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26-30 June 2005

30/6/05

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A futile attempt by a Bush II superpower that hungers for world domination
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
Consider the legally elected government of Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez Frias and how the US government has used every propaganda trick in the book to topple it … a futile attempt by a superpower that hungers for world domination.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39741
Danilo Anderson’s murder was political and bankrolled for $20 million
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Planning for Anderson’s assassination started in Panama and Miami in 2003, finalizing in concrete details at a meeting in Zulia in early 2004 .. the organizers allegedly had $20 million at their disposal.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39742
President Chavez Frias spells out historic Caribbean oil agreement
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Chavez Frias has also proposed an Bolivarian Free Trade Agreement (ALBA-Caribe) fund to boost an alternative integration mechanism for economic and social development feed by contributions from financial and non-financial instruments.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39743
Hats off to Chavez for a plan that can benefit the entire Caribbean region
By: Trinicenter.com
The truth is we cannot depend on our Prime Minister Patrick Manning to take a right decision on anything. As a matter of fact, we can’t depend on any of the present crop of politicians to see the big picture and make the decisions that will truly ben

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39740
like_mañana (= simply, not today!), Venezuelan sifrinos are difficult to define!
By: Oscar Heck
It is difficult to translate, but it usually means something along the lines of a spoiled brat, a snob, a wealthy, stuck-up person from a “good” family. It can also mean someone who acts like a snob or wants to be like the wealthy snobs.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39737
Media war by privately-owned TV channels continues unabated in Venezuela
By: Carlos Herrera
The media war run by privately-owned TV channels, radio, Internet and the printed press targeting the Bolivarian Revolution of President Chavez continues unabated in Venezuela.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39738
Eva Golinger: Venezuela rejects CIA, but opens doors to the FBI and DEA
By: Eva Golinger
Venezuela‚s pending extradition request of Cuban-Venezuelan terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, currently detained in an El Paso, Texas immigration center, has brought to the surface grave facts about the DISIP‚s shady past and clearly evidenced the need

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39784
Venezuela from below: Voice of the rank and file of the Bolivarian Revolution
By: Jorge Martin
Dario Azzellini is the co-director of the new documentary film “Venezuela from below”. Jorge Martin interviewed him for Hands Off Venezuela about the film and his views on the Bolivarian revolution.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39633
Venezuela’s Venalum ups Line VI investment to US$1.05 billion
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Venezuelan aluminum reducer Venalum has increased its investment plan to US$1.05 billion for Line VI from the $900 million announced in June 2004, the company said in a statement.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39779
BNamericas.com: Venalum signs petcoke contract with Indian company
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Venezuelan aluminum reducer Venalum, a subsidiary of state heavy industry holding company CVG, has signed a new contract with India’s Oxbow-Rain Calcining for the supply of 100,000t/y of calcined petcoke.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39770
Petrocaribe to deepen integration of Venezuela and other Caribbean nations
By: Gregory Wilpert
The final document, which was signed by 14 of the 16 Heads of State that were present, would create a new regional organization, Petrocaribe, which would coordinate energy imports and exports of the member nations and would work towards their regiona

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39739
Isn‚t it ironic how USA celebrates Independence Day with fireworks from∑?
By: Fred Cederholm
Think about what two national leaders were entertained at the Crawford, Texas ranch. Our total oil imports were up; plus∑ the price per barrel of imported oil doubled in the past year.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39780
The subjective factor and class consciousness in the Bolivarian Revolution
By: Franz J.T. Lee
Like the huge amounts of money approved to directly fight poverty, presently, the subjective factor, revolutionary subjectivity, does not reach those who have to convert it into self-defensive arms of citizen power.

VENEZUELA Promises Oil Aid for Caribbean
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela has pledged to help upgrade a Jamaican
oil refinery, grant generous financing for oil sales and even accept goods
like bananas …
www.newsday.com/business/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-v
enezuela-oil-deal,0,361546.story?coll=sns-ap-business-headlines

VENEZUELA’S Chavez Stages US Trade Fair as Governments Clash
Bloomberg – USA
June 30 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, the world’s fifth largest oil exporter,
will host more than 200 US companies today in a bid to strengthen trade
ties amid …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aKX_JHIchfXk&refer=latin_america

VENEZUELA’S PDVSA makes late, partial payment to Harvest Natural …
Forbes – USA
… said its Venezuelan unit Harvest Vinccler CA received a partial, late
payment of 54 mln usd for the oil and gas it delivered to Petroleos de
Venezuela SA (PDVSA …
www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/06/30/afx2118250.html

VENEZUELA from below: Voice of the rank and file of the Bolivarian …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
www.handsoffvenezuela.org Jorge Martin writes: Dario Azzellini is the co-director
of the new documentary film “Venezuela from below”. …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39784

‘IRAN to launch industrial projects in Venezuela’
IranMania News – Iran
… Managing Director of Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) Norouz
Kahzadi said that some of Iran’s industrial projects will soon get underway
in Venezuela. …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.
asp?NewsCode=33035&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/06/30/afx2117635.html
Venezuela launches Caribbean oil alliance Petrocaribe
Forbes – USA
PUERTO LA CRUZ, Venezuela (AFX) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launched yesterday Petrocaribe, a regional oil alliance that could greatly increase Chavez’s …

www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/06/30/afx2118250.html
Venezuela’s PDVSA makes late, partial payment to Harvest Natural …
Forbes – USA
… said its Venezuelan unit Harvest Vinccler CA received a partial, late payment of 54 mln usd for the oil and gas it delivered to Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39738
Eva Golinger: Venezuela rejects the CIA, but opens doors to the …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuelan-American attorney Eva Golinger writes: In mid June 2005, Venezuela’s national intelligence agency, the DISIP, underwent a crisis resulting in an …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/12019018.htm
Country has a constitutional alternative to regression
Miami Herald – FL,USA
… Unlike Ecuador and Venezuela, where corruption of the traditional political class caused regime collapses, the change in Bolivia is because of to demands for …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BC5F7ACE0-A08B-
4AFD-84FC-F7914D19248B%7D&language=EN

PETROCARIBE Promotes Regional Cooperation
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Fourteen countries, inspired by Venezuela´s President Hugo Chávez, are setting up here a new regional …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39633
Venezuela’s Venalum ups Line VI investment to US$1.05 billion
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… The Venalum plant in Puerto Ordaz in Venezuela’s Guayana region is 80%-owned by CVG, with a group of Japanese investors holding the remaining 20%. …

29/6/05

english.people.com.cn/200506/30/eng20050630_193287.html
Venezuela refuses to raise production to lower crude price
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Venezuela considers it unnecessary to increase crude production to curb price hikes resulting from structural market problems, Venezuela’s Energy Minister …

VENEZUELA Says Caribbean Venture Will Lower Oil Costs (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
June 29 (Bloomberg) — Venezuela, the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter,
proposed an energy venture with 15 Caribbean nations to reduce energy
prices for the …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000
086&sid=ae7K2OSSaAwc&refer=latin_america

UPDATE 3: Venezuela: OPEC Oil Boost Unnecessary
Forbes – USA
Venezuela sees no need for OPEC to increase oil production at this time
because there is limited capacity in the world to refine more oil and
such a move …
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/06/29/ap2116959.html

EDBI director: Iran to launch industrial projects in Venezuela
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
… of Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) Norouz Kahzadi here Wednesday
said that some of Iran’s industrial projects will soon get underway in
Venezuela. …
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-237/0506291255185034.htm

AUSTRIA: Hände weg von Venezuela campaign takes big step forward
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Hände weg von Venezuela Emanuel Tomaselli writes: The Hands off Venezuela
campaign was established in Austria following the international appeal
made in …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39509

VENEZUELA’S success will benefit all of Latin America
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
… of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s opinion piece, `` CAFTA vital to Latin
stability, security and democracy,’’ incorrectly alleges that Venezuela’s
government is …
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/12012542.htm

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/06/29/ap2116959.html
Update 3: Venezuela: OPEC Oil Boost Unnecessary
Forbes – USA
Venezuela sees no need for OPEC to increase oil production at this time because there is limited capacity in the world to refine more oil and such a move …

www.periodico26.cu/english_new/cuba/fidel290605.htm
Cuban President Fidel Castro in Venezuela for Energy Summit
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, June 29 (RHC) – Cuban President, Fidel Castro, arrived in the Venezuelan city of Puerto La Cruz to attend the first Energy Summit of …

www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-237/0506291255185034.htm
EDBI director: Iran to launch industrial projects in Venezuela
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
… of Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) Norouz Kahzadi here Wednesday said that some of Iran’s industrial projects will soon get underway in Venezuela. …

www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_business?id=86127186
Venezuela seeks to build oil alliance with the Caribbean
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
PUERTO LA CRUZ, Venezuela (AP) – With oil prices hitting record highs, Caribbean countries are looking with interest to a Venezuelan plan that promises to …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39560
Bush has indeed changed the world … but Chavez is doing it peacefully!
By: Elio Cequea
Mr. Huessy does not know what he is talking about … the fact is that at least 15,000 people (not 7,000!) were fired from PDVSA … they did not show up to work for almost two months and Venezuela‚s oil production capacity went down for obvious reas

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39569
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) begins making overdue oil payments
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Venezuela’s national oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, has begun making $700 million in overdue oil payments to 22 foreign oil-producing companies, including Houston-based Harvest Natural Resources Inc.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39568
Oil & Gas Journal: Venezuela opts out of OPEC oil production increases
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
“I don’t believe that we will participate in any way in this,” said Venezuela’s Minister of Energy and Mines Rafael Ramirez. “The issue is not about increasing production; that is our position.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39573
Venezuela opens laboratory workshop to train nearly 450 optometrist technicians
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The Mision Barrio Adentro. created in 2003. has attained many achievements, chiefly for the South American country’s poorest sectors. MSDS data reveals the project has helped 26,000 poor Venezuelans.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39566
Minister forecasts high investments during USA-Venezuelan trade talks
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Betancourt insists that the government is well aware that the USA has been Venezuela’s main trade partner … “our trade relations with the USA are based on oil exchange and our efforts are geared towards diversifying exports.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39565
CICPC Anti-Drugs Division loses 11 slabs of cocaine in security laboratory
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Attention has switched to the Police Detective Branch (CICPC) HQ in Ciudad Guayana (Bolivar) where 11 slabs of cocaine have been replaced by Plaster of Paris. 2 CICPC officers have been detained for questioning.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39564
Aragua government not afraid of investigation into police murder gangs
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“It is the Attorney General’s Office’s job to deal with complaints and process complaints … if there is any irregularity, it must be investigated but there is no need to intervene the entire police force.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39562
British oil & gas companies showcase products and services in Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The British Council, Robert Gordon University and GETENERGY, a company specializing in training, will also be available at the British stand at LAPS to outline the education and training opportunities in the oil and gas industry available in the UK.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39563
IAHRC: Venezuela admits HR violations during 1999 Vargas natural disaster
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Lawyer Ayala Corao insists that that the security forces operating in Vargas at the time received clear orders down the chain of command emanating from the then general commander, General Lucas Rincon Romero.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39561
Colombia returns stolen cars to Venezuela … gesture and nothing else
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The devolution of the cars is only a drop in the ocean and police sources indicate that the illegal car theft trade is thriving and worth million of dollars. Most of the car theft trade is based in Zulia and Tachira.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39559
Chavez Frias announces creation of Petrocaribe at Caribbean summit
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Meanwhile, the opposition has been attempting to play the anti-Cuban card because young officers graduating from Venezuela’s Military Academy this year have named their promotion after Fidel Castro.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39558
Andrew McKillop: Dreaming of ‘controlled’ thermo-nuclear fusion
By: Andrew McKillop
In the first 10 years, that is 2005-2015, the cost of the ITER project which are shared between the 6 participants on a complex basis of direct contributions against offsets for supplies and personnel will likely exceed 3.5 billion Euro.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39553
Teheran EDBI director: Iran to launch industrial projects in Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
He put the value of the bilaterally inked agreements at one billion dollars and noted that in the case of the cement project, the relevant banking affairs and insurance are to be handled by EDBI and Export Guarantee Fund respectively.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39490
Alvarez Herrera: Venezuela’s success will benefit all of Latin America
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Progressive, more-inclusive democracies, intent on providing health care, education and fundamental social services to their impoverished and historically excluded populations, are emerging in every corner of the Americas.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39458
Arthur Shaw: For once, the US State Department isn’t lying.
By: Arthur Shaw
If the Catholic experts plan a truthful investigation of criminals who are of special interest to the experts, then nothing could be more welcomed or more of a blessing for democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and the process.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39447
Bush brought death and destruction to Iraq … images speak for themselves
By: Mary MacElveen
Concerning Bush, she said “we’re watching you very carefully and we’re going to do everything in our power to have you impeached for misleading the American people … beating a political stake in your black heart will be the fulfillment of my life..

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39446
We can strive for love ∑ and hope and dream that others will follow!
By: Oscar Heck
As many VHeadline.com readers know, I travel throughout Venezuela regularly, I live in the barrios (shantytowns) and I work with El Pueblo (the 80% traditionally-excluded Venezuelan majority).

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39557
Betrayal of so-called American values touted by political leaders for ages
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
Going back to the 1950s when the Mexican-American community of Chavez Ravine was illegally uprooted and driven from their homes in order to build Dodger Stadium for the Brooklyn Dodgers which was moving to Los Angeles.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39510
Alan Woods: Reflections on a recent visit to Venezuela
By: Jorge Martin
Third International Gathering in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution was held. This is an annual event held to commemorate the defeat of the April coup of 2003, when the masses rose up to confront the forces of the counterrevolution.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39509
Austria: Hände weg von Venezuela campaign takes big step forward
By: Jorge Martin
The main force behind the campaign at this time was Der Funke. From the very beginning we directed the campaign towards the labor movement, in particular towards the Young Socialists (YS) and shop stewards.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39555
Venezuela Colombia and Cuba find an echo at the UK UNISON conference
By: Jorge Martin
The appeal of the meeting went beyond the UNISON conference and there were several students from the University of Glasgow, some Labour party members as well as Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) members who were responsible for organizing the meeting.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39554
Venezuelan UNT leader Anastacio Rodriguez in packed meeting in London
By: Jorge Martin
Many different people attended the meeting, who after the main speeches participated in a lively discussion. There were members of UNISON, the RMT, AMICUS, the FBU, the NUJ, and several other unions as well as members of many different solidarity cam

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39591
Made in Venezuela: The struggle to reinvent Venezuelan labor
By: Johan Gindin
Since its inception in May 2003, the UNT has been at the center of debates surrounding the advances of Venezuela‚s revolution in the labor arena. At root, these debates turn on issues of worker control: over their factories and over their unions.

www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-we26venez
uelajun26,0,3792280.story?coll=sfl-news-browardcomm

Marking Venezuela’s Independence
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… Next week, Venezuela will celebrate its 194th Independence Day, a milestone many in South Florida say will be full of mixed emotions. …

www.mywesttexas.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=1475
9465&BRD=2288&PAG=461&dept_id=474107&rfi=6

Exxon Mobil says arbitration an option in Venezuela tax dispute
MyWestTexas.com – Midland,TX,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. has not ruled out international arbitration in a tax dispute with Venezuela even though …

www.mywesttexas.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=147594
61&BRD=2288&PAG=461&dept_id=474107&rfi=6

New oil reserves found in western Venezuela, state oil company …
MyWestTexas.com – Midland,TX,USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela’s state oil company has found significant new oil reserves after drilling three new oil wells, a company executive said …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3245286
Venezuela oil plan on table
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
PUERTO LA CRUZ, VENEZUELA – With oil prices hitting record highs, Caribbean countries are looking with interest to a Venezuelan plan that promises to bring …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/29/content_3149971.htm
Venezuela demands US hand over anti-Cuban figure
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, June 28 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez demanded on Tuesday that the United States extradite to Venezuela Luis Posada …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1678
Venezuela to Prove It Has World’s Largest Oil Reserves
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, June 28, 2005—PdVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, is preparing to launch a study that will prove that the country’s oil …

www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B637FCA35-6
785-4CFB-962F-6D25E23656BA%7D&language=EN

Cuban President Arrives in Venezuela for Energy Meeting
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Fidel Castro arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday to attend the First Energy Meeting of …

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20050629T000000-050
0_83304_OBS_PM_TO_SIGN_ENERGY_MOU_IN_VENEZUELA.asp

PM to sign energy MOU in Venezuela
Jamaica Observer – Kingston,Jamaica
PRIME Minister PJ Patterson left the island yesterday for Caracas, Venezuela, where he will sign a memorandum of understanding between PEDAVAZA of Venezuela …

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=100000
86&sid=aWdoTiRLf2Ys&refer=news_index

Petroleos de Venezuela Makes Oil-Company Payments (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
June 28 (Bloomberg) — Petroleos de Venezuela SA, South America’s largest oil company, began making $860 million in first-quarter payments to 22 companies …

www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B8
626A552-98B6-46D6-AE14-8BB3FF08BEC7%7D

Chevron to finish new Venezuela heavy oil plan by 1Q 2006
MarketWatch – USA
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (MarketWatch) — US oil major Chevron Corp. (CVX) is going forward with technical studies on a new multi-billion …

www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1489
Made in Venezuela: The Struggle to Reinvent Venezuelan Labor
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Since its inception in May 2003, the UNT has been at the center of debates surrounding the advances of Venezuela’s revolution in the labor arena. …

28/6/05

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39388
PDVSA‚s internationalization policy has been largely vindicated
By: Oliver L. Campbell
Oil sales to CITGO will finance social programs in the Venezuelan Agrarian Corporation, the Agricultural Supply & Services Corporation and the Mercal chain of food stores … the latter subsidizes food prices by up to 40% on normal supermarket prices

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39380
I could tell you more why I admire President Chavez … and despise Bush
By: Mary MacElveen
It leaves me asking, just why can‚t we have similar programs here in the United States for our poor where our government will insure that the very poor in our society do eat?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39386
Sumate launches Register Challenge campaign to obtain voter addresses
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“The Suffrage & Political Participation Law, Article 106 stipulates that such information must be available in each voting center so that citizens can find out for themselves if they and members of their community are included.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39379
Andrew McKillop: Should Mahmoud Ahmedinjad use the oil weapon?
By: Andrew McKillop
You only have to look at North Korea to see how the hard right neoconservative freaks in Washington react to countries that really do have nuclear weapons and really don’t have oil: America doesn’t bomb them.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39381
Angus Reid Global Scan: Pro-Chavez party dominates in Venezuela
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The Justice First (PJ) party is in second place with 9.1%, followed by Democratic Action (AD) with 6.2%, Project Venezuela (Proven) with 5.2% and the Social Christian Party (Copei) with 1.5%.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39378
Any US politician subsidized by a foreign government would be in jail for life
By: Sergei Loutchaninoff
I suggest that Venezuela should pass a Law … similar to the one we have on our books … which was voted in years ago to protect our Democracy from undue foreign influences … to protect Your Democracy.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39352
What moral authority has the Catholic Church to investigate anything?
By: Carlos M. Pietri
Supported in this conviction, we will always be able to successfully defeat any maneuver these, so-called Gentlemen-of-the-Cloth may seek to impose against the popular will of the Venezuelan people.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39385
Chavez Frias praises opposition political analyst Alberto Garrido
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The government needs constructive criticism, the President says, and he is personally proud of his government’s record towards journalists .. “not one journalist or media source has been persecuted in Venezuela.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39384
Penal Reform NGOs lodge nullity plea vs. Criminal code reform bill
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
OVP director, Humberto Prado calls the bill “Varela’s Reform,” referring to fiery Movimiento Quinta Republica (MVR) deputy, Iris Varela, who has been in the forefront pushing and defending the bill.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39382
Minister augurs high investments during USA-Venezuelan trade talks
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The National Institute of Statistics reports that non-traditional exports between January-March 2005 reached $887 million, 43.60% of total Venezuela sales throughout the world and imports were $1.6 billion, 34.8% of what Venezuela purchases.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39387
Venezuelan in London prepares for domestic title in British Athletic League
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Mijares, who hails from the Bay of Patanemo, has represented Carabobo State in decathlon and the pole vault and has been invited to this year’s Venezuelan national athletics championship in December.

VENEZUELA demands US hand over anti-Cuban figure
Xinhua – Beijing,China
CARACAS, June 28 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez
demanded on Tuesday that the United States extradite to Venezuela Luis
Posada …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/29/content_3149971.htm

VENEZUELA seeks to build oil alliance
BusinessWeek – USA
… While many Caribbean islands stand to benefit economically, Venezuela
will likely gain political capital by winning allies for its frequent
disputes with the …
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8B0NRPG0.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down

VENEZUELA to Prove It Has World’s Largest Oil Reserves
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela, June 28, 2005—PdVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company,
is preparing to launch a study that will prove that the country’s oil

www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1678

VENEZUELA sets up ‘CNN rival’
BBC News – UK
… America.”. Telesur is a new pan-Latin American TV channel based in
Venezuela. … Colombia?”. Most of the money for Telesur comes from Venezuela.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4620411.stm

CUBAN President Arrives in Venezuela for Energy Meeting
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Fidel
Castro arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday to attend the First Energy Meeting
of …
www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B637FCA35
-6785-4CFB-962F-6D25E23656BA%7D&language=EN

28/6/05

UPDATE 1: Venezuela Set to Prove Oil Reserves Claim
Forbes – USA
Venezuela has the largest proven oil deposits outside the Middle East,
but President Hugo Chavez believes his country has the largest reserves
in the world and …
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/06/27/ap2113042.html

VENEZUELA Hopes Deals Emerge at Meeting
Forbes – USA
Venezuela hopes deals worth an estimated US$300 million (euro247 million)
emerge from a meeting bringing together Venezuelan and US business representatives

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2005/06/27/ap2112991.html

AGREEMENTS could increase Venezuela’s bilateral exchange up to US …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Chavez Frias similarly highlighted the success of the recently closed
2nd Venezuela-Colombia Business Round in Bogota, which resulted in favorable
operations …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39296

VENEZUELA Feeds Hungry with Oil Profits
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… Its stateside refineries had been less than profitable for Venezuela
and were essentially a subsidy for the US economy. The president …
www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BAF230B8C-
8F97-4784-B175-A560B87C3B1C%7D&language=EN

STORIES From The East: Guyana, Venezuela’s Unknown Neighbor
Venezuelanalysis.com – Caracas,Venezuela
… And these Dollars, where do they come from? It`sa long way, to get
from Venezuela into its neighboring country to the east, Guyana. …
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1488

27/6/05

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BAF230B8C-
8F97-4784-B175-A560B87C3B1C%7D&language=EN

Venezuela Feeds Hungry with Oil Profits
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… Its stateside refineries had been less than profitable for Venezuela and were essentially a subsidy for the US economy. The president …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39254
Venezuela will create 1,000 new free food centers financed by …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… will partially come from the $445 million oil sales to CITGO, a US affiliate of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in the United States. …

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39310
Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world; move over the Middle East
By: David Coleman
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) says Venezuela’s proven oil reserves have been underestimated since the reserves in the Orinoco Belt have not previously been included in studies calculating all the nation’s oil reserves.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39257
Towards a practical context:From Bolivar, to Marti, to Chavez and Fidel
By: Simon Farabundo Rios
Someone, sometime, chose to call our region the “American Subcontinent,‰ someone else, “Spanish America,‰ and still someone else, the most commonly utilized coinage: “Latin America.‰ But others don‚t accept this.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39255
USA‚s role in bringing “freedom‰ and “liberty‰ ∑ what utter arrogance!
By: Oscar Heck
Mass-produced, sold and promoted by the USA itself and by much of the “western‰ world. In other words, the weapon that will bring down the USA and its copycats is the same weapon which the USA is “best‰ at manufacturing.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39271
Land reform leader Braulio Alvarez escapes attempted assassination
By: Johan Gindin
Land reform leader Braulio Alvarez has barely escaped an assassination attempt after receiving two gunshot wounds. Alvarez was intercepted on a highway by two gunmen in the Venezuelan State of Yaracuy after leaving a meeting with local landless worke

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39261
Lawyers say any citizen can be categorized as an organized criminal
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
The lawyers have sent a 21-page report to all Venezuelan political parties. “How can the deputies justify a new partial reform just 2 weeks after the last reform bill that is full of errors that have never been corrected?”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39260
CICPC detectives break up active service criminal PM police gang
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Castillo says the gang used their uniforms to stop trucks allegedly to review driving papers … drivers were threatened and tied up and the merchandise and truck taken to a selected spot for unloading.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39259
President Hugo Chavez Frias amplifies flagship food program Mercal
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Chavez Frias says he hopes that 15 million Venezuelans will enjoy the services of the cheap food distribution system inaugurated two years ago … “it will be biggest system of production, reproduction and consumption that Venezuela has ever had.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39258
Venezuela’s opposition rejects automated voting as untrustworthy
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
COPEI representative before the CNE and former CD kingpin, Enrique Naim says the machines are unreliable because they are not being used in any other part of the world. “We want a transparent process where votes can be counted.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39256
Inter American Court tackles Vargas disaster forced disappearance case
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Oscar Blanco Romero, Roberto Hernandez Paz and Jose Rivas Fernandez were arrested at their homes by army units sent out to prevent looting that had plagued the zone after heavy rains and mudslides cut the Vargas State coastline off from Caracas.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39254
Venezuela will create 1,000 new free food centers financed by CITGO profits
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Chavez explained that PDVSA has restructured its US subsidiary to reduce the amount it pays to the US … its stateside refineries had been less than profitable for Venezuela and were essentially a subsidy for the US economy.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39252
Enemy against which Evo Morales, Felipe Quispe, Hugo Chavez are fighting
By: Hector Dauphin-Gloire
What transpires in Bolivia could offer both good examples and cautionary errors to be observed by the partisans of Chavez in Venezuela; most importantly of course it will alter the geopolitical balance of power in the region.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39251
Rivers flowing from the Andes into Lake Maracaibo bring perfect sweet water
By: Oliver L. Campbell
The largest ecological crime was to build Puerto Miranda and dredge the bar … which stopped salt water entering into the Lake … to a depth of 45 feet. That has made the water brackish and prevented its filtration and use as drinking water.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39250
It appears that the Bush regime stupidly agrees with Aleksander Boyd
By: Arthur Shaw
Aleksander Boyd, the Venezuelan right-wing fanatic and cheerleader for the anti-democratic Bush regime, in his “As Uribe’s chances of reelection diminish, US faces formidable regional challenges” pours out his fascist heart for our edification.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39297
Thousands of Venezuelans treated at International Health Center in Havana
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The health collaboration has also targeted thousands of Cubans, who have benefited from a system free of charge. Cuba and Venezuela are building state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities to take primary care to grass root levels.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39296
Agreements could increase Venezuela’s bilateral exchange up to US$25 billion
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
The President also recalled the signing of an agreement for the construction of a propylene producing plant in the interior of El Tablazo complex, in Zulia State, with a Venezuelan-Brazilian investment of $250 million.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39253
New UN-sponsored project seeks to rescue Amazon from deforestation
By: UN News Center
These internationally-agreed goals cover issues such as poverty reduction and reversing the spread of diseases like malaria to the empowerment of women and the provision of safe and sufficient quantities of drinking water.

26/6/05

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4746120
Venezuela’s ‘Social Revolution’ Continues
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… eat. With Venezuela the world’s No. … projects. There are now more than 14,000 state-run Mercal markets in Venezuela, Chavez said. …

www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8AVL
3I01.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down

Chavez: US free trade push a failure
BusinessWeek – USA
26 9:09 PM ET President Hugo Chavez called the US-backed Free Trade Area of the Americas a failure and said Venezuela’s plan to create a Caribbean oil company …

www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/631/631p18.htm
VENEZUELA: Workers taking back control
Green Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,Australia
The Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela, which is working to change the political and economic structures of Venezuelan society in favour of the poor majority …

www.tass.ru/eng/level2.html?NewsID=2174121&PageNum=0
Venezuela and Russia boost ties in fight against illegal drug …
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia
… June 27 (Itar-Tass) – A Russian delegation, led by the director of the Federal Service for Drug Control, Viktor Cherkesov, has visited Venezuela to discuss …

VENEZUELA Ratifies as World Hydrocarbon Reserve Leader
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will carry out research to quantify
and certify reserves at the Orinoco oil belt to confirm its place as the
largest …
www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B6FDEAA50
-67D2-4E94-AE57-7367C38952E7%7D&language=EN

DIRTY tricks, technicalities: Venezuela doesn’t have a chance for …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… com guest commentarist Arthur Shaw writes: Rigidly constrained by the
provisions of the 1922 treaty between the United States and Venezuela,
Caracas may be … …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39173

VENEZUELA plans nuclear development despite Washington’s paranoid …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
Venezuela is to continue its plan to develop nuclear technology despite
a paranoid flap from Washington DC over Caracas’ nuclear cooperation with
Iran. …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39171

PRESIDENT Chavez Frias pledges thousands of plastic homes for …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
President Hugo Chavez Frias has pledged to build thousands of plastic homes
for Venezuela poor after viewing a prototype building during the re-constitution
of …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39168

MARKING Venezuela’s Independence
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… Next week, Venezuela will celebrate its 194th Independence Day, a milestone
many in South Florida say will be full of mixed emotions. …
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-we26
venezuelajun26,0,3792280.story?coll=sfl-news-browardcomm

Headlines for Sunday, June 26, 2005 (Caracas time)

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39178
Mineweb: Pulling diamonds in Venezuela; promising gold in Kenya
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Kansai‚s philosophy revolves around the development of high-value low-bulk products, with a management team in command of considerable experience in developing projects from exploration to production.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39173
Dirty tricks, technicalities: Venezuela doesn’t have a chance for justice
By: Arthur Shaw
Rigidly constrained by the provisions of the 1922 treaty between the United States and Venezuela, Caracas may be … and probably is … walking into a trap in the upcoming extradition proceeding over Luis Posada Carriles in the United States.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39171
Venezuela plans nuclear development despite Washington’s paranoid flap
By: David Coleman
Paranoid US officials say Iran is secretly working to produce nuclear bombs while Tehran assures their nuclear program program is entirely for peaceful civilian energy purposes.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39170
Christian Guerrero: What’s so Revolutionary about Venezuelan Coal?
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
In recent months, the Venezuelan government has announced its intentions to triple the production of coal mining in the western state of Zulia from 8 million to 36million metric tonnes per year.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39169
Jason Miller: Murder in the abstract is still iniquitous!
By: Jason Miller
From birth, the media inculcates us into a culture obsessed with being number one, dominating, winning, youth, physical beauty, and money. Why bother reading something deep and meaningful when cable offers 300 channels of eye and brain candy in which

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39168
President Chavez Frias pledges thousands of plastic homes for Venezuela poor
By: David Coleman
A model home built with plastic walls at the Zulia Petrochemical plant is seen as an economic solution to Venezuela’s critical housing shortage … plastic homes will cost some 35% less than those constructed with traditional cinderblock.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39165
where the gambler G.W. Bush will lead America is anyone‚s guess
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
He feels that taking over Venezuela, which has oil will build up the US Treasury, and the US will no longer be bankrupt. But it does not stop there. He has intentions on Iran, because again that country possesses huge oilfields.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39161
Significant new reserves in Lake Maracaibo are really important discoveries
By: Bob Chapman
Venezuela is cracking down again on illegal gold and diamond mining in Bolivar state, which is threatening rivers and forests. Mining camps have been destroyed but only those of small operations, yet larger operations were left alone, which brings up

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39156
Chavez revolution is only way to disarm the region‚s ticking social atomic bomb
By: Bob Chapman
Chavez pointed out that corporatist interests were presently controlling Mercosur‚s agenda and there should be open discussion and debate … there has to be intellectual interaction by representatives of the sovereign states.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39146
Is it a surprise that not too many talk about “Superscience” with a straight face?
By: Andrew McKillop
All that is needed, they would add, is Faith and Cash … hope and charity being a religious venture and well handled by the Pope, Ayatollahs and various Imams, who are anyway onboard in what always turns out to be a religious quest.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39145
South African News 24: Four held for 4,000 kilos cocaine
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
Last month, however, Spanish police seized five tons of cocaine aboard a fishing boat and arrested 11 people after a two-year investigation involving law enforcement officials from Britain and Portugal.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39144
And as we have seen … Justice lost and Money won!
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
The attempts by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange never had a chance as Manhattan District Court Judge Jack Weinstein received payment from the chemical firms for dismissing their case … this was clearly a case of tempting justice with money.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39143
Has George W. Bush returned to the booze bottle and cannot see reality?
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
How can a man who not only hijacked the November 2000 US presidential election, but went on to steal the November 2004 presidential election be so deranged as to accuse Iran of lacking democracy?

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39142
Bolivarian Revolution is vigilant; New oil finds increase danger to Chavez
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
It‚s not hard to figure out what is happening in Venezuela. Under the government of Hugo Chavez, the resources of this oil-rich country are going to help the people for the first time. Oil money is paying for housing, decent food, education and healt

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39176
No different law applied to US spies in Italy or anywhere else in the world
By: Kenneth T. Tellis
I believe it is well within the right of the Italian government to not only arrest the 13 CIA operatives, but to sentence them to death because they are after all, a group of foreign agents illegally operating in Italy.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39174
Toni Solo: The way out of “debt‰ and injustice: history again
By: Toni Solo
It is an indispensable mechanism those countries use to guarantee access to diminishing global resources. “Debt‰ sustains a super-abundant net flow of easy money to their already unimaginably wealthy financial centers.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39167
PJ’s Julio Borges returns from intense three-day EU fishing expedition
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
It has been learned that not all Venezuelan opposition groups are happy with Borges’ Lone Ranger trip to Europe. AD is angry at what it considers Borges’ jumping the gun and declaring his candidacy without consulting other opposition partners.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39166
Army C-i-C hits out at Nation-State Cassandras and defends culture of defense
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
“The concept of the National Bolivarian State is a counterweight to the thesis of globalization, and reinforces national identity within the framework of a just and balanced integration.”

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39164
Special AN committee to probe Fourth Republic forced disappearances
By: Patrick J. O’Donoghue
Maduro says Dona Rosa, 100 years old, is the “emblematic mother of Venezuela.” Rojas de Soto has been campaigning since her son was arrested by the political police in Altagracia de Orituco in 1964 and never seen again.

www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=39172
President Hugo Chavez Frias announces massive pay rise for the military
By: VHeadline.com Reporters
From the beginning of next month the regular troops (sergeants and soldiers) and cadets will have a salary increase of 60%, while low-ranking and career officers will receive increases of 50%.

CHAVEZ’S pledges plastic houses for poor
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chavez, has toured a house made of plastic
and promised to build thousands more like it for the country’s poor as
he marked the …
www.smh.com.au/news/world/plastic-revolution/2005/06/26/1119724517718.html

CHAVEZ: Pay up “big oil”
Questions and Observations – USA
Hugo Chavez, our pal running Venezuela, has decided that ‘big oil’ hasn’t
been paying enough. Time for “reform”. Reform, in socialist …
www.qando.net/details.aspx?Entry=2093

25/6/05

VENEZUELA dimisses jitters over nuclear program
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela will pursue plans to develop nuclear
technology for its medical, industrial and oil sectors despite regional
jitters …
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=8891163

CRYSTALLEX CEO says permit for ‘crown jewel’ project in Venezuela …
Canada.com – Canada
TORONTO (CP) – The final permit for Crystallex International Corp.’s “crown
jewel” project in Venezuela is imminent, chief executive Todd Bruce told

www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=f3cd46ab-932f-4c37-b19f-bd052e877531

VENEZUELA Suspends Leaded Gasoline Production
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has suspended the production
of gasoline with lead to be able use non-contaminant additives like ethanol,
produced …
www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B17332FA
C-3F27-4E6F-8B70-851630411E56%7D&language=EN

VENEZUELA: Tax office shuts head offices of three automakers
just-auto.com (subscription) – Bromsgrove,Worcs,UK
Venezuela’s tax office closed the sales and administrative offices of three
foreign automakers on Thursday for alleged bookkeeping violations, the
office said …
www.just-auto.com/news_detail.asp?art=48526

OIL, politics and Venezuela
Miami Herald – FL,USA
… But these days, few are making soothing statements about Venezuela,
and one company is even threatening to take the government to court. …
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/11972077.htm

  
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