VENEZUELA HEADLINES AUGUST 25-31 2004

31/8/04

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We should let innovation add safety equipment to electronic voting machines
By: Tom Mereckis
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Many people agree there is a problem with electronic voting today. However, we don't all agree that VVPAT is the best solution because we already know paper ballot-based systems are badly flawed.

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Oscar Heck: Most of what the anti-Chavez movement comes up with is fantasy
By: Oscar Heck
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Therefore, the entire apartment equals a total of about 70 square meters… or … about 1/58 of an acre. One acre equals approximately 4046.86 square meters — an area equivalent to approximately 63.5 x 63.5 meters … or about 216 x 216 feet.

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Chris Herz: Demonstrations — New York or Caracas?
By: Chris Herz
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
But the big difference between the two countries is that citizens of the Fifth Republic have the assurance that after the demonstrating, there will be both an election with real choices and one in which all the ballots are fairly counted.

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The Venezuela Recall: Answering all that is answerable
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
The Carter Center does not consider the exit poll discrepancy to be of consequence. The day after the election, former President Carter was quoted as saying “there is a high chance even in the best of circumstances that exit polls are biased.”

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The Washington Times: President Hugo Chavez appears to want detente
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Foreign Minister Jesus Perez announced last week that Mr. Chavez would like to meet Mr. Bush when the Venezuelan President travels to the United States for the annual opening of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly next month.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister in Iran to sign MOU on bilateral cooperation
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Monday, August 30, 2004
MRE Perez has met with Iranian President Mohammed Khatami and is also preparing the groundwork a number of similar agreements with India and China ahead of President Hugo Chavez Frias' scheduled visits to Asia in November.

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IRS/Seniat 10-day grace for businesses to reset cash registers to new VAT rate
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Monday, August 30, 2004
Mora says it is the second adjustment to the VAT since President Hugo Chavez Frias' reform government came to power … he cut VAT from 16% to 14.5% when he took office in February 1999 although he was forced to raise it to 16% in September 2002.

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Venezuela boost to rank as a major international player in natural gas market
By: David Coleman
Monday, August 30, 2004
In an interview with state-owned VENPRES, Ramirez says “the gas business has risen and is growing rapidly in the market … that's why Venezuela is taking all the necessary steps to become an important competitor in that sector!”

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President Chavez Frias: Time has come to democratize the distribution of land
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Monday, August 30, 2004
President Hugo Chavez Frias says he will enforce Agriculture laws that allow his government to tax and expropriate land intentionally left idle by speculators.

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Venezuelan rebel Lt. German Varela feared for his life after advising the CIA
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Monday, August 30, 2004
In his first day of testimony August 12, Varela said the main reason he sought asylum was because he feared for his life after advising the CIA about Chavez' alleged protection of Colombian guerrillas in Venezuela.

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Kate McCoy: At the end of the day, voting lines not battle lines were drawn
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Monday, August 30, 2004
When I was first preparing to come to Venezuela several months ago, a young, middle-class Venezuelan woman living in the US sighed and lamented to me, “It's so hard to get rid of Chavez.”

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' news round-up — August 30, 2004
By: Armando Nuñez
Monday, August 30, 2004
The president of the National Assembly's Integral Social Development Permanent Commission, Angel Rodriguez, says that it is indispensable for new players of the enterprise sector to choose a better path.

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Bob Chapman: Domination of Venezuela by rich elitists is coming to an end
By: Bob Chapman
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Raise the standard of living for everyone is what Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias is all about as poor Venezuelans become better educated and healthier and they contribute more to society, which in turn helps the entire society.

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Bob Chapman: George and neo-cons invade, kill them and steal their oil
By: Bob Chapman
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Current very high oil prices have had no major impact on world economic growth. They believe the increased liquidity from higher oil prices will trigger trickle down increased spending power in mostly low-income primary product exporter countries.

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INT'NAL FORECASTER: The Bush family has no decency and no morals
By: Bob Chapman
Sunday, August 29, 2004
One, Luis Posada Carriles had escaped from a Venezuela jail where he faced charges of planning the 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73 people. Posada is not a US citizen … but the other three men were Cuban Americans.

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T.B. Prince: So I dare to give President Chavez three suggestions…
By: T.B. Prince
Sunday, August 29, 2004
August 15, one of most important electoral calls in the last tens of years was held and its result will mark a milestone … either because of the result itself, or because it was achieved by fighting the most powerful weapons of capitalistic hawks.

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Richard Smith: Amnesty International?
By: Richard Smith
Saturday, August 28, 2004
These statements by President Moscoso appear calculated to ensure that the dirty media war on unsubstantiated human rights violations in Venezuela is continued in the international news media.

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Andrew McKillop: Why oil prices rise .. fear begins at US$50?
By: Andrew Mckillop
Saturday, August 28, 2004
Both the Euro central bank's chief J-C Trichet, and US Federal reserve chairman Greenspan weighed in, with closely similar statements seeking to minimize the impact of recent oil price rises on investor confidence.

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Dawn Gable: Mr. Llosa has made a habit out of defaming people's character
By: Dawn Gable
Saturday, August 28, 2004
So, I could go on defaming Mr. Llosa's character based on what I can find on the internet without knowing anything about him really. I can go on what I find from sources I frequent and I could parrot my findings as truth.

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US State Department's Armitage seeks to bully Venezuela into silent submission
By: David Coleman
Saturday, August 28, 2004
Armitage made his one-sided remarks public during the swearing-in ceremony of career diplomat William Brownfield as United States ambassador to Venezuela replacing undiplomatically pro-opposition Charles S. Shapiro.

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Venezuelans, and only Venezuelans, will work through their political differences
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Friday, August 27, 2004
The preliminary results of the referendum were disputed by the opposition; and the dispute continues today — underscoring the divisiveness of Venezuela's political crisis and the profound mistrust that continues to define that crisis.

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Ambassador recalled from Panama; death penalty is prohibited in Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Friday, August 27, 2004
Chavez will not attend the inaugural ceremony of Panama's President-elect Martin Torrijos as a protest against outgoing President Mireya Moscoso's pardoning of four terrorists linked to assassination plots against Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

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Jorge Marin: Mr. Llosa gives way too much credit to the Venezuelan opposition
By: Jorge Marin
Friday, August 27, 2004
I think it's important that your readers get both sides of the story. Since Mr. Llosa chose to highlight the point of view of the opposition in Venezuela, I will now highlight the point of view of the majority of Venezuelans.

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101,215 foreigners visit Venezuela .. 49% on vacation and 46% on business
By: David Coleman
Friday, August 27, 2004
Venezuela's economy grew 14% in Q2 as the oil industry recovered from the nationwide lockout that ended in February 2003 in the opposition's failure to overthrtow President Hugo Chavez Frias' reform government.

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Alfredo Bremont: Indeed difficult days that Venezuela faces into the future…
By: Alfredo Bremont
Friday, August 27, 2004
The future of Venezuela is in its past … in its archetypical blend with nature … not, the past of two unalterable political parties which impose agreements and “economic arrangements” between elites who have destroyed the middle class.

VENEZUELA: Divisions harden after Chávez victory
National Catholic Reporter – USA
Oscar Rodríguez had left his new part-time home of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
and was on an airplane headed for his homeland, Venezuela, with an urgent
mission…
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IRAN, Venezuela keen on strengthening bilateral ties
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
At the meeting, Rafsanjani referred to the recent recall election in Venezuela
and said the people around the globe are now witnessing repeated defeat
of US…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=9/1/2004&Cat=2&Num=005

FRIEDSKY'S Motorcycle: Images & Words from Venezuela
Narco News – Mexico
… professor and photojournalist Noah Friedsky today offers 45 photos,
with informative captions, from this month's historic referendum campaign
in Venezuela.…
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2004/8/31/15947/1446

VENEZUELA: Lutheran Church Leader Appeals for Tolerance and
Worldwide Faith News (press release) – USA
Venezuela: Lutheran Church Leader Appeals for Tolerance and Unity Emigration
Leads to Decreased Membership CARACAS, Venezuela/GENEVA, 30 August 2004
(LWI…
www.wfn.org/2004/08/msg00172.html

HOW to Kick the Oil Habit
Fortune (subscription) – USA
… truth is, on any given day, any number of events could trigger a similar
spike˜a pipeline explosion in Iraq, political protests in Venezuela,
union turmoil…
www.fortune.com/fortune/articles/0,15114,678503,00.html

TRINIDAD and Tobago Expects Gas Accord With Venezuela (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) — Trinidad and Tobago expects to reach agreement with
Venezuela by year's end on development of South America's largest natural-gas
field…
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CRACKDOWN on rebels again boosts economy
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Colombia's strengthening expansion, also buoyed by a surge in exports
to neighboring Venezuela, may even prompt the central bank to take action
concerning its…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/international/9539460.htm

THE Venezuela Recall: Answering all that is Answerable
Tech Central Station – USA
Venezuela 's national election commission (CNE) has formally ratified the
58% to 42% defeat of the attempt to recall President Hugo Chavez.…
www.techcentralstation.com/083104F.html

EMBASSY Row
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is urging Venezuela to tone
down its anti-American rhetoric if it wants to maintain good relations
with the United…
washingtontimes.com/world/20040829-100735-1520r.htm

HONDURAN president says Cuban terror suspect would be deported
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Venezuela recalled its ambassador, angered by Moscoso's argument that
Posada might be killed in Venezuela, which has no death penalty.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/9538793.htm

UPDATE 2-Colombia GDP grew 4.25 pct in 2nd qtr vs year earlier
Reuters – USA
… of confidence generated by the security policies of President Alvaro
Uribe, higher prices for oil exports and a sharp recovery in key trade
partner Venezuela.…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=6106173

30/8/04

CUBA Withdraws Charge D'Affaires from Panama
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… said she took the action before she leaves office this Wednesday because
she believed the men would be killed if extradited to Cuba or to Venezuela,
where they…
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CIVIC-MILITARY Parade Celebrates Venezuela‚s Social Programs
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… “The New Venezuela is born,‰ Chavez said in his speech at the parade,
referring to the civic-military union, to the missions, to the participation
of three…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1352

OIL Prices Drop Sharply
Bakersfield Channel.com – Bakersfield,CA,USA
… 19. Oil markets have been extremely volatile this summer in the face
of fears involving a potential supply disruption in Iraq, Russia or Venezuela.

www.thebakersfieldchannel.com/money/3691759/detail.html

VENEZUELA land reforms to push on
BBC News – London,England,UK
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who survived a referendum earlier this
month, has vowed to step up controversial agricultural reforms.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3612114.stm

VENEZUELA: O inventamos, o erramos – we either invent, or we err
CMAQ – Québec,Canada
Concerning the articles and commentaries, on Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution, that we published on various sites on the internet, we have received numerous letters from all across the globe, hence, we wish to use this opportunity here, to summarize and comment some central issues raised, for all to enjoy
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VENEZUELA continues with cabinet reshuffle
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
Havana (VNA) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday decided to replace
Education Minister Hector Navarro and establish a Ministry of Food.…
www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=115742

EVEN EU Wouldn't Accept Venezuela's Election
NewsMax.com – West Palm Beach,FL,USA
Venezuela's recent recall election, monitored by former President Jimmy
Carter, was so rigged in advance in favor of President Hugo Chavez that
the European…
www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/8/29/222820.shtml

29/08/04

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Vows Tougher Land Reform
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, emboldened
by a recent referendum victory, on Sunday promised tougher land redistribution
as…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6097326

CHAVEZ Plans to Tax, Seize 'Idle' Land
ABC News – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Aug. 29 … country. “The time has come for creating
a democracy in the distribution of lands in Venezuela,” said Chavez.…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040829_1337.html

BUSH, Kerry and Venezuela
Workers World – USA
By Monica Moorehead. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess where
the current US administration stands on Venezuela. President…
www.workers.org/ww/2004/venez0902.php

THE Venezuela Opposition Splits in Two
Narco News – Mexico
Today, exactly two weeks after the historic August 15 presidential referendum
in Venezuela – won by President Hugo Chávez with around 59 percent of
the vote…
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2004/8/29/103726/516

VENEZUELA protests pardon of Cubans
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA — Venezuela withdrew its ambassador from Panama on
Friday to protest outgoing President Mireya Moscoso's argument that she
pardoned four…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0408290409aug29,1,2047669.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

VENEZUELA: Opposition worried about regional elections
Green Left – Australia
Despite rumours that Venezuela‚s right-wing opposition would boycott
the regional elections scheduled for October, on August 24, at a meeting
of labour…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/596/596p12b.htm

VENEZUELA urges US to recognize it as political interlocutor
Xinhua – China
… countries. The US government must recognize Venezuela as a “political
interlocutor” especially after the ratification of the Aug.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/29/content_1916912.htm

VENEZUELA plays down Panama rift
CNN – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela hasn't broken diplomatic relations
with Panama, despite its order to withdraw its ambassador, Venezuela's
vice president…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/08/28/venezuela.panama.ap/

VENEZUELA Recalls Panama Ambassador to Protest Pardon Of Anti…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Venezuela has recalled its ambassador to Panama to protest comments by
the outgoing Panamanian president regarding her reasons for pardoning
four men convicted…
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&categoryname=Americas

28/08/04

BETWEEN Venezuela and Nothingland
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… referendum. This referendum that took place in Venezuela was the first
of its kind in Universal history. He was not cast out. And…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1266

VENEZUELA'S election council confirms President Chavez's…
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
28 (VNA) – Venezuela's National Election Council (CNE) on Friday announced
ratification of the victory of incumbent President Hugo Chavez in the
August 15…
www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=115630

VENEZUELA oil troubles are far from over
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
Yet trouble still lurks in the country's massive oil sector, with industry
experts warning that Venezuela needs long-overdue investment in aging
oil fields.…
www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0408280049aug28,1,7407564.story?coll=chi-business-hed

VENEZUELA envoy quits Panama following pardon of Cuban plotters
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… Venezuela does not have the death penalty, and the maximum prison sentence
is 30 years “even for terrorists who have been pardoned,” Venezuelan Ambassador

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_974874,00050001.htm

VENEZUELA withdraws ambassador from Panama
China Daily – Beijing,China
Venezuela announced on Friday night it would withdraw its ambassador from
Panama and that President Hugo Chavez will not attend the inaugural ceremony
of…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-08/28/content_369750.htm

VENEZUELA withdraws Ambassador from Panama
Sun Network – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Panamam, Aug 28 – Venezuela withdrew its Ambassador from Panama to protest
President Mireya Moscoso's argument that she pardoned four Cuban emigres
linked to…
www.sunnetwork.org/news/world/world.asp?id=13776

MEXICO, Venezuela ready to back peace process in Colombia
Xinhua – China
27 (Xinhuanet) — Mexico and Venezuela have expressedtheir support for
the peace process in Colombia for the demobilization of 20,000 combatants
of the United…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/28/content_1906242.htm

VENEZUELA Withdraws Ambassador From Panama
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Venezuela withdrew its ambassador from Panama on
Friday to protest outgoing President Mireya Moscoso's argument that she
pardoned four…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/9518652.htm

VENEZUELA envoy to leave Panama
BBC News – London,England,UK
Venezuela has withdrawn its ambassador to Panama, a day after Cuba broke
off diplomatic relations with Panama over a pardon for four Cuban exiles.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3607146.stm

CARIBBEAN, Venezuela Agree on Energy Plan
Forbes – USA
Energy officials from the Caribbean and Venezuela agreed Friday to create
a new company that will provide cheaper oil in the region as a way to
counter high…
www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2004/08/27/ap1522235.html

VENEZUELA Ambassador to Panama to Leave Country
Reuters – USA
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Venezuela's ambassador to Panama, Flavio Granados,
said late on Friday his country had asked him to leave Panama after statements
made…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6093251

VENEZUELA'S Fate Is Tied to Oil, and That's the Problem
HispanicBusiness.com – USA
The link between the August 15 presidential referendum in Venezuela and
the state of the global energy markets is clear. Once incumbent…
www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=17738

VENEZUELA'S Election Authority Announces Final Recall Referendum…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, August 27, 2004˜Yesterday, in an address to the nation, Venezuela‚s
National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the final results for the August

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1351

VENEZUELA Says Economy to Move Away From Capitalism (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
… 8 that the referendum on whether to remove him from office was an attempt
by the US — which purchases 60 percent of Venezuela's oil exports—
to replace him…
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US Urges Venezuela to Ease Rhetoric
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – The State Department's second-ranking official said Friday
the future of US relations with Venezuela could hinge on whether that
country tones…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9517105.htm

27/8/04

VENEZUELA'S Chavez Says Economy to Move Away From Capitalism
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela President Hugo Chavez said the country's
economy must move away from capitalism and large land holdings must be
eliminated.…
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VENEZUELA Foreign Visitors Rise 39% in 2nd Qtr, Nacional Says
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) — Foreign visitors to Venezuela increased 39 percent
in the second quarter as the economy rebounded from a national strike
last year, El…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aT5Mvs94fSWA&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA ratifies Chavez victory
BBC News – London,England,UK
Electoral authorities in Venezuela have confirmed President Hugo Chavez's
victory in the referendum on his rule held earlier this month.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3605772.stm

DEFEAT of pro-imperialist recall boosts confidence of Venezuela‚…
The Militant – New York,NY,USA
A recall referendum aimed at removing Venezuela‚s elected government,
headed by President Hugo Chávez, failed by a large margin August 15.

www.themilitant.com/2004/6832/683203.html

OAS confirms Chavez win in Venezuela; US urges respect for…
FXStreet.com – Barcelona,Catalunya,Spain
Chavez won the Aug 5 referendum with more than 59 pct of the vote, against
nearly 41 pct for the opposition. The opposition claimed…
www.fxstreet.com/nou/noticies/afx/noticia.asp?pv_noticia=1093605906-9e32d306-20974

VENEZUELA'S Chavez offers a little hope to the poor
St. Petersburg Times – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
Some 30 years ago, before my freshman year at college, I spent a summer
in Caracas, Venezuela. … Venezuela floats on a sea of petroleum.…
www.sptimes.com/2004/08/27/Opinion/Venezuela_s_Chavez_of.shtml

RESPECT for Venezuela
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
In his Aug. 23 op-ed column, “Contained Revolution,” Michael Shifter said
that Venezuela's performance under President Hugo Chavez has been “dismal.”.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37209-2004Aug26.html

PAULWELL wants energy fund for region
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
… PetroCaribe is the brainchild of the world's fifth largest oil producer
– Venezuela – and is geared at allowing Caribbean states to collaborate
with each other…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040827T000000-0500_65281_OBS_PAULWELL_WANTS_ENERGY_FUND_FOR_REGION.asp

VENEZUELA'S contained revolution
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
… support that view. Chavez's victory in the August 15 recall referendum
can be attributed to reasons unique to Venezuela. Record-high…
www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=35319571

VENEZUELA'S election body ratifies Chavez win in referendum
Xinhua – China
26 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela's top electoral authority on Thursday announced
the ratification of the victory of President Hugo Chavez in the recall
referendum…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/27/content_1897093.htm

BLACK Contribution to Local Culture Has Been Largely Ignored
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
This is one of the personal accounts presented in “Obscurity, Silence and
Rupture: 150 Years Since the Abolition of Slavery in Venezuela”, an exhibit
currently…
www.ipsnews.net/africa/interna.asp?idnews=25243

VENEZUELA: Divided country, biased media people, see the world in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Pacific News Service (PNS) Pilar Marrero writes: After the election, Venezuela
remains a divided country. Its media, like its people…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22592

26/8/04

VENEZUELA Says Currency Restrictions Are Permanent (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela plans to make permanent the restrictions
it put on dollar purchases last year to prevent hard currency from leaving
the country…
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VENEZUELAN President Says He's Open to Improving US Relations
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Venezuela's foreign minister says President Hugo Chavez is open to meeting
with President Bush to improve relations between the two leaders.…
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VENEZUELA: O inventamos, o erramos … we either invent, or we err
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… socially and racially discriminated “forgotten ones” — the very poor
and downtrodden, the dark-skinned, the “lumpen”, “la chusma”, “la Venezuela
primitiva y…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22587

VENEZUELA after the referendum
Open Democracy – USA
… by the opposition‚s gathering of the required 2.4 million votesˆ
it looks as if Hugo Chávez and his experiment in how to govern Venezuela
are far from…
www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article-3-91-2059.jsp

STANDARD and Poor's raises Venezuela's foreign debt rating to B…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Standard and Poor's has raised Venezuela's foreign debt rating to B from
B- … putting it on the same level as Jamaica, Mongolia and Pakistan
……
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22581

WASHINGTON Times: Venezuela's referendum aftermath
Petroleumworld.com – Venezuela
In Venezuela, the opposition continues to have doubts about the legitimacy
of the Aug. 15 presidential recall referendum. If President…
www.petroleumworld.com/Lag082604.htm

VENEZUELAN Gov‚t ready to improve bilateral ties with US
Viet Nam News Agency – Hanoi,Vietnam
26 (VNA) ˆ Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is ready for talks with US
President George Bush to eliminate disputes between Venezuela and the
US so as to…
www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=115233

25/8/04

ANOTHER Castro in Venezuela?
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
YOUR EDITORIAL “Venezuela's choice” (Aug. 16) prematurely gave plaudits
to President Hugo Chavez for his efforts to help the poverty-stricken
in his country.…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2004/08/26/another_castro_in_venezuela

NEW York oil's drive to US$50 interrupted, target still in sight
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… of supply interruptions in case of attacks in oil kingpin Saudi Arabia
or Iraq, financial troubles at Russian oil titan Yukos or political unrest
in Venezuela.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/103190/1/.html

CHAVEZ Ready to Meet Bush to Improve Ties -Minister
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his
government are ready to meet President Bush and US administration officials
to try to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6071585

OIL tumbles below $US44
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… production capacity put markets on edge as traders worried there would
be inadequate supplies in the event of output disruptions in Iraq, Russia
and Venezuela.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10572792%255E462,00.html

GHOLAM Shire'i hails Iran – Venezuela close relations
Persian Journal – Iran
“Gholam Shire'i” made the remarks in a meeting with Venezuela's Ambassador
to Tehran Vasco Fabras. “Gholam Shire'i” also congratulated…
www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_3482.shtml

PETROLEOS de Venezuela (PDVSA) has already paid 11.1 trillion…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela's state owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has
already paid 11.1 trillion bolivares to the Chavez Frias government =
77% of the total…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22579

UPDATE 1-S&P raises Venezuela's PDVSA credit raiting
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Standard & Poor's on Wednesday raised its
corporate credit rating on Venezuela's state oil company Petroleos de
Venezuela SA (PDVSA…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=6070744

MAJLIS Speaker hails independence seeking spirit of Iran and…
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
He made the remarks in a meeting with Venezuela's Ambassador to Tehran
Vasco Fabras. Haddad Adel also congratulated the envoy on…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/26/2004&Cat=2&Num=002

EVEN after vote, concerns about Venezuela's oil sector persist
Canada.com – Canada
Yet trouble still lurks in the country's massive oil sector, with industry
experts warning that Venezuela needs long-overdue investment in aging
oilfields.…
www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=45BE9E98-2384-41F9-8E88-05DAD0C1F624

VENEZUELA: Devided Country, Biased Media
Pacific News Service – San Francisco,CA,USA
After the election, Venezuela remains a divided country. Its media, like
its people, writes PNS contributor, Pilar Marrero, tend…
news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=e4d77235be6cd22f32f415aadcae6327

VENEZUELA proposes OAS amendment against jeopardizing government…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela's ambassador to the Organization Of American States (OAS), Jorge
Valero has proposed an amendment to the the Inter-American Democratic
Charter's…
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=22573

VENEZUELA Official Comments on Currency
Forbes – USA
There are no plans for a currency devaluation in Venezuela this year, a
Central Bank director said Wednesday. “This has not been discussed.…
www.forbes.com/business/commerce/feeds/ap/2004/08/25/ap1518713.html

NAVIGATING Chávez's Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
To understand the enigma that is Venezuela under Hugo Chávez, you have
to start up high˜way up in the hills, in slum neighborhoods like El
Paraiso.…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1263

CHEVRONTEXACO Announces Completion of Hamaca Crude Upgrading…
Yahoo News (press release) – USA
… the completion of construction of the Hamaca project's crude upgrading
facility at the Jose Industrial Complex, located on the northeastern coast
of Venezuela.…
biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040825/sfw043b_2.html

NEXT steps in Venezuela
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
I witnessed the recall referendum firsthand in Venezuela on Aug. 15, and
I would suggest that, despite its taking place under very…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/08/25/EDGMP8D94O1.DTL

VENEZUELAN Court Upholds Cuba Oil Treaty, Nacional Reports
Bloomberg – USA
25 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela's Supreme Court upheld a treaty that provides
Cuba with oil at preferential prices, El Nacional reported, citing court
documents.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aq0xvJ7yifTs&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA'S referendum aftermath
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
In Venezuela, the opposition continues to have doubts about the legitimacy
of the Aug. 15 presidential recall referendum. If President…
washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20040824-085828-7820r.htm

OIL giants look for opportunity in Venezuela
Contra Costa Times (subscription) – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
By David Luhnow. CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez's fiery anti-American
rhetoric isn't scaring off one group of investors: Big Oil.…
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/9489826.htm

VENEZUELA Defeats the Coupmakers
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
VENEZUELA‚S POOR met the news of Hugo Chávez‚s referendum victory
with joy. … “We have real democracy in Venezuela, participatory and
proactive.”.…
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1262

US oil ticks higher but seen heading down
FXstreet.com – Barcelona,Spain
… “Venezuela, YUKOS and Iraq are all fully priced in and we'd need to
see something quite significant to push back up to $50,” said Hynes, who
has targeted an…
futures.fxstreet.com/Futures/news/afx/singleNew.asp?menu=economicnews
&pv_noticia=MTFH99904_2004-08-25_04-06-10_SP284311

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