Thousands of Striking Oil Employees Fired in Venezuela The government of Venezuela fires about 10,000 employees of the national oil company for taking part in a two-month strike. Opponents of President Hugo Chavez say the firings are part of a growing wave of political retribution by the government. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.
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Thousands of Striking Oil Employees Fired in Venezuela

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Thousands of Striking Oil Employees Fired in Venezuela

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Thousands of Striking Oil Employees Fired in Venezuela

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The government of Venezuela fires about 10,000 employees of the national oil company for taking part in a two-month strike. Opponents of President Hugo Chavez say the firings are part of a growing wave of political retribution by the government. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.