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Venezuela’s Chavez Says May Buy Military Aircraft from Russia, China

Venezuelan President Huga Chavez said on Tuesday, Jan. 17, that his government would buy military aircraft from Russia or China if the United States continues to block his country’s planned purchase of transport planes from Spain.

The United States denied Spain permission to sell 12 military transport planes to Venezuela because the aircraft were built with U.S. technology. Spain’s socialist government has said it will move ahead with the sale by replacing the U.S. technology.

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