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No survivors in plane crash  Rescue teams found the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the mountains, but none of the 46 people aboard survived Hostage mission begins 4 hostages released by FARC Chavez in Farc raid 'war' warning   Venezuela 'sends tanks to border'  Hugo Chavez has ordered his military to move 10 battalions to the border with Colombia, after Bogota killed a leading rebel Chavez gave FARC $300M Colombia calls for Chavez charges   Leaders say Colombia crisis over
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  Chavez makes Colombia rebel call  Venezuelan President has called on the US and European governments to stop treating Colombian left-wing rebel groups as terrorists Chavez to farmers: Sell within Venezuela Hostage gang captured Top Colombia drug lord killed Exxon Mobil cut off from Venezuela's oil  Venezuela's state oil company has stopped selling crude to Exxon Mobil Corp. in response to the U.S. oil company's drive to use the courts Jetliner reported missing  A commercial twin-engine jetliner with 46 people on board was reported missing in western Venezuela Jetliner crashes in mountains
Chavez in major cabinet reshuffle Freed hostages reunited with families Map of Caracas Venezuela


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  2 hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in Caracas, where their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them
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  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts.    Harsh weather and rough terrain will make rescue job difficult. The Santa Barbar...
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  The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border raid
    Chavez urges unity after summit  Venezuelan President has said the 'happy' end to the regional crisis with Colombia should boost unity in Latin America Mar.9 Venezuela, Colombia restore ties Mar.14     Venezuela dares US to put it on terror list  Chavez is calling it an attempt by Washington to undermine him for political reasons Mar.25     Chavez: Little chance to free Betancourt  Venezuelan President: There is little chance FARC will free Colombian presidential candidate after that country's attack inside Ecuador

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4 Venezuela nationalizes cement companies
Apr.23 LatAm leaders in food price pact Apr.29 Widespread power outages

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.15     Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
  Interpol says Colombian officials did not tamper with computers which they claim provide proof Venezuela financed Farc rebels May.19   U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
Map of La Orchila Venezuela  A U.S. anti-drug aircraft strayed into Venezuelan airspace, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. Venezuela has demanded an explanation May.29   Latin Americans to discuss cost of food   Envoys from 26 countries meet in Caracas to discuss the rising cost of food and draw up a united policy for the region

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.8     End struggle, Chavez urges Farc
  Venezuelan President has urged the new leader of Colombia's rebels to end their four-decade struggle and release all hostages Jun.18 U.S.: Two Venezuelans support terrorism
Jun.21 Venezuela 'taking control' of mines

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1 General who opposes Chavez detained
Jul.11 Uribe and Chavez hail 'new era' Jul.13 Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe Jul.22 Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.9 38 Warao Indians dead from rabies


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Sep.6 Venezuela plans Russia navy visit
Sep.10   2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela Map of Libertador Venezuela
  The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day
 NATO fighters followed the bombers on 13-hour flight over the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic
Sep.11   Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
  President Hugo Chavez said he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela
Sep.12 US sanctions Venezuela officials Sep.18 Rights group slams Chavez Sep.23 Venezuelan president arrives in China Sep.25 Russia shows off military for U.S. Sep.26     Chavez reaffirms Russia alliance   In his second visit to Russia in as many months, Venezuelan President met with counterpart Dmitry Medvedev Sep.28 Chavez interested in Russian nuke help

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.10   Venezuela shuts down McDonald's  The government has shut all branches of restaurant chain for 48 hours, citing tax irregularitie

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.24   Chavez passes election test
  Candidates from President Chavez's party won a majority of the seats in local elections that were seen as a test of Chavez's influence Nov.26     Russia-Venezuela nuclear accord  During a visit by Medvedev, Russia and Venezuela have signed an agreement to promote the development of nuclear energy for civilian use Nov.30   Chavez renews reelection ambition
  President Hugo Chavez has announced a plan to seek a constitutional amendment to allow him to stand for reelection to remain in power until 2021

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Russia-Venezuela exercises begin  Both navies have begun joint three-day operation in the Caribbean Sea, close to US territorial waters


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B. 01-03 Chavez in major cabinet reshuffle Venezuela
01-10 Freed hostages reunited with families Caracas, Venezuela
D. 01-11 Chavez makes Colombia rebel call Venezuela
E. 01-20 Chavez to farmers: Sell within Venezuela Venezuela
F. 01-29 Hostage gang captured Venezuela
G. 02-12 Exxon Mobil cut off from Venezuela's oil Venezuela
7. 02-21 Jetliner reported missing Venezuela
8. 02-21 Jetliner crashes in mountains Venezuela





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  Chavez makes Colombia rebel call  Venezuelan President has called on the US and European governments to stop treating Colombian left-wing rebel groups as terrorists 4 hostages released by FARC   Venezuela 'sends tanks to border'  Hugo Chavez has ordered his military to move 10 battalions to the border with Colombia, after Bogota killed a leading rebel Chavez gave FARC $300M   Leaders say Colombia crisis over




Venezuela, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.27
Mar.2
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Mar.7
  The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border raid
May.15   Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
  Interpol says Colombian officials did not tamper with computers which they claim provide proof Venezuela financed Farc rebels May.19 U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
Map of La Orchila Venezuela  A U.S. anti-drug aircraft strayed into Venezuelan airspace, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. Venezuela has demanded an explanation Jun.8   End struggle, Chavez urges Farc  Venezuelan President has urged the new leader of Colombia's rebels to end their four-decade struggle and release all hostages Jul.1 General who opposes Chavez detained Jul.22 Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons Sep.6 Venezuela plans Russia navy visit Sep.10 2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela Map of Libertador Venezuela
  The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day
 NATO fighters followed the bombers on 13-hour flight over the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic
Sep.25 Russia shows off military for U.S. Sep.28 Chavez interested in Russian nuke help Dec.1 Russia-Venezuela exercises begin  Both navies have begun joint three-day operation in the Caribbean Sea, close to US territorial waters



Venezuela, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.21 Jetliner reported missing  A commercial twin-engine jetliner with 46 people on board was reported missing in western Venezuela Feb.21 Jetliner crashes in mountains
  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts.    Harsh weather and rough terrain will make rescue job difficult. The Santa Barbar...
Feb.22 No survivors in plane crash  Rescue teams found the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the mountains, but none of the 46 people aboard survived Apr.29 Widespread power outages
Aug.9 38 Warao Indians dead from rabies



Venezuela, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.20 Chavez to farmers: Sell within Venezuela
Feb.12 Exxon Mobil cut off from Venezuela's oil  Venezuela's state oil company has stopped selling crude to Exxon Mobil Corp. in response to the U.S. oil company's drive to use the courts Apr.4 Venezuela nationalizes cement companies Apr.23 LatAm leaders in food price pact May.29 Latin Americans to discuss cost of food   Envoys from 26 countries meet in Caracas to discuss the rising cost of food and draw up a united policy for the region Jun.21 Venezuela 'taking control' of mines Jul.13 Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe Jul.22 Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons Oct.10 Venezuela shuts down McDonald's  The government has shut all branches of restaurant chain for 48 hours, citing tax irregularitie



Venezuela, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.10 Freed hostages reunited with families
Map of Caracas Venezuela
  2 hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in Caracas, where their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them
Jan.29 Hostage gang captured Feb.2 Top Colombia drug lord killed Feb.27 Hostage mission begins Feb.27 4 hostages released by FARC Mar.14   Venezuela dares US to put it on terror list  Chavez is calling it an attempt by Washington to undermine him for political reasons Mar.25   Chavez: Little chance to free Betancourt  Venezuelan President: There is little chance FARC will free Colombian presidential candidate after that country's attack inside Ecuador Jun.18 U.S.: Two Venezuelans support terrorism



Venezuela, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3 Chavez in major cabinet reshuffle
Jan.11   Chavez makes Colombia rebel call   Venezuelan President has called on the US and European governments to stop treating Colombian left-wing rebel groups as terrorists Mar.1 Chavez in Farc raid 'war' warning Mar.4 Colombia calls for Chavez charges Mar.7   Leaders say Colombia crisis over
  The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border raid
Mar.7   Chavez urges unity after summit  Venezuelan President has said the 'happy' end to the regional crisis with Colombia should boost unity in Latin America Mar.9 Venezuela, Colombia restore ties
Mar.14   Venezuela dares US to put it on terror list  Chavez is calling it an attempt by Washington to undermine him for political reasons Apr.23 LatAm leaders in food price pact May.15   Farc rebel link files 'genuine'  Interpol says Colombian officials did not tamper with computers which they claim provide proof Venezuela financed Farc rebels May.29 Latin Americans to discuss cost of food   Envoys from 26 countries meet in Caracas to discuss the rising cost of food and draw up a united policy for the region Jul.1 General who opposes Chavez detained Jul.11 Uribe and Chavez hail 'new era' Jul.22 Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons Sep.11 Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
  President Hugo Chavez said he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela
Sep.12 US sanctions Venezuela officials
Sep.18 Rights group slams Chavez Sep.23 Venezuelan president arrives in China Sep.26   Chavez reaffirms Russia alliance   In his second visit to Russia in as many months, Venezuelan President met with counterpart Dmitry Medvedev Nov.24 Chavez passes election test  Candidates from President Chavez's party won a majority of the seats in local elections that were seen as a test of Chavez's influence Nov.26   Russia-Venezuela nuclear accord  During a visit by Medvedev, Russia and Venezuela have signed an agreement to promote the development of nuclear energy for civilian use Nov.30 Chavez renews reelection ambition  President Hugo Chavez has announced a plan to seek a constitutional amendment to allow him to stand for reelection to remain in power until 2021