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Chavez Vehemently Denies Venezuela Harbors Arab Terrorists

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez accused US Southern Command General John Bantz Craddock of trying to destabilise Venezuela, yesterday, after Craddock said that Arab terrorists were training in the country.

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Accusations of Campaign Violations Mount in Venezuela’s Race for President

Accusations between the Chavez campaign and the Manuel Rosales campaign have been flying this past week, that the other side is violating campaign regulations. Communications Minister Willian Lara spoke of a propaganda campaign to pressure the electoral council to rule against the President's campaign.

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Venezuela Launches "Parliament of the Streets"

As part of the revolutionary Bolivarian government’s program of building popular involvement in decision-making, the First Social Parliament of the Streets was held on August 26 in the grounds of the Federal Legislative Palace.

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Chavez Announces Plans for Second Full Term at Welcome Home Rally

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was welcomed home from his international tour today by a sea of red, where he announced his plans for his next term and that he would convoke a recall referendum for himself in 2010 and, if reaffirmed, a referendum for indefinite reelections.

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South American Commission Solidifies Integration Plans in Venezuela

The Third Meeting of the Strategic Commission for Integration of the South American Community concluded its meeting in Caracas.

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Venezuela Sentences 24 Soldiers and Police for 2005 Murders

A Venezuelan judge sentenced 19 soldiers and 5 police officers to between 10 and 30 years in prison. The soldiers and policemen had been found guilty for their involvement in the deaths of three university students in what had come to be known as the “Kennedy Massacre.”

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Venezuelan and Syrian Presidents Slam US Involvement in the Middle East

On the third stop of his four country tour of the world, President Chavez visited Syria where he and President Assad condmned US involvement in the Middle East. Chavez's next stop was Angola, before returning to Venezuela today.

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Caracas Mayor Announces Expropriation of Golf Courses

In a move that could affect thousands of Venezuelans, the Greater Caracas Mayor’s office decreed the expropriation of two Caracas golf courses, in order to build housing. However, in a declaration yesterday, the Vice-President’s office announced that it is not in agreement with the expropriation.

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Mayors of Venezuela’s Capital Engage in Verbal Fistfight

A spat which began just over a week ago between Caracas mayors has turned up the heat, leaving some calling for the resignation of the larger Metropolitan mayor Juan Barreto Cipriani, and others calling for further housing expropriations.

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Venezuela Increases Taxes, Plans Increased Control over Orinoco Oil

Venezuela's Congress on Tuesday approved an increase in income tax to 50 percent from 34 percent on four Orinoco heavy crude projects amid government efforts to gain a majority stake in the ventures.

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Venezuelan Campesino Movement Supports Chavez’ Reelection Bid

Venezuela’s leading campesino movement, the Ezequiel Zamora National Campesino Front (FNCEZ) is gearing up their campaign to support President Hugo Chavez in his reelection bid for this December’s presidential elections.

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28 Candidates to Run for President of Venezuela

28 candidates will compete in Venezuela’s presidential elections this December. Venezuela’s best known comedian, the “Count of Guácharo” was among the additional candidates to register this week.

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Venezuela Accuses US of Smuggling under Diplomatic Cover

Venezuela’s Minister of Justice and the Interior, Jesse Chacón, accused the United States embassy of evading customs controls and therefore of smuggling when it brought four truckloads of undeclared goods into Venezuela, which the US says are protected by diplomatic treaty.

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Venezuela Signs More Oil Deals with China

Venezuela’s plans to reduce its dependency on the US market for its oil exports took a step forward yesterday as President Hugo Chávez signed several agreements with the Chinese government in Beijing.

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Cultural Assembly Organizes Caracas Artists

A city-wide assembly on culture was held this past weekend in Caracas, in an attempt to begin to organize musicians, poets, dancers, and actors from some of the poorest communities into cooperatives, in order to form a network of grassroots artists.

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