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Venezuelan President Threatens Oil Exports to US


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his country would stop oil exports to the United States if there is an attempt to assassinate him.

During his weekly radio address Sunday, Mr. Chavez said Cuban President Fidel Castro warned him a week ago that Washington is plotting to kill him.

Mr. Chavez said if anything happens to him, Mr. Bush can "forget about Venezuelan oil."

Washington has criticized Venezuelan President Chavez's populist policies and his country's close relationship with Cuba. President Chavez has accused the United States of backing attempts to oust him, including a 2002 coup which briefly removed him from power.

Some information provided by AFP and AP.

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