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Chavez socialists win National Assembly elections

In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.

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Venezuela cuts ties with Colombia

Once again, tensions are rising between the right-wing, U.S.-allied government of Colombia and the left-wing government in neighboring Venezuela.

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Venezuela extradites Salvadoran terrorist to Cuba

The Venezuelan government and news media have announced the arrest, and extradition to Cuba, of accused Salvadoran terrorist Francisco Chavez Abarca.

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World Notes: Spain, Nigeria, Israel, Venezuela, China, Cuba

Spanish workers battle austerity, lead poisoning in Nigeria, Israel seeks more military aid, Venezuela cuts military spending, China hears labor demands, Cuba boosts Internet access.

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Venezuela’s Chavez tweets for the revolution

Twitter, for those of us who grew up before Generation X, is a micro blogging website where an individual can sent a message, no more than 140 characters, to cell phone users who sign on to the sender's account.

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World Notes: Venezuela, Hungary, Tanzania

Venezuela and China sign major deals, reactionaries win in Hungary, Tanzania grants citizenship to refugees.

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Cuba, ALBA send aid directly to Haiti

Cuba plays an outsized role in Haitian health services -- before, and certainly after, the devastating earthquake.

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Venezuela’s revolution achieves social gains

For the people, a revolution makes a difference.

Venezuela cancels Haiti's debt

Hugo Chavez, announced this week that his country is canceling Haiti's debt for the purchase of Venezuelan oil.

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In South America, left-wing presidents face military aggression

Two leftist South American presidents are under the gun.

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