Latest Alí Rodríguez Araque Stories

2009-01-13 21:06:04

Inflation zoomed to nearly 31 percent in Venezuela last year but President Hugo Chavez indicated Tuesday he will hold steady in his economic course. The socialist leader acknowledged in his annual state of the nation address that the 30.9 percent rate was high in relation with the countries of the region. But he appeared intent on putting economic growth first, the Latin American Herald Tribune reported. All the gains achieved under his rule would be lost if the counter-revolution took power,...

2008-10-13 06:00:39

By Chris Hawley MEXICO CITY -- Fernando Garcia was going blind in his left eye. After years on a waiting list for an operation at a Mexican hospital, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came to the rescue. The Venezuelan government paid for Garcia's flight to Caracas and cataract surgery that restored his sight. "There's not enough money in the world to repay Venezuela for what they did for me," Garcia says. And that may be exactly the problem. Helping people such as Garcia is...

2006-06-05 18:19:26

By Tom Brown SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to counter Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and rising anti-U.S. sentiment across Latin America, warned the region on Monday not to be seduced by populists. "The pied pipers of populism will only lead people backwards, while globalization and the rest of the world looks ahead," said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick. He was addressing foreign ministers and delegation heads from 34...

2006-04-22 17:02:53

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's withdrawal from the Andean Community trade bloc, announced by President Hugo Chavez this week, will not hurt the world's No. 5 oil exporter, Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez said on Saturday. Chavez, who has attacked members of the bloc for signing trade pacts with the United States said on Wednesday that Venezuela was withdrawing from the group. Andean Community members Colombia and Peru have signed free-trade agreements with the United...

2005-08-21 15:49:28

HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuela will lend Ecuador crude oil cost-free to cover exports crippled by protests against Ecuador's state-owned oil company, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday. Chavez gave no details on the amount of crude involved in announcing the deal on his weekly television show, which was aired live from the town of Sandino with Cuban President Fidel Castro standing by his side. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez said there would be a meeting in...

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