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Trinidad and Tobago Signs Energy Agreement with Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning met in Caracas yesterday to sign an energy agreement between the two oil producing countries. Despite previous conflicts regarding regional energy agreements, the two nations took a historical step forward in terms of economic integration.

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Venezuelan Fuel Oil Program Praised For Aiding Many Poor Tribes

CITGO Petroleum Corp. came to the rescue of thousands of American Indian families in the Great Plains this past winter with a donation that assisted with the cost of heating homes during a sometimes brutal winter season.

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Chavez: Parties that don’t Join Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela are Free to Leave

Venting his frustration about his coalition partners’ reluctance to join a new unified socialist party, Chavez said yesterday that those who don’t join “may leave.” Representatives from the three largest parties that are part of Chavez’s coalition have said, though, that they are not interested in leaving the coalition.

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Presidents of Argentina, Paraguay, and Ecuador Publicly Defend Venezuela’s Chavez

Argentinean President Nestor Kirchner, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, and Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte all came to the defense of Hugo Chávez following his controversial tour of Latin America last week and criticized the politics of his counterpart George W. Bush.

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Venezuela Squeezes Out the International Monetary Fund

Hugo Chavez dogged Bush during his own whirlwind tour of Latin America, signing trade accords to promote regional integration. Part of Chavez’s agenda is to squeeze the International Monetary Fund out of Latin America and replace it with a regionally based institution.

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Venezuela Says Inter-American Human Rights Commission Lacks Objectivity

Venezuela’s representative to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) accused the commission of being “biased” because it only takes positions of opposition groups into account.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Concludes Whirlwind Latin America and Caribbean Tour

Following his visit to Argentina, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez continued his tour of Latin America and the Caribbean this past weekend, to Bolivia, Nicaragua, Jamaica, and Haiti. On the way he signed more cooperation agreements with the respective countries.

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Venezuela and Argentina Strengthen Regional Integration

While his counterpart U.S. President George W. Bush visited Brazil and Uruguay, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made a brief visit to Argentina to strengthen his plan for regional integration, the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas and to speak at an Anti-Bush rally.

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Bush Dodges Chavez Questions, Despite Repeated Prodding

President Bush may have gotten good at evading questions, but on this week's five-country Latin American tour, it's becoming more difficult and much more blatant.

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Chavez Passes Law-Decree on Monetary Reform in Venezuela

Tuesday evening, during his radio program Aló Presidente, President Chavez signed into effect the law for a reform of the country’s currency, such that as of January 1, 2008 three zeros will be eliminated from the denomination.

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Lula urges Bush to Respect Sovereignty of All Latin American Countries

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called upon his US counterpart George W Bush on Friday in Sao Paulo to cooperate in Latin America's social development while respecting the 'political decisions of each state.'

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Two Officers Arrested in Venezuela for Plot to Assassinate Chavez

Two suspects, including a captain of the Venezuelan National Guard, were detained late Thursday night for their presumed involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate the Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez.

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Chavez Presents Plan for Socialist Unity Party of Venezuela

On his radio program Aló Presidente last Monday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, made a call for party unity, and presented his plan for the formation of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in the next nine months.

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Venezuela makes deals on oil projects

Several major oil companies reached agreements Monday with the leftist government of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela over his plan to nationalize multibillion dollar projects in the Orinoco belt.

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Chavez Allies Delay Decision on Merging with New Venezuelan Socialist Party

All three main coalition partners with Chavez’s party announced that they will wait until the new United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is formed before deciding whether to merge with it.

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