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Venezuelan Oil Co. to Challenge Asset Freeze in Holland

Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez (MINCI)
Venezuela expects to appear in court in the Netherlands before the end of the month in order to challenge an asset freeze obtained by the world’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil Corp against state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Congratulates Paraguay’s New President Lugo

Former Bishop Fernando Lugo salutes to supporters during his first campaign appearance for the presidency of Paraguay (EFE).
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez congratulated Paraguay's President-elect, the progressive former bishop, Fernando Lugo, on his historic victory on Sunday night. Chavez also denied accusations of Venezuelan interference in the election, calling these expressions of fear.

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Negotiation of Steel Plant Nationalization Continues in Venezuela

The Venezuelan government and Argentine steel company Ternium formed a joint commission in Caracas Thursday to negotiate indemnity for the nationalization of Ternium Sidor, which is controlled by the Argentine conglomerate Techint and is the largest steel company in Latin America.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Registers Officially as a New Party

PSUV Spokesperson Willian Lara speaks to the media (Aporrea/Archive)
More than one year on since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez first called for the formation of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) as "a political instrument that puts itself at the service of the people ... at the service of socialism," the new party has officially registered with the National Electoral Council in time for the regional elections in November.

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Venezuelan Labor Minister Dismissed

Newly appointed Labor Minister, Roberto Henández (VTV)
In a decision announced late Tuesday night, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dismissed Labor Minister José Ramón Rivero and replaced him with the former Communist Party member and vice-president of the National Assembly, Roberto Manuel Hernández.

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Pro-Chavez Labor Leaders Call for Formation of New Venezuelan Union Federation

National Assembly deputy Oswaldo Vera speaks to the press while Labor Minister José Ramon Rivero (center) looks on. (Prensa MINPPTRASS)
In a joint press conference with Venezuela's Labor Minister Jose Ramon Rivero on Sunday, National Assembly Deputy and coordinator of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers Force (FSBT) announced the formation of a new national union federation and called on unions to disaffiliate from the UNT.

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Venezuela and Brazil Advance on South American Defense Council

President Hugo Chávez and Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim (Prensa Presidencial)
A South American defense council to mediate regional conflicts and defend South America from foreign intervention could be concretized this year, the Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim said after meeting with President Hugo Chávez in Caracas Monday.

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Venezuela to Launch New Anti-Poverty Mission

President Chavez discusses community projects with recipients during a public event (VTV).
The Chavez government will launch a new social program, known as the “April 13 Mission,” to help eliminate poverty in Venezuela. The mission will be dedicated towards the improvement of living standards in poor neighborhoods, known as Barrios, and to the strengthening of communal councils.

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Massive Show Of Support For Venezuelan President Chavez On Coup Anniversary

President Chavez celebrating the defeat of the coup with supporters on Sunday (ABN, Prensa Miraflores)
Under the banner, “Never again will the people be betrayed,” some three hundred thousand people rallied outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on Sunday in a massive show of support for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela Guarantees Job Security in Nationalized Cement Companies

The United Cement Workers Union pledged support for President (Aporrea)
The Venezuelan government will guarantee the job security of the 4,600 workers in nationalized cement factories, according to a statement released over the weekend by the Venezuelan Energy and Petroleum Minister, Rafael Ramírez.

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Venezuelan Government Takes Over 32 Landholdings for Land Reform

The Venezuelan government claims 80% of the farmland it expropriated Thursday in Lara state, where 30% of the country`s sugar cane is produced, is idle, while landowners claim 80% is productive. (Union Radio)
The Venezuelan army occupied 32 farms in the western state of Lara last Thursday, sparking protests from local sugarcane producers, after the National Land Institute (INTI) expropriated the lands as part of the government efforts to boost national food production amidst global shortages.

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Controversy Erupts Anew Over Investigation of Venezuelan Prosecutor’s 2004 Murder

Giovanni Vasquez De Armas (left) and his lawyer (El Universal)
Controversy erupted this week surrounding the investigation into the car-bomb assassination of Venezuelan State Prosecutor Danilo Anderson on November 18, 2004, after a key prosecution witness, Giovanni Vasquez De Armas recanted his initial testimony.

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OAS Secretary General Sees No Evidence of Venezuelan Support for Colombian Rebels

There is no evidence linking Venezuela to terrorist groups, OAS head Jose Miguel Insulza, seen here, said (AFP)
There is no evidence linking Venezuela to terrorist groups, the head of the Organization of American States told US lawmakers looking into last month's Colombia-Ecuador border crisis.

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Venezuela Passes National Police Law

President Hugo Chávez passed by presidential law-decree Wednesday the law (ABN)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez promulgated the Organic Law of Police Service and National Police by presidential decree Wednesday, creating the legal framework for a single, integrated, national “revolutionary police of the People,” after nearly 6 years of legislative debate and public consultation.

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Venezuelan Steel Company to be Nationalized in Wake of Labor Conflict

Early Wednesday morning, the Vice President of Venezuela, Ramón Carrizalez, announced the nationalization of Argentine-controlled Ternium Sidor, concluding a 14-month collective contract dispute between the company and the United Steel Industry Workers Union (SUTISS).

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