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Saturday, 19 August, 2000, 18:47 GMT 19:47 UK
Venezuela's Chavez sworn in again

The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has been sworn in for a six-year term, three weeks after winning re-election.

At his inauguration, Mr Chavez vowed to continue what he called his social revolution for the poor.

He also promised to rebuild Venezuela's economy, which shrank by seven percent last year.

Since taking office eighteen months ago, Mr Chavez has swept away the old political order, and his critics say the changes have concentrated too much power in his own hands.

Recently he defied criticism from the United States by visiting Iraq and Libya during a tour of the world's major oil-producing nations. Mr Chavez has invited OPEC leaders to a summit in Caracas next month.

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