VENEZUELA HEADLINES AUGUST 10-14 2004

14/8/04

DEMOCRACY May Be Real Winner in Venezuela
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Aug. … But the real winner may be Venezuela's shaky
democracy, with voters getting a chance to decide their country's future.

abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040814_1406.html

LAND reform divides Venezuela
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SANTA ELENA DE ARENALES, Venezuela – (KRT) – After years of strife, Venezuelans
go to the polls Sunday to determine whether their populist, firebrand
president…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9402914.htm

THE Foreign Policy Leadership Council Calls For a More Responsible…
Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco,CA,USA
… It should take advantage of this weekend's elections in Venezuela to
take a strong stand. On Sunday, Venezuela will hold a referendum…
home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndm
ViewId=news_view&newsId=20040814005008&newsLang=en

DIVIDED Venezuela Unified by Anxiety Before Vote
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela, starkly divided by class and
politics, was unified by anxiety on Saturday as opponents and supporters
of leftist…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5976615

VENEZUELA: Florentino, The Devil And The Opposition
Axis of Logic – Boston,MA,United States
… The beer to be had˜Polar, owned by Mendoza, one of the wealthiest
families of Venezuela, a member of which {Enrique} is governor of the
state of Miranda and…
www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_10914.shtml

VENEZUELA'S Chavez heads to referendum bolstered by high oil…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… highly popular programs, which he dubbed “missions,” are financed from
a two billion dollar fund drawn directly from the Petroleos de Venezuela
(PDVSA) state…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/100822/1/.html

THE US challenge in Venezuela
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
The importance to Americans of this Sunday's referendum in Venezuela (Opinion,
Aug. 4) lies not only with world oil prices, but…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/9400256.htm

VENEZUELA Floridated
Guerilla News Network – USA
Maybe it's jealousy: Unlike Mr. Bush, Chavez, in Venezuela, won his Presidency
by a majority of the vote. … Venezuela sits atop a reserve rivaling
Iraq's.…
www.guerrillanews.com/corporate_crime/doc5054.html

VENEZUELA'S Chavez heads to referendum bolstered by high oil…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… highly popular programs, which he dubbed “missions,” are financed from
a two billion dollar fund drawn directly from the Petroleos de Venezuela
(PDVSA) state…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/100822/1/.html

THE US challenge in Venezuela
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
The importance to Americans of this Sunday's referendum in Venezuela (Opinion,
Aug. 4) lies not only with world oil prices, but…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/9400256.htm

VENEZUELA Floridated
Guerilla News Network – USA
Maybe it's jealousy: Unlike Mr. Bush, Chavez, in Venezuela, won his Presidency
by a majority of the vote. … Venezuela sits atop a reserve rivaling
Iraq's.…
www.guerrillanews.com/corporate_crime/doc5054.html

VENEZUELA'S recall vote to oust Chavez is too close to call
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Amid high tension and fears of violence, a deeply
divided Venezuela votes on Sunday on whether President Hugo Chavez should
be booted…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4927268.html

CLOSE Vote Predicted in Venezuela Recall
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – Deeply divided over Hugo Chavez's presidency, Venezuelans
face the difficult task of mending political wounds no matter who wins
a…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9397135.htm

CHáVEZ'S back is against the wall in Venezuela's heated recall…
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… who spearheaded a failed coup attempt in 1992, Mr Chávez won landslide
elections in late 1998 on a pledge to fight corruption and create a more
equal Venezuela…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=937012004

VENEZUELA at fever pitch as vote looms on President's rule
Independent – London,England,UK
Tensions in Venezuela before tomorrow's referendum on the divisive rule
of President Hugo Chavez reached fever pitch yesterday as a huge opposition
rally…
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=551301

OIL price rises on fears Venezuela will oust Chavez
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The prospect of a supply disruption in Venezuela if President Hugo Chavez
loses a referendum on his leadership on Sunday sent the price of oil above
$43 in…
www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2004/08/14/
cnoil14.xml&menuId=242&sSheet=/portal/2004/08/14/ixportal.html

VENEZUELA seeks unity in oil industry
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Venezuela's biggest buyer remains the United States, eager to consume
most of this country's huge output in oil, but Chávez's government has
recently stepped…
www.iht.com/articles/533998.html

VENEZUELA: mass rally says Œno‚ to pro-imperialist recall
The Militant – New York,NY,USA
… The day before the march, officials of Venezuela‚s Evangelical church,
which claims a few million members, called for a “no‰ vote in the
referendum.…
www.themilitant.com/2004/6831/683104.html

13/8/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22418
Saab Lofton: Sigh, if only John Kerry could be half the man Hugo Chavez is…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22416
Mendoza extends velvet fist to Chavistas at best opposition rally since April 2002

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22417
Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' news round-up — August 13, 2004

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22414
New Venezuelan Navy commander welcomes purchase of submarines

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22415
Yet another glaring example of the opposition’s ideological double standards

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22413
Chavez Frias spins home truths on the opposition's economic blueprint

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22408
Franz J. T. Lee: Venezuela … Alienation and Emancipation

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22407
Chavez has the votes; should not be a 2nd Allende … big test for embattled populist

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22410
Mendoza says in plain language is that Sunday's recall referendum is useless

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22405
Spanish photographer disavows aggression claims in Caracas

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22412
New York Times (NYT): After disruptive strikes, Venezuela spurred by oil prices

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22411
Venezuela’s opposition looks to Washington for hope, but gets only blank stares

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22406
Opposition seeks to create chaos, violence by releasing early results

VENEZUELA Faces Questions on Oil Co. Fate
Forbes – USA
… weekend recall referendum on his rule, one of the biggest challenges
for the opposition would be to stabilize labor relations within Venezuela's
government-run…
www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/feeds/ap/2004/08/13/ap1504816.html

WILL Carter Bless the Cubanization of Venezuela
NewsMax.com – West Palm Beach,FL,USA
Jimmy Carter is in Venezuela as an “observer‰ to the recall election
that will prove critical in determing whether President Hugo Chavez can
create another…
www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/8/13/140955.shtml

CRUDE ends above $46 as traders eye Iraq, Venezuela
Investor's Business Daily (subscription) – USA
… with traders wary of a weekend packed with uncertainty related to a
battle against Shiite militants in Iraq and the presidential recall vote
in Venezuela.…
www.investors.com/breakingnews.asp?journalid=22657369&brk=1

VENEZUELA'S Chavez, Survivor of Coup, May Overcome Recall Vote
Bloomberg – USA
… A victory for Chavez would boost confidence in Venezuela, the world's
fifth-largest supplier of oil and a member of OPEC, because he has shown
a commitment to…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=avNUaSGg8xqg&refer=latin_america

WORLD oil prices firm amid Iraq violence, ahead of Venezuela poll
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… held firm next to record closing peaks in trading amid supply worries
caused by heavy fighting in Iraq and possible strike action in major producer
Venezuela.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/100737/1/.html

SUPPORTERS and Foes of Venezuela‚s Chavez Rally During Last Day…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… losses in 2003. An elderly woman wears a neckband with the word Venezuela
on it, and carries a small Venezuelan flag. She says in…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1334

VENEZUELA May Delay Results in a Close Vote, Nacional Says
Bloomberg – USA
13 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's National Electoral Council, which is overseeing
this Sunday's recall vote on President Hugo Chavez, said it may delay
releasing…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aO4NcVHUJZHg&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA'S Glorious Revolution?
Tech Central Station – USA
… ever before. If we are talking about current events, however, the military
leader is Hugo Chavez and the country is Venezuela . We…
www.techcentralstation.com/081304D.html

VENEZUELA: Security for everybody during the referendum
Amnesty International – USA
All parties involved in the political conflict in Venezuela must uphold
the rule of law at all times if they are to construct a society where
the rights of all…
news.amnesty.org/mav/index/ENGAMR530132004

NEITHER Chavez nor opposition spark Venezuela's independent voters
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – (KRT) – Fed up with the polarizing rhetoric and violent
confrontations that have shaken his country to the core, a student and
aspiring…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9391819.htm

AT stake in Venezuela vote
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
THERE IS indeed much at stake in this Sunday's presidential referendum
in Venezuela (”Chavez backers rally in Caracas,” Page A9, Aug.…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2004/08/13/at_stake_in_venezuela_vote

OIL Close to $45 Peaks on Iraq, Venezuela
Reuters – USA
… Oil hovered near record peaks on Friday, underpinned by worries of
fresh sabotage on Iraq's oil industry and possible unrest in Venezuela
where President Hugo…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5967885

VENEZUELA recall vote a test
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ For decades, the United States enjoyed a warm political,
ideological and economic alliance with oil-rich Venezuela.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9387458.htm

VENEZUELA'S poor struggle as politicians talk
Independent Online – South Africa
Carmen de Uria, Venezuela – In a derelict ghost town on the Venezuelan
coast, 12-year-old Elvis Palacios salvages rusty steel bars from ruined
buildings…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=122&art_id=qw1092367620264W643

DISCREET Charm of the Status Quo in Venezuela
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Amazingly, after months of struggle toward a democratic, constitutional,
electoral and peaceful solution to Venezuela's crisis, there are those
today who wish…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60603-2004Aug12.html

CHANGE or stability in Venezuela?
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… It's amazing that, after months of struggle toward a democratic, constitutional,
electoral and peaceful solution to Venezuela's crisis, there are those
today…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/186069_sanchez13.html

VENEZUELA split as Chávez faces vote on presidency
Guardian – UK
… The vice-president, José Vicente Rangel, felt obliged to issue a public
assurance on Monday that Venezuela's oil exports would not be disrupted,
whatever the…
www.guardian.co.uk/venezuela/story/0,12716,1282126,00.html

EXPERTS fear Venezuela recall vote could cause oil prices to climb
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – (KRT) – With oil prices spiking to record levels,
experts are nervously watching as Venezuela prepares for a key vote Sunday
that could…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9385887.htm

VENEZUELA rebounds, but is it all a mirage?
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
CARACAS With its protests and political tumult of the past few years, Venezuela
has been anything but hospitable to business. Still…
www.iht.com/articles/533830.html

POLL divides Venezuela's rich and poor
BBC News – London,England,UK
… High oil prices have also enabled Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest
oil exporter, to rebound strongly from a two-month opposition petroleum
strike which…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3557844.stm

VENEZUELA'S oil minister: OPEC is nearly at full output capacity
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – OPEC “cannot do much more'' to lower record high
oil prices because the organization is close to full output capacity,
Venezuela's…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/13/latest/18440Venezuela&sec=latest

VENEZUELA Opposition Looks to Washington For Hope
Scoop.co.nz (press release) – New Zealand
As events unfold in Venezuela leading up the August 15 recall vote that
will determine the fate of President Hugo Chávez, the opposition, and
the country, the…
www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00121.htm

12/8/04

DISPATCHES From Chávez's Venezuela
Slate – USA
CARACAS˜To understand the enigma that is Venezuela under Hugo Chávez,
you have to start up high˜way up in the hills, in slum neighborhoods
like El Paraiso…
slate.msn.com/id/2105063/entry/0/

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22399
President Hugo Chavez Frias is on a win-win ticket, whatever the result

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22398
Chavez Frias says he's the Constitution's #1 watchman whatever the recall result

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22402
Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' news round-up — August 12, 2004

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22397
Zulia regional procurator involved in skirmish with Chavistas in Maracaibo barrio

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22396
Chavistas and anti-Chavists involved in faction fighting in Plaza Bolivar

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22403
Miami Beach (Florida) Progreso Weekly: Uh! Ah! Chavez is here to stay

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22404
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson comes out in support of Chavez Frias

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22400
Yves Engler: Will the US respect the democratic will of the people of Venezuela?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22401
President Chavez Frias has been the most permissive leader in a century

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22395
Former Mayor of Stamford (UK) sends best wishes for Chavez' success in RR

VENEZUELA Opposition Marches; US Warns of Violence (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
… Concern that unrest could cut oil output in Venezuela, the world's
fifth-biggest supplier, helped push oil futures to records in New York
and London.…
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US Warns of Possible Violence Over Venezuela Vote (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
12 (Bloomberg) — The US said Venezuela faces possible violence as demonstrators
take to the streets ahead of this weekend's referendum on removing President

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aFDQSUA9pxV4&refer=latin_america

EXXON Mobil, Venezuela Agree to Build $2 Bln Plastics Plant
Bloomberg – USA
12 (Bloomberg) — Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded
oil company, and Venezuela's state oil company agreed to build a $2 billion
plastics…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aRsiV1jyaqyQ&refer=latin_america

US Warns of Possible Violence in Venezuela Over Chavez Vote
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) — The US State Department said that the potential
for violence exists in Venezuela where voters go to the polls Sunday to
cast ballots in…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aKc0rWdAR62o&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA economy worse under Chavez
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — The economic numbers indicate that Venezuela's poor
are no better off than they were five years ago when President Hugo Chavez
came to…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Venezuela%20Economy

VENEZUELA'S Hugo Chavez Faces Judgment Day
Bloomberg – USA
12 (Bloomberg) — Sunday is judgment day, of sorts, for Venezuela.…
The bond market is betting on the price of oil, not on the political future
of Venezuela.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&refer=columnist_derosa&sid=aEB.0dDCzaxI

CUBA watches as Venezuela decides how the oil will flow
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
HAVANA – Cuba's economically strapped government is closely watching Sunday's
recall referendum in Venezuela, which could deprive it of vital oil supplies
and…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/energy/2731226

VENEZUELA opposition conditions acceptance of referendum results
Xinhua – China
… its evaluation of the referendum will “exactly coincide” with the results
to be released by the National ElectionCouncil (CNE) of Venezuela, Moreira
said.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/12/content_1765208.htm

VENEZUELA – Between Empire and Revolution
Sydney Indymedia – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
On Sunday, August 15th, a national referendum is scheduled to take place
in Venezuela to decide whether democratically-elected president Hugo Chávez
should…
sydney.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=44697&group=webcast

VENEZUELA opposition kiosk attacked before vote
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Supporters of Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez attacked an opposition campaign kiosk in Caracas on Wednesday
days before…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N11449760.htm

11/8/04

THE USA does not want democracy in Venezuela … it wants TOTAL…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
But whichever scenario becomes reality, it should be clear to all that
the path along which President Chavez is steering Venezuela is not what
the US wants……
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22392

VENEZUELA strike fears drive up oil
Australian Financial Review (subscription) – Pyrmont,NSW,Australia
… Sea crude set a new record closing high overnight, driven by the Iraq
battle, crisis-torn Russian oil titan Yukos and fears of a strike in oil-rich
Venezuela.…
afr.com/articles/2004/08/12/1092102556450.html

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22393
Venezuelan proposal accepted by Organization of American States (OAS)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22392
The USA does not want democracy in Venezuela … it wants TOTAL control

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22394
Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' news round-up — August 11, 2004

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22391
Opposition promises super-duper turnout on Thursday to close campaign

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22390
El Mundo director Kiko Bautista resigns over UCV opinion poll withdrawal

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22388
Foreign investors torn between post recall choices and alliances

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22386
CD backs Mendoza 100% and goes bulldog in recall referendum PR war

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22385
Only fair to ask: Is Mr. Bush fighting a war on terror — or a war on democracy?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22389
Endorsement of much needed cleaning out of corruption was good to hear

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22384
Progressive Trail Robert Jensen: US opposition to democracy in Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22381
President Hugo Chavez Frias gathers momentum as RR approaches

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22380
Given the opposition’s violent and checkered track record anything is possible

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22379
COHA: The Washington Post’s Jackson Diehl strikes out on Venezuela

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22378
I laugh in your faces … you don’t know squat about my country and you never will!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22377
Sunday’s Venezuelan recall vote on Chavez‚ could usher in better times

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22376
A bunch of prehistoric people with prehistoric thoughts and prehistoric tactics

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22375
Opposition has superiority complex, looking down on Venezuelan ways

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22383
Accredited ambassadors maintain optimism on the eve of the referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22382
International electoral organisations to participate in recall referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22374
PetroleumWorld.com: Hugo Chavez is heading towards total defeat

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22387
Oscar Heck: Of course ∑ there is corruption ∑ but what is the point?

POWELL urges Venezuela to reject violence
Salon (subscription) – USA
… on President Hugo Chavez. “Venezuela's future is in the hands of its
citizens,” Powell said in a statement. “The United States stands…
www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/08/11/venezuela_powell/

WILL Venezuela get the Florida treatment?
Working for Change – San Francisco,CA,USA
Hugo Chavez drives George Bush crazy. Maybe it's jealousy: Unlike Mr. Bush,
Chavez, in Venezuela, won his Presidency by a majority of the vote.…
www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=17454

US Opposition to Democracy in Venezuela
ProgressiveTrail.org – McMinnville,OR,USA
Of course we would — which is why the people of Venezuela have a right
to be outraged at the US government's ongoing attempts to meddle in the
electoral…
progressivetrail.org/articles/040811Jensen.shtml

CARTER Center heads south to monitor Venezuela's recall vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
A team from the Carter Center arrives in Venezuela Wednesday in advance
of an unprecedented referendum on recalling that country's president.

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/atlanta_world/0804/11carter.html

VENEZUELA Military Is Unknown Card in Referendum
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Five days before Venezuelans vote in a referendum
on President Hugo Chavez's rule, many are asking how the fractious military

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5928346

VENEZUELA: OPEC could increase production capacity in 6 months
Xinhua – China
… Venezuela will propose a review at the next OPEC meeting of thecartel's
price band, which ranges from 22 to 28 US dollars per barrel.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/11/content_1758059.htm

TWO men charged in Venezuela for alleged fraud at Canadian Embassy
Canada.com – Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (CP) – The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office has
charged two Caracas men with fraud in connection with the $2 million Cdn
found missing…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=0f447b67-1f6c-4a85-b90b-3853f23cddbf

VENEZUELA courts join fray
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… CARACAS, VENEZUELA ˆ With the approach of Sunday's recall vote on
the rule of populist President Hugo Chávez, the court system has become
a major…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0811/p07s01-woam.html

VENEZUELA'S government promises for August 15
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… President Hugo Chavez. Venezuela`s government is pledging that the
country's oil exports will continue uninterrupted. Mr. Rangel…
www.petroleumworld.com/Ed081104.htm

ARTS WEEKLY/FILM-VENEZUELA: Politics Invades the Silver Screen
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
CARACAS, Aug 14 (IPS) – As Venezuela's recall referendum on President Hugo
Chávez approaches, the battle has hit the screen in two films with an
impact that…
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=25026

VENEZUELA'S Electoral Council Outlines Plans for Contingencies and…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, August 10, 2004˜One week before Venezuela‚s presidential referendum,
the country‚s only officially recognized electoral authority, the National

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1332

VENEZUELA‚S Chávez Gathers Momentum As Recall Approaches
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Venezuela President Hugo Chávez is widely depicted by his opponents, by
Washington and by much of the mainstream media as a dictator-in-the-making,
a Latino…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1236

AMBASSADORS accredited in Venezuela wish the CNE good luck
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Caracas, 10 Aug. (Venpres/Armando Nunez).- The Diplomatic Body accredited
in Venezuela has held a meeting with the National Elections Council (CNE)
today to…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22372

10/8/04

VENEZUELA Bonds Hold Near Six-Month High on Outlook for Chavez
Bloomberg – USA
10 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's benchmark bond held near a six-month high
on expectations President Hugo Chavez will remain in office after this
weekend's recall…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=afbhdAt3TE.w&refer=news_index

IN Venezuelan Referendum, US May Root for Chavez
Pacific News Service – San Francisco,CA,USA
Editor's Note: America's thirst for oil and its fear that unrest in Venezuela
could spread to strategic Colombia mean that, behind a war of words, Washington

news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=dcb9e8a99509077e82e1ec28a7946c2d

UN watching Venezuela recall referendum
Big News Network.com – Australia
… However, Eckhard added, The secretary-general wishes to remind the
government of Venezuela and all political sectors that, when his special
adviser visited…
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?rid=197e685624797900&cat=b8de8e630faf3631

HARVEST Natural Resources Hedges Oil Production
Yahoo News (press release) – USA
… headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an independent oil and gas exploration
and development company with principal operations in Venezuela and an
office in…
biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040810/datu041_1.html

AMBASSADOR Shapiro should return to aid Bush steal the November…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… permitted to remain on Venezuelan soil … they are a disgrace to the
USA and a threat to Venezuela. They should be invited to return…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22371

VENEZUELA'S Government Promises to Stem Violence, Keep Oil Flowing
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Venezuelan leaders are pledging that the country's oil exports will continue
uninterrupted — regardless of the outcome of Sunday's referendum on President

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C7F29810-5403-4B61-825FBB48E3C631DE

VENEZUELA gives oil reassurances
BBC News – London,England,UK
… That shut down Venezuela's oil industry and caused turmoil on international
markets. … Venezuela is the fourth largest supplier of oil to the US.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3550494.stm

DAILY Oil Market Comment
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Then there is the ongoing Yukos battle with the Russian government
and concerns over what will happen in Venezuela for the Presidential referendum.

www.channelnewsasia.com/cna/finance/markets/companywatch/article/10_20040810cao156.htm

OTHER Views: Polarized Venezuela prepares to vote
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
MIAMI The outcome of Venezuela's Aug. … Unless they validate the vote,
the political crisis in Venezuela could escalate and spark renewed violence.

www.iht.com/articles/533239.html

VENEZUELAN GDP Grew as Much as 15%, Giordani Says (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
9 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's economy grew as much as 15 percent in the
second quarter as rising oil income boosted government spending, Planning
Minister Jorge…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=asacb.bRNHOs&refer=latin_america

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