Venezuelan Parliament approved controversial law university

The opposition rejects the law because it eliminates university autonomy. The Higher Education Act was passed in another marathon session of the National Assembly, which also approved the final hours, a reform of the rules of debate that reduced the number of sessions and removed the parliamentary groups, which the opposition considered “a coup” to […]
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U.S. increases oil purchases from Mexico and Saudi Arabia

– U.S. crude imports from Mexico and Saudi Arabia increased by 448,000 barrels and 628 thousand barrels on average, during last week, to close at 1.261 million and 1.242 million barrels per day, respectively, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The report details that in the last seven days, Venezuela has dispatched an average […]
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Suspected ETA members say they were trained in Venezuela

– Judge Ismael Moreno of the Spanish National Court, ordered the imprisonment of Atristain Javier Gorosabel and Juan Carlos Besance Zugasti. Both were arrested on Sept. 29 along with Jesus Maria Besance Zugasti, accused of trying to rebuild an armed ETA group. According to the judge’s order they took a statement, the first two were […]
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Venezuela’s renewed opposition weakens Chavez

– An embittered president Hugo Chavez challenged his opposition to convene a recall referendum ‘if they feel so cocky.” With a final balance of 98 MPs to the ruling party, 65 for the Bureau of Democratic Unity (MUD) and 2 for the breakaway Chavez party Patria Para Todos, Venezuela’s parliamentary elections marked, in a strictly […]
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Chavez loses supermajority in Venezuela elections

– The president’s party gets 94 seats, but needed at least 110 to have a supermajority. The opposition gets about 62 seats in the legislative elections, limiting the Socialists ability to pass reforms. Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan opposition seized the qualified majority from Chavez in the National Assembly obtaining on Sunday’s election more than a third […]
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Psychiatrists define Chavez as narcissistic, histrionic, vain & unscrupulous

– Spanish Newspaper ‘ABC’ interviewed psychiatry experts and requested they review Hugo Chavez’s (the president of Venezuela) personality. Hugo Chavez, who has been nearly 12 years in power, is well known for his excesses. In 2005, for example, the social democratic political party Acción Democrática (AD), tried to have Chavez removed from office based on […]
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