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Oct 8, 2012

Analysis: Chavez win keeps Venezuela oil policy intact

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on Sunday means Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA will remain highly politicized and will continue its discount supply deals with his socialist allies.

Chavez, 58, won a new six-year term with more then 54 percent of the vote against opposition rival Henrique Capriles, a young state governor who sought to end his 14-year, self-styled revolution.

Oct 8, 2012

Analysis: Chavez win means more of the same for Venezuela oil

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on Sunday means Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA will remain highly politicized and will continue its discount supply deals with his socialist allies.

Chavez, 58, won a new six-year term with more than 54 percent of the vote against opposition rival Henrique Capriles, a young state governor who sought to end his 14-year, self-styled revolution.

Oct 8, 2012

Chavez win means more of the same for Venezuela oil

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on Sunday means Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA will remain highly politicized and will continue its discount supply deals with his socialist allies.

Chavez, 58, won a new six-year term with more than 54 percent of the vote against opposition rival Henrique Capriles, a young state governor who sought to end his 14-year, self-styled revolution.

Oct 8, 2012

Venezuela presidential vote looks set for close finish

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s presidential election looked headed for a close finish on Sunday with Hugo Chavez facing an unprecedented challenge to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism.

An energetic campaign by centrist state governor Henrique Capriles, 40, has united the opposition and turned him into its best chance in 14 years to unseat the popular president and take the reins of South America’s leading oil exporter.

Oct 7, 2012

Chavez’s socialist rule at risk as Venezuelans vote

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans vote on Sunday with President Hugo Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism.

Henrique Capriles, a centrist state governor, edged toward the still popular Chavez in final polls thanks to a vigorous campaign that united the opposition and made him its best chance of ending Chavez’s 14-year rule.

Oct 3, 2012

Chavez calls for pre-dawn turnout at Venezuela vote

YARITAGUA/CARACAS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez urged his supporters to vote early at Sunday’s
election, saying the key to him winning another six-year term as
leader of South America’s biggest oil exporter was organization
and logistics.

Chavez, 58, is in a close race with 40-year-old state
governor Henrique Capriles, and both camps are now focused on
their final rallies and getting their supporters to the polls.

Oct 2, 2012

What could Venezuela vote mean for its oil industry?

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s bitterly-fought election will not bring major short-term changes to the oil industry but if the opposition won, it would try to depoliticize the business and end supply deals with President Hugo Chavez’s leftist allies.

Chavez, 58, is seeking a new six-year term and accuses opposition challenger Henrique Capriles, a 40-year-old state governor, of seeking to reverse his self-styled socialist revolution.

Sep 28, 2012

Satellite launch stirs passions before Venezuela vote

CARACAS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Venezuela will launch its
second satellite on Friday in a move President Hugo Chavez says
highlights the achievements of his self-styled revolution ahead
of an election, but which his rival says underscores his neglect
of problems closer to home.

It is a close race with just nine days to go before the vote
in South America’s biggest oil exporter. Both sides are planning
huge rallies next week to close their campaigns, as well as
making last-ditch efforts to win over undecided voters.

Sep 12, 2012

Supporters throw stones in Venezuela pre-election clash

CARACAS (Reuters) – Rival supporters in Venezuela’s presidential election fought and threw stones on Wednesday before a campaign stop by opposition leader Henrique Capriles less than a month before an October 7 vote.

In the worst flareup since the campaign formally began on July 1, some people were hurt and both sides blamed the other for the violence at the country’s main port, Puerto Cabello.

Aug 2, 2012

Venezuelan fencer Limardo wins gold, thanks Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) – Fencer Ruben Limardo thanked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after breaking the country’s 44-year gold medal drought by winning the men’s epee fencing competition at the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday, saying the socialist leader helped him achieve his dream.

Venezuelans rejoiced in their nation’s first fencing medal, and their first of the 2012 Olympics, after Limardo beat Seth Kelsey of the United States and Norway’s Bartosz Piasecki.

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      "Daniel used to work for The Times newspaper and PA News agency in London before joining Reuters in 2003. Since then he has reported on political, general and economic news from across east Africa, Iraq and Latin America."
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