Venezuela News Links

April 15-21 2005

“New Phase” in Venezuela-Chile Relations Say Presidents – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, April 21, 2005—”That is how we can create a new hemispheric reality,” affirmed Chilean President Ricardo Lagos after signing several oil …
Chile and Venezuela express concern about the situation in Ecuador – Worth,IL,USA
During a joint press conference in Caracas, visiting Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias have expressed concern for the …
Petroleos de Venezuela’s CITGO responds to New York Times … – Worth,IL,USA
… waxes, asphalt and other industrial products, CITGO is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, SA, the …
Venezuela’s Chávez Laments Turmoil, Violence in Ecuador – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, April 21, 2005—At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon during the visit of Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, Venezuela’s president …
Chavez: ‘Mr. Danger’ focused on Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reiterated his opposition to the Free Trade Area of the Americas on Tuesday, saying his stance …
Petroleos de Venezuela’s CITGO responds to New York Times allegations
By: David McCollum
As an SEC-registered company, CITGO is subject to section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Certifications by CITGO’s CEO and CFO have been incorporated into those filings. CITGO’s SEC reports are available on the company’s Web site @
Disgruntled Chavists lodge injunction at TSJ accusing Bernal of fraud
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“We are protesting Bernal’s failure to respect election results, such as the case of Maracao and Antimano … afterwards, he negotiated the positions with allies without any consultation.”
Chile and Venezuela express concern about the situation in Ecuador
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The Chilean Foreign Minister is in touch with the whole of South America so that in such lamentable situations as Ecuador’s the “South American Union can act as a union and not as individual countries, as we have done before.”
Chavez prays Benedict XVI will not forget the South and the great majorities
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Chavez Frias says Pope Benedict XV is remembered for his efforts in attempting to end the Great War and his famous statement, “peace cannot be the daughter of violence, only of reason.”
Chile hopes Venezuelan cheap oil could tip balance for Insulza at OAS
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Currently the OAS is divided 17-17 between Insulza and a USA supported Mexican candidate. Chavez Frias insists on the importance of South American integration and a strategic alliance to show solidarity with countries within the South-South axis.
Oliver L. Campbell: A firm date for publishing PDVSA‚S 2003 Accounts?
By: Oliver L. Campbell
It seems that for several months after the strike at the end of 2002, PDVSA did not keep adequate records and that has delayed, and continues to delay, the production of the 2003 accounts.
Chile and Venezuela sign a series of oil and cooperation agreements
By: Reporters
After signing the agreements, Lagos said that both countries need to establish policies aimed at bring about social equality through regional economic growth and ŒŒmore realistic and efficient‚‚ integration.
Franz J. T. Lee: For whom did the church bells of St. Peter’s Square really toll?
By: Franz J.T. Lee
Over the last weeks, any still thinking person easily could have noticed how this religious panacea is operating, could have observed that nothing supernatural, divine or holy was taking place in Rome.
Bolivarian League gives much needed boost to Venezuelan baseball
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
According to sources, the league has the backing of the Venezuelan League of Professional Baseball (LVBP) and the Criollitos de Venezuela organization. A total 600 players from 16 regions between the ages of 17-40 will take part in the league.
CITGO‚s Lake Charles refinery now 4th largest in the United States of America
By: David McCollum
The company announced today that a US$293 million crude vacuum expansion (CVE) project increases the refinery’s crude processing capacity from 325,000 bpd to 425,000-440,000 bpd.

LATIN AMERICA: Indigenous Filmmakers Give Glimpse into Their World
By Humberto Márquez
CARACAS - A painter's search in the Peruvian jungle for plants that would reproduce the colour blue served as the inspiration for the grand-prize winner at the latest Anaconda Awards, a regional competition for videos made in South America's tropical rainforests.
Rice protests deal to arm Venezuela
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
MOSCOW — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday warned Russia against selling arms to Venezuela, and Moscow immediately rebuffed her criticism, saying …

CHILEAN President Visits Venezuela
Voice of America – USA
… President Ricardo Lagos is expected to sign a series of oil and commercial
agreements with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during his visit to Venezuela.

VENEZUELA, Panama deny Gutierrez requests political asylum
Xinhua – China
QUITO, April 20 (Xinhuanet) — The ambassadors of Panama and Venezuela
to Ecuador denied Wednesday that sacked Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez
had asked …

VENEZUELA flexes oil muscle
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… in Russia Tuesday for talks with that country’s leaders is “concerned”
about some arms sales in Latin America, specifically Venezuela, reports
Bloomberg News. …

VENEZUELA, India to start oil project
Sify – India
Jaipur: Venezuela and India would start a pilot project on heavy oil exploration
in Rajasthan in August, Centre said today. Oil …

Lagos and Chavez Begin Official Talks in Venezuela
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of Chile Ricardo Lagos, and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela began official talks at the seat of government in Miraflores …

Argentina Denies that Venezuela Destabilizes the Region
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Buenos Aires, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Foreign Affairs Minister, Rafael Bielsa, denied that Venezuela has a desatabilizing effect in Latin America …

New York Times: Venezuela’s CITGO … high oil prices have masked … – Worth,IL,USA
… Tribune, New York Times’ Simon Romero and Alexei Barrionuevo write from Houston (Texas) that “ever since Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela in 1998 …
Iran, Venezuela boost economic ties
Persian Journal – Iran
… Oropeza said ministry of popular economy has signed an accord with the Iranian Soot Machine diary production factory to launch six production lines in Venezuela …
Colombia concerned about Venezuelan monopoly over CAN satellite – Worth,IL,USA
The Colombian government is said to be concerned about Venezuela’s space program. Bogota’s El Tiempo says Colombia is determined …
Clearing up disinformation on the amount and use of Venezuela’s … – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline commentarist Carlos Herrera writes: The disinformation concerning Venezuela’s oil income, pumped out by rabid opposition writers such as Gustavo …

RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
… a press conference whether the United States saw Russia as its strategic partner after the latter had sold 100,000 submachine guns to Venezuela, US Secretary …

Headlines for Wednesday, April 20, 2005 (Caracas time)
New York Times: Venezuela’s CITGO … high oil prices have masked turmoil
By: Reporters
Current and former CITGO executives have revealed in recent weeks that Chavez has shaken to the core the company’s once-staid culture, leaving CITGO in a state bordering on disarray.
Clearing up disinformation on the amount and use of Venezuela‚s oil income
By: Carlos Herrera
The disinformation concerning Venezuela‚s oil income, pumped out by rabid opposition writers such as Gustavo Coronel and Mery Mogollon, has to be addressed at some point.
Venezuelan Bishops say new Pope Benedict XVI has got what it takes
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The CEV has its own agenda set up for the new Pope to tackle, namely the appointment of a new cardinal and bishops, credentials for the new Papal Nuncio and several cases of beatification of Venezuelan religious personalities.
Colombia concerned about Venezuelan monopoly over CAN satellite
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
According to the broadsheet, Venezuela had started its lobby for the satellite, saying it had ordered a 24-transponder satellite from China in 2004 during a visit to that country by President Hugo Chavez Frias.
Media Minister Izarra says each Ministry to get press spokesperson
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The Minister ducked an embarassing question during a press conference about the failure of State channel VTV to broadcast a protest by disgruntled MVR activists against alleged steamrolling of candidates to municipal and parish councils.
Controversial Venezuelan political analyst and historian Jorge Olvarria dies
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Olavarria supported Chavez Frias during the latter’s presidential campaign in 1998 but turned against him as member of the Constituent Assembly. Characteristically, Olavarria never accepted the brief dictatorial government of Pedro Carmona Estanga.
Venezuela, India to begin project on heavy oil exploration
Hindu Business Line – India
JAIPUR: Venezuela and India would start a pilot project on heavy oil exploration in Rajasthan in August, Centre said today. Oil …
Venezuela’s Chavez consolidates his power, as Opposition weakens – Caracas,Venezuela
President Hugo Chavez is governing Venezuela today virtually without any effective, united opposition, as shown by the third anniversary of the events of April …

Venezuela Proposes Regional Literacy Campaign
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela proposed an ambitious literacy campaign in Latin America on Tuesday, backed up by international institutions and …

Its a whale of a story and we need readers to help set the record straight…
By: Oscar Heck
The population of the USA is about 350,000,000 … therefore this means that within a potentially short period of time all the people in the USA could potentially believe the same untruth.
Venezuelan government has 100% ownership of Las Cristinas goldmine
By: Roy S. Carson
Questions had arisen after North American stock market manipulators attempted to deduce that the Venezuelan government’s requirement of a 51% controlling interest in foreign oil joint ventures also applies to mineral resource developments in country.
Venezuela’s IRS/Seniat imposes trading halt on overnight couriers in tax purge
By: David Coleman
Despite the order, the government has in fact allowed the couriers to process a number of deliveries to avoid suffering to paying third party customers.
Only a bunch of traitors would sell their country for a mess of potage
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
The whole story of the assassination attempt on the “Il Manifesto” journalist Giuoliana Sgrena and the murder of Nicollo Calipari of the Italian Secret Service were orchestrated and carried out by a team of the US Special Forces in Iraq.
Spain’s Aznar also sold guns, grenades and anti-riot gear to Venezuela
By: Reporters
Spain’s Defense Minister has revealed in Congress in Madrid that between 2000 and 2003 … during Aznar’s second presidential term … the Popular Party government authorized sales of arms to Venezuela, including guns, grenades and anti-riot gear.
Knight Ridder: Many Venezuelans join guerrilla armies, plan to fight
By: Reporters
“Buenas noches!” barked an army reservist, Sgt. Ricardo Nahmens, dressed in camouflage, at the unarmed group gathered in the gravel parking lot in western Caracas. “Guarantee of Security and National Defense! Buenas noches!” the civilians responded i
James Feltus: They call it War against the Americans to save the nation…
By: James Feltus
Almost 1,400,000 North and South Vietnamese were KIA … as well as 2,100,000 wounded … plus about 4,000,000 Vietnamese civilian casualties … with some fraction of these, of course, being killed.
Venezuela: How to avoid an Indonesian Massacre here!
By: Franz J.T. Lee
The current 15 variations of the CIA, the British Secret Service, CESID, Mossad, “paramilitares”, mercenaries, “death squads” etc., are all the bloody successors of a galaxy of past war mongrels.
Arthur Shaw: Luis Posada isn’t the first terrorist the Bush family has protected
By: Arthur Shaw
If Posada had been successful in detonating his explosives at the university auditorium where Castro was scheduled to speak, it has been authoritatively estimated that he would have murdered not only Fidel Castro but also at least 1,000 students.
Hands Off Venezuela campaign at the first Russian Social Forum in Moscow
By: Cort Greene
The first Russian Social Forum was held in Moscow last weekend and Hands off Venezuela supporters held their first public meeting, showing extracts of the film on the theme of the 4th world war and the Venezuelan revolution.
$34 million worth of drugs seized at Montreal airports since beginning of 2005
By: Reporters
March 21, 2005, a search of an airplane arriving from Porlamar, Venezuela, revealed 32 kilos of cocaine hidden in the garbage. The 32 bricks were wrapped in cellophane covered with a black greasy substance.
Colombia confirms diplomacy over soldiers nabbed in Venezuela
By: Reporters
Government sources said the detainees were eight soldiers from the 18th Brigade of the Colombian Army based in the country’s eastern Arauca City bordering Venezuela. They were “off duty” and “wearing civilian clothes.”
Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez: Venezuela will sell two CITGO refineries
By: Sarah Wagner
During an interview with Televen, Ramirez … who is also the president of PDVSA … assured that the sale of these installations will not mean withdrawing from the US market.
Financial Express (India): OVL in talks with PDVSA for 49% in oilfield
By: Reporters
Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) plans to increase output at its Tomoporo oilfield … one of the country‚s largest … from 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 1,30,000 bpd and is considering giving a strategic investor 49% stake.,,16849-1575263,00.html
Venezuela squeezes foreign oil groups
Times Online - UK
PRESIDENT CHAVEZ of Venezuela is putting a squeeze on foreign oil company profits, promising to increase income tax rates and investigate the tax accounts of ...
Colombia confirms diplomacy over soldiers nabbed in Venezuela
Xinhua – China
BOGOTA, April 18 (Xinhuanet) — Colombia confirmed on Monday that its soldiers were detained in Venezuela after a cross-border visit and that diplomacy is …

VENEZUELA ecoreserve says it’s fighting for survival
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, April 18 (Reuters) – After years of campaigning to
save jaguars, giant storks and anacondas, Venezuela’s best-known ecotourism
reserve is …

VENEZUELA detains Colombia troops
BBC News – E,UK
At least eight Colombian soldiers have been detained by Venezuelan authorities
at a border post. The soldiers, who had been on leave …


Venezuela’s Leon Urges Chavez to Set Aside Windfall Oil Revenue
Bloomberg – USA
… International reserves in Venezuela, the fifth-biggest oil exporter in the world, have also jumped after Chavez implemented restrictions on people’s dollar …

Volunteers in Venezuela Get Basic Training
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Scores of men and women crawl through a mud-filled ditch, ducking barbed wire and coughing in a mixture of tear gas and smoke while …
Philippines Peace Activists Express Solidarity with Cuba and …
Political Affairs Magazine – New York,NY,USA
The Philippine Peace and Solidarity Council (PPSC) held a meeting of Solidarity with Cuba and Venezuela yesterday (Sunday, 10 April 2005) at the Balay Kalinaw … en Español — Venezuela, Monday, April 18, 2005
By: Reporters Venezuela is a wholly independent e-publication promoting democracy in its fullest expression and the inalienable right of all Venezuelans to self-determination and the pursuit of sovereign independence without interference.
Tarek William Saab breaks silence on IAHRC lawyer, Carlos Ayala Corao
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Saab says the lawyer is not being investigated for going to the DISIP HQ in the Helicoide but for allegedly editing the infamous decree. “I want to make a distinction between my arrest and the drawing up of the decree.”
Hato Sanz handed over to local peasants with credits, tractors and equipment
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Chavez Frias included credits, tractors and other equipment and production is expected to start at once. The government has promised the new cooperatives technical assistance to guarantee permanence and success of the flagship program.
President announces $24 million a month to keep Mercal products cheap
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
More than 10 million persons have benefited from the government flagship cheap food market system called Mercal. The program started more than two years ago and has turned over more than four thousand tonnes of food.
Bribery disposes of truthful men when most needed … but ideals still survive
By: Alfredo Bremont
Democracy … and its gifted balance between the haves and have-nots .. is no longer workable, social equality has become a tool of corruption and exploitation, a mirage for the innocent individual who today believes he is free.
Mark Weisbrot: CAFTA generating foreign commercial policy battle
By: Mark Weisbrot
As with NAFTA, there is widespread misunderstanding of the economic issues involved. First there is the label “free trade,” which is not an actual description of these accords but a marketing slogan, like “Lose the carbs — not the taste”
Ruth Hellier: Its about time Americans got over their 9/11 outrage
By: Ruth Hellier
The loss of two buildings and 3,000 workers was pretty bad … but worse has happened. Every country needs to know what if feels like to become a victim and every nation should work towards valuing human life as a result.
Rachel Louis: Who does Baumeister & Brewer represent, you may ask?
By: Rachel Louis
Human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, are demanding that the Chavez government drop its investigation into a possible link between international human rights lawyer Ayala Corao and the coup that briefly deposed Hugo Chavez in 2002.
USA of assassins; George and the neocons harboring Luis Posada Carriles
By: Bob Chapman
Carriles, 77, is a monster and comparable to Osama bin Laden. He has submitted his asylum application to our government and claims he was working for the CIA when he was directed to do acts of terrorism by our government.
Chavez Frias says oil should stay at fair level US$50 a barrel and remain there
By: Bob Chapman
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) plans to build three new refineries in Venezuela, which would boost its worldwide refining capacity by 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 3.9 billion.
USA current deficit funded from offshore secret accounts in the Caribbean
By: Bob Chapman
Friday had to be a nightmare day for the elitist manipulation cartel. Gold was up US$1.10 and silver down $0.04 as physical buying again stopped the cartel criminals cold. They just couldn’t drive gold and silver lower.
It is none of Washington‚s business what goes on in Venezuela
By: Bob Chapman
National Review, which is CIA funded and Buckley, the founder is a lifelong CIA operative, published a cover story by Otto Reich, a Cuban crazies, which says President Chavez and President Fidel Castro are Latin America‚s terrible two.
Bob Chapman: The next move will be against South America, Venezuela.
By: Bob Chapman
The Kissinger document, National Security Memorandum 200, defined economic development in the third world as a threat to US national security and set out radical population reduction goals for the third world.
Waterloo for Hands Off Venezuela campaign launch in Ontario, Canada
By: Aaron Levin
Despite the upcoming exam-week and problems getting posters up on campus, 40 people came to the event. A variety of people showed up including professors, graduate students, students, and even members of the Venezuelan opposition!
Venezuelan Ambassador Alfredo Toro Hardy visits Elizabethan Stately Home
By: Reporters
Venezuela’s Ambassador to London, Alfredo Toro Hardy and his wife, Gabriela, were special guests on a tour of the impressive Burghley House residence of Lady Victoria Leatham at the weekend.
Venezuela threatens by good example … it has found its own path!
By: Sarah Wagner
“Venezuela is a threat of a good example. We are in part a good example because we have not copied anyone‚s revolution and because we do not force our revolutionary model on any country. We have found our own path.‰
Venezuelan student lauded for exemplary understanding and use of English
By: Reporters
Outstanding Student in English as a Second Language Award went to Manuel Rojas, international student from Venezuela. This award is given to a student who gains an exemplary understanding and use of the English language.
Taking Power Seriously: John Holloway and the Venezuelan Strategy
By: M. Junaid Alam
In advancing his thesis, however, Holloway fails to take stock of important current political developments or ground his definition of capitalism in a concrete context.
The Americas Society: Panel discussion on contemporary art in Venezuela
By: Reporters
The Americas Society will host “Venezuela, The Best Kept Secret of the Caribbean: A Multi-disciplinary Evening of Venezuelan Visual Arts‰ on Tuesday April 19, at 6:00 p.m.
Iran-Venezuela-Trade: Iran, Venezuela discuss agriculture trade
By: Reporters
Several agreements worth a total of over US$1 billion were signed between Iran and Venezuela in March by visiting Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez.
Iran-Venezuela-Exports: Tractor parts shipped to Venezuela, Sunday
By: Reporters
The Iranian party has undertaken management of the plant, which has created jobs for 2,000 people directly and indirectly. The two nations have been striving to forge closer industrial and trade cooperation.

Venezuela to raise income tax to 50% on private oil projects
Globe and Mail – Canada
CARACAS — Venezuela said yesterday it will raise income tax on private oil projects to 50 per cent as part of a campaign by President Hugo Chavez to increase …

VENEZUELA’S President Hugo Chavez Frias: blacklisting of recall … – Worth,IL,USA
Speaking during a Mobile Cabinet meeting in Bolivar State, Venezuela President
Hugo Chavez Frias has stated that lists of people who signed a recall
referendum …

Castro: Mexico should explain how Posada passed through territory – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… Posada, who is linked to assassination plots against Castro and wanted in Venezuela for a 1976 Cuban airliner bombing, entered the United States illegally …

‘Hands off Venezuela’
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
… film screenings, public meetings and other events across Australia from April 11 to 17 to develop solidarity with the people and government of Venezuela. …
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Private contracts said to be costing Venezuela losses in oil
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Former managers of Venezuela’s state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela said Friday they doubt that private oil contracts are …

VENEZUELA tightens grip on Western Oil Companies — tax evasion …
India Daily – Whitehouse Station,NJ,USA
Venezuela’s Chavez is planning to show his strength by going after international
oil companies that operate in Venezuelan oil sector. …

CASTRO says Cuban exile should be tried in Venezuela
Gulf Times – Doha,Qatar
HAVANA: Cuban President Fidel Castro called on the United States on Thursday
to extradite a CIA-trained Cuban exile to stand trial in Venezuela for
the 1976 …

VENEZUELA raps UN for Cuban human rights vote
Deepika – Kottayam,India
CARACAS, Venezuela, Apr 16 (Reuters) Venezuela criticized a United Nations
human rights resolution against Cuba, and said the United States should
be censured …


Venezuela wants normal relations with US
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
Venezuela hopes to maintain “normal, civilized and democratic ties of mutual respect with the United States,” he told reporters. …
Cuban envoy wants US to arrest Posada
Miami Herald – FL,USA
… Castro has said Posada should be sent to an international tribunal or to Venezuela, where he is wanted for a 1976 Cuban airliner bombing that killed 73 people. …

VENEZUELA Launches Farmland Redistribution Program
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… their property rights. Venezuela’’s populist president plans to redistribute
huge chunks of ranch land a small farmers. Wilgo Chavez …

VENEZUELA to Change Agreements with Transnational Oil Companies – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, April 15, 2005—According to Venezuela’s minister of
Energy and Petroleum, Rafael Ramirez, the operating agreements that exist
between …

VENEZUELA’S turn toward militarization
Miami Herald – FL,USA
… military rule. Unfortunately, the trend in Venezuela is away from civilian
control and democratic processes. Though democratically …

VENEZUELA: Paraguay may pull ambassador
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
15 (UPI) — Paraguay is threatening to pull its ambassador from Venezuela
following a brutal attack on the diplomatic official last week. …

COLOMBIAN President Uribe denies making critical statement about … – Worth,IL,USA Sarah Wagner writes: Colombia and Venezuela are once
again on good terms thanks to a communique released by the Colombian government
Castro urges US to deny asylum to Cuban militant
Xinhua – China
… The Cuban leader said his country only wants justice, and the militant should be judged in Venezuela, where he is wanted for escaping from a prison in 1985 …
Venezuelan Court Rules Against Dissident
New York Times – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, April 15 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Supreme Court has reversed the acquittal of a dissident army general linked to a 2002 coup against …

Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) refinery recovers from a critical … – Worth,IL,USA
Currently processing some 450,000 barrels of crude per day, the Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) owned Amuay refinery on the Paraguana peninsula is recovering …
Colombian President Uribe denies making critical statement about … – Worth,IL,USA Sarah Wagner writes: Colombia and Venezuela are once again on good terms thanks to a communique released by the Colombian government …
Venezuela: Paraguay may pull ambassador
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
15 (UPI) — Paraguay is threatening to pull its ambassador from Venezuela following a brutal attack on the diplomatic official last week. …
Colombia versus Venezuela: Big oil’s secret war? – Worth,IL,USA
… rich regions are both dissected by the border between Colombia, Washington’s closest ally on the hemisphere’s southern continent, and Venezuela—ruled by …
Being rich is bad, says Venezuela’s Chavez
Independent Online – South Africa
That’s the advice to businessmen from Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, a self-proclaimed revolutionary who wants to develop a new form of socialism to fight … en Español — Venezuela, Friday, April 15, 2005
By: Reporters Venezuela is a wholly independent e-publication promoting democracy in its fullest expression and the inalienable right of all Venezuelans to self-determination and the pursuit of sovereign independence without interference.
Carlos Herrera highlights case of USA Master terrorist Luis Posada Carriles
By: Carlos Herrera
The book also gives other details of the terrorist acts committed by these people and these antecedents are skillfully interwoven into the body of the text, as well as how openly corrupt Venezuela was at that time.
Venezuela: Chavez consolidates his power, as Opposition weakens
By: Humberto Marquez
‰People are discouraged, because the (opposition) leaders have gone from one failure to another. I used to march, but I don’t anymore, and I won’t until new leaders crop up,‰ Daisy Torcatt.
Venezuela’s AN passes Land Law reform bill … INTI given green light
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“Landed estates are understood as tenancy of idle or uncultivated lands in extensions greater than the average occupancy of the region where it is situated and within the framework of a regime contrary to social solidarity.”
Yet again, today, we here in Puerto Ordaz have no water ! A rare occurrence?
By: Ivan Jackson
I share your views on pro-Constitution, pro-Democracy and pro-Venezuela and would also like a lot more light shone on the nefarious practices and corruption which … to me … do not appear to have changed one iota since 1999.
Colombia versus Venezuela: Big oil‚s secret war?
By: Reporters
The famous Armenian entrepreneur spoke these words when reflecting on the post-World War I carve-up of oil rights in Iraq and the Persian Gulf at the 1928 summit of top world oil companies and Western governments at Ostend, Belgium.
MVR takes lion’s share of candidacies in UVE electoral ticket
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The pro-government alliance ticket will be known as the Unity of Electoral Winners (UVE) for nominal votes, while each party will present its own card for list votes. According to the D’Hondt method, MVR has 5,300 candidates for 6,518 posts (81%).
President tells banks zero interest , commissions in 7.4 billion housing program
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The housing problem, the President says, is the result of applying a neoliberal Capitalist model to Venezuela … “it’s the road of world perversion … Capitalism is the art of the Demon.”
Does the rule of law in the United States apply to fugitive terrorist Posada?
By: Arthur Shaw
Posada, 77, has been living … according to subsequent press reports … in the south Florida area for the last three weeks … that means Posada arrived in the United State on March 25 or on what the Christians call “Good Friday.”
James Samuel: When an Amazon butterfly can be felt in Oceania
By: James Samuel
Throughout the film ripples of applause were frequently heard, along with gasps of delight and horror as the picture unfolded for the audience who like myself up until two weeks ago, were mostly oblivious to the situation in this country.
Corrupt administrations signed oil agreements at the expense of Venezuela
By: Reporters
PDVSA is seeking to convert 32 operating contracts held by the companies into joint ventures in which it would hold a 51% stake, Venezuela’s Energy & Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez told a press conference in Caracas.
VENEZUELA: Citizen Reserves to defend against ‘external aggression’
By: Humberto Marquez
‰Each person will play their own role: doctors, nurses, journalists. This is a question of knowing who to contact in case of danger, but not everyone would actually carry a rifle.‰
Energy Minister calls Nuevo Herald charges of corruption “irresponsible‰
By: Jonah Gindin
Last Friday, the Herald published an article claiming that high-level PDVSA employees were authorizing payment of multi-million dollar commissions to third parties for the sale of PDVSA products in the international market.
Alan Woods and William Izarra stress need to leave reformism behind
By: Cort Greene
“If we continue to work under the thesis of reformism, it will be very difficult to create the revolutionary consciousness needed for the period of change we are living through, and we would be wasting all the effort carried out by our President Hugo
Venezuelan IRS-Seniat: Only 10% of foreign oil firms have paid income taxes
By: Reporters
Venezuela is cracking down on 33 high-cost operating contracts signed with private companies in the 1990s. Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has said 16 of the agreements cause it losses.
Colombian President denies making critical statement about Venezuela
By: Sarah Wagner
Colombia and Venezuela are once again on good terms thanks to a communique released by the Colombian government yesterday that clarified recent statements made by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe during his ten-day Asian tour.
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) refinery recovers from a critical power failure
By: David Coleman
Currently processing some 450,000 barrels of crude per day, the Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) owned Amuay refinery on the Paraguana peninsula is recovering from a critical power failure with some units still down.
Kenneth T. Tellis: Plans underway to overthrow the government of Venezuela
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
At least after the war German documents were found that incriminated the Nazis; but no such luck with the Bush regime … they make it point to destroy evidence of their heinous crimes against humanity.
Venezuela asks USA to extradite Cuban exile terrorist Luis Posada Carriles
By: Venezyelanalysis
For a while he lived in Panama, where he was also captured for planning an assassination of Cuba‚s President Fidel Castro in 2000. He was then pardoned in Panama, though, and entered the US about a month ago.

Castro Demands Justice in Militant Case
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… from granting political asylum to Luis Posada Carriles, saying the Cuban militant should instead be sent to an international tribunal or Venezuela, where he is …
Venezuela: Citizen Reserves to Defend Against ‘External Aggression … – Redwood City,CA,USA
CARACAS – Venezuela has begun to train popular defense units to help defend the country in the event of war, although not all of the volunteers will receive …

VENEZUELA Seeks to Change 32 Oil Contracts (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
April 14 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, the largest oil producer in South America,
plans to force ChevronTexaco Corp., ConocoPhillips and other companies
to convert …

VENEZUELA commemorates failed coup
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Chavez, Venezuela, Apr. 14 (UPI … The militia’s creation comes amid growing
tensions between Venezuela and the United States. In February …

CHAVEZ Urges Troops to Guarantee Venezuela’s Sovereignty
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged thousands of reserve
troops to safeguard the country’s sovereignty, in comments …

PETROLEOS de Venezuela, SA Selects American Software’s … (Pressemitteilung) – Heidelberg,Germany
announced today that Petroleos de Venezuela, SA (”PDVSA”) has licensed
16 server copies of the company’s ERP software applications suite to run
on an IBM …

VENEZUELA to roil energy contracts
Houston Chronicle – USA
Venezuela, the largest oil producer in South America, plans to force ChevronTexaco,
ConocoPhillips and other companies to convert contracts covering 32 fields
Oil Companies in Venezuela Face More Control by State
New York Times – USA
CARACAS, April 14 – In a new revenue-raising measure, Venezuela’s energy ministry said Thursday that private oil companies operating in the country would have …
Colombian President Denies Making Critical Statement about … – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, April 14, 2005—Colombia and Venezuela are once again on good terms thanks to a communiqué released by the Colombian government yesterday …

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