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  Venezuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Venezuelan president is elected by a popular vote, with direct and universal suffrage, and functions as both head of state and head of government.
Venezuelan literature began developing soon after Spanish conquest, and it was dominated by Spanish culture and thinking.
Venezuelan architecture examples are the National Pantheon, the Baralt Theatre, the Teatro Teresa Carreño,and the General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venezuela   (2963 words)

 Venezuelan recall referendum, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Venezuelan recall referendum of 15 August 2004 was a referendum to determine whether Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela, should be recalled from office.
The president of the Venezuelan Workers Confederation was quoted by the Associated Press as claiming that the Chávez government had begun firing petition signers from government ministries, the state oil company, the state water company, the Caracas Metro, and public hospitals and municipal governments controlled by Chávez's party.
All Venezuelans aged 18 and up whose names appear on the electoral roll were eligible to vote, including those resident abroad: polling stations were set up in the country's embassies and consulates abroad, including those in Mexico City, Tegucigalpa, Toronto, and New York City.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venezuelan_recall_referendum,_2004   (2703 words)

 Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus, Southern Mexico | CDC EID
Equine Amplification and virulence of subtype IE Venezuelan equine encephalitis viruses isolated during the 1993 and 1996 Mexican epizootics.
Ecologic studies of Venezuelan encephalitis virus and isolations of Nepuyo and Patois viruses during 1968–1973 at a marsh habitat near the epicenter of the 1969 outbreak in Guatemala.
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis viremia and antibody responses of pigs and cattle.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EID/vol10no12/04-0393.htm   (4791 words)

 Impacts of the Venezuelan Crude Oil Production Loss
When the heavier Venezuelan supply was disrupted, these lighter crude oils may not have been economically attractive to refiners previously using the Venezuelan crude oils.
During the Venezuelan supply loss period of December 2002 and January 2003, the 11 refineries with high dependence on Venezuelan crude oil likely did not replace heavy crude imports with as much light and intermediate crude oil as they could handle with their process facilities.
The data indicated that, after the Venezuelan strike, the refineries with PDVSA ownership received all of the heavy Venezuelan crude oil imported and no Mexican Maya crude oil, with the exception of Chalmette, which is a joint ownership between ExxonMobil and PDVSA.
www.eia.doe.gov /pub/oil_gas/petroleum/feature_articles/2003/venezuelan/vzimpacts.htm   (4582 words)

 CDC - Natural Enzootic Vectors of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus in the Magdalena Valley, Colombia
Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) is an emerging zoonotic arboviral disease that affects equines and humans in the Americas (1).
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus in Veracruz, Mexico, and the use of hamsters as sentinels.
Experimental infection of horses with enzootic and epizootic strains of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EiD/vol9no1/02-0136.htm   (3656 words)

 Venezuelan coup attempt of 2002 - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The Venezuelan coup attempt of 2002 saw the brief deposition and arrest of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and the installation of a businessman, Fedecámaras president Pedro Carmona, as interim president in a media-military coup d'état on April 12, 2002.
On the other hand, most of the rest of government representatives were trying to inform the country that the president had been kidnapped, a version of events that was refuted by the media.
Chávez has repeatedly stated that he believes that the Bush Administration and the CIA orchestrated the coup, and in an interview with Al Jazeera he accused the Israeli Mossad of complicity as well.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /venezuelan_coup_attempt_of_2002.htm   (820 words)

 The AFL-CIO's role in the Venezuelan coup
An official investigation by the Venezuelan government has revealed that two high-ranking US officers joined the Venezuelan military commanders who backed the coup at Fort Tiuna, the largest military base in Caracas, where President Hugo Chavez was forcibly taken after being captured by soldiers supporting the overthrow of his government.
“Venezuelans were provoked into action as a result of systematic repression by the government of Hugo Chavez.” This claim is unsupported by the facts.
Pulling the strings in the Venezuelan coup plot and ultimately directing the activities of the ACILS “labor front” are men such as Otto Reich, the undersecretary of state for Latin American affairs.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/may2002/vene-m03.shtml   (1742 words)

 Venezuelan Politics
We could call the ongoing battle between the Venezuelan President's supporters and his detractors as a battle of philosophy versus pragmatism and we wouldn't be very off-mark.
The Venezuelan philosopher, who is 80 years old this month, will most likely be remembered for being the founding Chancellor of the Simón Bolívar University (yes, yet another institution with SB's name).
In other words, we'll reading that the founder of one of the best Venezuelan schools (disclaimer: I studied there), a philosopher with training from Martin Heidegger himself and a leading Venezuelan "thinker", quickly concluded that a person would lead us to hope and prosperity by the way he got his own coffee.
vzlanpolitics.blogspot.com   (3126 words)

 Washington maneuvers toward Venezuelan coup
The Organization of American States, which is supposed to be mediating the conflict in Venezuela, rejected the Venezuelan ambassador’s call for the body to state its support for his country’s elected government.
While the chief of the Venezuelan army voiced support for the government “against the petroleum sabotage,” leaders of the opposition issued calls for the generals to overthrow the government.
While maintaining a “democratic” façade, Ortega and his allies in the Venezuelan employers’ federation are banking on the continued shutdown of the oil industry and highway blockades to create an atmosphere of chaos, thereby provoking a coup.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/dec2002/vene-d19.shtml   (1266 words)

 Venezuelan Music and Instruments
Perhaps the Venezuelan music known best outside the country is the joropo, a genre from the plains (See related article on page 11).
Venezuelan maracas are unlike the kind often used in the U.S., which derive from Cuba and Puerto Rico; they are smaller, with a softer sound.
Not surprisingly, drums were a primary African contribution to Venezuelan instrumentation, including what may be a unique phenomenon in the Americas — very large wooden drums (called mina, tambor grande, cumaco, or burro) with a skin on one end, laid along the ground and sometimes propped up by crossed bars at one end.
www.lafi.org /magazine/articles/ven-music.html   (1893 words)

 CEV Bishop says Vatican is concerned about Venezuelan situation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) president, Monsignor Baltazar Porras has confirmed that there is deep concern in the Vatican for the Veneuzelan crisis...
According to the Venezuelan prelate, the Pope is concerned about the human rights situation and other Vatican departments were eager to hear about the progress of the recall referendum and the possibility of a peaceful outcome.
The Pope's comments will no doubt fuel more criticism from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias, who has accused the Venezuelan bishops of abandoning the poor and the Church's mission, arguing that the government's flagship social programs should have received Church support because they are aimed at uplifting Venezuela's poor.
www.vheadline.com /printer_news.asp?id=17956   (267 words)

 Venezuelan cops nabbed Colombian rebel - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Compounding the severity of the issue, Venezuelan Federal Deputy Luis Tascon asserted during a radio interview, that "three Venezuelan police" were hired by Colombia to perform the bounty-hunter duties for Colombia.
On Thursday both Colombian and Venezuelan news sources reported that the Venezuelan police were behind the capture of Granda.
Last week, Venezuelan Interior Minister Jesse Chacon said his government received credible evidence Colombian forces captured the Marxist rebel leader in Caracas in December and then asserted that Colombia may have paid off some of its officers to grab the highly sought rebel leader.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20050113-093044-3589r.htm   (653 words)

 Venezuelan Troops Detain Colombian Guerrillas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Acosta said the guerillas captured by the Venezuelan military along the sparsely populated 2,200-kilometer-long border were members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the National Liberation Army, or ELN - Colombia's two main rebel groups.
Position of the Venezuelan government at the 127th conference of OPEC with regard to the status of Iraq in OPEC while under occupation
Position of the Venezuelan government in the fifth ministerial meeting of the WTO
www.venezuelanalysis.com /news.php?newsno=1130   (639 words)

 Is the CIA tampering with Venezuelan elections? | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
A Venezuelan news organization reports that an email was sent to the world press this afternoon, claiming to be early election results indicating a defeat for outspoken Bush critic Hugo Chavez.
The Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, looked to be losing his grip on power last night as exit polls showed him to be trailing the opposition by almost a million votes.
Turn-out for the referendum was high, with millions of Venezuelans queuing from the early hours at polling stations all over the oil-rich country to decide the political fate of the firebrand Mr Chavez.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/34998   (6479 words)

 Assassinating Chavez would be devastating for the Venezuelan opposition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Since the leaders of the Venezuelan opposition are prominent members of the Venezuelan elite, it is quite probable that the Venezuelan opposition leaders are intimately connected to the Colombian elite in terms of business, politics, corruption and common interests.
If the Venezuelan opposition had honorable intentions and a heart and a functional brain they would be working hard to create a rational political alliance in preparation for the next elections.
It is especially shameful that the Venezuelan opposition seems to find it OK to use outside sources of financial, criminal and military collaboration in order to achieve their selfish and greedy goals.
www.vheadline.com /printer_news.asp?id=21200   (1462 words)

 Captology Notebook: "Tunneling" Consumers and Venezuelan Radio
In response many Venezuelan artists have begun to cover traditional songs and record sales of Venezuelan music have skyrocketed.
Informal polls report that Venezuelans are enjoying the new selections and, indeed, it's become somewhat fashionable to listen to traditional music in recent months.
Of course, for Venezuela, it keeps a significant chunk of money in the Venezuelan economy supporting Venezuelan culture and artists that would otherwise be subsidizing Britney's latest bling binge.
credibility.stanford.edu /captology/notebook/archives.new/2005/07/tunneling_consu.html   (472 words)

 Venezuelan Government Launches Worker Co-Managed Factory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
In December 2002, the traditional labor federation, the Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CTV) and the largest chamber of commerce, Fedecamaras, joined forces, declaring a nation-wide “general strike” aimed at ousting President Chávez.
Wood produced in the Venezuelan states of Monagas and Anzoátegui, South-East of the capital Caracas, will be made into pulp at a new factory to be purchased by the state.
The idea, says Chávez, is for Venezuelan industry to satisfy national demand for paper, using domestic raw material, which is part of Venezuela’s shift to “endogenous” development.
www.venezuelanalysis.com /news.php?newsno=1516   (968 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | UK firm faces Venezuelan land row
Venezuelan authorities have said they will seize land owned by a British company as part of President Chavez's agrarian reform programme.
Officials in Cojedes state said on Friday that farmland owned by a subsidiary of the Vestey Group would be taken and used to settle poor farmers.
Under President Chavez, the Venezuelan government has steadily expanded the state's involvement in the country's economy.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/click/rss/0.91/public/-/2/hi/business/4297427.stm   (455 words)

 Demystifying Africa's Absence in Venezuelan History and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
From 1937 to the present, Arturo Uslar Pietri, the celebrated Venezuelan writer with the greatest influence on the white elite, has kept this official discourse alive in his writ­ings and his addresses to Venezuelan intellectuals concerning issues of modernity and the nation.
In general terms, those members of what we might call the current Venezuelan race are as incapable of comprehending modern and dynamic concepts of work as were their ancestors.
Miranda preferred to capitulate to the Spanish Crown, rather than strike an alliance with the Black insurgents in the Barlovento valleys, for fear that Venezuela would become another Black maroon republic like Haiti, the nation where independence for the entire population was born in the Americas.
www.venezuelanalysis.com /articles.php?artno=1088   (3389 words)

 Did Colombia Kidnap Guerrilla Leader in Venezuela to Please US? - by Humberto Márquez
The suspected participation of active-duty and former Venezuelan police officers is also being investigated, as is the allegation that the operation in Caracas was directed by a Colombian police chief.
Chávez ordered the withdrawal of the Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia, Carlos Santiago, and announced that full diplomatic relations would not be resumed until the Colombian government had public apologized for this violation of Venezuelan sovereignty and for the payment of bribes to members of the Venezuelan military.
One possible explanation, said Romero, a graduate school professor at a number of Venezuelan universities, is the entry into force of "Plan Patriot," a Colombian military offensive aimed at penetrating territory under FARC control, and largely viewed as the military phase of Plan Colombia, a U.S.-financed anti-drug and counterinsurgency strategy.
www.antiwar.com /ips/marquez.php?articleid=4422   (1331 words)

 The Venezuelan Revolution in Danger
The Venezuelan revolution remains in danger, and will remain in danger until the working people finally decide to take the power into their hands.
By its actions the counterrevolution is attempting to strangle the Venezuelan economy and plunge the country into chaos.
Far from contemplating a military intervention against the Venezuelan revolution, they would be facing the danger of revolution in their own back yard.
www.marxist.com /Latinam/venezuelan_revolution_in_danger.html   (4822 words)

 News - Venezuela - Hugo Chavez - Information - Human Rights Violations - PDVSA | www.vcrisis.com
Never mind article 169 of the Organic Law of Suffrage and Political Participation that establishes that processes of vote scrutiny shall be public without anymore limitations than those derived from the physical constraints of the rooms in which the said processes shall be conducted.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seizing private property in his country, calls George W. Bush a “terrorist,” and is threatening to cut off oil exports to the U.S. What does he hope to achieve?
The President boasts that he is governing only for one group of Venezuelans, from whom he demands absolute and unconditional support in exchange for the pittances and small privileges he grants them.
www.vcrisis.com   (871 words)

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