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  1. Chavez Nationalizes Electric and Telecom Firms (USA Today)
      "President Hugo Chavez announced plans Monday to nationalize Venezuela's electrical and telecommunications companies, pledging to create a socialist state in a bold move with echoes of Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba." 01-07

  2. Funeral for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez (CBS News)
      "With leaders from five continents on hand, Venezuela prepared for a day of distinctly different ceremonies -- first the formal state funeral of Hugo Chavez, then the controversial swearing in of his anointed interim successor, who the opposition charges has no constitutional right to the job." 03-13

  3. Shopping in Venezuela (NPR News)
      "Venezuela is rich in oil, but now poor in just about everything else. Economic mismanagement combined with low oil prices and high inflation has created one of the world's most troubled economies. The government has stopped giving regular economic statistics, but many independent economists say inflation is now north of 100 percent annually." 10-15

  4. Venezuela Profile (BBC News)
      Provides a profile of Venezuela, as well as a map.

      "Historically one of South America's more stable democracies, Venezuela has one of the largest known oil deposits in the world as well as huge quantities of coal, iron ore, bauxite and gold. Yet up to 85% of Venezuelans live in poverty in shanty towns, the most infamous of which sprawl over the hillsides around the capital, Caracas." 12-02

  5. Venezuela Timeline (BBC News)
      Provides a short history of Venezuela from 1498 to the present. 12-02

  6. Venezuela's Oil Industry (BBC News - Hale)
      "Venezuela's oil is exceptionally important to both Venezuela itself and to the rest of the world."

      "Venezuela is the fifth largest oil exporter in the world, and supplies about 13% of daily oil imports into the US." 12-02

  7. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (BBC News)
      "Hugo Chavez has seen his fortunes swing dramatically from success to failure and back again since his landslide victory in Venezuela's 1998 presidential election." 12-02


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