VENEZUELA HEADLINES OCTOBER 14-24 2004

24/10/04

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Questions I would have asked Bush and given Kerry FOUR YEARS to rebut…
By: Elio Cequea
According to the FBI, terrorism is “the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives”.

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National Guard (GN) seizes 3 tonnes of illegally extracted gold at Las Cristinas
By: David Coleman
GN Captain Edgar Palacios says that GN Lt. Col Jesus Mota Matos led the raid and that the gold has been safely turned over to the Energy & Mines (MEM) Ministry's local representative Jonny Lopez.

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Bob Chapman: Its no wonder Venezuela is loading up on military hardware…
By: Bob Chapman
As Mr. Chavez sought a truce with Washington elitists, the US accused him of human trafficking … that is not diplomacy … that is viciousness and arrogance. Latin American leaders know the invasion of Iraq was an effort to steal that nation‚s oil.

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Chavez Frias calls on followers to secure Miranda State on October 31
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The pattern emerging is that the opposition expects to hold on to existing State Governorships and re-conquer key States, such as Merida, Tachira and Bolivar, leaving Caracas to the government and organizing the defense of votes.

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Western Maracaibo comes alive with the La Chinita religious festivities
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Devotion to the Virgin called La Chinita has been defined as an integral part of the Zulian identity, which can explain the presence of thousands of devotees, who combine identity with the spirituality of asking for and repaying favors granted.

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GN seizes 400 kilos of cocaine at Caracas Simon Bolivar international airport
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The General reports that in another operation his men managed to seize 174 kilos ((383 lbs.) of cocaine and 37 kilos (81.4 lbs) of heroin on its way to the USA … the drugs had been hidden in a cargo of airplane spare parts.

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South Korean LG Electronics says its sales in Venezuela will grow by 50%
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Seoul-based LG Electronics has also raised its Venezuelan sales of televisions, audio systems and DVD to 20% … aiming for a 15% share of the local cell phone handset market this year as part of its global strategy.

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Miami gun dealer charged with supplying weapons and ammo via Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The 13-count indictment returned by a grand jury in Miami comes on top of other charges issued earlier this year against gun store owner Joseph Ruiz and six members of an alleged weapons trafficking ring.

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Not for the first time, North American wire services are carrying distorted reports
By: David Coleman
The government has already granted vast tracts of land to the homeless crofters, but private land owners claim authorities have often classified their land as state-owned where there has been a long-standing dispute over documentary ownership.

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Opposition must expect a monumental defeat in next weekend's elections
By: David Coleman
Rangel says the current government enjoys overwhelming support, but “most of the responsibility will be the tremendous irresponsibility of the opposition that refuses to accept defeat and insists on repeating its mistakes.”

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Opposition Asdrubal Aguiar voted on to Iberian American Academy
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
As a central figure in the Coordinadora Democratica (CD) in its struggle to oust Venezuela President Chavez Frias, Aguiar has acted as member of a team of roving ambassadors, using their influences in Washington to discredit the government.

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Enrique Mendoza heads opposition electoral rally in Miranda State
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Mendoza has stated that the only way to avoid electoral fraud is for people to get out and vote. Opposition candidates maintain that the National Elections Council (CNE) has stacked the odds in favor of government candidates.

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Pair of Simon Bolivar pistols up for auction at Christies (New York)
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
According to Christies, it was Bolivar's great love Manuela Saenz that gave the pistols as a gift to Englishman Ricardo Illingworth the year Simon Bolivar died in 1830. The pistols have a little plaque engraved with two hearts intertwined.

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Venezuela drawing a new type of tourism to study Chavez' leftist policies
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Popular destinations for such travelers are clinics where Cuban doctors provide free medical services to slum residents and community radio stations run by the poor.

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High scores for Caribes, la Guaira and Cardenales in double-header encounters
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Leones de Caracas were wiped out by 6 solid Cards entries from Adrian Hernandez and 5 ribbies shared between Selwyng Langaigne and Rene Reyes. Cards fans in Caracas and in Lara State watching the game on TV were thrilled by the satisfactory outcome.

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International Intellectuals & Artists to meet in Caracas for anti-Bush policy summit
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
A significant group of American intellectuals is to attend the World Summit of Intellectuals & Artists in Defense of Humanity due to take place in Caracas and in several other cities of Venezuela, December 2 thru 7 of this year.

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Bob Chapman: Its no wonder Venezuela is loading up on military
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
and then the new devil incarnate Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias, whom they have attempted to murder and or remove from office.

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Venezuela sends troops to guard regional elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, Oct. 23 (Xinhuanet) — At least 120,000 troops will guard the regional elections next weekend in Venezuela, the country's top general said Saturday.

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Venezuelan president says he will send troops to expropriate land
CBC News – Canada
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stepped up the pressure on wealthy landowners Saturday, saying he will send troops to confiscate

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — October 22, 2004
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
(Venpres/Tln: Armando Nunez) .- A delegation from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has congratulated Venezuela for acknowledging the

23/10/04

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Rape Acquittal Criticized in Venezuela
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Prosecutors, lawmakers and rights activists criticized Venezuela's judicial system for the acquittal of a man who had been accused of

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Venezuela beefs up border with choppers
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 22 (UPI) — Venezuela will receive in July the first batch of Russian helicopters ordered to improve security

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Chavez Declares “Fight To The Death” Against Corruption In
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, October 22, 2004—One day after the release of an international report that ranked Venezuela as one of the most corrupt countries in the world

22/10/04

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Venezuela to Take Delivery of First Russian Helicopters in July
Bloomberg – United States
22 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, seeking to beef up security on the Colombia border after clashes with irregulars, said it will take delivery in July of the first

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Oscar Heck: Readers agree that Venezuela is a beautiful country ..
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
amount of real information from the many readers who have “retaliated” against my last article in which I downplay the “dangerousness” of Venezuela.

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Hands Off Venezuela picket of Venezuelan Consulate, London
In Defense of Marxism – UK
On Thursday afternoon, October 21, around twenty activists from the Hands Off Venezuela solidarity campaign gathered outside the Venezuelan consulate in London

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Social Investment: A Decisive Factor in Venezuela's Gas and Crude
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
When the bidding processes begin, for example the ones projected in the Gulf of Venezuela and in the Falcón waters, will one of the decisive factors be the

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Venezuela Forges Ahead Towards Regional Energy Integration
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
be a propitious setting in Latin America for the creation of Petroamerica, a strategic alliance of regional oil companies proposed by Venezuela that would

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Venezuela's CVG Minerven plans to expand local gold production by
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
will be added to working capital to finance, among other projects, work leading to a feasibility study on the El Foco saprolitic gold project in Venezuela.

21/10/04

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Dominican Republic, Venezuela negotiate oil agreement
Xinhua – Beijing,China
21 (Xinhuanet) — The Dominican Republic and Venezuela started negotiations in Santo Domingo on Thursday for a new agreement on oil supply from Venezuela …

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Venezuela skyscraper reinforced after weekend fire
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, Oct. 21 (Xinhuanet) — Work has started to reinforce a 56-story building in Caracas feared to be collapsing after a weekend

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Presentan 49 países películas para el Oscar
El Universal (México) – Distrito Federal,Mexico
Películas de 49 países, entre ellos Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela y Ecuador competirán por el Oscar al mejor filme extranjero en febrero.

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Venezuela Lawmakers Rework Controversial Media Law
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan lawmakers backing left-wing President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday they were working with opponents to rewrite parts

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Chavez Slams Graft After Report Faults Venezuela
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared a “fight to the death” on Thursday against corruption and urged supporters to give up

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L'Oreal May Invest $10M in Venezuela
Forbes – USA
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal may invest up to US$10 million (euro8 million) in Venezuela as the company aims to become this beauty-crazed nation's top

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Venezuela Projects Economy to Grow
Forbes – USA
Venezuela's economy will grow by 4 percent to 6 percent annually for the next three years as inflation slows down and investment picks up, the national budget

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Experts Say Venezuela's Oil Target Tough
Forbes – USA
Venezuela's 2005 national budget assumes average oil production of 3.4 million barrels a day next year, a figure industry experts contend will be nearly

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Oscar Heck: Forget going to Venezuela, I don't want to die just
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
I was very disappointed to hear that a Canadian friend made the decision to go to Costa Rica for a two-week vacation instead of to our beautiful Venezuela.

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Elio Cequea: Utopia, reality, Venezuela and us…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
six years. Both want to establish it in Venezuela and make our country a perfect place in its socio-economic aspects. #1 — Utopia

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Venezuela: To Make and Think the Bolivarian Revolution
CMAQ – Québec,Canada
Ever since the victorious electoral Battle of Santa Inés, all over Venezuela the Bolivarians are talking about “deepening the revolution”, about making the

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Rev On Line : A Fair Venezuela Vote
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
It is ironic that Jimmy Carter, the same man who endorsed the recall referendum results in Venezuela, without even asking for an immediate and manual vote count

20/10/04

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Venezuela, Colombia to build gas pipeline
Xinhua – Beijing,China
20 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela and Colombia will build a cross-border natural gas pipeline with a total investment of 130million US dollars, Venezuela's state

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Venezuelan opposition candidates refuse to participate in
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Oct. 31 regional elections in Venezuela because of an alleged lack of transparency, the local daily El Nacional said Wednesday.

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The Promise of Restitution of Indigenous Rights in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
The arrival of Christopher Columbus was commemorated last week in countries across the Americas except in Venezuela. This past October

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Electoral Council Majority and Opposition Fight over Venezuela's
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, October 20, 2004—In a press conference yesterday Francisco Carrasquero, President of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), accused co

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — October 20, 2004
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Maturin, 20 Oct. (Venpres/Tln: Armando Nunez).- The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Chavez Frias has proposed the candidate to the

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Fire Damage of Venezuela's Tallest Building Caused Losses of Up
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, October 20, 2004—The Caracas landmark skyscraper that was partially destroyed by fire last Sunday, produced losses of up to $300 million and will

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Venezuela sees bounce in economy
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
CARACAS, VENEZUELA Venezuela expects its economy to grow 11.3 percent in 2004 as the world's No. 5 oil exporter pulls out of two

19/10/04

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Venezuela Investigates Fire in South America's Tallest Building
Bloomberg – United States
18 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela is investigating to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the top 20 floors of South America's tallest building and why the

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STRATFOR: Venezuela's paper army
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… Venezuela's armed forces are a hollow shell, so weakened by years of defense spending cuts that soldiers patrolling the border region frequently lack uniforms

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Fire Practically Destroys Venezuela's Tallest Building
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, October, 18, 2004—A fire broke out on in the early morning hours of Sunday in Venezuela's highest skyscraper, an important government building in

18/10/04

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US Ambassador says bilateral relations will improve on basis of mutual respect.
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
“Relations will improve based on the national interests of both countries, and also based on mutual respect for the sovereign rights of two countries, two peoples and two governments.”

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Controversy as Appeals Court frees Baruta Mayor Henrique Capriles Radonski
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
In a controversial move, an Appeals Court has decided to acquit Caracas (Baruta) Mayor Henrique Capriles Radonski who has been held on remand on charges associated with his involvement in April 12, 2002 riots threatening to invade the Cuban Embassy i

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National Election Junta designs new audit mechanism for October 31 elections
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Rodriguez also said that the estimated number of boxes to be opened would be over 5,000 and they will be chosen at random in each voting center by the voting station president.

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National Executive designates commission to investigate Parque Central fire
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Minister of Communication & Information (MinCI) Andres Izarra has informed that by order of the National Executive, a special commission has been set up to evaluate damage and investigate the causes of the fire in Parque Central's towers.

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Liliana Hernandez withdraws from election race for Caracas Libertador Mayor
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Primero Justicia (PJ) candidate for Libertador Municipality Mayor's Office, Liliana Hernandez has told a press conference that she will not be running as candidate in the upcoming regional elections scheduled for October 31.

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September lending boost signals Venezuela's economic recovery gathering force
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Lending by Venezuela's 49 banks and financial institutions rose 6% to 16.8 trillion bolivares (US$8.8 billion) in September from Bs.15.8 trillion the previous month, lending jumped 61% through September.

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Carter Center snubs Venezuelan regional elections after opposition intransigence
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The Carter Center states that “the fact that the opposition has rejected the reports made by the Carter Center on the previous electoral process, makes it difficult for us to reach the goal of increasing trust in the electoral process.”

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Organization of American States (OAS) blanks Venezuelan regional elections
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The Organization of American States (OAS) has informed the Venezuelan National Elections Council (CNE) that it will not be able to accept an invitation to send an elections observation mission for the upcoming regional elections on October 31.

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Fred Cederholm: Ask only how the Bush administration is perceived abroad?
By: Fred Cederholm
Shortly after the 9-11 attack, the administration identified the 19 culprits. Since then, at least 6 of them have been found alive and kicking in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan — the victims of identity theft.

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Venezuela, Mexico in politics/energy accord; cooperation against drug trafficking
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
bilateral consultative mechanism in politics and energy and to continue bi-lateral cooperation against drug trafficking. They also agreed to exchange experiences in areas of common concern to boost technological and social-economic development.

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Japan Today: Venezuelan chocolates bring smiles to Japanese sweet lovers
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
El Rey chocolates are made from only the highest-grade cacao beans and manufactured with the latest technology. The company uses high-grade beans to develop unblended chocolate products, something once thought to have been impossible.

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Venezuelan Finance Ministry in Bs.348.388.505.817 export VAT/IVA refund
By: David Coleman
The CERTs are described as “holding values” or fiscal credits in favor of taxpaying individuals and companies that may be used by those entities to set against taxes due on domestic sales, income and other taxes and may even be ceded to third parties

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US concerned about Venezuela human rights
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
“We believe the proposal, if it becomes law, would criminalize the defense of human rights in Venezuela,” spokesman Richard Boucher said.

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8th month lending boost signals Venezuela's economic recovery
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Bloomberg is reporting that Venezuela's banks and financial institutions have boosted lending for an 8th month (September) signaling that the country's

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Venezuela, Mexico in politics/energy accord; cooperation against
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia are members of the G-3 on Free Trade under which Venezuelan-Mexican trade figures are expected to reach US$1.14 billion this year

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Venezuelan September Bank Lending Jumps for 8th Month (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
18 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's banks and financial institutions boosted lending for an eighth month in September, a signal that the country's economic recovery

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Plot to kill me, says Chavez
News24 – South Africa
the United States, saying 'Chavez, pay attention, Chavez, don't let down your guard, because they're preparing an assassination in Venezuela,'” Chavez said on

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The Possible Faces of Democracy in Venezuela
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
actually means. After a year and a half thaw, popular power is once again stimulating popular consciousness in Venezuela. Since

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Opponents demand fair Venezuela vote
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Hundreds of opponents of Venezuela's left-wing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez marched through Caracas on Saturday to demand a fair vote in upcoming regional

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VENEZUELA: A revolutionary university
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
The Venezuelan government, under President Hugo Chavez, has created “missions” to provide services to Venezuela's population.

17/10/04

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Of Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Venezuela's War of the
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuelan media, my curmudgeonly friend Gustavo Coronel appears to have dozed off in front of his DVD to judge by his descriptive of Venezuela's “War of the

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Venezuela and its feisty, highly independent President Hugo Chavez
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Then there is Venezuela and its feisty, highly independent President Hugo Chavez … friend of Fidel Castro and Brazil's Lula Da Silva …

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Venezuela's Sincor shuts upgrader; CVG Alcasa to reach 210,000 t/a
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
An upgrading unit at Venezuela's 160,000 barrel per day (bpd) Sincor synthetic crude project has been shut for an estimated seven weeks for planned maintenance

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Give the Venezuelan government a break … let some crumbs fall to
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
assistance. In the meantime, Putin will visit Brazil. Venezuela is buying Russian defensive hardware and Argentina is buying gold. America

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Franz JT Lee, Bill Lyne and Steven Hunt: Concerning UFOs!
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Franz, I have read several of your essays with great interest. By and large I agree with the rudimentary changes being forged by

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Caracas mayor pulling out of poll
BBC News – London,England,UK
The mayor of Caracas in Venezuela says he is withdrawing his candidacy for re-election in local elections, amid opposition concerns about the poll.

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Oil blurs industry problems in Latin America
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Windfalls from higher oil prices are enabling nations such as Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela to mask the mounting urgency for reforms and investments needed in

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Chavez Threatens Jail for Govs Who Lose
ABC News – United States
CNE) at the end of an opposition protest march demanding a fair vote in the upcoming gubernatorial and mayoral elections, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Oct.

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — October 15, 2004
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres (Wendy Beltran/Tln: Armando Nunez).- The price of Venezuela's basket of crudes and products advanced 1.70 cents to rest at US$43.87 a barrel on Friday

16/10/04

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Mexico, Venezuela to restore bilateral consultative mechanism
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
16 (VNA) — Mexico and Venezuela have agreed to restore a bilateral consultative mechanism in the fields of politics and energy as well as the fight against

15/10/04

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Venezuela's UBV is an inspiration for youth and workers all over
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Hands Off Venezuela campaigner Ray Smith writes: One of the fields where the Bolivarian Revolution has advanced is in education.

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Is Venezuela a sufficiently rich nation to provide its citizens a
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The IACHR intrusion, categorizing Venezuela as a nation where the majority is in need, implies that the government is failing in its duty.

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Putting their lives at risk to help create a more equitable
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
They are the anti-Chavez movement in Venezuela They are the same ones who want Venezuela to go backwards … to be re-ruled by the Adecos or Copeyanos …

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Is Venezuela a sufficiently rich nation to provide its citizens a
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The IACHR intrusion, categorizing Venezuela as a nation where the majority is in need, implies that the government is failing in its duty.

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Putting their lives at risk to help create a more equitable
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
They are the anti-Chavez movement in Venezuela They are the same ones who want Venezuela to go backwards … to be re-ruled by the Adecos or Copeyanos …

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Workers Struggle to Take Over a Paper Mill in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
On September 7, 2004, the owners of Venepal, a paper mill in Morón, Carabobo, in Venezuela, decided to cease their operations and not pay their 400 workers

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A witness to history: Venezuela?s vote
People's Weekly World – USA
WASHINGTON ? It started as a desire to witness history: Venezuela was on the eve of its first presidential recall referendum, and an epic struggle was being

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ILO Visits Venezuela to Investigate Freedom of Association
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
A direct contact mission from the International Labor Organization (ILO) arrived in Venezuela earlier this week to investigate complaints presented before that

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Eight Participants in Venezuela's April 2002 Coup Found Guilty
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, October, 15, 2004—A case that has lasted more than three months ended yesterday night after more than 6 hours of deliberation with a Judge

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Cargill Seeks Closer Ties With Venezuela
Forbes – USA
Cargill is seeking closer ties with Venezuela's government so it can continue to supply state-run markets that sell subsidized food to the poor, a company…

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Choosing Between Boilerplate and One Who Is Prodigiously Insincere
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… year's largest US suppliers were Canada (2.1 million barrels), Saudi Arabia (1.8 million barrels), Mexico (1.6 million barrels), and Venezuela (1.4 barrels).…

14/10/04

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Lands Institute (INTI) getting shakedown with dismissal of regional directors
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Recently appointed INTI national director, Eliecer Otaiza is spearheading the restructure in an effort to root out vices that have cropped up in allotting and defining idle lands … “service will be speedy, efficient, democratic and tolerant.”

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Vice President J.V. Rangel meets the new Venezuelan PNUD representative
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The PNUD representative also expressed his pleasure of working “in such a beautiful country as Venezuela, and I am at the service of Venezuelans, to work for the human development of this country.”

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CNE Rodriguez says claims against the Electoral Registry unsubstantiated
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
National Electoral Junta president, Jorge Rodriguez has disavowed claims that there is a massive number of address-less voters in the Electoral Rolls; rejects serious complaints saying that they are baseless and made without providing any evidence.

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National Assembly (AN) to continue discussion of the new Radio & TV Law
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Accion Democratica (AD) deputy Pedro Pablo Alcantara requested discussion as second point of order of an agreement to repudiate the events of October 12, when a group of alleged government supporters destroyed a statue of Christopher Columbus.

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Jesus A. Rivas: President Chavez wrong to present Columbus as a criminal
By: Jesus A. Rivas
Columbus was simply a sailor that connected two worlds. It's true that, once the worlds were connected, the meanest and most aggressive attacked viciously and produced great suffering on the peaceful.

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Paraguay President and PDVSA's Ali Rodriguez Araque meet in La Asuncion
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Venezuela and the Southern Cone countries continue to take concrete steps towards the integration based on complementarity, using the region‚s oil and gas resources as levers in creating responsible, sovereign and sustained development.

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Christopher Columbus: More than 500 years of oppression in Latin America
By: Cort Greene
It was the beginning of the exploitation and slaughter of the indigenous people on the continent by the different imperialist powers, of the different anti-imperialist movements which have inspired the workers and youth from all over the world.

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Venezuela's baseball winter league 2004-2005 kicks off this evening
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The season will last till December 27 and Round Robin kicks off on December 29 thru January 21, 2005. The tournament as such consists of 248 games over a period of 12 weeks. The winners will receive the Jose Ettegui Cup.

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Richard Smith: How many more people in Venezuela will go to prison?
By: Richard Smith
The bourgeois style and look of Maria Corina Machado contrasts greatly with the uniformed image of Manuel Marulanda … or even Osama Bin Laden brandishing an AK 47. The question is, can these people be tarred with the same brush?

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Venezuela: After the Referendum
CMAQ – Québec,Canada
Those very same groups enrich themselves in Venezuela, start the Puebla-Panama Plan against the Central America peoples, pollute and loot Ecuador, and finance

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Venezuela breaks with Columbus Day and roots for indigenous roots
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
While other Latin American countries and US-Hispanic communities celebrated Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza yesterday, in Venezuela the government changed all

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US beefs up military presence in Colombia and threatens Venezuela
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Personnel will be doubled and more threatening for Venezuela is the permission given to the State Department to detail any relation whatsoever between

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US Sec. of State Powell calls Venezuela 'reliable oil supplier'
Oil & Gas Journal – Houston,TX,United States
of State Colin Powell said during a visit to Brazil earlier this month “that despite the rhetoric of Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez, Venezuela is a

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