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Venezuela: World Food Summit “A Missed Opportunity”

World Food Summit in Rome (Cuba Headlines)
Venezuela, along with Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Bolivia, criticised the final declaration of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Summit in Rome on Thursday, arguing that the document failed to identify the true causes of rising food prices.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Presents Final Candidate List for Regional Elections

Cilia Flores announces the final list of PSUV candidates for the upcoming regional elections (VTV)
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela announced its full list of candidates Wednesday, for the upcoming state and local elections on November 23, based on the outcome of internal elections on June 1 to choose candidates for 22 governors and 328 mayors.

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Venezuela Dismisses Human Rights Watch’s Demand to Clarify FARC Relationship

Human Rights Watch Americas Director José Miguel Vivanco demanded "serious answers" about Venezuela's relationship with Colombian guerrillas. (Union Radio)
The United States-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) requested Tuesday that the Venezuelan government “provide a full accounting of its relationship” with the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). Venezuela dismissed the request.

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Venezuela, US clash at OAS General Assembly

Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Nicolás Maduro told the OAS general assembly Tuesday not to let the United States plant the seeds of regional conflict to divide and conquer Latin America. (ABN)
Venezuela and the United States clashed strongly Tuesday at the annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Colombian city of Medellin.

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Venezuelan Government to Mediate in Gold Mine Labor Conflict

Hecla mine workers block Highway 10 on May 23 calling for the Isadora mine to be nationalised (Correo del Caroni)
The Venezuelan government announced on Tuesday that it will mediate between workers and the management of the U.S. mining company Hecla in a dispute over working conditions that has seen periodic work stoppages at the Isadora gold mine in the southeast of Bolivar state since late March.

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Venezuela and Colombia Improve Relations at OAS Summit

Colombian Chancellor Fernándo Araújo and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro met privately Monday and agreed to keep lines of communication open, despite political differences. (ABN)
The Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister, Nicolás Maduro, and the Colombian Chancellor, Fernándo Araújo, agreed to improve their communication despite political differences and discussed bilateral relations in a private meeting Monday during the 38th summit of the Organization of American States.

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2.5 Million Venezuelans Participate in Candidate Selection of the United Socialist Party

Thousands of PSUV members celebrate the internal elections in the Cuartel San Carlos in Caracas (ABN)
In a massive show of support for the new United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), on Sunday, some 2.5 million party members participated in an historic process of electing candidates for the upcoming regional elections in November.

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Venezuela Remembers Non-Renewal of RCTV and Creation of TVES

This week marked the anniversary of the controversial non-renewal of the public broadcasting license of Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) and its on-air replacement with the state channel Venezuelan Social Television (TVES). Opposition students used the occasion for a protest.

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Venezuela Replaces Decades-Old Intelligence Institutions

Interior and Justice Minister Ramón Rodríguez Chacín also inaugurated a pilot project of the National Plan for Crime Prevention Wednesday in which local residents will be protagonists in team with government entities. (ABN)
The Venezuelan Minister of Justice and the Interior, Ramón Rodríguez Chacín, announced Wednesday that the two former intelligence agencies will be eliminated and replaced by new state intelligence organisms that will operate under a new Law on Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence.

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Venezuelan Economy Grows for 18th Consecutive Quarter

Central Bank figures show an overall increase of Gross Domestic Product by 4.8 percent for the first quarter of 2008, however this is down from 8.8 percent in the same quarter last year.

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Venezuela to Expand National Electricity Production for Economic Growth

PResident Chavez speaks to workers at the Central Hidroeléctrica de Tocoma, in Bolivar state, to observe advances in the construction of the new dam. (Francisco Batista/Prensa Presidencial)
President Chávez announced Saturday that the country’s electricity generation capacity will be expanded by nearly 40% by way of 42 structural expansion projects over the next six years as part of the “Socialist Plan of the Nation.”

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Controversy Erupts Over Nominations for PSUV Candidacies in Venezuela

Supporters of Julio Chavez rally outside PSUV headquarters in Lara (JCP)

Controversies erupted in the past few days over the nomination process for candidates for the upcoming November gubernatorial and mayoral elections. One of these controversies, involving a popular mayor who wants to run for governor of his state was resolved following President Chavez's intervention.

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New Conservative London Mayor Cancels Oil Deal with Venezuela

Recently elected conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson
London’s recently elected Tory mayor, Boris Johnson, announced that he was scrapping a discounted oil agreement with Venezuela that provides half price bus fares for London ’s poorest citizens. Fares for those on Income Support are expected to double by the end of year.

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South American Nations Form New Regional Grouping: UNASUR

Venezuela's President Chavez and Colombia's President Uribe shake hands at the UNASR summit, while Chavez's daughter (far right) looks on. (Francisco Batista/Prensa Presidencial)
At a summit in Brasilia, Brazil, on Friday, 12 South American countries formally constituted the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), a regional integration initiative which began informally in 2004.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Gets Ready to Choose Candidates for Regional Elections

Dario Vivas, Chair of the PSUV's Events and Mobilization Commission (Aporrea)
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is set to organize a 300,000 strong network of “permanent mobilization” to carry out political activity “including the defense of Venezuelan sovereignty,” according to Darío Vivas, head of the PSUV’s Events and Mobilization Commission.

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