug agents in the world’s top …

english.people.com.cn/200508/09/eng20050809_201107.html
Venezuela trusts repeating triumph in Bolivarian Games
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Venezuela expects to win the 15th Bolivarian Games which begin this month in Colombia, repeating the triumph of the previous edition in Ecuador with the …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BC921FFA2-A5
7E-4615-B19F-6BB8D22AF5F1%7D&language=EN

Artistic Show to Open 16th Youth Festival in Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The 16th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) will open Monday with an artistic show, in which Venezuelan art will …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=44988
Venezuela hosts the XVI World Youth & Student Festival
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuela will be host to the XVI World Youth & Student Festival today. A total 17,000 young persons from 44 counties will take …

www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=38892
Venezuela Bishops pledge to be more active, prominent
Catholic World News – USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 08 … focused. The decision to completely review the Church’s entire ministry in Venezuela was made in 1996. …

today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=bondsNews&
storyID=2005-08-08T214631Z_01_N08351472_RTRIDST_0_ECONO
MY-ECUADOR-MINISTER.XML

Ecuador says to swear in Barreiro as finance minister
Reuters – USA
… Correa said on Thursday he had quit because of pressure not to go ahead with a loan from Venezuela which he had hoped would substitute for money from …

ogj.pennnet.com/articles/article_display.cfm?Section
=ONART&C=TOPST&ARTICLE_ID=234024&p=9

Eight operators accepted terms to turn 13 operating agreements …
Oil & Gas Journal – Houston,TX,USA
Petróleos de Venezuela SA continues to enforce national sovereignty over its hydrocarbons and to strengthen the new strategic vision for its oil business. …

www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UP
I-1-20050808-12255900-bc-venezuela-us.xml

Venezuela severs ties with the DEA
Science Daily (press release) – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused agents of the US Drug Enforcement Agency of spying …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=44986
Workers taking power, revoluyionary students & entering the …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuela solidarity “brigadista” Paul Benedek writes: Returning from the mountains (if your going to miss an occupation, a beautiful trip through the …

www.ain.cubaweb.cu/idioma/ingles/2005/ago8caracas-festival.htm
Cuban Delegation Welcomed at World Youth Festival in Caracas
Cuban News Agency – Cuba
… Festival of Youth and Students was warmly welcomed on Sunday at the Bolivar Plaza in Caracas as the island’s delegates paid homage to Venezuela’s liberator. …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR/d0
55cb0e25d704a09b74cc3b5494ae8e.htm

In Venezuela, radio soaps depict the refugee life
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, August 8 (UNHCR) — Radio and television soap operas in Latin America most often deal with questions of love, treason and double dealing. …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7BA105F4A0-988A
-4E09-911D-3F37512D278F%7D&language=EN

Chavez Clear Favorite in Local Venezuelan Governments
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) As Venezuela prepares to swear in new local councilmen and town boards following Sunday´s elections, international observers …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/12327916.htm
Local elections could foretell Chavez backers’ futures
Miami Herald – FL,USA
Across Venezuela, more than 38,700 candidates for local offices sought voters’ approval. … Voter turnout is traditionally low in Venezuela’s local elections. …

  
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