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Venezuela calls business group 'subversive' for opposing reforms

President Hugo Chavez's government condemned a leading Venezuelan business group on Wednesday for urging voters to oppose the president's constitutional reforms "by all legal means."

Finance Minister Rodrigo Cabezas said the Fedecamaras business chamber appeared to be calling for resistance beyond opposing the reforms at the ballot box in a Dec. 2 referendum.

Fedecamaras, made up of hundreds of thousands of business members, has traditionally been anti-Chavez and is strongly against reforms that would let him run for re-election indefinitely. The chamber called the proposed changes "illicit, invalid" in a statement Tuesday, urging Venezuelans to prevent their passage "by all legal means possible."

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