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Three Venezuelan Officers and 27 Colombians Sentenced for Assassination Plot

Following 17 months of investigations and trial, a military court sentenced three Venezuelan officers and 27 Colombians to 2 to 9 years of prison for plotting to spread chaos in Venezuela and to kill the president. 3 officers and 73 Colombians who had also been suspected were freed.

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Venezuelan Government and Employers Federation Agree to Do Business

An apparently fruitful meeting between President Chavez and the leader of the country's main employers' federation, Fedecamaras, concluded yesterday, with the Fedecamaras leader praising the talks. The event is significant because Fedecamaras has long been one of the government's most ferocious opponents.

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Venezuelan Workers of Occupied Factories Hold Conference

A few days ago, over 150 representatives from several worker-occupied factories and other labor organizations in Venezuela met on October 21 and 22 in Caracas to discuss the future direction of the movement.

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European Union to Send 150 Observers to Venezuela

The European Union has accepted Venezuela's invitation to send observers for the upcoming December 4 legislative elections. The sending of 150 EU observers addresses one of the the opposition's key demands with regard to the upcoming vote.

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U.S. Continues to Block Venezuelan Defense Development

The U.S. State Department told Israel to cancel its agreement with Venezuela to repair Venezuela's aging fleet of F16 fighter aircraft. Also, the U.S. is moving to prevent the sale of Spanish transport aircraft to Venezuela, which Venezuela agreed to purchase last week in Spain.

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Papal Envoy to Venezuela Says Cardinal’s Politics do not Represent Church

Papal Nuncio Monsignor Giacinto Berlocco said that Cardinal Castillo Lara's comments that Venezuelans should engage in civil disobedience against the Chavez government does not represent Catholic church's position and that instead of confrontation the Church and the government should work together on fighting poverty.

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Venezuela Advances in Dialogue with Landowners for Land Reform

President Chavez announced that negotiations with land owners of large tracts of idle land is proceeding well and that several have agreed to turn over portions of the land to the government for redistribution to poor farmers.

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France and Venezuela Agree to Promote “Multipolar” World, Says Chavez

On Chavez's third stop in his tour of Europe, in France, he said that France and Venezuela share the same vision for international politics, of creating a multi-polar world, in which no country would dominate world affairs.

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Corruption Report Claims Business as usual in Venezuela

Transparency International released its Corruption Perception Index this week and ranked Venezuela as one of the most corrupt countries. Venezuela's ranking, though has changed little since the index was first created and Venezuelan government officials reacted by saying that the organization was deliberately trying to discredit the Chavez government.

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Venezuela Increases Spending Social Programs and Balances Budget

The Finance Minister, Nelson Merentes, presented President Chavez's 2006 budget proposal to the National Assembly. According to the proposal, spending would increase by 27% over the previous year and 41% is slated for social programs. For the first time in decades, most of the revenue will come from non-oil taxes.

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Chavez Promotes Venezuelan Cooperation with Europe and Opposition to US in Italy

On the second leg of his tour of Europe, Chavez went to Italy, where he promoted Latin American cooperation with Europe. At the 60th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture organization Chavez accused the U.S. of being responsible for being a threat to life on earth.

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Ibero-American Summit Brings Benefits for Venezuela and Cuba

The Ibero-American summit, which included nearly all heads of state of Latin America, plus Portugal and Spain concluded in Salamanca, Spain over the weekend, with a statement supporting the extradition of Posada Carriles from the US and a call for an end to the US blockade of Cuba, among other issues.

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Uruguay Announces Venezuela will be a Full Member of Mercosur

Uruguay's Foreign Minister announced at the start of the 15th Ibero-American Summit that Venezuela will be admitted as full member of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) as of December of this year. The move further advances Latin American integration, since Venezuela is also a full member of the Community of Andean Nations.

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Poverty and Unemployment Down significantly in Venezuela in 2005

Accoridng to Venezuela's National Institute of Statistics, unemployment and poverty have both been dropping significantly in 2005. Unemployment is now at 11.5% and income poverty at 38.5%. These figures are said to be a direct result of the consistent economic growth for the past two years.

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Venezuela to Expel U.S. Evangelical Group

Venezuela will expel the U.S. evangelical group New Tribes Mission, which has been active in indigenous communities along the southern border with Colombia and Brazil since 1946, President Hugo Chávez announced Wednesday.

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