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Indigenous March in Support of Chavez in Venezuela

Hundreds of representatives of Venezuela’s indigenous marched in Caracas on Wednesday in the “First National March of the Indigenous People.” According to the organizers, this is the first of many indigenous mobilizations which will be “heating up the streets” over the next 6 months.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Judge Impeached for Corruption

The National Assembly permanently removed former pro-Chavez Supreme Court Judge Luis Velásquez Alvaray after he refused to present himself to the assembly to defend himself from corruption charges.

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Three Major Venezuelan Opposition Candidates Make Election Pact

Three major Venezuelan potential opposition candidates made an agreement for “National Unity” earlier this week declaring that only one of them will run against President Hugo Chavez in the upcoming presidential elections. The reaction has been mixed.

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Chavez Opens Venezuelan Film Studio to Counter Hollywood

This weekend, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez inaugurated a new film studio complex aimed at challenging what he called “Hollywood’s cultural dictatorship”.

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Self proclaimed Soldier claims Venezuelan Plot to Destabilize Peru

The Venezuelan government says he’s a mercenary working at the behest of Peruvian Presidential Candidate García, he says he’s a Venezuelan Soldier in Peru to wreak havoc on election day.

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World Bank: Venezuela decreased poverty

World Bank official credits decrease in poverty in Venezuela to social missions, higher income.

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OPEC Ministers Keep Status Quo in Venezuela

The world’s oil producing countries met at the 141st OPEC meeting in Caracas on Thursday, and decided to retain production at the “status quo.” They also reaffirmed their “determination to ensure that crude prices remain at acceptable levels.”

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Venezuela to Build New Refinery in Ecuador

President Chavez was in Ecuador, where he signed several energy related agreements. Among these was for the construction of a new refinery in Ecuador, which will allow Ecuador to earn over $350 million per year.

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Student Riots Continue in Western Venezuela, Government Blames Provocateurs

Students in the western Venezuelan state of Tachira battled against police, leading to numerous injuries on both sides. Students say they are protesting against government interference in student elections, while government officials say the violence is orchestrated in conjunction with Thursday's OPEC meeting.

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Venezuela and Bolivia to Cooperate on Coca and Gas

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Bolivian President Evo Morales signed several trade deals in the field of agriculture and energy last week. Chávez warned Morales for coup plans by the USA.

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Venezuela to Buy Russian Military Planes

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez confirmed confrimed an earlier announcement that Venezuela will buy Russian military planes in light of U.S. military sanctions.

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Venezuela Reaches Protocol Agreement With Mercosur

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that Venezuela has agreed to a protocol that outlines how the country will become a full member of the trade bloc Mercosur.

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Supreme Court Judge Suspended for Mismanagement of Funds

Comptroller General Russian announced that Supreme Court judge Velasquez Alvaray is being suspended from duty due to presumed irregularities in the purchase of a court building. The case now goes to the National Assembly to decide whether he will be dismissed.

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Venezuela Dismisses Bush’s Concerns about Venezuelan Democracy

Rejecting Bush's remarks about Venezuelan democracy, Chavez said that U.S. democracy was in much greater danger, given the recent uncovering of a domestic spying program in the U.S.

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Venezuela Considers Selling Oil in Euros

President chavez suggested, while in London, that perhaps it would be a good idea for Venezuela to sell some of its oil in Euros instead of Dollars. Such a move could scare currency markets and lead to further decline of the dollar's value.

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