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Venezuela Recuperates Largest Landed Estate in Country

This Sunday, Venezuelan President Chavez announced the recuperation of the “largest latifundio” in the country, and the creation of the Socialist Production Unit "Manuel Piar."

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Súmate Investigated For Receiving More Foreign Funding

Súmate, the Venezuelan organization in charge of organizing the opposition primaries, and known for receiving donations from the US government, is again under investigation for its sources of funding.

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Venezuela Withdraws Ambassador from Israel

President Hugo Chávez ordered yesterday the withdrawal of the Venezuelan ambassador to Israel in an act designed to express Venezuela’s “indignation” at the actions of the Israeli government, aided and abetted by the United States against the Palestinian and Lebanese people.

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Decree Enables Expropriations of Homes for Renters in Venezuela’s Capital

In a move that has been applauded by renters in Venezuela’s capital, the Caracas Mayor’s office approved a reform to its housing expropriations decree, opening up 700 more buildings throughout Caracas to the possibility of expropriation.

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Venezuela and Brazil to Build Shipyard in Venezuela

The Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazilian construction company Andrade Gutierrez SA to build a shipyard in Venezuela that would help maintain the 42 new oil tankers it intends to build by 2012.

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Chavez Concludes Whirlwind World Tour in Africa

Venezuela’s President Chavez concluded his two week world tour in Africa today, visiting the countries of Mali and Benin, where he continued his effort to strengthen ties with a wide variety of leaders from the Third World.

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Venezuela Signs More Deals during Chavez’s Visits to Iran and Vietnam

After spending the previous 3 days in Iran, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez arrived in Vietnam on Sunday evening on his international tour, where more cooperation agreements were signed.

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Resolution Passes U.S. Congress Condemning Venezuela’s Counter-Narcotic Efforts

The US House of Representatives voted last Thursday to condemn Venezuela for failing to secure airport facilities that meet international certifications in the prevention of narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

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Russia Backs Venezuela for Security Council Seat

Russia's President Putin presented his Venezuelan counterpart with a departing gift yesterday, as he gave his public backing to President Chavez's campaign for a seat for Venezuela on the United Nations Security Council.

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Venezuela’s Electoral Council Announces Presidential Campaign Rules

Tibisay Lucena, the President of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, announced the proposed rules for the December 3rd presidential campaign on Tuesday. According to these rules, the campaign officially begins next week, on Tuesday, August 1st.

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Russia Rejects US Pressure not to Sell Jets to Venezuela and Welcomes Chávez

President Hugo Chávez was delighted yesterday when Russia rejected US pressure to reconsider plans to sign arms sales agreements with Venezuela.

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Venezuelan National Assembly Representative Survives Assassination Attempt

Braulio Álvarez, MVR representative in the National Assembly survived another assassination attempt on his life this Saturday. Vice President Rangel has called the crime “political” and “intended to eliminate a leader in the agricultural sector.''

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Venezuela and Belarus forge “Strategic Alliance”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus cemented their ties yesterday by signing an array of cooperation agreements at the Presidential Palace in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.

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Venezuela and Cuba Highlighted at 30th Mercosur Summit

The 30th Mercosur (Common Market of the South) Summit came to a close last Friday in Cordoba, Argentina with the passage of a final declaration and an economic agreement between Cuba and the Mercosur countries.

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Petrobras and Chevron Sign Joint Ventures with Venezuela’s PDVSA

Petrobras and Chevron this week became the latest companies to partner with Venezuela’s state owned oil company PDVSA in new joint venture contracts that are changing the way Venezuela deals with foreign companies.

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