VENEZUELA HEADLINES OCTOBER 25-31 2004

31/10/04

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Venezuela' CNE extends voting time for one more hour in local
Xinhua – Beijing,China
31 (Xinhuanet) — The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela decided to extend the voting time for one more hour until 17:00 (2100 GMT) in the local

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Ernesto J. Navarro: Traitor deputies in Venezuela's National
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuelan journalist Ernesto J. Navarro writes: Many have been the characters that, hanging onto the political safeguard that Chavez represents, were able to

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Venezuela's local elections go smoothly: CNE
Xinhua – Beijing,China
31 (Xinhuanet) — The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela announced Sunday the local elections in the country went smoothly and peacefully.

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Chavez Seeks to Strengthen Control in Regional Vote
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelans voted for state governors and mayors on Sunday in a regional election expected to strengthen President Hugo Chavez's

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1402
Chavez Dominates the Agenda in Venezuela's Regional Elections
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
“This really doesn't worry me since this is part of a historical pattern in Venezuela; a pattern of abstention not only here but around the world

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Oscar Heck: Viva Venezuela's democracy! Viva Venezuela!
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Oscar Heck writes: According to the VHeadline.com article: Statement by US Senator John Kerry on 'political prosecutions' in Venezuela, US presidential

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Chavez allies and opposition vie for key posts as Venezuelans vote
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
After failing to oust Chavez with a recall referendum in August, a two-month strike or a botched 2002 coup, Venezuela's opposition was hoping to end its poor

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041031-090532-1064r.htm
Venezuelans head to polls, delays reported
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Venezuelans headed to the polls Sunday to elect regional leaders amid lingering concerns of

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Vannessa Ventures' US$50 golden goose investment is a cuckoo's egg
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, DC registered the Company's Request For Arbitration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with respect to

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Petition Online demands John Kerry must retract his position on
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
“We demand that democratic candidate for President of the United States, John Kerry retract his position on Venezuela, and get better informed about Latin

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British Channel 4's Sandra Jordan gets bird-eye's view of
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
J. O'Donoghue writes: In a short half-hour (British) Channel 4 production of 'Unreported World' dealing with Hugo Chavez Frias' Venezuela, seasoned reporter

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — October 29, 2004
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres (Felix Gutierrez).- Free healthcare in Venezuela is no longer a dream since it is now at the reach of the great majority of the people of Venezuela …

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Russia wants agreements in technology, mining and industry with
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Russia says it is looking forward to enhanced economic ties with Venezuela and implementing agreements in the areas of technology, mining and industry.

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1304
Venezuela's Oct. 31 Regional and Council Elections
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
In a sense their position is coherent, since the opposition leaders have been telling them there is already a dictatorship in Venezuela and that there was

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1401
A Neck and Neck Race in Venezuela's Miranda State
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Miranda. With a population of more than 2 1⁄2 million, Miranda is the second largest state in Venezuela in terms of population. Constituents

29/10/04

www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2004/10/29/ap1621988.html
Venezuela to Sell Fuel at Preferential Rate
Forbes – USA
Venezuela plans to sign an agreement to sell Paraguay fuel at preferential prices, the president of Paraguay's state oil company said Friday.

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Jorge Martin: Venezuela's regional and council elections
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign Jorge Martin writes: On Sunday, October 31, millions of Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect governors of the country's 24

www.buenosairesherald.com/business/note.jsp?idContent=101267
Venezuela-Colombia pipeline
Buenos Aires Herald (subscription) – Buenos Aires,Argentina
PORLAMAR, Venezuela Venezuela and Colombia are currently discussing the route of a natural gas pipeline between the two nations, Venezuela's oil minister

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Venezuela's Chavez Says His Backers Will Sweep Governor Races
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez predicts he will sweep all 22 gubernatorial posts when voters in the South

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Request for Arbitration Accepted
PR Newswire (press release) – USA
of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, DC registered the Company's Request For Arbitration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with respect to

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Venezuelan president to visit Russia
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Chavez would also discuss the purchase of transport and attack helicopters from Russia and Russia's interest in launching Venezuela's first satellite.…

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Venezuela proposes energy sector integration in Latin American
Xinhua – Beijing,China
28 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuela presented a proposal for energy sector integration in Latin American and the Caribbean during the 34th Meeting of Experts of the…

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Its no wonder Venezuela is loading up on military hardware…
Axis of Logic – Boston,MA,United States
… and then the new devil incarnate Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias, whom they have attempted to murder and or remove from office.…

28/10/04

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Venezuela rejects OAS Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression's vague…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… government has rejected the terms of a letter from the Inter American Human Rights Committee (IAHRC) Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in Venezuela.…

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1400
Chavez Under Investigation for Violation of Venezuela's Campaign…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, October 28, 2004—As part of a larger investigation of a broad spectrum of political actors into violations of Venezuela's campaign law, the…

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Lukoil Plans Investment With Venezuela
Forbes – USA
Russian oil giant Lukoil Holdings is planning a $1 billion joint investment with Venezuela's state-run oil company, a top Lukoil official said Thursday.…

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Venezuela's Ambassador Fermin Toro Jimenez has told the 59th…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Under Agenda item #28, Toro Jimenez said that the Republic of Venezuela has in a firm and reiterated manner “rejected the promulgation and application of laws…

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BellSouth completes wireless sale in S. America
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… said Thursday it completed the sale of its ownership interests in wireless operations in Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela to Telefonica Moviles…

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Well the regional elections are less than a week away …what to…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… The reality in Venezuela is that the CNE is not impartial … all of the members of this organization have their own political agenda ……

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Panama May Join G-3 Free Trade Accord, Venezuela's Perez Says
Bloomberg – United States
28 (Bloomberg) — Panama may join Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela in the G-3 Free Trade Agreement, further regional economic cooperation, Venezuela's foreign…

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Venezuela: A reverse of the privatisation trend?
Union Network International – World
The Government of Venezuela has decided to set up their own telecom company called CVG Telecommunications which they claim will improve employment in the…

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — October 27, 2004
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres (Ingrid Navarro L./Armando Nunez).- Venezuela's economic recovery and the advantages of the Familiy Vehicle Program have sent FIAT back to Venezuela by…

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Russia aspires to boost economic ties with Venezuela
Xinhua – Beijing,China
27 (Xinhuanet) — Russia looks forward to enhancing its economic ties with Venezuela and implementing agreements in the areas of technology, mining and industry…

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Venezuela defends proposed media law
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. … During a shorted-lived coup in April 2002, Venezuela's independent TV stations appeared to side with the opposition.…

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Venezuela defends proposed media law
Big News Network.com – Australia
Venezuela's Information Ministry spoke out Wednesday against criticism of the nation's proposed new media law that some say may inhibit freedom.…

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Amnesty International representative disavows claims published in…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres (Miyeilis Morales Flores): Amnesty International representative in Venezuela, Marcos Gomez has assured the public that the press has falsely quoted him…

27/10/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23248
CNE report against Chavez, mayors, governors, media violating advertising
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
The President of the National Electoral Junta, Jorge Rodriguez has decided to draft a report against President Hugo Chavez, governors, mayors and media who may be found to be in violation of strictly established advertising and propaganda laws.

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Amnesty representative disavows claims published on Venezuelan press.
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Amnesty International representative in Venezuela, Marcos Gomez, has assured that the press had falsely quoted him as giving declarations he never stated regarding trials and justice in Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23246
Government reprimands private media for showing adult rated images
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Responsibility in the media is not an issue that only concerns Venezuela, given the current discussion of the Law of Social Responsibility on Radio/TV … “it is an issue that is also being intensely discussed in Mexico, Spain and the United States.”

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Carrera Almoina was acquitted because crimes have not been proven
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Judge Rosa Cadiz has told a press conference that “the crimes filed by prosecutors Yoraco Bauza and Cesar Mirabal against 'The Los Palos Grandes Monster' Luis Carrera Almoina, were not proven during the seven weeks of the trial process.”

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MinCI Andres Izarra: Regional elections will be carried out peacefully
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
“Regional elections to take place next Sunday, October 31, will be carried out in peace and order,” affirmed Minister of Communication and Information Andres Izarra, when leaving the Ministers Council held at the Presidential Palace.

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MVR and PPT forecast winning majority of Venezuela's municipalities
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
MVR's National Tactical Command (CTN) has been in conclave, analyzing three opinion polls and … large scale abstention and the Chavez lottery card plugging lists of candidates forms the basis of the optimistic forecast.

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Conindustria abandons political role and dialogues with government
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Mendoza says the meeting was cordial and positive and admits that business sectors once adverse to the government can participate in the national dialogue to seek the best for Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23240
Elections Council takes aboard opposition petitions on technical criteria
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
“We are going to count the votes of State Governors and Mayors from 5,300 boxes, one from each voting center … most of the opposition's petitions have been accepted and have become part of our technical criteria.”

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MinCI rejects Responsibility in Radio/TV criticism by OAS media panel
By: David Coleman
The OAS panel said the new law, which is under debate in Venezuela's Congress, has “vague language” which could be misinterpreted to impose “indirect restrictions on freedom of expression” and could lead to self-censorship in the Venezuelan media.

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CNE director Sobellia Mejias confirms complaints lodged at the TSJ
By: Dawn Gable
CNE director Sobellia Mejias has confirmed that she has presented a report to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in which she has requested that the court should evaluate several elements of voters registration records.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23232
Franz J. T. Lee, The global Orwellian Empire in the making
By: Franz J. T. Lee
The current Patriot Acts, the militarization of the USA, the “war of ideas,” “full spectrum dominance” and global info-war see to it that no “change from within” … from within the USA … is possible in the immediate future.

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Charles Hardy: Florida voters! Bush may be a Chavista!
By: Charles Hardy
Considering our experiences the last four years, I am afraid that it will not only be hard to tell which candidates actually win the elections … it will also be hard to tell who will be considered the winners.

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Cardenales swamps Zulia with 7 runs in first innings
By: Patrick J. O'Donoghue
Minnesota Twins pitcher, Johan Santana has been awarded the Luis Aparicio prize for his performance in the American League. The Sporting News magazine has also hailed Santana as AL pitcher of the year, and Melvin Mora as AL star team player.

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Malcolm Donald: Venezuela beware of those bearing gifts!
By: Malcolm Donald
Remember what Ambassador Glaspie said to Saddam Hussein prior to the Iraq invasion of Kuwait … “we have no interest in the Iraq/Kuwait problem with regard to territorial boundaries…”

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Government's Mercal has distributed 228 tonnes of seafood products
By: Dawn Gable
National Fishing Institute (Inapesca) president Alexandra Jecrois announced that the project also plans to increase the consumption of river species such as coporo and cachama, which is cultivated in the states Tachira, Barinas and Apure.

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Soft drinks Ajeven invests US$1.5 million to expand production in Venezuela
By: David Coleman
The Centro Comercial Sambil Maracaibo shopping center will be inaugurated tomorrow, October 28. Sambil director Alfredo Cohen says the project has cost US$80 million and may generate 4,000 direct and 6,000 indirect jobs.

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Venezuela's UN Ambassador Fermin Toro delivers lectures at RIT and CUNY
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Founded in 1829, the Rochester Technological Institute (RIT) is a world level leader in the area of Applied Sciences & New Technology, Computation, Engineering & Applied Arts with 15,000 students in 8 different faculties.

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Venezuela congratulated by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
At the 59th UN General Assembly's Environment & Sustainable Development session, Ambassador Arba Diallo made particular note of Venezuela's implementation of the UN Convention in countries affected by serious drought and desertification.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23230
Importance of the Chinese economy both in global and Latin American terms
By: Richard Smith
With China‚s thirst for oil increasing virtually month by month (more than 30% increase in oil imports in 2004, so far), this economic and social relationship with Venezuela is crucial to maintain China‚s breakneck economic growth.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23229
Transnational companies pave way for Venezuelan transgenics cultivation
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The President‚s announcement was praised by the social and peasant movements that struggle against domination by transnational agricultural companies throughout the continent. Nevertheless, nothing went on beyond the President‚s declaration.

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Venezuela's Chavez Says Army May Confiscate Large Land Holdings
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he may send the Army to confiscate land in the event owners of ``large…

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MVR and PPT forecast winning majority of Venezuela's…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
According to Movimiento Quinta Republica (MVR) national coordinator, William Lara, the Venezuelan government is banking on winning more than 50% of the…

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Proposed Venezuelan media law criticized
CNN International – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Information Ministry on Wednesday rejected criticism by the Organization of American States that a proposed media law…

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Transnational Companies Pave the Way for the Cultivation of…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… lack of governmental control and good propaganda — these are the elements that have favored transnational producers of genetically modified seeds in Venezuela…

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Conindustria abandons political role and dialogues with government
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… was cordial and positive and admits that business sectors once adverse to the government can participate in the national dialogue to seek the best for Venezuela…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23237
Venezuela's UN Ambassador Fermin Toro delivers lectures at RIT and…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venezuela's UN Ambassador Fermin Toro Jimenez has answered an invitation to deliver two lectures on Venezuela and its current political and social process and…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23236
Venezuela congratulated by the UN Convention to Combat…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
At the 59th UN General Assembly's Environment & Sustainable Development session, Ambassador Arba Diallo made particular note of Venezuela's implementation of…

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23232
Franz JT Lee, The global Orwellian Empire in the making
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… with reference to this outstanding work; here we will just page through the book, and highlight some interesting predictions that concern Venezuela and the…

www.azcentral.com/business/articles/1027oilwealth27.html
Oil profits gushing to new levels in '04
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
as they are to the world's unusually thin supply, a condition that has magnified anxieties about potential supply disruptions in Venezuela, Russia and Nigeria.

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Cocaine Venezuela … a form of internationally discrediting
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Richard Smith writes: This is a reply to the contention that, because the National Guard (GN) has confiscated huge amounts of cocaine in Venezuela in the last

26/10/04

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Chavez Expects Political Boost from Venezuela Polls
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hopes to win a stronger mandate to pursue his populist, anti-capitalist policies in the world's …

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Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES' round-up — October 25, 2004
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… Nunez).- With the purpose of pushing forward a strategic alliance with the Government, to generate jobs and help recover Venezuela's economy, Venezuelan …

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President Chavez Frias meets former Argentinean President Eduardo…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… children and elderly who were blind and traveled to Havana as part of the Miracle Mission, and have recovered their eye sight before returning to Venezuela.…

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1397
Venezuela's Zulia State Vote Involves the High Stakes of Big Oil
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… deposits on the American continent and treasure trove of the state of Zulia that will be hotly contested during this weekend's regional elections in Venezuela …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23211
Amnesty International representative requests Venezuela's help on…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
VHeadline.com reporter Vanessa C. Marcano writes: Amnesty International's representative in Venezuela, Marcos Gomez, has requested help from the Venezuelan …

www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2004/10/25/ap1609142.html
Group Proposes Closer Ties With Venezuela
Forbes – USA
After several years of feuding, Venezuela's largest business chamber has proposed closer ties with President Hugo Chavez's government to create employment and …

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II Bolivarian People's Summit to take place in Venezuela December…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Venpres reports: Venezuela will be the site of the II Bolivarian People's Summit from December 6 to December 9 to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the …

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Venezuela's PDVSA aims to drill 3,800 new wells in US$26 billion…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) says it will increase oil production at its Tomoporo field in eastern Venezuela by 16,000 barrels a day (bpd) by the end of next …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23214
Franz JT Lee: World terrorism and fascism … QUO VADIS?
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… existence. Hence, Venezuela and Latin America, only in this way it will become as clear as broad daylight what is happening now … …

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Linda Loaiza Lopez submits irregularities report before the…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
VHeadline.com reporter Vanessa C. Marcano writes: In the early morning hours of today, Monday, Linda Loaiza Lopez … the alleged …

25/10/04

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1396
Chavez Presented Over 3,000 Titles as Part of Venezuela's Urban…
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Over 15,000 individuals will benefit from these land titles, which are being given as part of Venezuela's urban land reform program, in which the inhabitants ..

Headlines for Monday, October 25, 2004 (Caracas time)

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Victim Linda Loaiza Lopez submits irregularities report before the TSJ
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Linda Loaiza and attorney Juan Bernardo Delgado, have submitted a report to the TSJ, describing all the irregularities made by judge Rosa Cadiz, requesting for her dismissal in view of her decision to acquit Luis Carrera Almoina.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23212
Inter-American Human Rights Court has not been impartial in Venezuela
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Minister of Communication & Information, Andres Izarra has accused the freedom of expression commission of the Inter-American Human Rights Court (CIDH) of acting in a biased manner regarding Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23213
II Bolivarian People's Summit to take place in Venezuela December 6-9
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Venezuela will be the site of the II Bolivarian People's Summit from December 6 to December 9 to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Battle of Ayacucho. counting with the participation of several important Latin American organizations.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23211
Amnesty International representative requests Venezuela's help on Haiti
By: Vanessa Carolina del Valle Marcano
Amnesty International's representative in Venezuela, Marcos Gomez, has requested help from the Venezuelan government to preserve the life of human rights workers currently at risk in Haiti due to a potential threat of violence.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23207
Bush administration foreign policy and Kerry‚s future vision for Latin America
By: Anna Ioakimedes
By October, however, the Bush administration again reflected its anti-Chavez sentiment by accusing Venezuela of engaging in human trafficking, giving the US reason to vote against hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to Caracas.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23206
Venezuela's IRS/Seniat launches tax purge on illegal gold and precious stones
By: David Coleman
Illegal mining is a problem that causes extensive ecological damage as well as environmental hazards, rainforest deforestation and pollution to river sources never mind the losses incurred through non-payment of taxes, contraband and tax evasion.

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Franz J. T. Lee: World terrorism and fascism … QUO VADIS?
By: Franz J. T. Lee
Not only did we, Venezuelans, discover “Jayú,” a small planet revolving at the outskirts of our solar system, beyond Pluto, between April 11 and 13, 2002 … we have also defeated Yankee fascism and terrorism, aided by local lackeys, within 47 hours.

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Venezuela's PDVSA aims to drill 3,800 new wells in US$26 billion five-year plan
By: David Coleman
PDVSA's western division manager Javier Alvarado says “we have two wells at Tomoporo that we are trying to finish … one by the end of this month and one in November … we estimate 8,000 bpd from each.”

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+3,000 urban property deeds awarded to poor Venezuelan slum dwellers
By: David Coleman
The presentation was part of a campaign rally for Executive Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel's son, Jose Vicente Rangel Avalos … the current democratically-elected incumbent as Mayor of Caracas (Sucre district).

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=23204
Miami gun dealer charged with supplying weapons and ammo via…
Venezuela Electronic News – Venezuela
… dealer has been charged with supplying large quantities of military-type weapons and ammunition to a ring then sent the weapons by sea to Venezuela and sold …

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