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Student Riots Continue in Western Venezuela, Government Blames Provocateurs

Students in the western Venezuelan state of Tachira battled against police, leading to numerous injuries on both sides. Students say they are protesting against government interference in student elections, while government officials say the violence is orchestrated in conjunction with Thursday's OPEC meeting.

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Venezuela and Bolivia to Cooperate on Coca and Gas

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Bolivian President Evo Morales signed several trade deals in the field of agriculture and energy last week. Chávez warned Morales for coup plans by the USA.

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Venezuela to Buy Russian Military Planes

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez confirmed confrimed an earlier announcement that Venezuela will buy Russian military planes in light of U.S. military sanctions.

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Venezuela Reaches Protocol Agreement With Mercosur

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that Venezuela has agreed to a protocol that outlines how the country will become a full member of the trade bloc Mercosur.

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Supreme Court Judge Suspended for Mismanagement of Funds

Comptroller General Russian announced that Supreme Court judge Velasquez Alvaray is being suspended from duty due to presumed irregularities in the purchase of a court building. The case now goes to the National Assembly to decide whether he will be dismissed.

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Venezuela Dismisses Bush’s Concerns about Venezuelan Democracy

Rejecting Bush's remarks about Venezuelan democracy, Chavez said that U.S. democracy was in much greater danger, given the recent uncovering of a domestic spying program in the U.S.

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Venezuela Considers Selling Oil in Euros

President chavez suggested, while in London, that perhaps it would be a good idea for Venezuela to sell some of its oil in Euros instead of Dollars. Such a move could scare currency markets and lead to further decline of the dollar's value.

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Venezuela’s First Quarter GDP Jumps 9.4% Over Last Year

Even after fully recovering from the economic sabotage of 2002 and 2003, Venezuela’s non-oil sector continues to boom.

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Venezuela Considers U.S. Weapons Ban Sale Prelude to Further Aggression

The Bush administration's announcement that Venezuela is now on a list of countries that are "not cooperating fully" in the war on terrorism means that the US will not sell arms to Venezuela. the Venezuelan government largely dismissed the announcement as old news and said it is part of its effort to isolate Venezuela.

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Venezuela to Build Two New Thermoelectric Plants

Reflecting a steady increase in the demand for electricity, Venezuela has decided to construct two new thermoelectric plants at a cost of $450 billion.

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Venezuela Proposes Discounted Heating Oil to Low-Income Europeans

In the wake of creating a successful discounted heating oil program to the United States, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez proposes a European version.

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Chávez - With Amigo Ken - Gets a Hero's Welcome in London

An adoring audience of British left-wingers and the Latin American diaspora cheered, clapped, sang and laughed as Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez denounced President Bush and capitalism and praised Ken Livingstone and the Pope.

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Chavez Advocates Socialism to European Summit

The Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, yesterday paved the way for a politically-explosive visit to London this weekend as lambasted Tony Blair's brand of free market economics and said Europe should note the rise of socialism in Latin America.

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Venezuelan Officials Consider State of Emergency in Táchira

Venezuelan officials look to a state of emergency to start addressing the lawlessness along the Colombian boarder, which has led to hundreds of kidnappings, and very few solved crimes.

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Venezuela's Chávez on Private Visit to Britain

Hugo Chávez, the President of Venezuela and one of Tony Blair’s most vocal critics abroad, arrives in London this weekend on a whirlwind visit during which he will be fêted by Ken Livingstone, Labour MPs and the TUC but will avoid contact with the Prime Minister and his Government.

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