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Government Files Formal Complaint with International Observers About Opposition Plans to Violate Agreement

Government negotiators of the April 2003 government-opposition agreement file a complaint with the OAS, UNDP, and Carter Center, the organizations that facilitated the negotiations. According to them the opposition is planning to violate the agreement.

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Microcredits to generate 150.000 new jobs in 2004

Microcredits for cooperatives and microenterprises constitute a key strategy of the government to generate employment in Venezuela

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US Officials Statements on Venezuela are a Permanent Provocation

Venezuelan Vice-president Rangel responds to Colin Powell and Richard Boucher statements dismissing CIA's overthrowing of governments as XIX century practices, and claiming that President Chávez has closed newspapers.

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OAS and Carter Center Will Act As Observers

Organization of American States and Carter Center will send international observers to the recall referenda signature collection drives.

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Opposition Leaders Prepare "Civil Rebellion" With Media Support. Seek 15 Years of Post-Chavez Dictatorship

Phone conversation between opposition leaders reveal plan for self-sabotage of signature drive for recall referendum on Chavez, as the President's growing popularity ensures his victory in eventual referendum.

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More Evidence of Clandestine Opposition and CIA Activity Revealed

Pro-Chavez legislators released more video footage, an audio recording, and documents, to support their argument that both the CIA and the opposition are engaged in clandestine activity to overthrow the government by undemocratic means.

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Human Rights Watch Claims that Venezuela's State News Agency Distorted Their Position on Freedom of Expression

The HR group claims that a news report by Venpres uses a title and quotations that misinterprets the group's position. Audio of HRW's Vivanco's statements shows him praising Venezuela's current state of freedom of expression.

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Recall Referendums Against Governors, Mayors and Councilmen Suspended

Citing high costs and the proximity of elections, the Electoral Council decided to only go ahead with recall referendums on President Chavez and National Assembly deputies.

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New Evidence of Terrorist Acts Planned Against Venezuela to be Presented Soon

Pro-Chavez Nat. Assembly deputies claim to have new videos, recordings of phone conversations, and photos to prove that some foreign governments are trying to intervene in Venezuela's internal affairs.

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Inter-American HR Comission Overturns Injunction in Favor of Venezuelan TV Station

It is up to the Venezuelan legal system to decide in this case, says the IHRC. Venezuelan ministers' meeting with IHRC officials to lay the case, paid off.

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Another High-Ranking US Official Dimisses Allegations of Venezuela's Support for Terrorism or Guerrillas

US Assistant Sec. for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger Noriega, said he had no reasons to doubt General James Hill's statements denying having proof of Venezuelan links with guerrillas or terrorists

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Human Rights Watch: Venezuela Enjoys Full Democracy and Freedom of Expression

The Director of Human Rights Watch Americas affirmed in a meeting with Venezuela's Ambassador to the U.S. and Ministers Cabello and Chacon that Venezuela enjoys full freedom of expression and democracy.

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CIA Activity in Venezuela Caught on Video

Video shows U.S. officials discussing clandestine activity to help the opposition. Pro-Chavez deputies Maduro and Barreto accuse the opposition of planning destabilization tactics for the late November signature collection drive.

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Venezuela to Sign Cooperation Agreement with Toronto for Recall Referendum

Next month, Venezuela’s Electoral Council will sign a technical cooperation agreement with the electoral authority of Toronto, which uses the same voting equipment that Venezuela uses.

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Pentagon Official Admits Lack of Proof to Link Venezuela to Colombian Guerrillas

A high-ranking Pentagon official acknowledged today that the US has no proof of the alleged Venezuelan government support for Colombian guerrillas.

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