Daily Archives: 05/06/2009

Jackals everywhere

The Seniat tax authorities today slapped private TV channel Globovision with a BsF 5 million fine ($23.2 million at the official exchange rate) for not declaring taxes allegedly owed the state for institutional messages broadcast during the national oil strike … Continue reading

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Chavez takes aim at the banks

Depositors beware! President Hugo Chavez appears to have initiated his campaign to nationalize Venezuela’s private banks. Yesterday a group of union workers employed by BOD protested outside the bank’s main branch in Caracas. Reportedly, Banco Provincial is the next target … Continue reading

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Remembering Pierre

Pierre Fould Gerges was assassinated on June 2, 2008 in broad daylight, during rush hour in the Chuao-Las Mercedes area of Caracas, in the presence of literally dozens of eyewitnesses. Two men on a black motorcycle pulled up next to … Continue reading

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