VENEZUELA HEADLINES AUGUST 19-24 2004

24/8/04

MAYOR Capriles Radonsky faces trial in Caracas
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
… months, firstly due to the failed coup d‚état and then for breaches
of contract on the part of the state company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA),
which were…
www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/agosto/mar24/35alcad-i.html

VENEZUELA : A difficult path ahead
Monday Morning – Beirut,Lebanon
… answering questions at his first press conference after the referendum
result was announced (in front of a portrait of Simon Bolivar, hero of
Venezuela‚s war…
www.mmorning.com/ArticleC.asp?Article=1656&CategoryID=7

E-VOTE Rigging in Venezuela?
Wired News – USA
It's a question that still surrounds last week's presidential recall election
in Venezuela — despite the fact that electronic voting machines used
in the…
www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,64687,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_4

DELAYING Venezuela‚s local elections opposed
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
… William Lara, a parliamentarian of the Fifth Republic Movement which
supports President Hugo Chavez, opposed a proposal of postponing Venezuela‚s
local…
www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=114882

`GOD save Venezuela from the Carter Center'
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… 15 in Venezuela. … God save Venezuela from the Chávez regime and
the troubled democracies around the world from the zealous watch of the
Carter Center.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9478199.htm

THE crude truth about oil prices
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Driven by an oil-thirsty world, falling reserves, problems in Russia and
Venezuela, and fear in the Middle East, the price of oil may stay high
for a while.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type
1&c=Article&cid=1093299010719&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

JIMMY Carter Defends Venezuela Election Result in Letter to WSJ
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) — Former US President Jimmy Carter said an election
that defeated an effort to recall Venezuela President Hugo Chavez was
``free and fair…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=auPo2CSWKIEA&refer=latin_america

SURGING oil prices to squeeze US profit margins
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… $50 ($75.34) a barrel, driven up by unabated demand from China and
India, and fear of supply shortages from fighting in Iraq and political
tension in Venezuela…
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/businessstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3586408&
thesection=business&thesubsection=economy&thesecondsubsection=world&thetickercode=

THE Trouble with Oil
The Weekly Standard (subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
… Consider three of the world's largest producers, sitting on some 40
percent of the world's reserves: Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.

www.weeklystandard.com/Check.asp?idArticle=4498&r=kufib

VENEZUELA'S Press Faces Harsher Future After Chávez Win
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
Many fear the president will follow his referendum victory with repression,
not reconciliation. Plus, in Pan-Am Highway: a state-owned paper fires
its editor.…
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/columns/americas_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000616856

INVESTOR sues Venezuela for payment on overdue notes
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A small investment group sued the Republic of Venezuela
and its finance minister on Monday for a more than $100 million payment
on 23-year-old…
<www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/9476251.htm>

CARTER in Venezuela
Workers World – USA
What's an old imperialist like Jimmy Carter doing validating the results
of the referendum in Venezuela—results that show the large majority of
the Venezuelan…
www.workers.org/ww/2004/edit0826.php

SURGING oil prices to squeeze US profit margins
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… NZ75.34) a barrel, driven up by unabated demand from China and India,
and fear of supply shortages from fighting in Iraq and political tension
in Venezuela.…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3012878a6026,00.html

OPPONENTS say President Chavez Frias is incapable of uniting…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Political opponents of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias say he is
incapable of uniting Venezuela … their statement comes…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22563

BETWEEN VENEZUELA AND NOWHERELAND
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
… that allows the people to throw him out and then risked this very outcome
in the first recall referendum in the history of Venezuela, writes Eduardo
Galeano…
www.ipsnews.net/africa/interna.asp?idnews=25193

23/8/04

BEYOND Populism: Venezuela and the International Left
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
All over the world, the international Left ˜ including the global social
justice movement ˜ is peering sceptically at Venezuela, unsure of what
to make of…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1261

CHAVEZ'S Venezuela: A Fighting Chance for an Egalitarian Society?
Common Dreams – USA
… But if democracy means to be by, for, and of the people, then Hugo
Chavez might want to take a turn as US president when he has cleaned up
Venezuela.…
www.commondreams.org/views04/0823-13.htm

PRESIDENT Chavez Calls for National Dialogue in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Aug. 23, 2004˜With President Hugo Chavez's victory secured
in the referendum vote, Chavez promised reconciliation with…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1347

CHAVEZ Cannot Unite Divided Venezuela, Foes Say
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez is incapable of uniting
Venezuela, his opponents said Monday after the left-wing leader announced
he would…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6046617

VENEZUELA Recall Update
Tech Central Station – USA
… Venezuela 's opposition has, to date, satisfied the most important
rule of skeptical inquiry; they have provided verifiable claims.…
www.techcentralstation.com/082304E.html

VOA: Controversy in Venezuela over oil revenue.
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
… program. But, as VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Caracas, some experts
think Venezuela's oil sector could face some long-term problems.…
www.petroleumworld.com/Lag082304.htm

CUSTOMERS come last on oil nations' political agenda
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
… time. Consider three of the largest producers, sitting on some 40%
of the world‚s reserves: Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.…
business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13129-1229115,00.html

SURGING oil prices foreshadow crisis
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… Instability in major oil-producing countries such as Iraq, Russia and
Venezuela has sent crude prices surging by 30 per cent since late June
and almost 60 per…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1093039811457&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

POOR pace of investment pumps up oil
Business Report – Johannesburg,South Africa
… spare global production capacity rapidly dwindling, traders fearful
of disruptions to supplies from producers such as Iraq, Russia and Venezuela
have chased…
www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=&fArticleId=2196331

ALC Noticias 22 Aug 2004 Venezuela, Brazil, Nicaragua, Columbia
Worldwide Faith News (press release) – USA
ALC NEWS SERVICE E-mail: director@alcnoticias.org CONTENT VENEZUELA: Referendum:
polemic between Evangelicals BRAZIL: Investigation about how the press

www.wfn.org/2004/08/msg00110.html

22/08/04

CHAVEZ Vows to Move Forward in Venezuela
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez vowed to plow forward with
his so-called “revolution for the poor” Sunday despite refusals by Venezuela's

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-venezuela-chavez,0,6825517.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

PETROLEOS de Venezuela's 2004 Investments Lag, Universal Says
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) — Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the state oil company,
has spent just one-third of its 2004 investment budget of $4.5 billion,
El Universal…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aPrr5hMGL8cc&refer=latin_america

PRICE of petrol to soar as traders get jittery
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… All it takes is for someone to fire a rifle in Iraq or sneeze in Venezuela
then everybody thinks jeeze, we'd better whack another dollar onto the
cost of crude…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/22/1093113057442.html

MOVE to calm oil fears
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… has the world's second-largest reserves of oil – fears of terrorist
attacks in the broader Middle East and potential supply disruptions in
Russia and Venezuela…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10534798%255E462,00.html

FRANZ JT Lee: Venezuela's opposition coupsters and CNN, BBC, DPA…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… of Los Andes (ULA) professor Franz JT Lee writes: We thank David Sheegog
for his kind comments on my article about Revolution in Venezuela in particular,
and…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=2254

VENEZUELA: Chavez triumphs over US-backed opposition
Green Left – Australia
Venezuela's poor met the news of Hugo Chavez‚s referendum victory with
joy. … “We have real democracy in Venezuela, participatory and proactive.‰.

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/595/595p12.htm

DAVID Christopher: Venezuela's Chavez is tapping the true…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Vancouver (Canada) based David Christopher writes: For both supporters
and opponents of Venezuela‚s President Hugo Chavez, this was the Big
One.…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22544

IGNORING reality in Venezuela
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
… “Venezuela cannot continue in conflict.”. … The opposition must come
up with sound programs that offer Venezuela's underclass a better life.

www.charleston.net/stories/082204/edi_22editb.shtml

VENEZUELA: Why Chavez won
Green Left – Australia
Hugo Chavez's victory will have repercussions beyond the borders of Venezuela.
It is a triumph of the poor against the rich and…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/595/595p12c.htm

WHAT next for Venezuela's Chavez?
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – (KRT) – After last Sunday's sweeping victory in a
recall referendum, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has more power than
ever.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9467050.htm

VENEZUELA'S Chávez win confirmed, but doubt persists
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela ˜ A two-day audit aimed at investigating allegations
of fraud in last Sunday's presidential recall referendum confirmed President
Hugo…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002012253_vene22.html

WORLD View: Sad Hints of a Bloody Future
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
Aug. 30 issue – I grew up in Venezuela and, although I now live in Washington,
DC, returned to Caracas for the referendum to recall President Hugo Chavez.

msnbc.msn.com/id/5783808/site/newsweek/

VENEZUELAN Vote Offers Some Lessons
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
I was pleased to read Andrew Reding's article on Venezuela (”US Should
Form a Marshall Plan for Latin America,” Commentary, Aug.…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-venezuela22.1aug22,1,1776616.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters

OIL and gas reserves could bolster region's economies
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Americas. The heavy oil deposits in Venezuela, Canada and Peru represent
a critical component in an Americas' energy strategy. These…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9454979.htm

CHáVEZ now can consolidate power
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… observers are wondering what Hugo Chávez will do next to consolidate
the 'Bolivarian revolution' that he boldly launched in 1998 on behalf
of Venezuela's poor…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/9463716.htm

21/08/04

THE enemy of my enemy
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
… And thereafter, whenever I lived in Trinidad, I would gaze across the
narrow straits at Venezuela – as visible from Port-of-Spain as the Blue
Mountains are…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040822T000000-0500_64960_OBS_THE_ENEMY_OF_MY_ENEMY.asp

'MIRACLE needed to cool frenzied oil market'
Sify – Delhi,India
… side, notably concerns about Russian oil production prompted by uncertainty
over the future of Yukos, and possible political upheavals in Venezuela
following a…
sify.com/news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13549573

BROKEN Toilet Foils Gun-Smuggling Plot
Tampa Tribune – Tampa,FL,USA
Five defendants pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of firearms sales
and exports to Venezuela, where prosecutors say the weapons were to be
sold to left…
news.tbo.com/news/MGBX92KO6YD.html

VENEZUELA'S Bolivarian Government continues propelling rebirth of…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… and because of this, those who supported him and helped plan the Alternative
Bolivarian Agenda, were looking for a way out of the maze that Venezuela
was in…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22535

VENEZUELA'S GDP reported a 13.6% growth during second trimester
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres: Preliminary estimates for Gross Domestic Product report a 13.6%
growth in the second trimester of the current year, compared with the
same period of…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22536

CHAVEZ foes threaten Venezuela election boycott
Daily Times – Pakistan
CARACAS: Venezuela‚s opposition threatened on Friday to boycott regional
elections following President Hugo Chavez‚s referendum win, which they
say was…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-8-2004_pg4_4

AUDIT confirms Chavez win in Venezuela
ABC Online – Australia
An audit of Venezuela's recall referendum has confirmed that President
Hugo Chavez won fairly and found no evidence to support fraud charges,
observers and…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1182191.htm

BEYOND Populism: Venezuela and the International Left
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
All over the world, the international Left — including the global social
justice movement — is peering sceptically at Venezuela, unsure of what
to make of…
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=6078

VENEZUELA Awaits Result of Presidential Recall Vote Audit
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Venezuela's opposition refused to participate in the audit, on the
grounds it would not answer complaints that voting machines were programmed
to limit the…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=2DD11560-7706-4458-B5D1137C415E44F0

BY Defeating Recall, Chavez Inspires Left
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – By handily defeating a referendum aimed at ousting
him, President Hugo Chavez has broadened his mandate and inspired left-leaning
groups…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9459590.htm

US polling firm embroiled in Venezuela controversy
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
… Critics of the exit poll by Penn, Schoen & Berland have questioned
how it was conducted because the firm worked with a US-funded Venezuela
group that the…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/08/21/1093062551.htm

CHáVEZ‚ victory in Venezuela
El Diario New York – NY,USA
The victory of President Hugo Chávez should give Venezuela a break from
a tumultuous political life. It will be difficult, but…
www.eldiariony.com/noticias/detail.aspx?section=25&desc=Editorial&id=972813

INTERNATIONAL Press Coverage Begins to Change Its Tune on…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… referendum on his mandate as Venezuelan President, there has been a
manifest change in the attitude of the mainstream media towards Venezuela‚s
Bolívarian…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1257

VENEZUELA'S Economy Continues to Surge
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By BLOOMBERG NEWS. enezuela's economy grew more than 10 percent for a second
straight quarter in the April-to-June period as President…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/21/business/worldbusiness/21venezuela.html

WHAT part of 'no' can't you understand?
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
When Hugo Chávez won his way through the ballot box to become president
of Venezuela in 1998, the two old-line parties and the allied social and
economic…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040820T190000-0500_64858_OBS_WHAT_
PART_OF__NO__CAN_T_YOU_UNDERSTAND_.asp

VENEZUELA awaits outcome of referendum audit
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CARACAS : Venezuelans awaited the outcome of a sample audit of the referendum
that confirmed the mandate of President Hugo Chavez and that was endorsed
by…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/102203/1/.html

VENEZUELA 2nd-Qtr GDP Grows 13.6% on Govt Spending (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
20 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's economy grew more than 10 percent for a second
straight quarter in the April-to-June period as President Hugo Chavez
tapped into…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aA5nk_HRG4Sw&refer=news_index

GUILLEN among Venezuela's finest
MLB.com – USA
… the city where he was born, peers and Andres Reiner, the Astros scout
who helped turn him into an all-around player at Houston's baseball academy
in Venezuela.…
mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=
20040820&content_id=833064&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.js

CHAVEZ foes threaten Venezuela election boycott
CNN International – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) — Venezuela's opposition threatened on Friday
to boycott regional elections following President Hugo Chavez's referendum
win…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/08/20/venezuela.referendum.reut/

VENEZUELAN Minister Nixes OPEC Increase
Forbes – USA
Venezuela's foreign minister said Friday that OPEC wouldn't raise oil output
because the cartel already is producing at its ceiling of 26 million barrels
per…
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2004/08/20/ap1513859.html

OFFICIAL Rejects OPEC Oil Output Increase
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Venezuela's foreign minister said Friday that
OPEC wouldn't raise oil output because the cartel already is producing
at its limit of…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/9453485.htm

VENEZUELA audit 'confirms' result
BBC News – London,England,UK
Venezuela's electoral authorities say preliminary results of an audit of
the vote on President Hugo Chavez's rule show there was no fraud.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3584264.stm

SCHOLAR Points Out Violence and Corruption in Venezuela's Election…
NewsMax.com – West Palm Beach,FL,USA
… His report “The Price of Dissent in Venezuela – Hugo Chavez's thugs
celebrate their 'victory' by shooting my mother,” described the reaction
of bands of…
www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/8/20/131240.shtml

TRUTH and Denial in Venezuela
AlterNet – USA
The Amazon may be South America's longest river, but denial, to borrow
the old gag, is today the longest river in Venezuela. On…
www.alternet.org/story/19623/

VENEZUELA still on edge over referendum
Big News Network.com – Australia
International observers auditing ballot boxes from Venezuela's presidential
referendum said Friday they would likely announce their findings later
in the day.…
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?rid=24f12670bd92dc03&cat=b8de8e630faf3631

CARTER Center Says Venezuela Audit Results Due Later Today
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — The Carter Center and the Organization of American
States will probably release this afternoon the results…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aMHx4C_VVvyU&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA Expects Economy to Grow 3-5% Next Year, Ministry Says
Bloomberg – USA
20 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela expects its economy to grow for a second year
in 2005 as political tension eases after President Hugo Chavez survived
a vote to…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aQkSe0SvELuo&refer=latin_america

20/08/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22534
National Elections Council (CNE) says President Chavez Frias won fair and square

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22529
DISIP agents seize C-4 plastic explosive in Venezuelan opposition stronghold

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22528
Ted Nordhaus: Now it is time for North Americans to look beyond the hysteria

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22527
Mainstream USA reporting focused on the opposition and forgot those affected

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22526
World's deciders will have to react to oil moving in the $50-60 barrel range

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22530
Venezuela will push higher oil prices at OPEC Vienna meeting next month

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22518
Those who fired guns in Plaza Altamira were not government supporters.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22519
Smartmatic Mugica: Fraud cannot be committed with our vote technology

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22516
15% of all machines audited … no anomalies have been found in RR vote

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22522
Opposition Coordinadora Democratica (CD) : The audit is a new fraud

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22524
CNE vice president Zamora does not acknowledge this Thursday's audit.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22517
Three suspects of Monday's shoot-out in Altamira have been arrested.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22520
Chacon: “Opposition must assume its defeat and prepare for regional elections”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22531
I say it is time to take off the gloves … and put them out of business permanently!

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22521
Teodoro Petkoff: The opposition's attitude is incomprehensible

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22523
International organizations estimate economic growth to be as much as 10%

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22533
Anybody who calls George Bush a pendejo in public is okay by me…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22532
Market satisfaction with Venezuela's Presidential recall referendum outcome

REVIEW finds no cyber fraud in Venezuela vote
Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA
CARACAS, VENEZUELA - International observers overseeing an audit of Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez's victory in this week's recall referendum concluded
...
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2747387

VENEZUELA dispute shows e-voting hazards for US, critics say
Austin American Statesman (subscription) - Austin,TX,USA
WASHINGTON -- The disputed presidential recall referendum in Venezuela
offers ominous lessons about the use of electronic voting machines in
US elections this ...
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/auto/epaper/editions/friday/news_14522adee3b391c600df.html

VENEZUELA recall fuels e-voting debate
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The disputed presidential recall referendum in Venezuela
offers ominous lessons about the use of electronic voting machines in
US elections this…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/election/0804nation/20evoting.html

US Firm Defends Venezuela Exit Poll
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Aug. 19, 2004 ˜ A US pollster whose firm wrongly predicted
President Hugo Chavez would lose a recall referendum…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040819_2294.html

US Poll Firm in Hot Water in Venezuela
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – A US pollster whose firm wrongly predicted President
Hugo Chavez would lose a recall referendum on Thursday defended the exit
poll, which…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9445335.htm

IRAQ turmoil pushes oil near $49
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… Singapore. Analysts and traders also remained concerned about developments
and a possible cut in supply from Russia and Venezuela.…
www.startribune.com/stories/535/4937833.html

MANAGEMENT of Venezuelan Oil Revenue Stirs Controversy
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… social-spending program. But, some experts think Venezuela's oil sector
could face some long-term problems. Markets worldwide reacted…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A6FB9039-C4A5-4112-B5273B5F78EC0EA6

VENEZUELA Starts Recall Audit as Opposition Boycotts (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela began auditing returns from Sunday's recall
vote won by President Hugo Chavez, as the country's opposition refused
to join…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=a14ndtsJSa6c&refer=latin_america

US firm embroiled in Venezuela referendum controversy defends its…
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela ˆ A US pollster whose firm wrongly predicted President
Hugo Chavez would lose a recall referendum on Thursday defended the exit
poll…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20040819-1718-venezuela-recall.html

19/8/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22514
Venezuelan Referendum Comes to Montreal: Opposition violence on the street

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22513
Every vote had a voice, and the majority was heard loud and clear … as it should be

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22512
Manuel Quintero: Evangelicals left on opposite sides in Venezuelan referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22511
The Providence Journal: Reason to be skeptical about Venezuela's referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22510
Rich Venezuelans will resort to violence if they think they can achieve their aims

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22509
Canadian observer disputes claims of vote fraud in Venezuela referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22508
Toronto Star editorial: Venezuelan elite's repudiation of democracy

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22507
The Panama News: La Prensa botches the Venezuela referendum

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22506
New York lawyer Eva Golinger: 15A Testimonial from Ground Zero Caracas

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22505
Had the opposition turned up at Miraflores the day after the referendum…

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Chavez Frias: the mutant son of an alien; opposition afraid he'll eat them alive?

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Chris Herz: Lies and calumny, sickness and health

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VENEZUELA: Why did Chavez win?

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Sobella Mejías and Ezequiel Zamora said to have acted as CNE snipers

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Costa Rica revokes fugitive CTV leader Carlos Ortega's political asylum

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Constitutional attorney Carlos Escarra: Venezuela requires State cleansing

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Australia: Hands Off Venezuela Campaign pickets US Consulate in Sydney

AUDITING of votes in referendum starts in Venezuela
Xinhua – China
CARACAS, Aug. 19 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE),
the Carter Center (CC) and the Organization of American…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/20/content_1832497.htm

FOCUS: U.S. Polling Firm In Hot Water over False Venezuela Results
www.truthout.org/docs_04/082004W.shtml

CANADIAN observer disputes claims of vote fraud in Venezuela…
Canada.com – Canada
TORONTO (CP) – Anti-democratic fanatics will continue to insist Venezuela's
presidential recall vote was fraudulent even though there's no evidence
to back the…
www.canada.com/news/national/story.html?id=ae29759c-2f71-4a31-abda-03cf68635e9d

UPDATE 11: Crude Oil Prices Climb Above $48 a Barrel
Forbes – USA
… putting upward pressure on global oil prices at a time of strong demand
in China and the United States and supply concerns in Russia, Venezuela
and other…
www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2004/08/19/ap1511930.html

THE Panama News: La Prensa botches the Venezuela referendum
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
The lede paragraph went “Figures from the Venezuela opposition Democratic
Coordinator were indicating last night that, after more than 16 hours
of continuous…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22507

OIL reaches new highs
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… Analysts and traders also remained concerned over developments and
a possible cut in supply from Russia and Venezuela, both major crude exporters.

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040819.wOilam0819/BNStory/Business/

VENEZUELA as divided as ever on Chavez despite referendum
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Caracas, Venezuela — As she stood in an eight-hour line that inched along
under a blazing sun to cast her vote in Sunday's recall referendum on
President Hugo…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/08/19/MNGIL8ABLP1.DTL

VENEZUELA opposition refuses to admit defeat
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… “We want peace in Venezuela, we want to live as brothers. . . . We
want dialogue,” she continued. “I will go wherever, whenever to talk with
anyone.”.…
www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/
2004/08/19/venezuela_opposition_refuses_to_admit_defeat

HELP for poor sways voters in Venezuela
St. Petersburg Times – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
… CARACAS, Venezuela – When grocery store owner Amilcar Sanchez stood
in line to cast his vote in a referendum Sunday against President Hugo
Chavez, he came to a…
www.sptimes.com/2004/08/19/Worldandnation/Help_for_poor_sways_v.shtml

US Poll Firm in Hot Water in Venezuela
ABC News - USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Aug. 19, 2004 &Mac247; A US firm's exit poll that said President
Hugo Chavez would lose a recall referendum has landed ...
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040819_91.html

VENEZUELA'S Next Step
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… And the president continues to enjoy support among Venezuela's poor,
though he managed during his tenure to increase the poverty rate even
as rising oil prices…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13729-2004Aug18.html

VENEZUELA pushing for higher oil prices.
MercoPress – Uruguay
With the oil market breaking records day after day, (almost 47 US dollars
this Wednesday) Venezuela is sponsoring taking the current OPEC price
band from 22/28…
www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=4123

CARTER defends Venezuela referendum
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… Gaviria, the head of the OAS, have been working for two years to find
a solution to the often bloody political crisis that has gripped Venezuela,
the world's…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/08/19/2003199293

OPPOSITION Rejects Audit Plan in Venezuela Recall Dispute
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By JUAN FORERO. ARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 18 – After demanding an audit of
voting results upon failing to oust President Hugo Chávez…
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/19/international/americas/19venez.html

VENEZUELA Opposition Refuses Recall Audit
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Aug. … The president of Venezuela's largest business
association, Fedecamaras, also urged reconciliation between Chavez backers
and opponents.…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040818_2432.html

VENEZUELA'S CHAVEZ SECURES LEGITIMATE SUPPORT
Yahoo News – USA
… real “Bolivarian Revolution,” which sometimes seems as if some deep-frozen
Cold War has been defrosted and reborn in the tropics of Venezuela, where
posters of…
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2205&ncid=742&e=13
&u=/ucgg/20040818/cm_ucgg/venezuelaschavezsecureslegitimatesupport

RECONCILIATORY noises emerging from Venezuela's business…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… “the government must show that it is ready to dialog and recognize
the other Venezuela … we cannot continue dividing and creating parallel
scenarios……
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22493

PROVEA: Venezuela has procedures to process fraud complaints
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela's leading human rights group PROVEA views the recall referendum
as highly positive for Venezuelan democracy and extends it support to
the National…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22495

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