VENEZUELA NEWSLINKS DECEMBER 25 2004- JANUARY 14 2005

14/1/05

www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca/displayarticle559.html
The US-Venezuela Oil Split Approaches A Boiling Point
Canadian Democratic Movement – Canada
Although Venezuela has long been one of the US’s top four foreign suppliers of crude, relations between the two countries have grown quite acrimonious since …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid
=aUDTdxTLKiY8&refer=latin_america

Venezuela’s Chavez Halts Trade With Colombia (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… of Rodrigo Granda, a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and his delivery to Colombian police in Cucuta, a city near the border with Venezuela …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4176347.stm
Venezuela cuts ties with Colombia
BBC News – London,England,UK
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suspended diplomatic and trade links with neighbouring Colombia over a “violation of national sovereignty”. …

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mViewId=news_view&newsId=20050114005479&newsLang=en

Fitch Looking Into Possible Missed Payment on Venezuela Oil …
Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco,CA,USA
14, 2005—Fitch Ratings is investigating reports of a possible missed payment on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s oil-indexed payment obligations. …

www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-bc-ct—dodd-venezuela
0114jan14,0,2115748.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

Dodd hopes for improved relations with Venezuela
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
By IAN JAMES. CARACAS, Venezuela — US Sen. … The senators stopped in Venezuela on Monday on the first leg of a weeklong South American tour.

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CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

COMMITTEE ITALIANS ABROAD: FIFTH STOP IN VENEZUELA
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Rome, Italy, Jan.14 – The mission of a delegation of the Committee chaired by senator Riccardo Minardo will begin on Monday, in Venezuela, for the fith …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1351
Venezuela Announces War Against “Latifundios”
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
At a mass rally of 10,000 people on Monday January 10, Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez announced a new decree aimed at speeding up land reform. …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/10641201.htm
Venezuela hardens stance on Colombia
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
President Hugo Chávez recalled his ambassador in Colombia after Colombia said it paid for the seizure of a leftist rebel, apparently in Venezuela. …

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/
2005/01/14/international0440EST0440.DTL

AP Interview: Venezuelan Archbishop concerned about concentration …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… He also rejected a statement made last week by Nuncio Andre Dupuy, the Vatican’s ambassador to Venezuela, who referred to peaceful protests that have waned …

www.politinfo.com/articles/article_2005_01_13_3358.html
Venezuela’s Catholic Leaders: Chavez Weakening Opposition
PolitInfo.com – Baden-Baden,Germany
Venezuelan Catholic leaders have expressed concern that President Hugo Chavez is accumulating too much power and that he is seeking to weaken the opposition. …

cjonline.com/stories/011405/opi_weisbrot.shtml
Weisbrot: US attacks democracy in Venezuela
Topeka Capital Journal (subscription) – Topeka,KS,USA
The recent round of Venezuela-bashing from the US State Department, Washington-based foreign policy organizations and some newspaper editorial boards is

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10639795.htm
Venezuela Calls Back Envoy to Colombia
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela recalled its ambassador to Colombia after accusing the neighboring country Thursday of sending police to capture a Colombian

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8088-2005Jan13.html
Venezuela’s ‘Revolution’
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
This assault on private property is merely the latest step in what has been a rapidly escalating “revolution” by Venezuela’s president that is undermining the

www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2005/01/13/ap1759178.html
Venezuela’s Oil Company Shakes Up Board
Forbes – USA
Venezuela’s state-run oil company changed eight of its eleven board members as it reviews its entire business portfolio, the president of Petroleos de

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aMFyq.S2xyvs&refer=latin_america
Venezuela Bolivar Falls to 5-Month Low Against Dollar (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
13 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s bolivar tumbled to a five- month low against the dollar in street trading on speculation the government will devalue the official

news.ft.com/cms/s/c9d0dfa8-65a6-11d9-8ff0-00000e2511c8.html
US to look into Venezuela oil supply reliance
Financial Times – UK
The US is investigating the risk of potential Venezuela oil supply interruptions as the government of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, seeks to steer

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/01/13/ap1759210.html
Venezuela to Hold Oil Dispute Talks
Forbes – USA
Venezuela plans to hold talks with US oil giant ConocoPhillips and Italian oil and gas company Eni Spa regarding a drilling-related contract dispute

www.themilitant.com/2005/6903/690302.html
Venezuela gov’t starts seizing idle farm land
The Militant – New York,NY,USA
who don’t have any land.” This is what Angel Sarmiento, a peasant who lives in San Carlos, the capital of Cojedes state in northwestern Venezuela, told the

13/1/05

www.periodico26.cu/english_new/cuba/youth1300105.htm
World Youth Festival to Favor Latin American Cause
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
Las Tunas, Jan 12 (AIN) The hosting by Venezuela of the 16th World Youth and Student Festival will favor the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1466
Electoral Council Nullifies the 2001 Leadership Vote of
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, January 13, 2005—Venezuela’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) issued a ruling yesterday that nullified the 2001 election of the leadership of

www.economist.com/world/la/displaystory.cfm?story_id=3556612
From The Economist print edition
Economist (subscription) – London,England,UK
self-proclaimed revolutionary keen to polish his anti-imperialist credentials the cattle ranch of El Charcote in Cojedes, a state in Venezuela’s northern plains

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1349
Clearing doubts About Venezuela’s New Media Law
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
be approved. There have been some terrible experiences in Venezuela, not only in this process but also in the past. The argument

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/13/international/americas/13colombia.html
Colombia Admits It Hired Agents to Abduct Rebel in Venezuela
New York Times – USA
Colombia’s defense minister acknowledged Wednesday that the government paid bounty hunters to seize a Marxist rebel from neighboring Venezuela, a kidnapping

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050112-060318-3563r.htm
Colombia admits to man grab in Venezuela
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Bogota, Colombia, Jan. 12 (UPI) — Colombia now says it used bounty hunters to nab a wanted leftist rebel in the Venezuelan capital

www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=64602
Venezuelan Prelate Calls for Defense of Human Rights
Zenit News Agency – Rome,Italy
CARACAS, Venezuela, JAN. 12, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Troubled Venezuela needs to see a “defense and promotion of the dignity of the person

12/1/05

news.ft.com/cms/s/bbc59fba-64d5-11d9-9f8b-00000e2511c8.html
Peasants ‘unlikely to reap rewards of Venezuela land reform’
Financial Times – UK
Alfredo Rodríguez, one of 1,000 peasants now squatting on a British-owned cattle ranch in central Venezuela, is certain of his right to farm the paddock he

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10621103.htm
Venezuela Mayor Orders Private Land Seized
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – The mayor of Venezuela’s second-largest city ordered the government to seize two swaths of abandoned private lands Tuesday, saying the …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0111/dailyUpdate.html
US senators seek improved ties with Venezuela
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… Chavez’s close alliance with Cuba’s Communist President, Fidel Castro, and have said his self-styled ‘revolution’ could be eroding democracy in Venezuela… …

english.epochtimes.com/news/5-1-11/25650.html
OPEC May Cut Output, Venezuela Says
Epoch Times – New York,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela – OPEC could cut oil production at its next meeting at the end of this month if needed to defend global crude prices, Venezuelan Oil …

www.cubaxp.com/modules/news/article-450.html
Culture : Caribbean Festival Dedicated to Venezuela in 2005
CubaXP – Cuba
The 25th International Caribbean Festival, scheduled for July, will be dedicated to the cultural wealth of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. …

www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=147735
Petrochemical delegation to visit Venezuela next week
MehrNews.com – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (MNA) — An Iranian petrochemical delegation will visit Venezuela next week to further expand cooperation between the two countries. …

11/1/05

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?
category=1102&slug=Colombia%20Reporter%20Killed

Gunmen in Colombia kill radio journalist
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… program for independent Radio Lemas, was shot in the head and stomach as he drove to work in the city of Cucuta, near the border with Venezuela, said the …

www.periodico26.cu/english_new/cuba/alba110105.htm
Cuba and Venezuela Promote Alternative Latin American Pact
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
Havana, Jan 10 (AIN) Cuban and Venezuelan officials spoke out in Santiago, Chile over the weekend in favor of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA …

www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2
0050111/ZNYT01/501110401/1001/BUSINESS

Oil Find Hints at a Less Dependent Cuba
Lakeland Ledger – Lakeland,FL,USA
… by the Canadian companies would cover only about three to four years of oil production by Cuba, which now imports much of its oil from Venezuela on favorable …

10/1/05

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4163661.stm
Venezuela head signs land decree
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Iain Bruce. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has signed a new decree on land reform which he says will bring justice to the rural poor. …

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-
venezuela-us,0,1319301.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

Senators Hope to Improve Venezuela Ties
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Three US senators met with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday and said they came away optimistic the two governments can mend …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1348
Venezuela: The Myths of James Petras
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… in the “Rebelión” website with the title “El presidente Chávez y el referéndum: mitos y realidades” (”Myths and Realities: Venezuela’s Chavez and …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aQxhAsua_ZZQ&refer=latin_america
Venezuela Chavez Signs Decrees to Speed Land Seizures (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
… ``We’re going to check the titles of every property, to the most remote corner of Venezuela,’’ Chavez said in a televised speech to thousands of supporters in …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7285709
U,S. Should Mend Relations with Venezuela -Senators
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – The United States should build on its mutually reliant energy ties with oil supplier Venezuela and seek better cooperation with …

www.cmaq.net/fr/node.php?id=19495
Venezuela’s Possible Black Golden Future
CMAQ – Québec,Canada
… Now, imagine the dramatic situation, if Venezuela should also threaten with a similar move, or even with an alternative “South” world currency, for example …

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/
2005/01/10/international2020EST0716.DTL

Venezuela’s Chavez issues decree to deepen land reform
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Venezuela’s populist president declared Monday that farmland nationwide would be inspected and some of it given to the poor, expanding agrarian reforms with a …

www.axcessnews.com/worldnews_011005c.shtml
Colombia Denies Venezuela’s Allegation on Rebel Capture
AXcess News – Carson City,NV,USA
by Voanews. A top Colombian official has denied Venezuelan allegations that Colombian police lied about where they captured a leftist rebel leader. …

www.bangkokpost.com/News/11Jan2005_news30.php
Colombia `abducted rebel in Venezuela’
Bangkok Post – Bangkok,Thailand
Caracas _ Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday he had proof Colombian authorities lied and violated Venezuela’s sovereignty by capturing a Colombian …

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086
& sid=a_LCYvRPOh8Y&refer=latin_america

Venezuela Chavez Plans to Speed Up Land Seizures With Decrees
Bloomberg – USA
10 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela President Hugo Chavez is set to sign executive orders today that will pave the way for the government to seize private properties …

www.axcessnews.com/worldnews_011005c.shtml
Colombia Denies Venezuela’s Allegation on Rebel Capture
AXcess News – Carson City,NV,USA
by Voanews. A top Colombian official has denied Venezuelan allegations that Colombian police lied about where they captured a leftist rebel leader. ..

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aEdTmW8BG.Ko&refer=latin_america
Oil Rises to Near 2-Week High on Concern OPEC to Cut Output
Bloomberg – USA
Venezuela, the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter, would support output reductions should mild temperatures boost oil stockpiles, Ivan Orellana, the country’s

9/1/05

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Venezuela seizes a Lord Vestey ranch.
MercoPress – Uruguay
Venezuela confiscated Saturday the first private ranch following President Hugo Chavez’s “war” on the oligarchic system of land tenure and to promote the

www.workers.org/ww/2005/cubavenez0113.php
Dawn of new cooperation
Workers World – USA
the Pentagon try to advance their campaign of capitalist exploitation and endless war, bringing death and devastation worldwide, Cuba and Venezuela have given

7/1/05

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050106-084211-9940r.htm
Venezuela-Colombia tensions rise
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 6 (UPI) — Tension escalated Thursday between Venezuela and Colombia over the alleged kidnapping of a Colombian

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Venezuela says inquiry indicates Colombian rebel was abducted
CNN International – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A senior Colombian rebel was apparently kidnapped in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas a day before authorities reported him

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aMEOSDVv9QHw&refer=latin_america
Venezuela Weighs Seizing British-Owned Cattle Ranch (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
6 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela will begin weighing this weekend whether to confiscate a 32,000-acre, British-owned cattle ranch under a government plan to give

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050106223111.mc6lx31u.xml
Crude surges amid concerns on Venezuela, OPEC
Turkish Press – Turkey
NEW YORK (AFP) – Crude oil futures surged more than two dollars a barrel as markets reacted to a fresh labor dispute in Venezuela and signs that OPEC producers

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24197
Dissemination of Knowledge of the Truth is Venezuela’s Citizen
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
of US “Full Spectrum Dominance” over the last decade, revolutionary Venezuela has experienced the energetic forces, the creative results of converting concrete

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24192
JV Rangel: Venezuela has authority over its terrestrial and outer
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
of the Aero-Space Commission constitutes a significant action, given that for the first time in the history of the country, Venezuela has “dominance of all

6/1/05

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=050106223111.mc6lx31u.xml
Crude surges amid concerns on Venezuela, OPEC
Turkish Press – Turkey
NEW YORK (AFP) – Crude oil futures surged more than two dollars a barrel as markets reacted to a fresh labor dispute in Venezuela and signs that OPEC producers

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24192
JV Rangel: Venezuela has authority over its terrestrial and outer
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
of the Aero-Space Commission constitutes a significant action, given that for the first time in the history of the country, Venezuela has “dominance of all

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35716
Crude surges amid concerns on Venezuela
Turkish Press – Turkey
NEW YORK, Jan 6 (AFP) – Crude oil futures surged more than two dollars a barrel Thursday as markets reacted to a fresh labor dispute emerging in Venezuela.

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=aLZ0QZ5ejdo0&refer=asia
China National, Petroleos Venezuela May Form Joint Venture
Bloomberg – USA
6 (Bloomberg) — China National Petroleum Corp., the parent company of China’s largest oil company, may form a joint venture with Petroleos de Venezuela SA to

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24196
Ambassador: European Union could increase investment in Venezuela
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Jose Vicente Rangel, Venezuelan Ambassador to Belgium, Luisa Romero said that the European Union has positively changed its perception of Venezuela in the last

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24201
CNN never uses ‘insurgents’ to describe Venezuela’s violent
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline.com commentarist Oscar Heck writes: I have been away from internet facilities for a while now … here in beautiful Venezuela … but that’s ok.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24197
Dissemination of Knowledge of the Truth is Venezuela’s Citizen
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
of US “Full Spectrum Dominance” over the last decade, revolutionary Venezuela has experienced the energetic forces, the creative results of converting concrete
Google Alert for: Venezuela

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1346
2004 Was the Worst Year for Venezuela’s Opposition
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
But they threw this capital overboard with their accusations of fraud that they could never demonstrate, neither here [in Venezuela] nor in the OAS, to which

www.latinamericapress.org/article.asp?lanCode=1&artCode=4080
Statistics Spotlight
Latin America Press (subscription) – Peru
Most of the reduction is attributed to a significant improvement in Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela, countries in which unemployment in the previous years had

www.oilvoice.com/m/uploadDetail_public.asp?upload_ID=3091
First Statoil Well Off Venezuela
OilVoice (press release) – UK
The first wildcat to be drilled by operator Statoil in block 4, part of the Plataforma Deltana area of the Venezuelan continental shelf, was spudded on 1

5/1/05

www.economist-japan.com/2005/thelatest/cont_e01.html
Economist-Japan Japan
On a visit to Beijing in December, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez told some tallish tales about the revolutionary spirit linking his nation and his hosts.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10565189.htm
Venezuela Promises Sweeping Land Reform
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela’s left-leaning government on Tuesday promised to grant poor farmers at least 100,000 plots of land carved from either state

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

News agency says Venezuela office closed
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — A French news agency said Tuesday it had closed its office in Venezuela due to a labor dispute, but journalists are challenging the

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24160
Franz JT Lee: What is contemporary permanent revolution for
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Whether we like it or not, the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela is part and parcel of the historic struggles of international permanent revolution.

4/01/05

www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/feeds/ap/2005/01/04/ap1738576.html
French News Agency Closes in Venezuela
Forbes – USA
The French news agency Agence France-Presse said Tuesday it had closed its office in Venezuela due to a labor dispute, but journalists are challenging the

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10565189.htm
Venezuela Promises Sweeping Land Reform
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela’s left-leaning government on Tuesday promised to grant poor farmers at least 100,000 plots of land carved from either state

www.xposed.com/headline_news/53_ds_1460051.aspx
Venezuela Promises Sweeping Land Reform
Xposed.com (subscription) – USA
Venezuela’s left-leaning government on Tuesday promised to grant poor farmers at least 100,000 plots of land carved from either state property or large private

english.epochtimes.com/news/5-1-4/25473.html
Venezuela Denies Role in Colombian Rebel’s Capture
Epoch Times – New York,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela’s government played no role in the capture of a top Colombian rebel whose group says was illegally abducted from the Venezuelan

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24167
Venezuela to produce 5,000 farm tractors in 2005 with assistance
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
EFE/Union Radio: Venezuela, which assembled its own tractors 15 years ago, will begin producing machinery once again in 2005 with the help of Iran …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4144855.stm
Venezuela identifies ‘idle’ farms
BBC News – London,England,UK
or private. But the government – Venezuela’s largest land owner – say they are proceeding cautiously to prevent conflicts. In a

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24160
Franz JT Lee: What is contemporary permanent revolution for
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Whether we like it or not, the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela is part and parcel of the historic struggles of international permanent revolution.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24154
The people of Venezuela will decide if they can embrace USA’s sham
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
here either. The people of Venezuela will decide as have the people of Iraq, whether the Empire offers them hope or death. Whether

03/01/05

www.technewsworld.com/story/39348.html
Venezuela Orders Ministerial Migration to Open Source
TechNewsWorld – Sherman Oaks,CA,USA
There are 14 ministries covered by Venezuela’s first decree, which stipulates that government entities must complete the migration to open source within two

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24152
Venezuela’s energy potential to be expanded in ambitious
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venpres (Wendy Beltrán): Ambitious investment projects in the hydrocarbons sector will allow Venezuela to maintain its position as one of the main recipients

www.rnv.gov.ve/noticias/?act=ST&f=23&t=12024
Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque suspends
RNV – Venezuela
EFE/VTV: According to an official Panamanian source, Foreign Affairs Minister, Ali Rodriguez Araque has suspended his scheduled visit to Panama.

www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200501031102
FARC comdemns arrest of leader in Venezuela
V Crisis – Venezuela
By Aleksander Boyd. London 03.01.05 | Undoubtedly internet is the true revolution, so much so that a bunch of assassins, otherwise

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24150
Joe Carroll Jaycox: Next to oil, Venezuela’s best natural resource
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
If these statements are true so then is our belief that Venezuela should continue to ‘tap into’ one of it’s best resources to find a way for the “little people

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24148
Any US military intervention in Venezuela will be a failure
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline.com commentarist Alfredo Bremont writes: If an American invasion of Venezuela were to take place, reality is already indicating that the pieces of

www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=145081
Iran to construct 1000 industrial units in Venezuela
MehrNews.com – Tehran,Iran
3 (MNA) — Iran would sign a contract with Venezuela to construct 1,000 industrial units in that country within the next two weeks, said director of

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24141
Venezuela: The center for confrontation between America and the
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
India Daily special correspondent Sudhir Chadda writes: After Iraq it is oil rich Venezuela led by Hugo Chavez that has become the center for confrontation

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24133
VHeadline guest commentator Clifton Ross captivated by Venezuelan
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline guest commentator Clifton Ross writes: I’m now into my fourth day in Venezuela and I’ve got a better sense of local reality.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24129
Venezuelan space telecommunications technology development
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
China’s LatelineNews reports that Venezuela’s government will create a new space commission to advise President Hugo Chavez on the development of space

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24124
Thank you and God Bless Venezuela! Por una Venezuela Verdadera
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuelans. A year where we saw a Venezuela divided … speech. I want to wish all of you on behalf of the Union Venezuela family, a happy 2005!

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1344
Venezuela’s “Bolivarian Revolution” Continues, Despite US
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Just two days before George Bush’s second electoral victory, someone Bush and his administration apparently cannot stand, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez

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

Suspected rebels massacre 16 in Colombia
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
for control of Arauca, one of Colombia’s most violent provinces that is a strategic corridor for smuggling drugs and arms from across the border in Venezuela.

31/12/04

www.petroleumnews.com/pntruncate/411742474.shtml
Venezuela’s Chavez wants to reduce dependence on US, promises
Petroleum News – USA
24 that Venezuela will give Beijing greater access to its oil reserves to reduce his country’s dependence on sales to the United States.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4251215
Venezuelan Group Charged with Encouraging Coup
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Brian Ellsworth reports. Prosecutors in Venezuela are charging the leaders of a political organization with conspiracy to commit treason.

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35475
Cuba moves to clamp down on hard currency control after oil find
Turkish Press – Turkey
“Next year, there will be a considerable increase in financial in-flows from abroad,” thanks to deals with China, Venezuela and an oil exploration and

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24118
Jorge Marin: Prospects in Venezuela could not be better… Happy
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
It was he who brought gifts. However, the american movies, that have been constantly fed to all of us, have dissolve that tradition in Venezuela.

30/12/04

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1456
Venezuela to Give $2 Million to Asia Disaster Relief
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
December 30, 2004—Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Ali Rodriguez, said that Venezuela would contribute at least $2 million to aid the victims of the tsunami

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=acWk9_YOYEhU&refer=latin_america
Venezuela Dec. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Since at Least 1998
Bloomberg – USA
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since at least 1998 in December as the economy recovered from a recession.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24113
Confusing foreign media campaigns keep throwing uncertainties and
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
in fiction it is the indefinable that we take as a fact. It is a reality that Chavez is President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

29/12/04

seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/apbiz_story.
asp?category=1310&slug=Venezuela%20Oil

Venezuela considering using Panama pipeline
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela plans talks with Panama next week on the possibility of pumping oil from the Caribbean to the Pacific through an existing

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24100
Venezuela will no longer tolerate USA interference; draws the line
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister (MRE) Ali Rodriguez Araque has warned that Venezuela will no longer tolerate any interference in its sovereign domestic political

www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=
9c2ffdc8-5228-4464-96ba-b35c4a7a202d

Venezuela’s state oil company put US$3.7B toward public projects
Canada.com – Canada
CARACAS (AP) – Venezuela’s state oil company this year put $3.7 billion US toward public projects including building homes for the poor, supporting

www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=9&ItemID=6934
Colombia- A Shill (proxy) Country For Us Intervention In Venezuela
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
In a previous publication we discussed US attempts to topple president Hugo Chavez of Venezuela through various agencies within the country, aided and abetted

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1343
Strong Evidence of US Media Imbalance on Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
In a commentary last June, the progressive economist Mark Weisbrot noted that English-language journalists covering Venezuela frequently quote analysts who

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24098
Let Venezuela’s opposition leave graciously rather than humiliated
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
VHeadline.com commentarist Alfredo Bremont writes: When we take the definition of the truth, we review the past and compare it with the present …

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86&sid=auxY96iqaZjM&refer=latin_america

Venezuela Boosts October Spending Ahead of Elections (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela boosted spending in October for the first time in three months, taking advantage of a surge in oil revenue to bolster social

english.epochtimes.com/news/4-12-28/25301.html
Venezuela Probes Capture of Top Colombian Rebel
Epoch Times – New York,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela is investigating whether a top Colombian leftist rebel whose capture was announced by Bogota may have been abducted from

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24096
BCV) says spending on social programs up 6.5% to 4.4 trillion
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
A Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) report says that, for the first time in three months, the government increased spending on social programs October by 6.5% to

28/12/04

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24091
Venezuelan State news agency VENPRES’ round-up — December 27
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
after returning from an official visit to the Popular Republic of China, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias highlighted that Venezuela has rejuvenated its

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86&sid=auxY96iqaZjM&refer=latin_america

Venezuela Boosts October Spending Ahead of Elections (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela boosted spending in October for the first time in three months, taking advantage of a surge in oil revenue to bolster social

www.periodico26.cu/english_new/cuba/fidel281204.htm
Cuban President Fidel Castro Highlights Agreements with Venezuela …
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
Havana, Dec 27 (AIN) President Fidel Castro cited the agreements signed this year with Venezuela and Brazil as good news for Cuba, when closing the final

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/28/business/worldbusiness/28energy.html
Venezuela Agrees to Export Oil and Gas to China
New York Times – USA
27 – President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela wrapped up a four-day visit to China on Sunday with agreements that promise to open Venezuela’s oil and natural gas

www.periodico26.cu/english_new/world/venchi271204.htm
Venezuela-China Strategic Alliance Consolidated
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
Chavez also provided details of the eight bilateral agreements signed, highlighting the plans for the production of computers for Venezuela, and projects in

www.expressnewsline.com/fullstory0105-insight-Venezuela+
and+China+sign+oil+deal-status-16-newsID-8671.html

Venezuela and China sign oil deal
Express Newsline – Mohali,India
The offer, made as part of a trade deal between the two countries, will allow China to operate oil fields in Venezuela and invest in new refineries.

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/27/business/energy.html
China gains access to Venezuelan oil
International Herald Tribune – France
Hugo Chávez, finished a four-day visit to China during the weekend in which he signed agreements that promise to open China’s access to Venezuela’s oil and

27/12/04

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0412260
188dec26,1,1724566.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Venezuela expands oil access for China
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… In return, China is promising Venezuela economic and technical aid to boost agricultural output and to start a state-run telecommunications company. …

www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/12/26/venezuela.prison.ap/
Four die in Venezuela prison riots
CNN – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Four inmates died and six were injured during five riots in different prisons this weekend in Venezuela, an official said Sunday. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24067
Venezuela to send aid to countries affected by Asian earthquake …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… The Venezuelan national director of Civilian Protection, Colonel Antonio Rivero, stated that Venezuela will be sending humanitarian help to those Asian …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24064
Venezuela to buy tele-satellite from China to reduce dependence on …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
China Daily News reports that Venezuela’s government is seeking to buy a telecommunications satellite from China to reduce its technological dependence on …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=24063
Steve Weissman: Uncle Santa diddles Dems from Ukraine to Venezuela
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Carmona also broke ranks with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and set out to increase Venezuela’s oil production for export to the …

26/12/04

www.disinfo.com/site/displayarticle8288.html
Political Attacks Against Venezuela Continue
DisInfo.com – USA
‘The recent round of Venezuela-bashing from the US State Department, Washington-based foreign policy organizations … And it’s not Venezuela’s problem: it’s ours. …

25/12/04

www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=041226041707.m8xkp2zd.xml
China collecting pawns in battle to secure status as market …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BEIJING (AFP) – When Venezuela recognized China’s status as a market economy last week, Beijing secured yet another pawn in a low-key battle it is waging …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_26-12-2004_pg5_24
Venezuela and China deepen energy ties
Daily Times – Pakistan
BEIJING: Fuel-starved China said on Friday it hoped to deepen its friendly relationship with oil-rich Venezuela a day after the South American country offered …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1454
Venezuela Offers China Greater Access to Oil to Reduce Dependency …
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
December 25, 2004—President Chavez said that Venezuela will offer China greater access to Venezuelan resources, such as oil, natural gas, and related products …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific_business/view/123964/1/.html
Venezuela’s Chavez pledges support for Chinese oil exploration
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Chavez, who is visiting China, said the Venezuelan government would grant Chinese companies production permits to explore oil in Venezuela’s oil-bearing blocks

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