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2006-04-11 17:31:54

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela lambasted the U.S. ambassador to Caracas on Tuesday for trying to provoke protests by traveling about Venezuela "like he was in Texas" two days after President Hugo Chavez threatened to expel him from the country. Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel joined other officials to charge U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield with purposefully inciting angry demonstrations as part of a long-running campaign by Washington to undermine the Chavez...

2006-02-04 15:40:49

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez rallied tens of thousands of supporters in Caracas on Saturday as the socialist leader squared off with Washington in a diplomatic spat over charges of U.S. espionage. In a sea of red banners and flags, state oil workers, students and public employees marked the anniversary of a 1992 coup Chavez led as a young soldier, while his opponents marched to protest against a leader they accuse of authoritarian...

2006-01-27 17:07:45

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela said on Friday authorities had concrete evidence that U.S. Embassy staff were involved with a group of Venezuelan military officers accused of passing state secrets to the Pentagon. The charges of U.S. espionage are the latest test to relations between the United States and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a fierce critic of Washington who says he is bringing socialist revolution to the world's No. 5 oil exporter. "The...

2006-01-27 14:25:30

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela said on Friday authorities had concrete evidence that U.S. Embassy staff were involved with a group of Venezuelan military officers accused of passing state secrets to the Pentagon. The charges of U.S. espionage are the latest test to relations between the United States and President Hugo Chavez, a fierce critic of Washington who says he is bringing socialist revolution to the world's No. 5 oil exporter. "The Venezuelan state has confidential...

2006-01-23 15:50:51

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's vice president on Monday told top U.S. Republican Sen. John McCain he could "go to hell" for suggesting that "wackos" were governing the oil-producing South American country. Commenting on U.S. reliance on foreign oil supplies, McCain told Fox News Sunday, "We better understand the vulnerabilities that our economy and our very lives have ... when we're dependent on Iranian mullahs and wackos in Venezuela." Venezuela, the world's...

2005-11-28 19:46:01

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - A group of U.S. congressmen was forced to abandon an official visit to Venezuela on Monday after local authorities refused to allow them to leave their aircraft in Caracas, U.S. officials said. The five lawmakers, led by Republican Rep. Henry Hyde, who chairs the House International Relations Committee, and Democrat Rep. Tom Lantos, left Venezuela after officials kept their U.S. Air Force jet on the tarmac for an hour without allowing them to disembark,...

2005-11-23 17:15:31

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela warned Mexico on Wednesday it would not apologize in the dispute that prompted the two governments to withdrew their ambassadors, but said it hoped to resolve their diplomatic impasse. Venezuela and Mexico recalled their envoys last week after Mexican President Vicente Fox and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sparred over U.S. free-trade proposals and Mexico demanded an apology when Chavez called Fox a "lap dog" of U.S. imperialism. "They'll...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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