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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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