OIL IS THE BACKBONE OF WORLD TRADE TO VENEZUELA An oil rig worker in Venezuela dressed in immaculate white turns various valves on the rig while the VO notes, \"That\'s why heavy fuel oil is important from friendly foreign nations like Venezuela. To them oil is the very backbone of world trade.\"
OIL TANKER SHIP CARRYING HEAVY FUEL OIL FROM VENEZUELA As an oil tanker ship moves though the water VO narrator notes this is, \"A familiar scene in the harbors of the northeastern United States is a tanker like this. It\'s bringing heavy fuel oil from Venezuela. Imported oil supplements domestic supplies and helps keep our industrial plants running.\"
OIL DRILLING IN VENEZUELA CREATES IMPORT EXPORT TRADE WITH U.S. Narrator VO talks about fishing boats that carry men to the offshore oil rigs in Venezuela where they produce oil that has created trade with the United States, \"Yes, fishing boats now sail out of ports where important products of the United States sail in. Cars, refrigerators and tractors that are made in USA find ready buyers in Venezuela.\" A car, a refrigerator and tractor are unloaded from a ship.
U.N. ASSEMBLY OPENS The 18th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens on a note of optimism as representatives of 111 member nations meet to elect a new President for the coming year. The optimism is based on the nuclear test ban treaty and Dr. Carlos Sosa Rodriquez of Venezuela receives all of the votes cast and takes over as Assembly President.
PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ON SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR France's President Charles De Gaulle is hailed wherever he goes on the first part of his 20,000 mile South American tour. Tight security keeps an eye on the French leader who visits Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
OAS CONFERENCE OVER CUBAN SANCTIONS The Organization of American States meets at the Pan American Union in Washington D.C. to consider sanctions against Cuba. A brief protest from some 8,000 Cuban exiles threatens the meeting but is soon handled by police.
WEST CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS FLIGHT 708 PLANE CRASH - 1 An aerial view of smoke billowing above the crash site of West Caribbean Airways plane crash which killed all on board. Investigators and fire fighters search through the debris in the Venezuelan jungle.
Date: August 15, 2005 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:05:00, No Audio
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