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Op-Ed Commentary 2008

 

Previous editorials 07

Previous editorials 06

Previous editorials 05

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Scott Sullivan :  Gates Must Go!

Scott Sullivan : Obama Must Shun Ahmadinejad, Chavez  and Ortega

Pedro M. Burelli : What goes up must come down: Oil betrays those it empowered

Washington Post :Mr. Chávez tries again

Vakhtang Maisaia :  Russia's New Energy Geopolitics:  Way to Heal Economics or Politics?

John Hall: the OPEC Conference  Oran, Algeria, 17th. December, 2008

Francisco Toro : Chavez after the oil boom

Scott Sullivan: Will Al-Qaeda block Iran in Pakistan

Scott Sullivan: Will Al-Qaeda block Iran in Pakistan?

FP Passport: Chávez running on fumes?

VenEconomy : The consequences of ten years of harassment

Scott Sullivan : Obama and al-Qaeda vs Iran

 

 

Randy Woods : Mexico: Now comes the hard part

M K Bhadrakumar : Strange storm brews in South Asia

VenEconomy : All out war

Pedro M. Burelli :  Medvedev  and  "Peter the Great"  in Venezuela:  Some press fallout

David Ignatius : An F for Bush's  Iran policy

VenEconomy :  From one absurdity to the next

Gustavo Coronel: Hugo Chavez's bleak political future

The New York Times : Hugo Chávez's choice

Scott Sullivan: US must favor Syria

Scott Sullivan: Obama's Iraq Crisis

 

Scott Sullivan:  Gates and Clinton  Help Iran

David Cho /Washington Post: On  Treasury Secretary  Henry M.  Paulson  Jr

Scott Sullivan: Put Richardson at State !

Oliver Campbell : Selection  of participants  for developing  the  Carabobo Area

Scott Sullivan:  Obama must stop Iran


 

VenEconomy : Stop and think!

VenEconomy :  Three cases worthy of monitoring

 Scott Sullivan :  Obama, Iran, and al-Qaeda

 Scott Sullivan :  Obama becomes Hero on Iraq

Scott Sullivan :  Obama's top priority must be Iraq

 

Scott Sullivan :  bConservatives must rescue Obama

Thomas L. Friedman:  Finishing our work

Barack Obama 's victory speech

Larry M. Bartels: How  smart is the  American voter? The electorate  as a whole may be wiser and more  rational than any individual.

Scott Sullivan:  Wii Bush Sink Obama in Iraq and Bolivia?

VenEconomy : The abyss

 

VenEconomy : The abyss

Latin American Advisor  : Can the United States   achieve independence
from Venezuelan oil

Oliver L Campbell :  Why threats  and  counter-threats are not useful

Scott Sullivan: Iran’s December test for Obama

John Mercurio : Is McCain winning  the week?

 

 

Catherine Hunter/  Global Insight : OPEC  members veer  towards
phased  cuts  in bid to fine-tune supply balance

Scott Sullivan : How Iran will test Obama

VenEconomy:  A coup against arbitration

Oliver L Campbell : Has PDVSA  abandoned  the concept of Joint Ventures?

Scott Sullivan : Six tests for Senator McCain

 

Andres Oppenheimer:  Falling oil prices a bad  omen for Chávez

Jose Miguel Vivanco ,  Daniel Wilkinson :  Hugo Chávez Versus  Human Rights

VenEconomy : It's  no laughing matter

Tim Wood : A glimpse  of the future  of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

Scott Sullivan : Obama will crush terrorism

 

PW : the candidates  proposals on energy

VenEconomy :  A portrait of totalitarianism

VenEconomy :The crisis has taken up residence Washington Times :  A choice for Latin America

VenEconomy : In  search of courage lost

 

 

VenEconomy :  Unconstitutional law No. 27

VenEconomy :  Wednesday, decision  time

Scott Sullivan :  McCain misfired on security issues

Scott Sullivan :   Bush creates national socialism in the US!

Gustavo Coronel:Why PDVSA CEO should  be made to resign

 

 

Gustavo Coronel:Why PDVSA CEO should  be made to resign

Oliver  Campbell : PDVSA Operational  and Financial
Report--1st Semester  2008

Michael Rowan : Deep trouble

Scott Sullivan :  Palin must confront  Evo Morales

The Dallas Morning News:  Trouble lurks in Venezuela


Human Rigths Watch :  A Decade Under Chávez Political intolerance and lost opportunities for advancing Human Rights in Venezuela

Scott Sullivan : Is Abramowitz working for Germany and Iran?

VenEconomy :  The bubbles collapse

VenEconomy : A smokescreen?

Scott Sullivan : McCain and Obama appease Iran

 

 

VenEconomy : A country in decline The Times: Oil
on troubled waters

John Hall Associates:  The market is over
supplied with oil - targets to be adhered to !

VenEconomy :  Traveling into the dark

William Safire :  The Maverick Ticket


Barbara Curtis : Sarah Palin can have it all

 

Barbara Curtis : Sarah Palin can have it all

VenEconomy :  This is no tall tale

Scott Sullivan: McCain Abandons Palin

Scott Sullivan: Palin the next Dick Cheney

 


VenEconomy: He thought,  “Eliminate property…” and  it was eliminated

VenEconomy:  Justice  left, but when will it be  back?

Rich Duprey :  Venezuela's diva belts out a new tune

VenEconomy:  An insatiable  desire for control

VenEconomy: And  will silence reign?

 

 

VenEconomy:  Lifelong President,  a dream come true!

Gustavo Coronel: CEMEX:  The latest  Chavez fiasco

VenEconomy:  Overstepping the bounds of the  Constitution

Juan Cristobal :  Does Cemex Matter?

NYT : Everybody Loses

 

NYT : Energy Fictions

Michael Fitzsimmons : Oil will only fall so farVenEconomy: Will TSJ  have a flash of sanity?

VenEconomy: Only darkness at the end of the tunnel

Robert Kagan/WP :  Putin makes his move

The Washington Post  :Power Grab

Ruth Marcos/WP: Crude campaigning

VenEconomy: Chronology of a  bank’s demise

Scott Sullivan: Huckabee must  block Iran in Cuba

Carin Zissis: The Uncertain Fate of Pemex

Marla Dickerson/LATimes:  Mexicans ponder oil- industry future

Oliver L Campbell:  Subsidised Fuel Prices in Venezuela

Timothy Egan /NYT: The oil man cometh

VenEconomy: From blackout to blackout

Max Delany: Chavez likely to get weapons, not support

Dan Ariely: Eyes off the price


STATEMENT BY U.S. ASSISTANT SEC. OF STATE THOMAS A. SHANNON
Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to appear before this Committee today to address the theme:
“Venezuela: Looking Ahead.”

 

Richard Goldstone: Catching a war criminal in the act

VenEconomy: A change in direction, but bound for where?

Robert Bryce: The democrats’ no-drill energy plan

Randy Woods :Venezuelan LNG: Really!

Norman Geras: The shielding of political criminals

 

 

VenEconomy: Black clouds on the horizon

VenEconomy: A turnabout of 360°

VenEconomy: Precipitating a debacle

VenEconomy: Time to take a stand!

Scott Sullivan: US is surrendering to Iran

Gustavo Coronel: PEMEX: how to produce more oil, more efficiently?

Bush, First and Flynn : A legal case against the OPEC cartel

Alan Benjamin : Confrontation over Mexican oil privatization plan intensifies

VenEconomy: No change

The Economist : Venezuela's economy: A funny way to beat inflation

John Hall: Jeddah Energy Meeting

 

 

Gustavo Coronel: In Latin America: Nsocialism of the XXI century is stillborn

VenEconomy: A cuckoo in the nest

VenEconomy: The clamor of the people

Scott Sullivan: Osama is US savior in Iraq

Oliver L Campbell: Will Petrobras Join OPEC?

 

 

VenEconomy: More, much more of the same

VenEconomy: A tactical withdrawal

Gail Collins : What Hillary won

VenEconomy: There’s no “co-” to it

Peter Wilson/BW: Lights Out in Venezuela

 

 

VenEconomy: A sad spectacle

VenEconomy: SINful absence of the rule of law

Ken Livingstone: A piece of mindless vandalism

VenEconomy: Contraction forewarned

NYT: Colombia’s Chance

 

VenEconomy: A bottomless pit of illegality

VenEconomy: Venezuela in high esteem

Diane Francis : Oil shock: China and Mexico, not Exxon, stupid

VenEconomy: The worst route

Gustavo Coronel: If the price of a barrel of oil hits $200, will there be war?

Martin Rosenberg/ EnergyBiz : A Movement Is Born

Investor's Business Daily: Mexico's oiling days are numbered

Gustavo Coronel: INTERPOL publishes its FARC report and Chavez calls them “ clowns”

Scott Sullivan: US Must Attack Iran!

VenEconomy: Hot air

VenEconomy: A thorny path

VenEconomy: Sights set on the mines

 

 

Opinion L.A.: Scenes from Occidental shareholder meeting

Sarah Knopp : Who will control Mexico's oil?

Carin Zissis : Bolivia's widening gap

Simon Romero : Ecuador’s Leader purges military and moves to expel american base

Global Insight : Biofuels come under attack over rising food prices

 

The Christian Science Monitor: Untapped oil, overtapped politics

Investors's Business Daily: Hugo's all-too- predictable shortages

VeneEconomy: Unperturbed, he’s walking off with everything

 

Simon Romero : Ecuador’s Leader purges
military and moves to expel american base

VenEconomy: Destructive shows of bravado

Cobus de Swardt: Transparency International 2008 report on Revenue Transparency of Oil and Gas Companies

 

VenEconomy: Murky, sovereign maneuverings

Oliver L Campbell: Windfall Tax - The Law on Special Contributions

PW: Some do better than others

What a load of…!

Scott Sullivan: Sadr on the world stage

Lisa Richardson: Chevron takes on the plaintiffs

VenEconomy: A suspicious index

Scott Sullivan: Bush should apologize to Sadr

VenEconomy : The stains of April the 11th

VenEconomy : Tomorrow is too late?

VenEconomy : Scraping the bottom of every barrel

Oliver L Campbell : New Venezuelan tax on the extraordinary profits of oil companies

Lawhawk: Mugabe's Last Stand ?

 

VenEconomy: Double message

Scott Sullivan: Sadr must imitate Khmer Rouge

E & P : IAPA: Chavez overriding Venezuelan
referendum by anti-Free speech decrees

VenEconomy : Getting desperate

Ed Tubbs : The Democratic ticket is.........

 

Scott Sullivan: Mao will defeat Iran

Global Insight: Violence in Southern Iraq threatening
oil exports

Scott Sullivan: Clintons must repudiate Nazi ties

VenEcconomy : PDVSA’s wings beginning to be clipped

Gustavo Coronel: State oil ownership in Latin America: The dilemma
of the starving monkey.

Steven Mufson: A crude case for war?

Oliver L Campbell : On Exxon compensation

Pedro Miguel Burelli: Once more on sanctions: It's the facts, stupid!...
CPR not required

Oliver L Campbell: PDVSA’S national contribution is the figure that counts

Scott Sullivan: Hillary plays the race card

Scott Sullivan: Would Hillary negotiate with the PKK?

 

Pedro M. Burrelli: What do we do now with Mr. Chavez?

VenEconomy: Joining the outlaw club?

Scott Sullivan: Chavez faces defeat in Bolivia

Phil Gunson : Why Colombia will win its contest with Venezuela

 

 

Gustavo Coronel: War in the Andes?

VenEconomy: The other front

Pedro M. Burelli: Mr. Chavez's plan A in motion: A truly B &W affair

VenEconomy: A violent truth

Scott Sullivan: McCain appeases Ahmadinedjad on Baghdad

 

Scott Sullivan: Putin and McCain must stop Iran

Scott Sullivan: McCain must impeach Bush on Iraq

Scott Sullivan: Kurds will sink McCain

Pablo Bachelet : Candidates' Latin America experts a clue to policy

VenEconomy: Lessons in democracy

 

VenEconomy: Sailing in the sea of happiness

VenEconomy: Desperation, cynicism or ignorance?

VenEconomy : Who’s the traitor

Michael Goldblatt and Daniel Mandel : Gaza's Palestinian civilians are not Israel's responsibility ?

 

Houston Chronicle : R-e-s-p-e-c-t

Think Tank: Oil policy puts PDVSA under pressure

Oliver L Campbell: ExxonMobil seek more than net book value

Scott Sullivan: McCain and Clinton evade Kosovo accountibility

VenEconomy: Black Thursday

 

PW: ExxonMobil vs PDVSA

Scott Sullivan: Kosovo/Kurdish crisis collapses McCain and Clinton

The New York Times: Divided they run

VenEconomy: Growth, employment and falsehoods

Scott Sullivan: Clinton, McCain and the Albanians

 

VenEconomy: One failure after another

Gustavo Coronel: PDVSA: Ramirez versus Ramirez

VenEconomy: It takes two to fight…

VenEconomy: The collapse of PDVSA of all trades

Jeroen van der Veer: Two energy futures

 

Alvaro Vargas Llosa:Slum Lord

Scott Sullivan: North Korea Letter

Joel Brinkley: Bolivian leader takes a page from Chavez

Scott Sullivan Huckabee, Ortega and Iran

Reynold Benjamin: Grenada must not be bullied

 

 

VenEconomy:Identifying with the enemy

The Washington Post: Ally to Kidnappers

Jai Singh : Our oily near-future

Jeremy M. Martin, Roger Tissot: An analysis on Latin America energy
security

 

VenEconomy: It’s time for the foreign exchange wolf

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