Venezuela Revises Prison System

1 Caracas, Jan 21. -The Venezuelan government is conducting a thorough inspection of its prison system to bring order and legality in such a sensitive activity.The progressive deterioration of Venezuelan prisons is a reflection of "obstacles from the past and corruption," said in July 2011 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who noted that values should be transformed to improve the system.

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Venezuela Aims to Bring Dignity to Farmers

1 Caracas, Dec 24. -The Venezuelan government completed its seizure of 47 large landholdings comprising about 24,000 hectares, and is now focusing on the agricultural development of that area, south of Maracaibo Lake. Nearly 20 small farmers responded to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' call to implement an integral development strategy in the countryside. The armed forces and representatives of the

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Venezuela Boosts Econ Dvlpmt, Security on Colombian Border

0 Caracas, Aug. 24. -The Venezuelan government is moving to step up economic development and security along the border it shares with Colombia, a high-crime area. The initiatives include boosting the production and transport sectors in the state of Tachira, as deploying soldiers and the Bolivarian National Police to guarantee citizen security. The western Venezuelan state is frequently affected by

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