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Venezuela’s Chavez Proposes Masisa Pine Wood Joint Venture

March 04, 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez proposed creating a joint venture with Chilean forestry and wood panel company Masisa SA to boost the production of pine in the South American country.

Chavez, speaking in his first televised appearance since cancer surgery on Feb. 26, said he issued an order to engage in talks with Masisa.

To contact the reporter on this story: Corina Pons in Caracas at; Jose Orozco in Caracas at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at

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