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Venezuelan Government Announces $5 Billion for Communal Councils in 2007

The Venezuelan government announced Monday that $5 billion dollars will be available for the new participatory democratic institutions the Communal Councils in 2007.

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Chavez Announces Nationalizations, Constitutional Reform for Socialism in Venezuela

During the swearing-in ceremony of his new cabinet, Venezuela’s President Chavez announced a series of dramatic new measures for moving ahead in establishing 21st century socialism in Venezuela. Among these new measures are the convocation of a new constitutional assembly and the re-nationalization of key industries.

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Chavez Swears-In New Cabinet for “Venezuelan Path to Socialism”

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez swore in 15 new and 12 continuing members of his cabinet today. The cabinet shake-up comes as Chavez is about to renew his own oath of office on Wednesday, at the start of his second full term as President of Venezuela.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Names Vice-President, Ministers for New Term

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced yesterday that Jorge Rodríguez would replace José Vicente Rangel as his new Vice-president while Minister for Justice and the Interior Jesse Chacón is to be replaced by National Assembly Deputy Pedro Carreño.

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Venezuelan Prison Riots Kill 22 Inmates this Week

Fresh fighting between rival gangs in a Venezuelan jail left six inmates dead, raising the death toll in riots this week to 22, officials said Wednesday.

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Venezuelan Economy Grows Over 10% for 3rd Year in A Row

The end of year figures for the Venezuelan economy showed a mixed bag of good news and bad news. On the negative side the final inflation figure for 2006 was 17%, while on the plus side the government collected $25 billion dollars in taxes and the economy grew by 10.3% over the year.

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Venezuelan Government Will Not Renew “Coup-Plotting” TV Station’s License

In a controversial decision, President Chavez announced last week that the broadcast license of the oppositional TV station RCTV, which expires in May of this year, will not be renewed. Government officials explained that according to Venezuelan law the renewal is a discretional decision of the government and is thus completely legal.

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Venezuelan and Ecuadorian Presidents Seal Friendship with Joint Declaration

Ecuador’s President Elect Rafael Correa arrived in Venezuela Tuesday to strengthen his friendship with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and to sign cooperation commitments. Chavez also supported Correa in opposing Colombian drug fumigation along the Ecuadorian border.

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Venezuelan Workers Demonstrate for Nationalization of Idle Factory

Workers of the occupied factory Sanitarios Maracay marched to Miraflores Palace on last week to demand its nationalization.

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Poll: Venezuelans Have Highest Regard for Their Democracy

Venezuelans view their democracy more favorably than the citizens of all other Latin American countries view their own democracies, except Uruguay, according to a new survey released by the Chilean NGO Latinbarometro last Saturday.

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Attorney General Announces Prosecutions in Political Murder are Suspended

Venezuelan Attorney General Isaías Rodríguez released the results of the investigation to discover the identities of the masterminds behind the murder of public prosecutor Danilo Anderson in 2004. The case will be put on hold, but could be reopened in the event of new evidence.

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Chavez Calls for United Socialist Party of Venezuela

In an event to celebrate the successful reelection of President Chavez, Chavez called on his followers to dissolve their existing parties and to form a new “United Socialist Party of Venezuela.”

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Election Observers Submit First Reports on Venezuelan Presidential Election

The Observer Missions of the OAS and EU submitted their first preliminary reports, which certified that the December 3rd presidential election occurred within a framework of “general normality” and transparency.

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Venezuela and the US Make Tentative Steps Towards Thawing Relations

The Venezuelan and United States governments are taking first tentative steps at reconciliation after several years of cold war. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro is to meet U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield today.

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Woman gets first Maine delivery of discounted Venezuelan oil

A Venezuelan-funded program that provides discounted heating oil for thousands of needy Mainers kicked off its second season Tuesday, this time without the blessing of Gov. John Baldacci.

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