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Venezuela to Enter MERCOSUR as Full Member

MERCOSUR countries announced earlier today that Venezuela was on track to become a full voting member. However, there is still much work to be done.

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Venezuelan Lawmakers Accuse Dissident Military of Destabilization Plan

Lawmakers Flores and Carreno presented recordings of conversations with dissident officers who were talking about causing up to 15,000 deaths in a wave of violence during last week's election. The plan was for the most part thwarted in time. They said the CIA was also involved.

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OAS and EU Statements Note Transparent Elections, Voter Distrust

Sunday’s National Assembly election was calm, election centers were adequately prepared, and the vote was transparent, but voters still distrust the system, said OAS and EU statements. Also, the observers expressed surprise and disappointment that the opposition withdrew.

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Venezuela Begins Low-Cost Heating Oil Program in New York

U.S. Congressman José Serrano, Venezuela's Ambassador to the United States Bernardo Alvarez, and CITGO CEO Félix Rodríguez announced today the details of a pilot program to deliver discounted heating oil to three non-profit housing corporations in New York State, specifically to Bronx county.

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Assembly President Says Consultation Will Guide Venezuela’s New Legislature

The President of Venezuela's National Assembly said the newly constituted body will consult permanently with citizens in its legislative work. Also, it will pass new rules to enforce stricter discipline, such as improved attendance of deputies.

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Venezuelan Oil Pipeline Attacked for Election Day

On the eve of Sunday's parliamentary elections, unidentified individuals destroyed a section of a crucial Venezuelan pipeline, using C-4 explosives. PDVSA President Rafael Ramirez said the attack was meant to provoke fear and more abstention in the election.

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Chavez’s Party Wins 68% of Seats in Venezuela’s Parliament

According to preliminary results released a few hours after voting centers closed, pro-Chavez parties won all seats in the National Assembly and Chavez's own MVR party won 114 out of the 167 seats. Opposition leaders argued that low turnout made the new National Assembly illegitimate.

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Only 10% of Candidates Withdrew from Venezuelan Elections

Despite the announcement that four parties declared a boycott of today's parliamentary elections, only about half of these party's candidates withdrew from the race and only 10% of all candidates had withdrawn by Saturday.

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International Observers Ratify Transparency and Legitimacy of Venezuelan Vote

Election observers from the electoral commissions of several Latin American countries held a press conference yesterday, in which they argued that the boycott of several opposition parties does not affect the legitimacy of the National Assembly vote.

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Venezuelan President Accuses US of Masterminding Opposition Election Boycott

President Chavez accused the U.S. of being behind the opposition's pull-out fromt he upcoming elections on Sunday and said he is aware of a CIA plot against him.

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Opposition State Governor Urges Venezuelan Elections to be Postponed

Opposition Governor Manuel Rosales, said elections should be postponed, but did not say his party, Nuevo Tiempo, which is expected to win many seats, would withdraw from vote. The Electoral Council said it will definitely not postpone the vote.

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Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Involvement in Election Pull-Out

A State Department spokesman said U.S. is not the hidden hand behind the decision of opposition parties to withdraw from the upcoming National Assembly Election. The opposition parties’ decision to withdraw came after the Venezuelan electoral council had conceded to many opposition demands, and OAS had announced that the “secrecy of the vote will not be violated.”

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Another Key Venezuelan Opposition Party Drops Out of Election

Despite internal divisions, Venezuelan Opposition party Justice First decides to drop out of the elections after three other key parties do. The decision nearly split the party, which says that those members that want to run, may still do so.

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Three Key Venezuelan Opposition Parties Declare Withdrawal from Elections

Retreating from an earlier commitement to participate in the elections, AD, Copei, and Proyecto Venezuela, three important opposition parties announced that they would not participate in the Dec. 4 elections for the National Assembly unless the Electoral Council makes major changes or postpones the vote.

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Venezuela’s Electoral Council Agrees to Opposition Demand

Reacting to the threat that some opposition parties would withdraw their candidates from the National Assembly elections this Sunday, CNE President Jorge Rodriguez announced yesterday that fingerprint scanners that are supposed to prevent fraud will not be used.

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