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Venezuelan Government Sets Price Limits on over 1,000 Medicines

Indepabis, the Institute for the Defence of People in the Access to Goods and Services, has published a list online of over 1,000 new regulated prices for medicinal products. Continue reading

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Venezuelan Parliament to Prioritize Popular Laws

Venezuelan Parliament will give priority to legislative discussion and enactment of laws proposed by popular initiative during 2012, said on Monday the president of the National Assembly (NA), Diosdado Cabello.
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Venezuela Expects Greater Economic Growth in 2012

Venezuelan Finance and Planning Minister, Jorge Giordani, reported last week that it’s “perfectly possible” for the South American nation’s GDP to grow by 5 percent in 2012 as a result of the current government’s social spending and housing construction plans. Continue reading

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Venezuela and Argentina Deepen Energy and Technology Cooperation

Argentina and Venezuela announced the formation of a mixed company for the production of Venezuelan oil, as both governments highlighted the “increased density” of bilateral cooperation following the visit of Argentine planning and development minister Julio de Vido to Venezuela on Wednesday this week. Continue reading

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Bolivia's state airline catapults to market leader

In just three years, Bolivia’s state airline has pushed aside private carriers, bucking an international trend toward privatization while becoming the leader in domestic flights for a poor Andean country where flying remains a luxury. Continue reading

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EcuadorExpects to Join Mercosur in First Half of 2012

Ecuador could join the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) in the first half of 2012, once the parties negotiate the terms of integration, Deputy Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas confirmed in this capital.
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Bolivia to Build 1,000 Kms of Roads in 2012

The Bolivian Road Administrator (ABC) plans to build more than 1,000 kilometers of roads (632 miles) and generate over 18,000 direct jobs this year. Continue reading

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Social Summit, Tipnis, Yapacani Hit Headlines in Bolivia

The Social Summit in Cochabamba, a protest march calling for a road-project in the Isiboro-Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory (Tipnis), and clashes in the municipality of Yapacaní made headlines in Bolivia this week.
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Venezuela’s New Social Missions Aimed at Reducing Poverty and Unemployment

The “great social missions” created over the last six months could contribute to reducing the national rate of extreme poverty from 7 to 3.5 percent in the medium term. Continue reading

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The Racism behind the Discourse of the Oligarchy against Chavez

Fourth generation warfare has been brewing for a long time on this planet and it has already won a number of battles. It comes from when it was said in the sixties that Fidel Castro ate children. They had to invade Cuba because of that. Continue reading

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