Venezuela News Links

May 14-19 2005

The good now taking place in Venezuela will be quite normal in Latin America
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
Senor Antonio Villaraigosa who is now Alcalde del Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles, Alta California, can now hold his head up with pride. He attained everything that the opposition used to deny him for a chance to be mayor.
Tourism Minister: Venezuela is one of Caribbean’s safest travel destinations
By: Reporters
In an exclusive interview with Caribbean News Digital during his visit to Cuba’s International Tourism Fair, Mr. Castro talked about the goals that will guide Venezuelan travel industry to safe port in coming years, as well as some projects in store
Violence? Deception? Manipulation? Military intervention? War?
By: Oscar Heck
Even though Chavez has been re-elected several times by the Venezuelan people ∑ – and even though Chavez won the referendum against him in August 2004 with a 59% clear majority ∑ – rumors abound, about and against Chavez.
Trial by a US jury which believe that Posada is God’s other begotten son?
By: Arthur Shaw
Then hours after the article hits and hours after a million people in Havana march demanding Posada’s arrest/extradition to Venezuela, Posada is arrested. This is what the article said about some of the key achievements on Posada’s resume.
How US Middle East policies are leading USA and Britain to disaster?
By: Bruce Porteous
The failure to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and destroy al-Qaeda has highlighted the limitations of American military might in defeating a determined enemy and achieve its objectives.
Humberto Marquez: Admitted Cuban terrorist poses tough test for USA
By: Humberto Marquez
Cuban-born Luis Posada Carriles, an admitted terrorist who was taken into custody in Miami and whose extradition has been formally requested by Venezuela, may be sent by the United States to a third country, like Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago.
HOV: One of the largest European trade unions supports Venezuela
By: Jorge Martin
Supporters of the campaign within the union campaigned for closer links between Amicus members and the solidarity work with the Venezuelan revolution in Britain.
Reuters quotes Castro as accusing USA of protecting accused bomber
By: Reporters
Cuban President Fidel Castro accused the US government Wednesday of wanting to protect an anti-Communist militant who was arrested in Miami and faces extradition to Venezuela for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban plane.
US ambassador to Venezuela says reassured over Russian assault …
Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – US ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield said he is now ‘satisfied’ with Venezuela’s purchase of 100,000 Russian assault rifles, adding …

Ensco to sell Venezuela drilling rigs
BusinessWeek – USA
Ensco said the sale of the rigs, located at Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, is expected to close by the end of the second quarter and should give the company a …
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, May 19 (RIA Novosti) – Venezuela has signed an agreement with Russia on the acquisition of 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, a deal that will earn …

Cuban would face justice in Venezuela, Caracas says
Globe and Mail – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… If the United States extradites a Cuban exile wanted in a 1976 airliner bombing, he would not be turned over to Cuba but would remain in Venezuela to face …

Commentary: Venezuela’s oil production woes will be felt widely
MarketWatch – USA
DALLAS (MarketWatch) — Recent estimates suggest that Venezuela’s oil production is running far below official government reports. …
Venezuela to defend fair oil prices
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Venezuela’s Energy and Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramirez said Wednesday that his country will firmly defend the sovereignty of its energy sources and fair …
Venezuela opposes OPEC production increase – Energy Minister
Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – Venezuela is opposed to an increase in oil production by OPEC member states during the next meeting of the cartel in June, and believes the …

Venezuela tries to foil gas smugglers
BusinessWeek – USA
18 9:15 PM ET Venezuela will restrict sales at service stations to foil smugglers who sneak into Colombia and sell cheap Venezuelan gasoline at great profit …

Guerrilla expansion alleged – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… Police investigate high-profile kidnappings in Venezuela and Paraguay, and find the fingerprints of Colombian rebels all over them. …

VENEZUELA: Exile will not be sent to Cuba
Swissinfo – Bern,Switzerland
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela pledged on Wednesday that a Cuban
exile it wants extradited from the United States for the 1976 bombing
of a Cuban …

VENEZUELA tries to foil gas smugglers
BusinessWeek – USA
18 9:15 PM ET Venezuela will restrict sales at service stations to foil
smugglers who sneak into Colombia and sell cheap Venezuelan gasoline at
great profit …

RUSSIA Signs Arm Agreement with Venezuela
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
By Anadolu News Agency (aa). Russia and Venezuela have today signed an
agreement in Moscow for the sale of automatic weapons. Russian …

VENEZUELA oil minister addresses currency
BusinessWeek – USA
18 4:30 PM ET Venezuela’s state-run oil company will begin paying foreign
oil firms in local currency instead of US dollars to bring operations
in line with …

VENEZUELA Opposes OPEC Output Hike in June
Forbes – USA
Venezuela is opposed to a production increase at OPEC’s next meeting in
mid-June, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said Wednesday. “The …

Venezuela says Posada should stay put
World Peace Herald – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s Interior Ministry said the United States should not permit Cuban dissident Luis Posada Carriles to leave the country. …

Venezuela Makes Exhaustive Investigation of Oil Companies
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Fiscal investigation of oil companies that have operating agreements with Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) state company becomes …
Arrest of Cuban ex-CIA figure puts Bush in tough political spot
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA operative who is wanted in Venezuela for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people, was seized …
Venezuela backing international news channel
USA Today – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Television is a window on the world, but if you’re sitting in Latin America, that window is more likely to be facing Baghdad than Buenos …
Henk Ruyssenaars: CIA jackals & World Bank Wolfowitz
By: Henk Ruyssenaars
Globally Wolfowitz is known as the bad genius behind the waged US wars, and amid global opposition he is expected to head the World Bank, one of the world’s biggest criminal institutions … thus a dirty job that fits Wolfowitz well.
We want respect .. we want sovereignty … we want peace, democracy
By: Leandro F. Chique C.
We do not have a president called Bush that thinks he’s the policeman of the world. Our politicians look more normal and common people than a “different breed‰ destined to keep power, like in USA.
Arthur Shaw: Is the United States above international law?
By: Arthur Shaw
Critics of this administration have been hounded out of public office. Peaceful protesters of his policies are beaten, arrested, attacked with pepper spray, electrocuted with stung guns, and shot with rubber bullets.
Most Americans have little or no idea of the extent of the Bush betrayal
By: Billie Wolf
President Chavez is human. Like all of us he will make mistakes … at least occasionally. But the Honorable President of Venezuela is a great man; a beacon of hope and light beaming throughout the world.
It’s about time that the people of the USA began to learn about reality
By: Oscar Heck
If one has not eaten in two days, how can one absorb knowledge? If one is in bed, suffering from untreated raging pneumonia, how can one learn or retain information? Education goes hand in hand with well-being.
Venezuela is acting on behalf of his admirer and icon dictator Fidel Castro
By: Enrique J. Canton
The extradition of Mr. Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela, is another attempt of the left communist sympathizers of Castro‚s Cuba, to hand him in a silver plate and be executed by this dictator.
Michael Keefer: The Strange Death of American Democracy: Endgame in Ohio
By: Michael Keefer
And certainly not Republican Congressional Representative Peter King, who made an equally notable video statement on the afternoon of November 2nd, long before the polls closed, in the course of a White House function that seemed to have put him into
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 18 (RIA Novosti, Andrei Kurguzov) – On Tuesday Venezuela and Russia signed an agreement on supplies of 100,000 Kalashnikov submachine-guns …

VENEZUELA Broadcasts Anti-Terrorist Cuban March Live
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan TV Tuesday broadcast live
the pro-justice and anti-terrorism march in Havana, Cuba, demanding the
extraction of …

VENEZUELA signs contract to purchase Russian assault-rifles
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, May 17 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela signed an agreement with Russia
on Tuesday to purchase 100,000 Russian-made Kalashnikov AK-103 assault-rifles,
Defense …

VENEZUELA extradites FARC member to Colombia
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, May 17 (Xinhuanet) — The Venezuelan government extradited to
Colombia a rebel who had been involved in a kidnapping there, the local
press reported …

VENEZUELA to investigate oil contracts
BusinessWeek – USA
17 5:04 PM ET Venezuela’s National Assembly will investigate contracts
signed with private oil firms in the 1990s as President Hugo Chavez looks
to rework the …

VENEZUELA will never surrender to the United States – Worth,IL,USA
… his 222nd radio and television program “Alo, Presidente,” transmitted
from the state of Barinas, President Hugo Chavez reiterated that “Venezuela
will never …

Venezuela steps into Indian oil sector
Business Standard – India
The agreement that was signed between Oil India Limited and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Intevep, Venezuela for pilot exploitation of extra heavy/heavy oil …
Latin states seek more control of oil
Christian Science Monitor – USA
CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Tens of thousands of poor protesters took to the streets in Bolivia this week, demanding that President Carlos Mesa do what Venezuelan …
Reporters on the Job
Christian Science Monitor – USA
. Oh, for Some Ruby Slippers: Trying to get an interview with government officials in Venezuela is no easy task, says staff writer Danna Harman. …

Reporters Without Borders: Well-financed arrangement with Otto Reich
By: Diana Barahona
RSF has been anything but nonpartisan and objective in its approach. In fact, when it comes to Latin America and to Cuba in particular, it has been blatantly overt in its single-minded neo-con crusade against the Castro regime.
Portion of Filas de MaricheˆUniversidad Santa Maria road collapses
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
According to the director of the local State Trooper Police Department, Luis Zapata, traffic towards the area has been highly restricted until an evaluation of total damages is made and pavement restoration begins.
Andrew McKillop: Open shift to the Euro would further lock-in higher oil prices
By: Andrew McKillop
Today, with oil prices that show extreme volatility but are close to $50/bbl, US economic growth on an annual base remains above 3.75%, and achieved more than 4.5% on an annualized base, in 2004, with oil prices that regularly exceeded $55/bbl.
Posada Carriles tells the Miami Herald he no longer feels he has to lie low…
By: Reporters
Posada Carriles, whose whereabouts had been a mystery to all but a few people since he slipped into the United States two months ago from Mexico, emerged to give an interview to the Miami Herald in an apartment in the city’s upscale Brickell business
Erroneous, biased information used to classify a country with intent to invade
By: Carlos M. Pietri
How is it possible that one of greater powers of this world depends on advisors like Mr. Waller to take such important decisions, with such erroneous and biased information, to classify a country with the intent to invade it?
Venezuela will never surrender to the United States
By: Armando Núñez
The Venezuelan leader pointed out that the US government has not changed its goal, which is to try to end the Bolivarian revolution with the support of domestic allies.
Imperialist Goal: To oust Venezuela’s Bolivarian government
By: Armando Núñez
Evidence of this new attack was printed on pro-opposition daily newspapers El Nacional and El Universal, which disparaged the performance of Venezuelan state oil corporation PDVSA and distorted the government‚s intention to build new socialism.
AN puts the microscope on international oil operating agreements
By: Armando Núñez
Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) second vice president Pedro Carreno told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that a commission was created to evaluate the operating agreements and strategic partnerships signed by PDVSA.
PDVSA will not reimburse oil companies’ operating costs in dollars
By: Armando Núñez
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to defend strategies which facilitate the full recovery of oil income and are necessary to fund development projects.
Venezuela extradites rebel leader to Colombia
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, May 16 (Xinhuanet) — The Venezuela government extradited a leader of Colombia’s largest rebel group to Bogota Monday afternoon, the Justice Ministry …

US meddling in Venezuela
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA
… elected, he is not “governing democratically.” Translated, this simply means that he is governing in the interest of the common people of Venezuela rather than …
Teaching Race in Venezuela
Axis of Logic – Boston,MA,USA
At the International Afro-Descendent Conference hosted by Venezuela last weekend, Humberto Brown of the Global Afro-Latino and Caribbean Initiative (USA …
Posada speaks out in Miami
Miami Herald – FL,USA
… Luis Posada Carriles may be the most wanted man in Cuba and Venezuela, but on this recent afternoon, the man accused of deadly terrorism peacefully sips a …

VENEZUELA extradites rebel leader to Colombia
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, May 16 (Xinhuanet) — The Venezuela government extradited a leader
of Colombia’s largest rebel group to Bogota Monday afternoon, the Justice
Ministry …

VENEZUELA’S PDVSA mulls refining crude oil in Uruguay – sources
Forbes – USA
CARACAS (AFX) – Petroleos de Venezuela SA is considering refining crude
oil in Uruguay and financing the extension works that would be needed
at the refinery …

VENEZUELA’S Oil Output May Be Below Estimates Amid Labor Unrest
Bloomberg – USA
May 16 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s oil output, suspect since the strike
that shut down the world’s fifth-largest exporter more than two years
ago, may be more …

US confirms Venezuela´s request for Posada´s extradition
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
… This past Friday, Venezuela officially requested the extradition of
Posada, responsible for the explosion of a Cubana Airlines passenger plane
in 1976 that …

EMERGING debt-Spreads balanced by Venezuela, Argentina
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) – Emerging sovereign debt spreads were flat
on Monday in light trade balanced by negative headlines from Venezuela
and positive news …
Venezuela regime “must change or be changed”
MercoPress – Uruguay
The Washington Center for Security Policy warned that the increasingly repressive – and aggressive — government in Venezuela must either “change or be …

Venezuela launches effort to solve housing crisis
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Thousands of would-be Venezuelan home buyers are lining up to receive loans and subsidies from a government that is telling them …
The President will NOT be televised … unless when he makes the news! New York Times report!
By: Reporters
Now, an initiative pushed by Hugo Chávez will soon give Latin America Telesur, a regionwide television station that he says is aimed at “counteracting the media dictatorship of the big international news networks.”
You ask what to do about Venezuela … I would say, first get the facts straight!
By: Elio Cequea
Rice has made public her “problems” with the Venezuelan government. As vice president for Information Operations of The Center for Security Policy, you seem to be engaged in an “operation” to inform the reasons for her tribulations. Jeff Cohen: Buy Your Gas at Citgo: join the BUY-cott!
By: Reporters
Of the top oil producing countries in the world, only one is a democracy with a president who was elected on a platform of using his nation’s oil revenue to benefit the poor. The country is Venezuela.
President Hugo Chavez Frias: The MVR-PPT conflict makes me sick
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Chavez Frias reiterates accusations that the USA is engaged in a tactic of weakening the bases of the Bolivarian movement from the inside by making political capital out of inside divisions and creating rumor mills.
Chavez Frias attacks broadsheets for erroneous oil production figures
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“I have asked the National Assembly (AN) to find out why the penultimate Congress approved of the agreements … if the companies want to sue, then they can.”
Andrew McKillop: BP Amoco‚s magic curve
By: Andrew McKillop
Oil consumer nation agencies such as the OECD‚s IEA and the US EIA, joined by OPEC and Russian oil sector forecasting institutions, present Œpotential major increase‚ in world oil supply as being feasible and likely, at least through 2005-06.
Joël Pozarnik: “Spiritual Revolution” and the Venezuelan political process
By: Joel Pozarnik
Michael Keefer: Hugo Chavez Frias and the sense of history
By: Michael Keefer
For readers accustomed to the thin gruel of platitudes, Orwellian inversions and vacuous cheerleading into which North American political rhetoric seems to have declined, a Chavez Frias speech can be a heady experience.
Bolivar Gold Corporation reports net loss of US$1.5 million in Q1 2005
By: David Coleman
The company says the major components of the loss in Q1 include general and administrative costs of US$0.7 million, net financial expenses of US$0.4 million and a non-cash charge for stock option expense of US$0.4 million.
Bema Gold reports US$14.8 million net loss mainly on Venezuela Lo Increible
By: David Coleman
Bema’s gold revenue in Q1 2005 increased 9% over Q1 2004 to $21.5 million on sales of 51,792 ounces at an average realized price of $415 per ounce, ending the quarter with $40.3 million in cash and cash equivalents.
Still going strong across the United States, CITGO brand celebrates 40 years
By: David McCollum
A lot of things have come and gone since 1965 but PDVSA, indirectly owned CITGO brand is still going strong across the United States of America thanks to the unique collaboration among its employees, marketers and retailers over the years. The Reporters Without Borders Fraud
By: Reporters
The positions of RSF against the governments of Havana and Caracas are found in perfect correlation with the political and media war that Washington carries out against the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutionaries.

Venezuela’s Oil Output May Be Below Estimates Amid Labor Unrest
Bloomberg – USA
May 16 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s oil output, suspect since the strike that shut down the world’s fifth-largest exporter more than two years ago, may be more …

VENEZUELA halts reimbursements to oil companies – Reports
MarketWatch – USA
CARACAS (MarketWatch) — Petroleos de Venezuela (PVZ.YY) will no longer
reimburse contracted oil firms in dollars for their expenses, President
Hugo Chavez …

VENEZUELA: The only valid password for Socialism and Global … – Worth,IL,USA
University of Los Andes (ULA) professor Franz JT Lee writes: As from May
18 till June 3, 2005, here in Merida, Venezuela, we are organizing various
activities …

VENEZUELA asks US to extradite wanted man
Gulf Times – Doha,Qatar
WASHINGTON: Venezuela on Friday officially asked the United States to arrest
and extradite Luis Posada Carriles, an opponent of Cuban leader Fidel
Castro …

LEVEL-HEADED investors keep on seeing Venezuela as a viable … – Worth,IL,USA
… Oscar Heck writes: While US State Department megaphones like Condoleezza
Rice and Roger Noriega keep on amplifying anti-Chavez (anti-Venezuela)
banter ∑ and …

VENEZUELA calls for price band for oil as lots of pressure put on … – Worth,IL,USA
THE INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER editor Bob Chapman writes: Mr. Rodriquez,
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister and former OPEC president has called for
a new price band …

Venezuela Today — Report from the third “Encuentro Mundial”
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
by John Olmsted. April 13th marked the third anniversary of the defeat of a coup against the democratically elected presidency of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. …
Sorry Mr. Thompson, you‚ll have to do more research; bring reasonable facts
By: Carlos Herrera
The Social Report also reveals that the effects of this sabotage even caused the slow moving average of life expectancy to decline as well. In 2002 it was 73.72 years and in 2003 declined to 72.98, such was the effect of the economic mayhem.
Venezuela: The only valid password for Socialism and Global Emancipation
By: Franz J.T. Lee
We are organizing various activities, to celebrate the golden jubilee of Bandung, within the context of the Seminar and Forum “Dialogue South-South: From Bandung Till Today,” underlining the relevance of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Level-headed investors keep on seeing Venezuela as a viable investment
By: Oscar Heck
While some Venezuelan anti-Chavez National Assembly members continue to sulk and weep endless rivulets at the feet of US politicians, licking their dirty boots ∑ business and financial organizations are looking at Venezuela as a land of opportunity.
Chavez Frias plugs foreign exchange loophole thwarting foreign oil exploiters
By: David Coleman
Until now the oil companies had been billing the state-owned oil corporation Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in US$ … taking advantage of a loophole in Venezuela’s strict foreign exchange legislation foreign exchange.
Full spectrum disorder: Canada, like an hyena stands yipping at the sidelines!
By: Chris Herz
Haiti dies too as her last democratic president’s last democratic premier lies near death as the result of his hunger strike following many months of illegal imprisonment … Monsieur Yvon Neptune is his name.
Chavez Frias says Empire is fanning divisions inside government camp
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The President calls on all supporters to close ranks and support the revolutionary process … “supporters mustn’t fall into the Empire’s trap and play its game.”
You have to say one thing for Chavez Frias … he is absolutely fearless
By: Bob Chapman
To balance the news media Venezuela is launching a South American ‘Al Jazeera’ … this would be a continent-wide television network slated for broadcast throughout South America in the coming weeks.
Chavez Frias promises to tighten control over strategic oil resources
By: Bob Chapman
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias has announced measures to probe tax evasion by foreign companies, which may add up to $2 billion. He also promised to tighten control over strategic oil resources.
Venezuela calls for price band for oil as lots of pressure put on prices
By: Bob Chapman
Within the next few weeks, oil from the Caspian will start flowing into an 1,100-mile pipeline from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, via Tbilsi, the capital of Georgia and across eastern Turkey to the Port of Ceyhan, on Turkey‚s Mediterranean Coast.
USA against terrorism but obviously not their terrorism by their agents
By: Bob Chapman
Luis Posada Carriles was an employee of the CIA and during his engagement with the agency he helped plan and execute the bombing of a Cuban commercial airline that killed 73 innocent people in 1976.
Tupamaros brush off allegations of 500 desertions … stronger than ever
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The MRT is connected to the (Caracas) 23 de Enero blocks zone in Caracas and was publicly considered as an urban guerrilla group until it left its clandestine character to come out into the open two years ago.
CEV ready to monitor HR rights of April 2002 prisoners …time for amnesty?
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The group contends that the same conditions should apply today that existed in 1992 when the Church and other NGOs monitored the HR rights of imprisoned rebel soldiers after 2 failed coups.
Pro-government Jesuit slams Fifth Republic for conspiracy of corruption
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Commenting on internal differences inside MVR, Gazo maintains it’s a disgrace that politicians are fighting each other for a post … “they forget that got elected in Chavez Frias’ shadow and would be nobody without him.”
Ralou News: When the BBC won‚t call a terrorist a terrorist
By: Ralou News
the BBC refuses to call him a terrorist in this article, and hints that Posada is not really a bomber at all by headlining the article, “Cuba ‘bomber’ sought by Venezuela.”

ARE Venezuela policies a benefit or burden?
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
SABANETA, VENEZUELA — Workers are cutting sugar cane on fields that once
lay fallow, stitching together T-shirts at state-funded cooperatives and
building …

VENEZUELA wants US to hand over Cuban dissident
Monsters and Critics – Glasgow,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) — Venezuelan officials want the United States
to extradite a Cuban dissident to Venezuela to face charges of bombing
a Cuban airliner …

UNANIMOUS Support in Venezuela to Extradition of Posada Carriles
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Practically unanimous is Venezuela’s demand
to deliver terrorist of Cuban origin Luis Posada Carriles, responsible
for …

Azer Tag – Azerbaijan
Mining and energy ministers of Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela Tuesday
signed a document creating a forum called Petrosur aimed at carrying out
joint projects …
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Venezuela asks US to extradite Cuban over bombing
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Venezuela asked the United States on Friday to extradite a Cuban exile and former CIA collaborator for his suspected involvement in the …

Venezuela Court Reverses Decision to Ban ADR Trades (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… The ban threatened to cut off one of the sole legal means to obtain dollars in Venezuela. … Venezuela is the world’s fifth-largest crude exporter. …
Venezuela to invest US$700 mln on free sports university
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
The Venezuelan government plans to invest 700 million US dollars in a sports university of free education for Latin America students, officials said Friday. …
Becton Dickinson Venezuela Fined $1.6M
Forbes – USA
The fine was levied against Becton Dickinson Venezuela CA “for the practice of abusing its dominant position and exclusion,” Venezuela’s Office for the …
Teaching Race in Venezuela – Caracas,Venezuela
At the International Afro-Descendent Conference hosted by Venezuela last weekend, Humberto Brown of the Global Afro-Latino and Caribbean Initiative (USA …
Venezuela, Cuba agree on maritime cooperation
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Venezuela and Cuba have signed an agreement on maritime cooperation, the Bolivarian News Agency reported Friday. The agreement was …
Caribbean News : Venezuela, Curacao Agree to Foster Tourism
CubaXP – Cuba
… In the same breath, Venezuela and Curacao agreed to maintain the state-run company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) as leaser of the Curacao oil refinery, a …

VENEZUELA Lists Chavez Opponents Online
Guardian Unlimited – UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – The problems began when their names surfaced
on a list posted on the Internet, page after page of Venezuelans singled
out for their …,1280,-5004276,00.html

VENEZUELA to bill oil firms 4 years of back taxes
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela will charge oil firms four years of
back taxes on some operations as the government clamps down on the oil
industry, a tax …

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