- 12-17-02 Venezuela's Media the Focus of Protests (BBC News)
"The decision by the Venezuelan president's supporters and opponents to attack each other's media outlets highlights the key role played by the media in the ongoing crisis."
- 12-17-02 Venezuela's Supreme Court Rules Against President Chavez (BBC News)
"Venezuela's Supreme Court has ordered embattled President Hugo Chavez to hand back control of Caracas police force to the capital's mayor."
"The unrest in the world's fifth largest oil exporter has forced up the price of a barrel of oil by more than 4%, amid growing supply fears."