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Venezuela Holds Photo Expo to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King

While Venezuela celebrates the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery, members of the TransAfrica Forum and Venezuela’s Ambassador to the US, Bernardo Alvarez, inaugurated a photo expo to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rebel Venezuelan Ex-Military Officers ask for a U.S. Military Invasion of Venezuela

Appearing on a Miami talk show, two of the military officers who tried to overthrow Venezuela's government in 2.002, expressed their desire to see their motherland invaded by U.S. forces in order to remove President Hugo Chavez from office.

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Venezuela Pushes for Social Agenda and Debate on Existing Economic Model at Summit of the Americas

Venezuela argued that a debate on the current economic system is necessary if economic growth and social justice is to be achieved in Latin America.

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Venezuela's Chavez Suggests Switching Part of Reserves to Euros, Asks for Funds for Agriculture

President Chavez added specificity to the on-going controversy about his request for the Central Bank to loan up to one billion dollars to farmers. Also, he suggested that the Bank keep a part of its monetary reserves in Euros.

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Venezuela Will not Tolerate any Intervention in its Internal Affairs, According to Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez welcomed a delegation of U.S. African-American activists and said that his country will not tolerate any intervention from Washington, in response to negative comments from U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.

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Chavez and Venezuelan Officials React to US Remarks on Referendum and Relations with Cuba

Venezuela tells the US government to stop "sticking its nose" in the country's affairs, in response to a series of comments by US officials on Venezuela's relations with Cuba, and a possible recall referendum on the President Chavez's mandate.

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Venezuela Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With School Named After Him

The TransAfrica delegation of prominent African-American activists participated in the opening of a Bolivarian School dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. Bill Fletcher, who heads the delegation, drew parallels between MLK and President Chavez.

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Venezuela's Chavez Will Remain in Office, According to Fitch Ratings

Global rating agency Fitch Ratings assigned a "B-" (outlook stable) rating to Venezuela's 30-year bonds issued on Jan 7th. Reiterated that Chavez will survive recall referendum.

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Media Misinforms About Situation in Venezuela, According to African-American Activists

A delegation of African-American activists visiting Venezuela, criticized the news media for what they describe as a "disinformation campaign" against the country and against President Hugo Chavez.

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Danny Glover, African-American Personalities Visit Venezuela to get Better Vision of the Country

Bill Fletcher, president of the TransAfrica Forum, actor Danny Glover, and SEIU union vice president Patricia Ford are heading a delegation of African-Americans on a week-long visit to Venezuela to see results of the peaceful revolutionary process led by President Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuelan President Renews Demands for Central Bank Money for Agricultural Development

As Venezuela continues to import 70% of the food it consumes, president Hugo Chavez is demanding the central bank the release of a billion dollars from the country’s soaring international reserves to fund agricultural development.

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Venezuela: Provocations by Misinformed US State Department Spokesman Will Not Affect Relations

Venezuela's Vice-President rejected comments made by US State Department spokesman Adam Ereli, linking presidents Chavez and Castro in efforts to destabilize Latin American governments.

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Multi-million Dollar Cash Smuggling will be Investigated by Venezuela´s Attorney General

Money laundering, black market operations and financing of anti-Chavez opposition, are among the hypotheses behind the import of up to 21 million dollars in cash by presumed opposition financier Italcambio, circumventing currency controls.

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Venezuelan Government Denies Supporting Leftists and Guerillas

Responding to new U.S. government accusations, vice-president José Vicente Rangel denied that the Chavez government was supporting leftist political movements, such as Evo Morales' party in Bolivia or the Colombian guerillas.

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Venezuelan Government Seeks to Help Homeless Children

President Chavez met with cabinet members to assess the results of government social programs and to launch a new program to eliminate homelessness among children, one of Chavez's unfulfilled campaign promises.

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