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True North Canuck Fact of the Day

A new feature begins in this issue: True North Canuck Fact of The Day. The authors refer to their work as Trivia. However, I consider that which they produce a masterpiece of concise fact, present and historical, about our country. A must read at the bottom of this list, - Carl Dow, Editor.
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Mexico's economy: a tumbling oil price may strain the budget

Less than two weeks into the New Year, Mexico’s oil export price has dipped below its budgeted level, raising the risk that the government might have to consider adjustments to the 2007 budget. – 418 words
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John Negroponte nomination may reveal
Latin America’s Real “Mr. Danger”

President Bush’s nomination of current director of National Intelligence John Negroponte for the position of deputy secretary of state brings bad news for Latin America. – 1,823 words
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Left and right share appeals on
cloning animals to make food

William Saletan, in arguing the case for cloned food says, “The left-wingers want the FDA, Congress, and President Bush to keep clones off the market. Their case, laid out in a petition to the FDA, is a mess of anecdotes, obsolete data, speculation, and ideology. Like right-wingers in the human cloning debate, they expect the government to honor even their "religious" objections. But their strongest argument is that cloned food is unsafe, since cloning, unlike fertilization, often fails to reprogram genes for normal embryonic development.” – 1,060 words

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The Chinese rev their engines as they
enter world auto sales competition

Zhengchu Chen, general manager of Changfeng Motor, doesn't care if his company loses the race to be the first Chinese automaker to sell cars in America. . . . "What's important to us is for the market to accept us," he said through an interpretor in an interview at the Detroit auto show. – 657 words
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No wonder you may be confused about Venezuela;
the following may shine some light on the mystery

Eva Golingersays, Venezuela’s “new Minister of Telecommunications, Jesse Chacón, announced that any company “nationalized” will be fully compensated for its shares and property at market value.” She also says, “If you only read the U.S. press, you must be very confused about Venezuela. The extreme levels of distortion, lack of fact checking and source verification and outright manipulation of information in the U.S. media on Venezuela is quite troubling and dangerous in a nation that has waged wars based on false data and misleading policies.”
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True North Canuck Fact of the Day 

On Oct. 25, 1993, Jean Augustine, a Liberal representing the Toronto riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, was the first black woman elected to the House of
Commons.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com
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