VENEZUELA NEWSLINKS JANUARY 15 – 24 2005

24/1/05

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Update 1: Venezuela Blames US for High Oil Prices
Forbes – USA
Venezuela’s oil minister said Monday that the recent rise in world oil prices stems from fears the United States may use military force against Iran because of …

www.cmaq.net/fr/node.php?id=19620
Venezuela: Be prepared for the next violent attack on the …
CMAQ – Québec,Canada
After a short Christmas honeymoon, for us in Venezuela, the international signs indicate heavy storms and our ship of State, the Bolivarian Revolution, at …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24528
Ernesto J. Navarro: Venezuela’s sovereignty; a firm posture to …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
They classify Venezuela as a “guerrilla sanctuary,” invent meetings, fabricate agreements and manipulate semantics so as to publish imprecise information. …

allafrica.com/stories/200501241127.html
Cuba Honours Elijah Mudenda
AllAfrica.com – Africa
… Ambassador to Zambia Francisco Javier Viamontes Correa has charged that the United States was trying its best to destroy the process taking place in Venezuela. …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.
asp?category=1152&slug=US%20Venezuela

US presses Venezuela on terrorism
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — The State Department expressed concern Monday about reports that Venezuela is harboring leftist rebels from Colombia, and it urged the Caracas …

www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=79569
FuelNation Confirms Completion of Oil Contract to Acquire Marine …
Market Wire (press release) – USA
… pleased to report that we have secured a very successful start for the New Year by signing a long term oil contract with the national oil company of Venezuela. …

www.forbes.com/business/manufacturing/feeds/ap/2005/01/24/ap1776880.html
Venezuela Blames US for High Oil Prices
Forbes – USA
Venezuela’s oil minister said Monday that recent rise in world oil prices stems from fears the United States may use military force against Iran because of …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1475
Venezuela’s Chavez Threatens to Freeze Relations with Neighbor …
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… January 23, 2005—Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans marched through the capital Caracas, today, calling for the respect of Venezuela’s sovereignty. …

www.workers.org/ww/2005/venezcolo0127.php
US steps up intervention in Venezuela, Colombia
Workers World – USA
By Berta Joubert-Ceci. Washington is rapidly and dangerously stepping up its hostile acts against Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian government in Venezuela. A Jan. …

www.sptimes.com/2005/01/24/Worldandnation/Venezuela_s_new_revol.shtml
Venezuela’s new revolution centers on land
St. Petersburg Times – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
… Correspondent. HATO PINERO, Venezuela – Shortly after 10 am at this world-renowned nature reserve, the revolution arrived in a cloud of dust. …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/612/612p19.htm
VENEZUELA: The poor reclaim their land
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
Reforming the highly unequal ownership and control of farmland in Venezuela’s countryside is moving to the centre stage of the Bolivarian revolution in the …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/01/24/2003220766
Ties between Colombia, Venezuela worst in decades
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Yet, for two years before his capture last month in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, he lived comfortably in a two-story house in this picturesque mountain …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002158326_vene23.html
Bloody clashes feared in Venezuela over land redistribution
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
EL CHARCOTE, Venezuela — There’s a very simple explanation of the land dispute swirling in Venezuela these days, according to one of the hundreds of peasants …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24476
The Bolivarian people of Venezuela in defense of their sovereignty
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… The Colombian government now insists that “there are more guerillas in Venezuela than in their country … The terrorists of the FARC and the ELN operate …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24489
Oscar Heck: There is much work to do in Venezuela … like …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Furthermore, from what I can see in Venezuela at this time … he is gaining support minute by minute … especially since many former anti-Chavez people are …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050124004442.0eh5clal.xml
Venezuela’s Chavez: US behind Colombia rebel arrest
Turkish Press – Turkey
… Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said the march was meant to back the economic integration of Colombia and Venezuela “in the face of the maneuvers of …
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20050123-1632-venezuela-demonstrations.html
Supporters and opponents of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez march to mark …
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Supporters of President Hugo Chavez marched through Caracas on Sunday, demanding respect for Venezuela’s sovereignty following US …

23/1/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24489
Oscar Heck: There is much work to do in Venezuela – like changing old habits.
By: Oscar Heck
I almost fell off my chair last night while watching a portion of a documentary about Pablo Escobar. I little about Pablo Escobar – I vaguely remember that he was considered an “evil drug lord” who was wanted by the USA at some point in time.

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Franz J. T. Lee: The United States’ destiny to plague America with misery
By: Franz J. T. Lee
In the age of Simon Bolivar, the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the British Industrial Revolution had enduring effects worldwide on the political ideas, social morals and revolutionary practice.

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A message to the interventionists and Venezuelan traitors to their homeland
By: Carlos Herrera
The enemies are not new -– the Colombian and Venezuelan oligarchy with their interests tied with the northern empire. We are not talking about the Colombian or North American people who are as peace-loving as we are.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24483
Venezuela: Be prepared for the next violent attack on the Bolivarian Revolution
By: Franz J. T. Lee
After a short Christmas honeymoon, for us in Venezuela, the international signs indicate heavy storms and our ship of State, the Bolivarian Revolution, at great velocity is steering straight towards turbulent waters again.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24466
Twisted Venezuelan anti-Chavez media caught with their pants down once again
By: Oscar Heck
It seemed, at least for a while, that the anti-Chavez movement had stopped their lies and propaganda and screaming and yelling and pouting and paranoia – but it has all re-started – again. I suspect that the organizers had been on vacation in Miami.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24482
US action may be in Venezuela with a start of Venezuela-Colombia war
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Rice’s criticism of Chavez came amid an escalating diplomatic confrontation between Colombia and Venezuela over the abduction of a Colombian rebel leader in downtown Caracas on December 13, 2004.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24477
Andrew McKillop: OPEC and Bush 2's New Economy rhetoric
By: Andrew Mckillop
The high oil price of 2003, around US$35/barrel would, according to American neoconservative thinkers, brought up with New Economy slogans instead of baby toys, inevitably ‘bust the cartel’ with Iraq providing the detonator.

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Chavez Frias: South American union is the only answer to US imperialism
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Speaking at the end of a round of trade conversations between Brazilian and Venezuelan Ministers and business sectors at the Caracas Fuerte Tiuna garrison, Chavez Frias says union is the only answer to stop the USA “eating us up one by one.”

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Opposition refuses to surrender 23J to government … march in Chacao
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Under the Fifth Republic of President Hugo Chavez Frias, AD’s hold on the celebrations has been slipping and instead Movimiento Quinta Republica (MVR) has succeeded in staging marches and rallies each year since 1999.

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The Bolivarian people of Venezuela in defense of their sovereignty
By: Katherine Lahey
The excuse is served … the United States government is preparing itself with the ends of speeding up the plans of reaching their end of that which bothers them, the Revolutionary Process.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24475
En la patria de Bolívar existe un pueblo dispuesto a defender el suelo sagrado
By: Katherine Lahey
El gobierno Venezolano exige una rectificación de parte del gobierno Colombiano. Uribe guarda silencio. Ahora resulta que según el Gobierno Colombiano “en Venezuela existen mas guerrilleros que en su país…

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The Times: Natural reserve ecosystem under threat from intervention
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
In a sadly misinformed article published in the London Times, reporter Nick Foster says that Latin America’s largest privately-owned nature reserve is under threat after the Venezuelan government intervened in what Foster calls a land-grab program.

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Izarra: 90% of the country‚s population rejects violation of sovereignty
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Izarra says that, in order to try to solve problems in different regions of the country, there will be a “Mobile Cabinet meeting” every month, which will kick-off in Los Teques, Miranda state.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24472
MCI Andrés Izarra: 90% del país rechaza violación de soberanía
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
El funcionario detalló que la muestra incluye 550 entrevistas realizadas en Caracas, Miranda y Vargas, del 16 al 18 enero, a personas mayores de 18 años, informó ABN.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24471
The United States asks South American countries to exert pressure on Venezuela
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The diplomatic storm between Colombia and Venezuela was unleashed this month by last December‚s arrest of guerrilla member Rodrigo Granda, known as the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) “foreign minister.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24470
EEUU pide a los países suramericanos que presionen a Venezuela
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
La tormenta diplomática entre Colombia y Venezuela se desató a mediados de este mes por la detención en diciembre pasado del guerrillero Rodrigo Granda, calificado como el “canciller” de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC).

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Venezuela’s Tourism Ministry to create new debit card for domestic travel
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The new form of payment will be used in the same way as debit cards given by banks, at all tourist sites, including inns, hotels, restaurants, airlines and ground transportation.

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Ministerio de Turismo creará tarjeta de débito para viajes internos
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
El titular de ese despacho informó que esta tarjeta inteligente tendrá un costo mínimo aproximadamente de 300 mil bolívares, “que tendrán un bono adicional de 200 mil bolívares, completando un monto de 500 mil”.

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Nicolas Maduro warns of US-led campaign against the Venezuelan government
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
ABN is reporting that, according to National Assembly (AN) president Nicolas Maduro, a campaign led and supported by the Bush administration against the government of Hugo Chavez is expected to begin next week.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24465
John Hunt: The people do NOT need to be called upon to defend Venezuela…
By: John Hunt
No war clouds hung over San Cristobal … the capital of Tachira State which is adjacent to the Venezuela-Colombia border. Instead there was a party mood in town as everyone got into the swing of the last weekend of the San Sebastian festival.

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MIJ responds to demands of 11,300 common prisoners on hunger strike
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
11,300 of 18,000 inmates from 15 prisons throughout Venezuela are angry over alleged broken promises on the part of government officials to improve conditions and a reform of articles 493, 502 and 508 of the Criminal Process Law.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24460
WSJ: why isn’t Chavez Frias on USA’s international terrorist list?
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Venezuelan opposition media outlets have jumped on a report from “El Tiempo,” suggesting that a phone call from Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero caused the latter to suspend a visit to Caracas.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24480
English-speaking people would know far less if you were not around…
By: VHeadline.com Readers
Great to see you all back and delivering the truth about Venezuela to the rest of the world. Keep up the great work as it is much appreciated for the English-speaking people of the world would know far less if you were not around…

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¿Debemos realmente los venezolanos sorprendernos ante este hecho?
By: Hahnemann Coll
Una nueva posición altanera y busca pleitos de la parte de Bogotá quien a la sazón se siente guapa y apoyada, ya el embajador de USA abrió la boca para decir lo que todos sabían.

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USA guilty pleas: Attempted to export arms to Colombian paramilitaries
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
US Attorney’s Office has announced that a man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to attempting to export 200 AK-47 assault rifles to Colombia where they would have been used by paramilitaries.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24464
Chavez and Castro stand for true global participatory democracy
By: Malcolm Donald
Back in the 1930s there were very substantial movements seeking alternatives to capitalism as a result of the depression and at this time there was no Internet where these movements could air their views.

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Venezuela: Be prepared for the next violent attack on the …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Profesor de la Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) Franz JT Lee: After a short Christmas honeymoon, for us in Venezuela, the international signs indicate heavy …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?
category=1102&slug=Venezuela%20Demonstrations

Venezuela marks anniversary of democracy
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez held separate marches Sunday, marking the anniversary of the end of Venezuela’s last …

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John Hunt: The people do NOT need to be called upon to defend …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… hung over San Cristobal … the capital of Tachira State which is adjacent to the Venezuela-Colombia border. Instead there was a …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24476
The Bolivarian people of Venezuela in defense of their sovereignty
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… The Colombian government now insists that “there are more guerillas in Venezuela than in their country … The terrorists of the FARC and the ELN operate …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24469
Venezuela’s Tourism Ministry to create new debit card for domestic …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezolana de Television (VTV) reports that Tourism Minister Wilmar Castro Soteldo has announced the creation of a new debit card, to promote domestic tourism …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002158326_vene23.html
Bloody clashes feared in Venezuela over land redistribution
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
EL CHARCOTE, Venezuela — There’s a very simple explanation of the land dispute swirling in Venezuela these days, according to one of the hundreds of peasants …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/10702392.htm
South America beset by `crisis after crisis’
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Crisis after crisis has come to countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia. . In Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez continues …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4750296,00.html
Uribe Stops Talk of Venezuela Dispute
Guardian – UK
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – President Alvaro Uribe said Saturday that he has forbid government officials from discussing a dispute with Venezuela over the …

washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20050122-103355-2955r.htm
Venezuela’s much ado about a terrorist
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The two most strategically important countries in Latin America — Colombia and Venezuela — are locked in a row that is on the verge of either subsiding or …

english.people.com.cn/200501/23/eng20050123_171632.html
US seeks to isolate Chavez: legislator in Venezuela
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
… American countries to press the Venezuelan government to sever its ties with the Colombian guerrillas and help solve the dispute between Colombia and Venezuela …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050122-064340-6241r.htm
Brazil to help end Venezuela-Colombia spat
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
22 (UPI) — Brazil will help resolve the latest Colombia-Venezuela row despite a US call for the Andean Community to play a role, O Globo reported Saturday. …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1359
Republican Senator Chafee to Rice: Bush Administration “ …
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… of her harshest language for Chavez, calling his rule “very deeply troubling.” While a number of Senate Democrats questioned Rice about Venezuela, the most …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/10705650.htm
Chávez eyes idle lands, raising fears
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
By STEVEN DUDLEY. EL CHARCOTE, Venezuela – There’s something very simple about the dispute over land swirling in Venezuela these days. …

22/1/05

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1474
Venezuela’s Supreme Court Appoints New Electoral Council
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… January 21, 2005—The Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice named Tibisay Lucena and Oscar León Uzcategui as the two new members of Venezuela’s National …

www.townhall.com/columnists/richtucker/rt20050122.shtml
The wrong side of history
Town Hall – Washington,DC,USA
… Getting specific, Chafee asked about Venezuela. Rice noted, “We have, right now, a government in Venezuela that has been unconstructive in important ways.”. …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3002021
Venezuela moves to defuse fight over Colombian rebels
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
CARACAS, VENEZUELA – Venezuela said Thursday it was ready to arrest Colombian rebels found hiding in its territory as Bogota and Caracas tried to end a …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10695125.htm
Uribe Meets With Ex-Leaders Over Venezuela
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Alvaro Uribe met with five of his predecessors Thursday and the former leaders offered their support in a growing political row with neighboring Venezuela. …

www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_
ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=136258

Cuba helps Venezuela develop healthcare services
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
Havana (VNA) – This year, Cuba will assist Venezuela in building and operating about 600 medical centres as part of their bilateral cooperation programme …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/21/content_2489865.htm
Regional mediation may reopen dialogue between Venezuela, Colombia
Xinhua – Beijing,China
20 (Xinhuanet) — Diplomatic mediation by some South American countries would hopefully reopen dialogue between Venezuela and Colombia, said the El Universal …

www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=7387088
UPDATE 2-Deutsche cuts ConocoPhillips on Venezuela worries
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela , Jan 20 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank on Thursday downgraded its outlook for major US oil company ConocoPhillips (COP.N: Quote, Profile …

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Venezuela mourns the death of kinetic painter, Jesus Soto
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
“it’s a loss for Venezuela, culture and the whole world … Soto was a great raconteur and had thousands stories of his life to share.”. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24360
Jorge Martin: Venezuela’s Chavez nationalizes Venepal under …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Venepal is one of the main producers of paper and cardboard in Venezuela and its plant is located in Moron, in the industrial state of Carabobo. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24362
US $Industrialists$ upset with Venezuela’s recent pact to sell …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
1. How President Chavez has been elected democratically in his own country where he is revered and seen as a beacon of hope to Venezuela’s majority of citizens …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24367
Venezuela mourns the death of kinetic painter, Jesus Soto
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
“it’s a loss for Venezuela, culture and the whole world … Soto was a great raconteur and had thousands stories of his life to share.”. …

20/1/05

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Venezuela Says It Will Arrest Colombian Guerrillas in Country
Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela said it will arrest Colombian guerrillas using its territory as a safe haven, seeking to resolve a dispute with neighboring …

www.economist.com/World/la/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3577959
Colombia and Venezuela row over a bounty hunt
Economist (subscription) – London,England,UK
… was scarcely a household name when in mid-December the Colombian police said they had arrested him in the city of Cúcuta, close to the border with Venezuela. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24362
US $Industrialists$ upset with Venezuela’s recent pact to sell …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
1. How President Chavez has been elected democratically in his own country where he is revered and seen as a beacon of hope to Venezuela’s majority of citizens …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050120-114316-4440r.htm
Venezuelans may be deported for bombings
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… closing arguments, attorneys for Jose Antonio Colina and German Rodolfo Varela said their clients would be tortured if they returned to Venezuela, The Miami …

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Fitch: Venezuela Payment Delay Underscores Debt Management …
Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco,CA,USA
… Fitch rates the discounts and pars ‘B+’, consistent with Venezuela’s long-term foreign currency rating. Holders of the obligations …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24360
Jorge Martin: Venezuela’s Chavez nationalizes Venepal under …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Venepal is one of the main producers of paper and cardboard in Venezuela and its plant is located in Moron, in the industrial state of Carabobo. …

www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050120-100059-4770r
Brazil to help in Colombia-Venezuela row
World Peace Herald – Washington,DC,USA
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has offered to play a role in talks between Colombia and Venezuela over a spat regarding the capture of a Colombian rebel in the …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1357
Venezuela Obstacle to US Plans for Regime Change in Cuba
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… this will be accomplished, it is clear to any living person that this will not occur as long as Hugo Chavez is president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela …

www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=16687
China’s Oil Overture to the West
FrontPageMagazine.com – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Venezuela presents an example of the price of inaction. The nation’s slide to the far-Left is well-known: Venezuela has embraced …

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Venezuela to lodge missed debt payment
Financial Times – UK
Venezuela’s government yesterday said it would make a missed foreign debt payment a day after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the sovereign’s credit rating to …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/20/content_2485033.htm
Venezuela rejects Rice’s remarks
Xinhua – Beijing,China
19 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela rejected Wednesday the remarks by incoming US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Venezuela “is a negative force for the region …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/20/content_2484980.htm
Spanish PM to visit Venezuela in South American tour
Xinhua – Beijing,China
19 (Xinhuanet) — Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero will visit Venezuela during his South American tour, which will also bring him to Brazil …

narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/1/19/184555/635
Aviso para Venezuela / Warning for Venezuela
Narco News – Mexico
… She reserved some of her harshest language for President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, whose government she said had “not been constructive” because of his tough …

19/1/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24335
Carlos Herrera: The “Miracle” of Cuba
By: Carlos Herrera
Mr. Gregorio Rosales Mujica was watching the baseball game between the Aragua Tigers visiting the Caracas Lions, which turned out to be one of the most electrifying and tense encounters of the season.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24310
President Hugo Chavez Frias proposes Gaston Parra as BCV president
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“The President has made his proposal in line with the constitution and the law … Parra is an excellent economist, university professor with an extense academic life … he’s an intellectual of the economy.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24309
Venezuelan Foreign Minister rules out rupture of relations with Colombia
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The economy between the two countries especially in the border areas has suffered as a result of the impasse but Rodriguez Araque is confident that the situation will shortly return to normal.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24308
PROVEA: CNE invalidation of 2001 elections violates union freedoms
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
PROVEA insists that it has been consequent since 1999 in affirming that the CNE has no right to organize union elections and in doing so, is inappropriately hi-jacking the right of workers to organize themselves union-wise.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24324
Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Government newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
“Habría que preguntarle a los gobiernos de Brasil, Chile, Ecuador y Bolívia como es su relación con Venezuela”, añadió el alto funcionario a su salida del acto de la firma del decreto de expropiación de Venepal, liderado por el Presidente Hugo Chávez

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24325
Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Politics — newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
El diputado del Movimiento Quinta República, MVR, Darío Vivas, coordinador de la “Marcha en defensa de nuestra soberanía”, a realizarse este domingo 23, lamentó que medios colombianos tilden esta movilización como “marcha anti-Uribe”.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24334
Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Economics newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
Las Agencias de Empleo, adscritas al Ministerio del Trabajo (MT), ofrecen nuevas ofertas de empleos en todo el territorio nacional.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24333
Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Law & Courts newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
El viceministro de Seguridad Ciudadana, Alcides Rondón, a través de un comunicado de prensa, aclaró que actualmente no hay alteraciones del orden público en la localidad de Paraguachón, en la frontera entre Colombia y Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24332
Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Culture newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
Este insigne artista nació en Ciudad Bolívar, capital del guayanés estado Bolívar, ubicado al suroeste del país, en 1923. Fue criado en el seno de una familia modesta, por lo que apenas cursó estudios en el colegio.

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Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Education newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
La Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel) se reunió con las universidades del país para establecer el mecanismo de elección de sus representantes ante el Directorio y el Consejo de Responsabilidad Social.

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Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Caracas newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
La Alcaldía del Libertador, a través de la Corporación de Servicios Municipales, demarcó las entradas del Metro de Caracas para impedir que los trabajadores de la economía informal se coloquen nuevamente a las entradas de ese medio de transporte.

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Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias: Regional newsfiles 1/19/2005
By: ABN wire
En este sentido, los jefes de los organismos de seguridad en la región realizaron un gabinete de seguridad para establecer las coordinaciones previas para el despliegue del operativo de seguridad.

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Venezuela Rejects Rice’s Criticism, Calls for Better US Ties
Bloomberg – USA
Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, the fifth-largest oil exporter, said US Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice jeopardized relations with the South …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24286
Venezuela’s Standard & Poor’s foreign currency ratings cut to SD …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
AFX news is reporting that Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has lowered its long and short-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings on Venezuela to ‘SD …

www.cubanet.org/CNews/y05/jan05/19e3.htm
Rice: Cuba an ‘outpost of tyranny,’ Venezuela a ‘negative force’
CubaNet – Coral Gables,FL,USA
… WASHINGTON – Secretary of state-designate Condoleezza Rice said President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela was a regional troublemaker and called Cuba an ‘’outpost of …

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Venezuela Says Will Not Tolerate US Meddling
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – The US government must respect Venezuela’s sovereignty and stop meddling if it wants to improve ties with its fourth-largest oil …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24258
Venpres gets revamp and is christened Bolivarian News Agency
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuela’s State news agency service Venpres has changed its name to the Bolivarian News Agency (ABN). Media Minister Andres …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36229
Venezuela considers Rice statements “very grave”
Turkish Press – Turkey
… He said he would call on Washington to “not meddle” in Venezuela’s internal problems and to “respect the sovereignty and self-determination of people and …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/10677013.htm
Venezuela: Brazil’s offer `welcome’
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Mediation by Brazil to cool the dispute between Colombia and Venezuela would be acceptable, Venezuela’s foreign minister said. By STEVEN DUDLEY. …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/cuba/10676969.htm
Rice: Cuba an ‘outpost of tyranny,’ Venezuela a `negative force’
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… WASHINGTON – Secretary of state-designate Condoleezza Rice said President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela was a regional troublemaker and called Cuba an ‘’outpost of …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N18280032.htm
Mexico offers to help end Colombia, Venezuela rift
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Mexico offered on Tuesday to help Colombia and Venezuela overcome a deep diplomatic rift over charges that Caracas sheltered a …

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Mexico offers to help end Colombia, Venezuela rift
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Mexico offered on Tuesday to help Colombia and Venezuela overcome a deep diplomatic rift over charges that Caracas sheltered a …

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Breaking&storyId=977062&tw=wn_wire_story

Rice: Venezuela’s Chavez ‘Very Deeply Troubling’
Wired News – USA
… “We have a long and good history with Venezuela. I think it’s extremely unfortunate that the Chavez government has not been constructive,” she said. …

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0500_73475_OBS_RICE_PUTS_VENEZUELA_ON_NOTICE.asp

Rice puts Venezuela on notice
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice accused Venezuela yesterday of meddling in the affairs of neighboring countries and also …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1469
Standoff between Venezuela and Colombia Continues over “Granda …
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Attempts at damage control by both Venezuelan and Colombian foreign ministries has failed to cushion the sharp rhetoric of Venezuela’s President Chávez and …

18/1/05

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Venezuela Seeks Pacts With NNPC, Others
AllAfrica.com – Africa
Venezuela has stepped up a campaign to strike deals with foreign state-run oil companies, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7358418
Rice: Venezuela’s Chavez ‘Very Deeply Troubling’
Reuters – USA
… “We have a long and good history with Venezuela. I think it’s extremely unfortunate that the Chavez government has not been constructive,” she said. …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/611/611p18.htm
LATIN AMERICA: Cuba and Venezuela strengthen solidarity
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
… agreement fits within the framework of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), the alternative Latin American trading bloc that Venezuela has been …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20050117-1817-mexico-foreignpolicy.html
Mexico calls on OAS to step in to Colombia-Venezuela dispute, gets …
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… of American States and the Andean nations should make an attempt to smooth over the diplomatic spat that erupted last week between Colombia and Venezuela. …

www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=4983
Colombia-Venezuela dispute spirals
MercoPress – Uruguay
Far from apologizing as has been demanded by Venezuela, Colombia says it is the “offended one” in the case of a key Colombian insurgent captured by bounty …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050117/w0117106.html
Venezuela tightens border security as dispute with Colombia …
CBC News – Canada
MAICAO, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela dispatched extra troops as part of an effort to tighten security along its border with neighbouring Colombia, but officials …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/01/18/049.html
Venezuela, Indonesia Wooing Gazprom
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
CARACAS, Venezuela — Petroleos de Venezuela, South America’s largest oil company, has said it agreed to work with Gazprom to identify oil and natural gas …

www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050117-023212-3897r.htm
Analysis: Venezuela president ally of China
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Carlos Coello. Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 17 … Bush. The United States nevertheless continues to be Venezuela’s main trade partner. …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20050117-1817-mexico-foreignpolicy.html
Mexico calls on OAS to step in to Colombia-Venezuela dispute, gets …
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… of American States and the Andean nations should make an attempt to smooth over the diplomatic spat that erupted last week between Colombia and Venezuela. …

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Colombia and Venezuela in Conflict
gosouthamerica.about.com – South America
Colombia, Venezuela Spar Over Rebel Leader (AP) recaps the conflict over “last month’s capture of Rodrigo Granda, a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of …

www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050117-103441-6686r
Analysis: Venezuela forges alliance with China
World Peace Herald – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez has made clear his well-known strategic shift in Venezuela’s international policy by increasing oil sales to China …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N17214434.htm
Show us proof on rebels, Venezuela tells Colombia
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Venezuela challenged Colombia on Monday to back up its charge Caracas sheltered a top Colombian rebel before his arrest …

17/1/05

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Colombia and Venezuela in Conflict
gosouthamerica.about.com – South America
Colombia, Venezuela Spar Over Rebel Leader (AP) recaps the conflict over “last month’s capture of Rodrigo Granda, a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050117-091640-6901r.htm
Venezuela rejects summit with Colombia
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 17 (UPI) — Venezuela has rejected an offer of a summit with Colombia over the capture of a Colombian rebel

www.indiadaily.com/breaking_news/21099.asp
Colombia (FARC) are living in Venezuela
India Daily – Whitehouse Station,NJ,USA
Colombia has substantial evidence that at least seven more senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are living in Venezuela.

www.wpherald.com/Latin_America/storyview.php?StoryID=20050117-100233-4472r
Venezuela rejects summit with Colombia
World Peace Herald – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela has rejected an offer of a summit with Colombia over the capture of a Colombian rebel leader in the Venezuelan capital, El

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Gazprom ready to render assistance to Venezuela.
Gateway 2 Russia – Russia
A.Miller, Gazprom chief executive, and president of Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) signed up a memo on underdestanding today, the perss service of the

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050117-091640-6901r.htm
Venezuela rejects summit with Colombia
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 17 (UPI) — Venezuela has rejected an offer of a summit with Colombia over the capture of a Colombian rebel

www.indiadaily.com/breaking_news/21099.asp
Colombia (FARC) are living in Venezuela
India Daily – Whitehouse Station,NJ,USA
Colombia has substantial evidence that at least seven more senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are living in Venezuela.

www.wpherald.com/Latin_America/storyview.php?StoryID=20050117-100233-4472r
Venezuela rejects summit with Colombia
World Peace Herald – Washington,DC,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela has rejected an offer of a summit with Colombia over the capture of a Colombian rebel leader in the Venezuelan capital, El

www.gateway2russia.com/st/art_264682.php
Gazprom ready to render assistance to Venezuela.
Gateway 2 Russia – Russia
A.Miller, Gazprom chief executive, and president of Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) signed up a memo on underdestanding today, the perss service of the

16/1/05

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1354
The Kidnapping of a Revolutionary in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
A major political row is raging in the mass media of Colombia and Venezuela, left-wing websites and elsewhere over the kidnapping of FARC leader Rodrigo Granda …

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venezuelajan16,0,5665374.story?coll=sfla-news-editorial

Senators’ Visit Eases Animosity
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
Relations between the United States and Venezuela have been strained for the past few years, and with good reason. Venezuelan President …

15/1/05

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/16/content_2466478.htm
Venezuela regrets over Colombia’s refusal to apologize
Xinhua – Beijing,China
15 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela on Saturday expressed regret over Colombia’s refusal to apologize for the capture of a top Colombian rebel in Venezuela. …

www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=4979
Venezuela supports Insulza for OAS
MercoPress – Uruguay
Venezuela officially announced it supports Chilean Minister of Interior Jose Miguel Insulza as candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Organization …

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86&sid=axXZzw5CHiH0&refer=latin_america

Colombia Defends Rebel’s Seizure After Venezuela Cuts Ties
Bloomberg – USA
… Colombia, in its nine-point statement, reiterated a goal of constructive relations with Venezuela and urged creation of a bilateral commission to resolve the …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1353
Women and Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
With the fall of the dictatorship of Pérez Jimenez in 1958, Venezuela tentatively took its first steps towards the aperture of a fragile, exclusionary …

www.keralanext.com/news/?id=94037
Venezuela Halts Colombia Business Deals Over Kidnap
Keralanext – Kerala,India
This was in protest against a Colombian police operation in December that Venezuela says kidnapped Rodrigo Granda, foreign relations chief of the leftist …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10649139.htm
Venezuela’s Chavez demands apology from Colombia
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Chavez also said that Colombia’s ambassador to Venezuela, who had been ordered home Thursday, would not return to his post until the apology was issued and …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/15/content_2462919.htm
Ecuador, Venezuela back Chilean candidacy for OAS chief
Xinhua – Beijing,China
14 (Xinhuanet) — The governments of Ecuador and Venezuela on Friday expressed their support for Chilean Interior Minister Jose Insulza’s candidacy for the …

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