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President Chavez Denounces Soldiers’ Killing of Miners in Venezuela

Responding to the shooting deaths of six miners in Venezuela’s Bolivar state last Friday, President Chavez warned that the case would not go unpunished. Eight soldiers are currently being held as suspects in the case.

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British Paliamentarians Urge 'Direct Action' to Help Venezuela

At a fringe meeting of the annual Labour Party conference Labour leadership contender John McDonnell MP praised Venezuela's revolution that had become "a symbol of struggle for freedom" around the world.

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Venezuela Captures Colombian Drug Lord

The Venezuelan government arrested Friday a man they describe as a “big fish” in the drug world and the second most wanted narco-trafficker in Colombia.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Detained and Later Released at New York Airport

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro was taken into custody at New York City’s JFK international airport today, where he was seeking to board a flight back to Venezuela. He was released only after UN officials came to his aid.

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Venezuela Announces Doubling of Discount Heating Oil Program for U.S.

Venezuela’s President Chavez, during an event at the mount Olivet Baptist Church in Harlem, yesterday announced that Venezuela would more than double its heating oil program to poor communities in the U.S. this winter.

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Chavez Denies Plans to Visit Mexico for Lopez Obrador “Inauguration”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied plans on Wednesday to attend Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s inauguration as parallel “legitimate president,” during a press conference following his speech at the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

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Venezuela in Negotiations with Russia for More Military Hardware

President Hugo Chávez confirmed yesterday that the Venezuelan government was currently negotiating the purchase of Russian military hardware including planes and helicopters. This is in addition to the $3 billion worth of equipment agreed with Russia in July.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Says World Faces Choice Between US Hegemony and Survival

Borrowing a line from Noam Chomsky, Venezuela’s President Chavez told the 61st UN General Assembly that the world currently faces the choice between continued U.S. hegemony and human survival.

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Venezuela Rejects US Charge about Failure to Enforce Anti-Drug Agreements

The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington released a statement today, strongly rejecting what it is says is a “politicized” report released by the White House yesterday.

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Ministry of Popular Economy Pilots Social Currency

Venezuela’s Ministry of Popular Economy (MINEP) piloted the use of social currency at a 3-day fair, inaugurated last Friday by MINEP’s new head, Pedro Morejón.

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Iranian President visits Venezuela, Signs Numerous Economic Agreements

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Venezuela Sunday to start a two day official visit. Chavez and Ahmadinejad signed over 20 cooperation agreements in the fields of oil & gas, iron & steel, and infrastructure.

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Venezuela Announces News Agency at Non-Aligned Summit

The South American Television Network Telesur announced the creation of a news agency to rival Reuters and the Associated Press at the 14th Non-Aligned Summit this Thursday

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Scholars Support Bolivarian Revolution

To make the reality and values of the Venezuelan revolutionary process known, intellectuals from different parts of the world met in Caracas Thursday to present the Miranda International Center (CIM).

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Influential U.S. Latino Leaders Demand Respect for Venezuela's Sovereignty

The National Latino Congress, gathering thousands of influential U.S. Latino activists and leaders, adopted a resolution in support of Venezuela, rejecting the “destabilization policies” aimed at “regime change” in Venezuela by the U.S. Government.

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16 Million Venezuelans are Registered for the Presidential Elections

The National Electoral Council announced yesterday that 16 million Venezuelans have registered to vote in the upcoming presidential elections in December. That is an increase of 34.5% from those registered last December for the National Assembly elections.

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