The Americas ReportDecember 13, 2007Descargar reporte (pdf- 448 kb)Main News :• Bolivia: Governors declare independence
from the Central Government. IMPORTANT: Presence of Venezuelans in
Bolivian oil zone condemned.• Spain investigates ETA's presence in Venezuela.• NEWS ALERT: Possible Illegal contributions from Chávez to Ms.
Kirchner's campaign discovered. Argentina: Cristina Fernández sworn in
as President. New Argentinian president wishes Venezuela to join
Mercosur soon. Bank of the South was born in Buenos Aires.• Venezuela: Ex Minister Baduel asks again for Constitutional
Assembly. Chávez: I must go in 2013 because you did not pass the
reform. Chávez threatens to cut trade relations with Colombia. Police
conducts a search at residence of opposition leader. Chávez: Domestic
oil production to a standstill. Some Europeans do not like resistance.
Foreign Vice-Minister Vladimir Villegas quits. Ex VP Rangel at odds
with President Chávez. Venezuela, Belarus to operate other three
oilfields. US dollars for cards exceed by 97% the quota for food.
IMPORTANT: RWB warns against use of exchange control to punish the
dissenting media. Venezuela reviews use of US dollars withdrawals
abroad. Seven million workers outside of social security system.
Chavez's hour and New Currency.• CITGO starts delivering discounted fuel in the US through Joe Kennedy's "Citizens Energy."• Castiglioni warns against likely rupture in Mercosur for Chávez's policies.• Uribe announces "meeting area" for humanitarian swap. Colombia
declines depositing reserves in Bank of the South. Nicaragua
nationalizes Oil importation - buys oil from Venezuela.• Cuba's dictatorship arrests ten people.• Editor's Note - Peru: "Fujimori's Legacy."• Analysis: "Venezuela - Chavez Down, Not Out." By: John R. Thomson - The Washington Times.