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Venezuelan National Oil Company to Create Diversified Branch Companies

The Venezuelan government's Central Planning Committee is proposing the creation of seven new companies as branches of the state oil company to promote growth and development in diverse sectors of the economy.

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Venezuela Offers Billions to Countries in Latin America

Laid-off Brazilian factory workers have their jobs back, Nicaraguan farmers are getting low-interest loans and Bolivian mayors can afford new health clinics, all thanks to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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Constitutional Reform to Construct a New "Bolivarian" Democracy in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez assured last Sunday that his proposed reforms to the national constitution have the intention of constructing a new "Bolivarian" democracy in the country.

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Chavez Urges Party for All-Out Campaign for Venezuelan Constitutional Reform

Addressing thousands of members of the battalions of the new United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), packed into the Poliedro Stadium in Caracas on Saturday, President Hugo Chavez called for an offensive to guarantee the approval in the national referendum of his project of constitutional reforms.

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Venezuelan Oil Deal to Aid Low-Income Londoners

Thanks to a deal between the Venezuelan government and the mayor of London, the English capital began offering half-price bus fares to poor residents of the city this week.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Meets with Families of Colombian Hostages

As part of an effort to negotiate a deal between the Colombian government and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) guerrilla group, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with families of Colombian hostages yesterday in the Presidential Palace in Caracas.

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Venezuela’s Parliament Gives Initial Approval to Constitutional Amendment Proposal

The first extraordinary session convoked by Venezuela's National Assembly to debate President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional amendments gave its initial approval to the proposal yesterday.

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Differences among Chavez Supporters over Venezuelan Constitutional Reforms

The Venezuelan political party Podemos distanced itself yesterday from comments made over the weekend by Ramon Martinez, the Podemos Governor of the state of Sucre, who called for an alliance of governors and mayors to “defend regional autonomy” against President Chavez’s plan for a “new geometry of power.”

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Venezuela Constructing New Hospitals Across the Country

The Venezuelan government is working on the construction of 15 new hospitals across the country, according to an announcement by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez yesterday.

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Venezuela Launches Massive Plan to Debate Constitutional Reform Proposal

A massive debate in all areas of Venezuelan society called by President Hugo Chavez has begun over his proposed constitutional reforms. The text of Chavez's proposed changes are being distributed in hard copy and CD format, house by house.

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President Chavez Defends Proposal to Reform Venezuela’s Constitution

Accompanied by ex-soccer star and supporter Diego Maradona, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he was prepared for an "intense debate" about the proposed changes to the Venezuelan constitution and defended some of the changes against the criticisms of the opposition.

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Venezuelan Socialist Party Postpones Delegate Elections to Discuss Constitutional Reform

Delegate elections for the founding congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) were postponed on Saturday as Venezuelan vice-president Jorge Rodriguez called for a national discussion of President Hugo Chavez’s proposed constitutional reforms.

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Venezuela’s Constitutional Reform Proposal Provokes Strong Reaction from Opposition

The proposed reform to the Venezuelan constitution presented by President Hugo Chavez this week has generated criticisms and concerns among different sectors of the opposition.

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Chavez Proposes Changes to Venezuela’s Constitution to Pave Way for Socialism

With changes to 33 out of 350 articles of Venezuela's 1999 constitution, President Chavez proposes modifications that are supposed to pave the way for 21st century socialism in Venezuela. Changes include the lengthening of the president's term and strengthening of communal power.

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The Venezuelan Economy Grows by 8.9 Percent in Second Quarter of 2007

The Venezuelan economy showed a growth rate of 8.9 percent in the second quarter of 2007, according to statistics released by the Central Bank of Venezuela this week.

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