No white smoke on new CNE vice president … but rumors abound
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
It seems unlikely that the National Assembly (AN), which has ground down to snail speed, will agree on a substitute and the other option is to leave it to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) constitutional chamber.
USA has decided to triple aid to Venezuela to boost war on narco-trafficking
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
US Embassy narcotics officer, Alan Smiley says the money will be invested in financing the training of police and military in anti-drugs tactics and the supply of high tech equipment, such as X-ray machines to help detect drugs.
Richard Smith: No new oligarchy developing under Chavez‚ guidance
By: Richard Smith
While surfing the archives of VHeadline, I took the trouble to read the comments of guest commentator, Venezuelan student John Sanchez, especially his last piece entitled “Word on Chavez is getting out after 6 years of Revolution.‰
Venezuela discusses aid to Haiti with Ministers from Jamaica and Barbados
By: Reporters
Held within the framework of the 59th UN General Assembly where the diplomats exchanged information and opinions on Venezuela and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and also about the political situation and the humanitarian crisis in Haiti.
Oscar Heck: Is this what the ILO wants to promote? Criminals and dictators?
By: Oscar Heck
The Supreme Court and other government institutions (police forces and the military included) were essentially controlled by the president of the country and by his friends, family and pets.
Swiss businessmen interested in investing in Venezuela's mining industry
By: Reporters
Vice Admiral Sierralta says the Chamber had sent invitations to the Venezuelan Finance Ministry to travel to Switzerland by next January, at the latest.
Venezuelan driver Milka Duno continues victorious hot-rod racing streak
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Last week, Milka earned an overall win driving a Citgo sponsored Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype car at the Rolex sports car series Miami 250. The car she drove in Atlanta was an open cockpit Prototype sports car.
MRE: There are moments we can describe as historical turning points
By: Reporters
It is clear that the people of the world are taking a stand, against neo-liberal economics and war. They are resisting those who would undermine and even overthrow the basic principles that founded the United Nations itself.
VENEZUELA’S Electoral Council President Says Zamora’s… – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, September 29, 2004—In a press conference yesterday, President of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) Francisco Carrasquero responded to…
IRAN Interested in Venezuela Exploration
Forbes – USA
Iran is interested in crude and natural gas exploration in Venezuela, the vice president of Venezuela's state oil company said Wednesday.…
BRITAIN'S Labour Party Needs to Rethink its Position on Venezuela – Caracas,Venezuela
When Hugo Chávez was first elected President of Venezuela in 1998, it might well have been on a promise of “education, education, education”.…
VENEZUELA, Argentina form energy alliance; Petrobras balks
Oil & Gas Journal – Houston,TX,United States
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 29 — Venezuela and Argentina have agreed to form an energy alliance called Petrosur. Argentine President…

CTV eagerly awaits ILO commission to back persecution claims
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Espinoza singles out one (General) Prieto, who allegedly represents the new organization and is not a real worker representative … “Prieto is trying to force other unions to back Fenapetrol's claim to a place on the bargaining table.”
Those who don‚t study and comprehend history will be forced to relive it…
By: Fred Cederholm
But, I fear whoever wins, loses; because the next four years will be characterized by two words — crisis management. Too many systemic problems are out there that have been ignored, sugarcoated, and/or botched.
Oscar Heck: Most Venezuelans do not want to lose their culture and human values
By: Oscar Heck
Success is measured by how much one has (or owns) rather than by the quality of the person. This is unfortunate and will, I believe, ultimately lead to the self destruction of the human race … the outset of which we are witnessing at the moment.
The moment for the Venezuelan nation to act; demand to be left in peace
By: Alfredo Bremont
What would it take for the Venezuelan opposition to consolidate the nation … or rather the media, since it is the broadcast news that has otherwise become “the eyes of democracy” in modern societies.
Understanding psychopaths: Chavez' weapon in the fight for Venezuelan democracy
By: Malcolm Donald
The most important thing to understand about a psychopath is that they are compulsive liars. Once you understand that you are able to communicate with them and adopt policies that enable you to bypass them and construct a civil life.
Franz J. T. Lee — Venezuela: Who and what is the revolutionary proletariat?
By: Franz J. T. Lee
Of course, the current usage of this term has changed completely over the last six years. A lot of Adecos, of Social Democrats, were golpistas; with others, directed the “Coordinadora Democratica” against Chavez' legitimate, democratic government.
Intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Caracas Stoneman…
By: Supriyo Chatterjee
A dismal September day in London in the Lord's Year 2004 and the legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes … still alive from the chemical concoction he has devised for himself from a mix of opium and depleted uranium … is in as foul a mood.
Quico Reed: No one from Globovision properly explained what the conflict was
By: Quico Reed
In my opinion, no one from Globovision properly explained what the conflict was with the government … but the timing of said event was rather “unfortunate”, when tensions were at their highest.
Venezuelan and Russian Foreign Ministers strengthen bilateral ties
By: Reporters
Yakovlev had at that time emphasized that Russian corporations are interested in building an aluminum plant and investing in Venezuela to contribute with domestic social development.
Mega-media journalism/reporting now seems concerned with agendas…
By: Fred Cederholm
Ok, every now and again the anchors get out in the trenches and produce a piece of “original” journalism, usually as an in-depth reporting on one of their network‚s news magazine shows to prove (to themselves) that they still have “it.”

VENEZUELAN Opposition Parties Hail Election Council Resignation
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Most of Venezuela's opposition party leaders have applauded the resignation of Election Council Vice President Ezequiel Zamora.…
VENEZUELAN and Russian Foreign Ministers strengthen bilateral ties
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Yakovlev had at that time emphasized that Russian corporations are interested in building an aluminum plant and investing in Venezuela to contribute with…
OPPOSITION Supporter Zamora Resigns in Protest from Venezuela’s… – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, September 27, 2004—Ezequiel Zamora, Vice-President of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), declared his ‘irrevocable’ resignation…
VENEZUELA crisis dents Morrison Bowmore results
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,United Kingdom
MORRISON Bowmore, the whisky business owned by Japanese conglomerate Suntory, plunged deeper into the red after the presidential crisis in Venezuela, one of…
PRESIDENT Hugo Chavez Frias promotes domestic development through…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Venezuela's Ministry of Science & Technology (MCT) today, President Hugo Chavez Frias and Science & Technology (MCT…

Ezequiel Zamora's resignation from the CNE will not affect regional elections
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
National Assembly (AN) 1st vice president Ricardo Gutierrez has assured that National Electoral Council (CNE) director Ezequiel Zamora's resignation will not affect regional elections to take place in October.
Cuban-Venezuelan Commission meeting ends in approval of 116 new projects
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The 5th Mixed Commission of the Cuba-Venezuela Integral Cooperation Agreement has concluded with the approval of 116 work projects in 15 areas, among which the most important are projects concerning healthcare, education, sports and agriculture. regrets inaccuracies in report of US FCC raid KFAR 90.9FM
By: Roy S. Carson
Quico Reed has written to us complaining about an inaccuracy in the article “USA's FCC raids KFAR 90.9FM half-hour after 'Axis of Good' premiere…” carried in yesterday editions of this e-publication.
Venezuelan Government supports alliances between Islam and the West
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stated his support for the proposal made by Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the United Nations to create an alliance between Islamic and Western societies.
Ezequiel Zamora resigns CNE and controversial Kornblith eager to move in
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Opposition director, Sobella Mejias has announced that she is not following Zamora's footsteps because she argues that spaces gained should not be given up …”while I am in this post, I will defend the political rights of Venezuelans.”
Venezuelan unemployment rate down to 14.2% during August 2004
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Unemployment in Venezuela has dropped to 14.2% in the month of August, down from the 17.8% rate during the same month in 2003, according to information provided by the National Statistics Institute.
Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel to analyze cooperation issues in Russia
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Executive Vice-President, Jose Vicente Rangel, will be traveling to Russia on October 1, with the purpose of installing the first meeting of the Russian-Venezuelan Intergovernmental High Level Commission (CIAN), to take place on October 5, 2004.
President Hugo Chavez Frias promotes domestic development through technology
By: Reporters
The Science Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the Humboldt Planetarium will also participate as guests while the Caricuao Zoo and several Simon Bolivar (USB) University student groups will attend.
Ugueth Urbina's mother said to be alive and in good health
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
According to the newspaper, Police Detective Branch (CICPC) supposedly knows who the kidnappers are but does not know where she and young Wilson Bolivar, who was kidnapped with her, are being held.
PROVEA appeals to TSJ versus lameduck Ombudsman Mundarain
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
PROVEA wrote to the Ombudsman, seeking information on violations against the right to personal integrity both in the civil as well as the military sector, aggressions against HR defenders denouncing violations between Q1 2003-Q1 2004.
Corpozulia to be as efficient as the Venezuelan Guayana Corporation (CVG)
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The President complains that only 3% of the budget has been destined for productive activities and wants that to change … “it must be connected to the popular economy project.”
Omar Vizquel could have played his last game with Cleveland Indians
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The shortstop has offered to take a pay cut to remain with the team he loves but the team wants to replace Vizquel with AAA star, Jhonny Peralta. This season Vizquel has hit .290 with seven home runs and 58 RBIs.
VENEZUELA'S Zamora Resigns From Country's Election Council
Bloomberg – United States
27 (Bloomberg) — Ezequiel Zamora, the vice president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council, resigned from the agency, citing differences with the agency's…

IT'S time for America to turn South
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… Countries like Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia supply up to 40% of US oil imports, and could easily replace unstable suppliers in West Asia.…

30 slain in Venezuela jail riot
Edmonton Sun – Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
CARACAS — Inmates armed with hand grenades and guns rioted at a western Venezuela prison, killing at least 30 fellow inmates before hundreds of national…
VENEZUELA to Buy Russian Helicopters to Fight Guerillas
MOSNEWS – Russia
Venezuela will buy military helicopters from Russia to reinforce its borders, but it will not help neighboring Colombia's government to wage war against left…
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
… writer-. IT was the 1859 bilateral treaty regulating borders that formally established relationships between Venezuela and Brazil.…

SIX killed in Venezuela jail riot
Reuters – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – At least six prisoners have been killed and 35 wounded after rival gangs armed with guns and knives clashed inside a ..
VENEZUELA investigates border killings
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Sep. 22 (UPI … ransom. Relations between Colombian and Venezuela have been tense during recent years. Colombia's…
S&P affirms Venezuela credit ratings, rates debt
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Standard & Poor's Ratings services said on Wednesday it had affirmed Venezuela's credit ratings and assigned a long-term foreign…
MEXICO, Venezuela, Brazil Sell Bonds to Tap Rally (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
22 (Bloomberg) — Mexico and Venezuela plan to sell dollar-denominated bonds and Brazil completed a sale of 250 million euros ($306 million) of eight-year…

200 National Guard troops sent in to quell Lara State prison riot; at least 30 said dead
By: Vanessa C. Marcano
Authorities confirmed that 200 National Guard troops were sent in at around 8:00 a.m., taking control of the prison center and finally suppressing the riot. Judge Antonio Martinez informed that around 30 to 40 people have been killed.
PR war between Colombia and Venezuela centers on Arauca and the Gulf
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Former Army C-i-C General Raul Salazar and opponent of President Hugo Chavez Frias has entered the fray, saying the Colombian guerrilla has always seen Arauca as a priority because of the oil belt.
ABP's Ledezma leaves Coordinadora Democratica … beginning of end?
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The leader criticized the opposition's political policy of accusing the National Elections Council (CNE), while attempting to enter elections with the same arbiter it accuses of irregularities.
Muller Rojas says FAN suffers intelligence flaws in border areas
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“We need advanced systems of observation to find out who are in border areas, where they are and their displacement … we need better communications systems and top experts in the interpretation of images.”
Venezuela chooses its future; panel discussion on the recall referendum
By: Reporters
The Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) is organizing a forum, Thursday, September 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Founders Senior Common Room at 305 Founders College, York University in Toronto (Canada).
Andrew McKillop: OECD report forecasts strong economic growth, low inflation
By: Andrew Mckillop
Greenspan‚s most recent rework of this myth followed closely by the president of the San Francisco Fed, Janet Yellen, who for her part estimated that current “extreme oil prices” act as a US$65 billion tax on consumers and companies in the USA.
Venezuelan government approves Bs.3 billion to help regions affected by rains
By: Vanessa C. Marcano
Izarra says that Civil Defense and Disaster Relief are currently guarding all areas in case of any further emergency.
Libertador municipal emergency teams help residents affected by rain.
By: Vanessa C. Marcano
A press statement from Libertador states that more than 100 men and 20 units of machinery and equipment were able to resolve emergencies brought about by mudslides, floods and trees felled in wind gusts of up to 50 kph.
Aragua Civil Defense on high alert after heavy rains affected the State
By: Vanessa C. Marcano
The Aragua Governor's Office Infrastructure Department ihas already begun engineering work in the area, including the cleaning of canals and creeks to avoid further flooding.
The difficulty with Vargas Llosa is his simple definition of democracy
By: Alfredo Bremont
The string of writers have the advantage that the world is divided in two sides … those against us and those with us … and here we have this fabulous new market, which in order to exist has divided itself, nurturing two opposite sides.
Minnesota Twins Venezuelan pitcher could win Cy Young Award
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The gung-ho Venezuelan has already been awarded Player of the Month in July and August and with 30 consecutive scoreless innings it looks as though he's on track for a September award.
National Armed Forces strengthen security along the Colombian border
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
A Venezuelan Navy infantry batallion with 600 troops is being established in the west coast of Lake Maracaibo to keep the border zone (including Lake Maracaibo safe) through coordinated joint operations.”
Presidential Decree approves 2nd Level Medical Attention & Access Program
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The program is established within the framework of the National Public Healthcare System and will develop according to the principles of universality, integrity, equality, social integration, solidarity and will be free of charge.
Bolivarian University of Venezuela and Conatel analyze Social Responsibility Law
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Because of that relationship, Macias emphasized, Venezuelan schools must take back their role; she also stressed the relationships between the centers of world economic power and their participation in the media war that the country has endured.
John Sanchez: Word on Chavez is getting out after 6 years of Revolution
By: John Sanchez
He took more than a minute to Œdownplay‚ and attack Teodoro Petkoff‚s editorial in which the publisher of the daily tabloid Tal Cual compared the first administration of President Carlos Andres Perez to that of Chavez.
Katydids Are Singing
By: Kay Onefeather
Katydids are Singing
Cool weather's sweet Melody bringing
Ahh .. Relief from summer's heat
And humidity that's been downright steamy!
Why Manuel?
By: Kay Onefeather
Why hasn't Colombia enlisted You?
Would no
t your Formidable Force
Better serve your country's course
By Protecting your own Country?
It's so simple, you see!
BOLIVARIAN Republic of Venezuela Announces Invitation
Yahoo News (press release) – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (”Venezuela” or the “Republic”) announced today…
VENEZUELA chooses its future; panel discussion on the recall…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… He writes for, and edits, numerous intellectual journals. He was recently in Venezuela as an official International Observer for the Presidential Referendum.…
BOLIVARIAN University of Venezuela and Conatel analyze Social…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres reports: According to Bolivarian University of Venezuela (UBV-Maracaibo) director Esther Macias “it is not the school that should promote values, now…
POLITICS one factor in US withdrawal of loan support
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Question: President Bush has ordered the withdrawal of US support for $250 million in loans for Venezuela from international organizations because of…

Five grenades explode at unoccupied Shell Venezuela building in Maracaibo
By: David Coleman
Disip-Zulia commander Jesus Ribas Scorche says additional explosive devices and fuses have been recovered … a man, whose identity has not yet been released to the media, is in custody for continuing interrogation by senior CICPC detectives.
Only a moron would be unable to see what George W. Bush is up to!
By: Bob Chapman
ast week Mr. Bush ordered a partial cut in US assistance to Venezuela because of its alleged role in the international trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation.
Colombia insists FARC is responsible for border incursion and murders
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
lombian Executive Vice President Francisco Santos says his government has been clear in its message to Venezuela that if the latter does not adopt a hard line with the subversives, the problem will get out of hand.
Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — September 21, 2004
By: Armando Nuñez
s told Venpres that he agrees with the proposal of conducting an investigation as regards the killings of Venezuelans in the state of Apure and, in his opinion, the Defense and Security Commission of the AN must devote its time to study this case.
PDVSA presents imports substitution program for 600 aspiring companies
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
e funding entities are also attending the session to offer advice. “We will also assess whether a company's experience is in line with the technical specifications of the State company requiring the service before any contract is granted.”
Opposition CD faces difficulties with primaries in Tachira and Merida States
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
In Me
rida State, former State Governor William Davila, who, like Calderon, has been a member of the defunct opposition Association of State Governors, is fighting off a challenge from Merida Mayor, Carlos Belandria.
Detectives trace where Urbina US$15 million ransom demand was made
By: David Coleman
and his family have been readied to pay the ransom to rescue their mother, but police sources say no money has yet been handed over and the kidnappers have not conceded the family's request for proof that she is still alive.
Finance Minister Nobrega to meet with financial representatives in New York
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
“The Fi
nance Ministry is continuously evaluating financial markets and does not rule out any additional operations in refinancing, seeking to continue improving the profile of Venezuelan public debt,” said Dopazo.
Oscar Heck: Why Venezuela is economically doing well in the eyes of investors
By: Oscar Heck
One can
read very positive financial reports in many news sources, excluding the traditional Venezuelan media — which is controlled by the people who want to oust Chavez from power by whatever means possible, legal or not.
Windows of opportunity based on moral principles that are not nebulous…
By: Supriyo Chatterjee
Elias Jaua's intent to extend the scope of the micro-credit movement and to rationalize state institutions to deal with it does not exactly ooze cool … but no one need be under any illusion about how many lives it can transform.
Beyond Life's Storms
By: Kay Onefeather
Deadly Win
ds Howl like Hungry Wolves
Circling at the Door
Trees Bow to the East, Bow to the South
Then, Bow to the North
Pelting Rains Sting bare Skin
Exposed to the Angry, Defiant Winds
Surge after Surge, Lights flicker before
Navegantes de Magallanes prepare for winter league with new strategy
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
The 2003-20
04 season was the worst season in Magallanes' history and the first time it did not qualify for the playoffs and according to the experts, the club is busy restructuring the team to avoid a repeat performance.
Franz J. T. Lee — Venezuela: From Revolution to Emancipation
By: Franz J. T. Lee
By means of
social reforms, industrialization, capitalist economic diversification, obsolete feudalist agricultural projects, we cannot liberate ourselves from Euro-Yankee hegemony within the current world, imperialist, corporate system.
UK Wolverhampton Bilston & District TUC discusses support for Venezuela
By: Andy Goodall
The lessons to learn from Venezuela is that working people, recognizing their collective strengths, can make substantial progress. The right to free health-care and food should be a basic human right.
Dear Russia
By: Kay Onefeather
My Tears mingl
e with Your Tears
My Heart aches with Your Sorrows
For the Young Souls Taken without Remorse
By gunmen, Cold and Heartless
VENEZUELA to buy back DCB, FLRB, New Money Brady bonds
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Venezuela's plans to refinance up to $1.5 billion of public debt will involve buying back its “DCB”, “FLRB” and “New Money” Brady…
GRENADES Explode at Venezuelan Building
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… the Dutch Shell Oil Co. in western Venezuela, injuring a security guard, police said Tuesday. Several grenades were thrown into…
FRANZ JT Lee — Venezuela: From Revolution to Emancipation
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
University of Los Andes (ULA) professor Franz JT Lee writes: In Venezuela, very much is being done … and said … … Respecting the laws of Venezuela……
PARREIRA: Venezuela Have Improved
Soccer365 – Birmingham,Alabama,United States
Ahead of their World Cup qualifying clash with Venezuela, Brazil boss Carlos Alberto Parreira has trumpeted the former doormats as a rising threat in CONMEBOL.…
VENEZUELA wants to foster co-operation with Vietnam
Voice of Viet Nam – Hanoi,Vietnam
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez expressed his wish to promote friendship and multifaceted co-operation with Vietnam while receiving the newly-accredited…
VENEZUELA minister to show debt plan to Wall Street
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Venezuelan Finance Minister Tobias Nobrega will show his government's debt- refinancing program to Wall Street analysts…

Karl B. Koth: Rapprochement or truce with the USA is impossible!
By: Karl B. Koth
Venezuela should also arm itself to the teeth … and with the most modern weapons … displaying a readiness to fight to the finish. In other words, it must ensure that it would be too expensive for the US to attack it physically.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cancels trip to the 59th UN General Assembly; Presidential plane grounded at Maiquetia
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
havez was also planning on meeting with top American business executives from international banks during his 3-day visit, as well as speaking at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Harlem, along with 60 guests from the US progressive community.
President Hugo Chavez Frias: Quality cannot be at odds with the revolution
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
ality cannot be at odds with the revolution, I demand maximum attention, follow-up to plans and decisions taken … because the worst enemy we have, friends, is not the Coordinadora … our worst enemy is inside, ourselves, our incapability.
Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — September 20, 2004
By: Armando Nuñez
n the aircraft was about to take off from the Maiquetia International Airport, it aborted its departure due to a fault in the starting engine in the plane's left turbine, which could not be repaired in time for the president to arrive.
President Chavez Frias: 2 periods of 6 years more than sufficient
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
ty Velasquez should have consulted the political parties about the proposal, the President says, and he himself would have told the deputy what he thought of the proposal, if he had been asked.
Government campaign rally in Valencia marred by violence
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
nce flared up when MVR National Assembly deputy, Iris Varela read out a list of the official candidates. Bottles were thrown on the stage, causing Varela to brand Mujica's followers “infiltrators.”
Claudio Fermin wants primaries for Metro Mayor's Office like in Tachira
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
has told his AD colleagues that he sees no problem in appearing on State VTV to express his ideas because unlike other opposition representatives he has never met government leaders.
Work on improving Maracaibo navigation channel starts in October
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
company, Dredging International won the contract and will use the “Uilenspiegel” to dredge the channel in a zone from Isla de San Carlos to the Gulf of Venezuela where the El Exportador salt transporter ship sunk in 1988.
Chavez Frias: FAN ordered to combat guerrilla or paramilitary invaders
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“We supp
ort no armed group and we don't need such support, unless it is the Venezuelan Armed Force (FAN) and intelligence organs.” In a new and confused report, Unionradio says three Venezuelan civilians have been shot dead in neighboring La Chacra.
Chris Herz: Only the military speaks truth to power
By: Chris Herz
Unlike th
e comments of the other less prominent intended and actual victims, when Army Secretary Welch finally burst out with “Have you no shame, Sir?”, the sycophantic US press actually felt free to report the matter.
Ministry of Interior & Justice initiates humanization policy in prisons
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
A meeting
has taken place at the Inmate Custody & Rehabilitation Office of the MIJ, with the governors of the 32 penitentiary centers, to analyze humanization policies to be carried out by MIJ in the penitentiary system nationwide.
Electricidad de Caracas senior unsecured foreign currency rating upgraded
By: Reporters
Fitch Ratin
gs says it has upgraded the senior unsecured foreign currency rating of C.A. La Electricidad de Caracas (EDC) to 'B+' from 'B-' and its senior unsecured local currency rating to 'BB-' from 'B'.
Fitch Ratings upgrades PDVSA senior unsecured foreign currency rating
By: Reporters
The sovereig
n actions reflect Venezuela's improved credit profile following the resolution of uncertainty related to the August 15 Presidential recall referendum, as well as higher international liquidity.
Alfredo Bremont: Iraq and ancient civilizations
By: Alfredo Bremont
The system as
it was, created as a completely evolving system, in theory. In practice, the system is limited, and it survived up to the end of the 1950s because there was a continuous circle of destruction and reconstruction.
President Chavez Frias to meet American business executives in New York
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
He will be gre
eted by Venezuelan Ambassador to Washington, Bernardo Alvarez and Venezuela's permanent representative at the UN, Ambassador Fermin Toro Jimenez as well as the Venezuela Consul General in New York, Eleonor Osorio.
President Hugo Chavez disagrees with reform to extend presidential term
By: Vannessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Nobody knows wh
at will happen in these 2 years, that might not allow me to be candidate. Nobody knows, I am only a pre-candidate to the Presidency for a period of 6 more years, until January 10, 2013, and that's it. No further than that date.
Andrew McKillop: Demographic oil demand and peak oil
By: Andrew Mckillop
The hope for large increases in Canadian and Venezuelan tarsand and bitumen-based oil production is contradicted by slow progress in syncrude projects, and continuing slow growth, or even loss of some Venezuelan heavy crude production capacity.
VENEZUELA'S Chavez cancels UN trip, to visit border
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez canceled a trip this week to the United Nations, citing problems with his aircraft…
VENEZUELA to Sell Up to $1.5B of Bonds `Quickly,' Dopazo Says
Bloomberg – United States
20 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela plans to sell as much as $1.5 billion of bonds ``as quickly as possible'' to tap into a four-month debt rally that has trimmed its…
VENEZUELA'S Chavez Says Two Terms in Office is Enough – Caracas,Venezuela
… National Assembly member Luis Velasquez recommended that 21 articles of the Bolivarian constitution be amended to allow the President of Venezuela to be…
VENEZUELA Tells Colombia to Boost Border Safety After 7 Killed
Bloomberg – United States
… these acts.''. Venezuela arrested more than 100 Colombians in May in Caracas that it said were plotting to assassinate Chavez. Six…,1,5529358.story?coll=bal-oped-headlines
ADDING slack to oil market
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
… This cushion was sufficient to prevent an oil crisis when a labor strike in Venezuela, ethnic riots in Nigeria and a war in Iraq took major producers out of…

MARXIST Group Blamed for Venezuelans' Deaths
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… initially blamed far-right Colombian paramilitaries for Friday's ambush of a military patrol escorting workers of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela.…

VENEZUELA wishes to boost cooperation with Viet Nam
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
Havana (VNA) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez expressed his wish to further friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Viet Nam while receiving the newly…
COLOMBIA Says Marxist Rebels Killed Venezuelans
Reuters – USA
… initially blamed far-right Colombian paramilitaries for the ambush on Friday of a military patrol escorting workers of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela…,4386,273601,00.html
OPEC'S new cash pile
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
… Now, because of a combination of growing demand, tensions in oil-producing states such as Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, and low inventories in big…

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