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President grants amnesty to foes

World in Brief / VENEZUELA

January 01, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez granted amnesty to many opponents accused of supporting a failed 2002 coup that briefly drove him from power.

Chavez said he signed an amnesty decree that would also pardon many others accused of attempts to overthrow his government in recent years. It was not immediately clear how many accused opponents would be affected by the amnesty.

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