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  1. 'Red' mayor shows anti-US slant in Venezuela oil deal

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... eyebrows. This week Mr Livingstone announced one of his most curious ideas since taking office seven years ago- signing a deal with Venezuela's state-owned oil company to trade cheap oil ... his sympathy for socialism and long-held anti-Americanism. In the deal, announced on Tuesday, Venezuela's Petroleos de Venezuela Europa would provide oil for the city's bus fleet ...

  2. Hugo Chavez- an irrelevant nuisance

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... in the region. Venezuela's ambitions can be contained by its neighbours. Mr Chavez may believe himself to be the continent's leading figure, but few other heads of state accept his leadership. ... by the Bush administration's misguided foreign policies did Venezuela have a shot of winning a seat on the UN Security Council. Nevertheless, few of Washington's critics were impressed when ...

  3. e-pal

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name: Stephanie Ramones Age: 17 City/country: Miami/ United States School name: G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School Star sign: Cancer I was born in Venezuela but now live in Miami. The US is a much safer place to live. Venezuela is currently in a lot of social and political turmoil under the current president. There are also more education opportunities in the US than ...

  4. Energy co-operation in China and US interests

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in soaring global oil prices. The ever-growing thirst for imports to sustain its high growth is in part driving China's international diplomacy, sparking a flurry of deals from Venezuela ...

  5. Beijing lumps UK and United States with developing nations

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to visit the mainland: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Belarus, Panama, Venezuela and Ethiopia. While British citizens are charged $1,330 for a one-year multiple entry visa- a fee ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Life after Castro poses challenges for Cuba and US

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... time since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left it exposed. A regional alliance with Venezuela has yielded subsidised oil imports that have eased petrol shortages. Buoyant commodity ...

  8. In their own image

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wanted to do volunteer work. So she delayed her first two years [of study] and went to Venezuela to help street kids,' Marwah says. 'I know her heart is the same as mine. That she [gave ...

  9. Winds of change

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... and take the biggest risks. The winds of change are blowing worldwide. From Australia and Venezuela to Taiwan and Malaysia, voters are punishing those who betrayed their trust, and choosing those ...

  10. Hong Kong ignores fast track

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... A Latin American festival, with the participation of countries such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Venezuela, grew out of the celebration last year. Following the success ...




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