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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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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Calls for Parties to Unite

Defeated presidential candidate Manuel Rosales yesterday suggested to the different groups and parties within the opposition coalition that supported him that they unite to be a stronger force against the government of Hugo Chávez.

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South American Leaders Hold 2nd Summit for Integration

Leaders of South America’s twelve nations met late last week in Cochabamba, Bolivia for the 2nd South American Summit. On Saturday, they signed the Cochabamba Declaration, which they called the “cornerstone of the South American process integration.”

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Presidents of Venezuela and Peru Re-establish Relations

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has made his peace with his Peruvian counterpart Alan García at the South American Nations summit in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Begins Four Stop Tour in Brazil

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez began a four stop tour of his Latin American allies in Brazil Thursday when he met President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the capital Brasilia.

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Venezuela Denies Reports on Nationalization of ETA Members

President Hugo Chávez' Government Tuesday gave assurances to Spain that Caracas will not grant the Venezuelan nationality to four members of Basque terrorist group ETA residing in Venezuela and will not pay any damages to two other ETA activists expelled in 2002, diplomatic sources told Efe.

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US Acknowledges Venezuelan Presidential Elections as Democratic

The US government implicitly acknowledged the legitimacy of Venezuela’s December 3rd presidential election on Monday, where Hugo Chávez comfortably retained his position as president for the next 6 years.

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Rosales Announces Opposition Commission for Reform of Constitution

Opposition Leader, Manuel Rosales, may have lost Sunday's elections, but he's not throwing in the towel. Rosales announced yesterday afternoon at a press conference with his leading opposition colleagues that this Thursday he too will call for a commission to initiate proposals for a reform of the Constitution.

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Chavez Officially Proclaimed President-Elect for 2007-2013

With a large crowd of supporters outside, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias was officially proclaimed President-elect of Venezuela for "the next 6 years”, yesterday morning, with 7,161,637 votes, 62.89% of the total.

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Venezuelan Opposition Candidate, Manuel Rosales, Concedes

The main opposition candidate, Manuel Rosales, recognized his defeat to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez this evening in the Venezuelan presidential elections, shortly after the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) announced Chavez’s 23 point lead with just over 78% of the votes counted.

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Chavez Reelected President of Venezuela: 61.4% of Vote

According to the first preliminary results from Venezuela's National Electoral Council, Chavez won the presidency with 61.4% of the vote to his challenger's 38.4%. This is with 78.3% of the votes counted.

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