Oil Revenues and Political Instability in Venezuela

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Venezuela-s elected President Hugo Chavez was overthrown by a military coup two years ago-only to get back in power just two days later. Early this year, a strike aimed at Chavez shut down the country-s oil industry for two months. Now, after months of sometimes violent wrangling, enough signatures have been certified for a recall election, and Chavez has agreed to let the voting take place even though the nationwide vote could kick him out of office. Warren Olney speaks with journalists in Caracas, economists, and foreign and current officials of the Venezuelan government about this tense, utterly polarized county at risk of degenerating into widespread violence, and the impact that could have gasoline prices in the United States.
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G8 Summit

Draft resolution on Iraq

Sherer article on UN resolution, G8 and pending aid for Iraq

Venezuela, Government of (Spanish)

Venezuela in OPEC

Human Rights Watch on Venezuela

Gunson's Miami Herald article on Chavez, referendum



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