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Venezuelan Government to Triple Agriculture Budget for 2007

According to Venezuela’s Minister of Land and Agriculture, Elias Jaua, President Chavez approved of an additional $800 million for supporting agriculture in Venezuela, which represents an increase of more than triple the currently budgeted amount.

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Venezuela's Chavez Demands Respect from Mexico's Calderon

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez demanded respect from his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, during his weekly program, Aló Presidente, yesterday, and denied that his government planned to seize private property.

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Chavez Appoints Presidential Council for Venezuelan Education Reform

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appointed the Presidential Council for the education reform initiative “morals and enlightenment” (Moral y Luces) yesterday, the third of five “motors” that are set to propel the new era in the Bolivarian process.

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Venezuelan Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in Chavez’s Presidency

Venezuela’s National Statistics Institute released its unemployment data yesterday, saying that unemployment had dropped to 8.4% in December 2006, which is 0.5% lower than the same month in 2005.

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Venezuelan Television Workers to Propose Management Plan for RCTV’s Airwaves

Marcela Máspero, a National Coordinator for the pro-government union federation UNT, announced yesterday that workers of the private opposition-aligned Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) station were working on a proposal to manage the station themselves when its broadcast concession expires.

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Venezuelan Legislature Rejects US Official’s Comments on Enabling Law

Reacting to comments by Tom Casey, the spokesman of the U.S. State Department, Venezuela’s National Assembly issued a strongly worded statement last Saturday, rejecting his assessment of the so-called enabling law the legislature is about to pass.

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Chavez’s Weekly Show Returns, Gas Price Rise Announced

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s weekly program, Aló Presidente, returned yesterday after a five month break. During the program Chavez announced—among a wide range of other things—proposals for a gas price hike, a new tax on luxury goods, and the acceleration of the nationalization of the country's largest telecommunications company.

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Venezuela and Brazil Agree To 1st Phase of Transcontiental Gas Pipeline

Venezuela and Brazil signed a declaration to begin the first phase of the Great Southern Gas Pipeline late last week. The declaration is the first concrete document on the viability and future of the pipeline, which, if completed will be the largest such gas pipeline in the world.

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Venezuela Pushes for Change of Mercosur at Summit

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez said yesterday at the 31st Mercosur Summit in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, that its objective should be to profoundly change the organisation into one which truly develops the region and its people.

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Bush Orders More CIA Activity in Venezuela

Yesterday, CIA chief General Michael V. Hayden revealed President George W. Bush had requested his agency “pay more attention” to the activities of President Hugo Chávez and his government in Venezuela.

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Venezuela’s Legislature Approves Emergency Sessions for “Mother of Laws”

Venezuela’s National Assembly approved a resolution yesterday, according to which the legislature would declare emergency sessions for the approval of an “enabling law,” which will allow President Chavez to pass law-decrees on specific issues in the next 18 months.

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Venezuela and Ecuador Sign Energy Agreements

Venezuela and Ecuador yesterday signed nine energy accords in a move that they say will strengthen the already close links between the two governments.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Guest of Honor at Ecuadorian President’s Symbolic Inauguration

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez was the guest of honor, together with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales for the symbolic indigenous inauguration of Ecuador’s new President Rafael Correa on Saturday.

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Iran and Venezuela Plan Anti-U.S. Imperialism Fund

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- fiery anti-Bush leaders whose moves to extend their influence have alarmed Washington -- said Saturday they would help finance investment projects in other countries seeking to thwart U.S. domination.

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Venezuela to Compensate Telcom Owners Upon Nationalization

Govenrnment officials tried to calm investors last week, assuring that the nationalization of the telecommunications company CANTV would not involve expropriation, but that owners would be fairly compensated for their shares. Further clarifications of the other nationalization were also provided.

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