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  1. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Morales refused permission to see ailing ally Chavez

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 07:04pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... the most difficult moments of his life.” The Bolivian president made a special stopover in Caracas on his way to meetings at the UN headquarters in New York. Chavez returned to Venezuela on Monday ... his return and chose to announce it via Twitter to “quell rumours” about his health. As Chavez’s handpicked political heir, Maduro has essentially been running Venezuela in the leader’s ...

  2. Indians cheer nationalisation, but oil firms reassess plans

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... retroactive tax rises in Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter- arrived in La Paz late on Wednesday. After being greeted by Mr Morales, a beaming Mr Chavez congratulated him ... Bolivia's state-owned YPFB and Venezuela's state petroleum company PDVSA to develop gas industrialisation projects, a partnership to be formalised later this month. 'Some companies have ...

  3. A ray of hope to some, a new thorn to others

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... arch-nemesis and the Bolivian leader's self-declared hero. The ideas have also been warmly embraced by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who has likewise built a formidable hate relationship ... were to be nationalised to boost government revenue and help eradicate poverty. Bolivia has Latin America's second-largest natural gas reserves after Venezuela, all in the hands of foreign ...

  4. Bolivia's future hangs on referendum

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are second in size in South America only to Venezuela. The nation's future, not to mention Mr Mesa's precarious presidency, could hang in the balance. But as the hours before the vote ...

  5. Simmering political tensions threaten Bolivia's eerie calm

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Venezuela have announced their intention to form a South American political and economic bloc that could take a unified position in trade negotiations with the US. Brazil, which is the top importer ...



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