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Briefs: WGA urges end to walkout; Venezuela threatens to halt oil exports to U.S.;

Writers’ panel urges
members to OK pact
LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America moved swiftly Sunday toward a resolution of its three-month-old strike, with guild leaders deciding to recommend the contract to members and ask them to vote on a quick end to the walkout.

Membership meetings will be held Tuesday in New York and Los Angeles to allow writers to decide whether the strike should be brought to a speedy end, said Patric Verrone, president of the guild’s West Coast branch.

The union’s negotiating committee also recommended the contract be accepted, and the West branch’s board of directors and the East Coast unit’s council agreed.

The Associated Press

Chavez: We’ll halt oil to
U.S. if Exxon wins case
CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez on Sunday threatened to cut off oil sales to the United States if Exxon Mobil Corp. wins court judgments to seize his government’s assets.

“If you end up freezing (Venezuelan assets) and it harms us, we’re going to harm you,” Chavez said. “Do you know how? We aren’t going to send oil to the United States. Take note, Mr. Bush, Mr. Danger.”

Exxon Mobil has gone after the assets of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA in U.S., British and Dutch courts as it challenges the nationalization of a multibillion dollar oil project by Chavez’s government.

A British court has issued an injunction “freezing” as much as $12 billion in assets.

“The outlaws of Exxon Mobil will never again rob us,” Chavez said, saying the Irving, Texas-based oil giant acts in concert with “the imperialist government of the United States.”

The Associated Press

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