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Ruling from Venezuela's presidential palace

President Chavez has changed many things about Venezuela, but one thing he hasn't changed is the presidential palace. Chavez works in the same building that Venezuelan leaders have been working in for over a century. We want to know the palace's official name.

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President Chavez has changed many things about Venezuela. For example, he's effectively thrown out the country's old political ruling class as part of his �Bolivarian revolution.� But one thing he hasn't changed is the presidential palace. Chavez works in the same building that Venezuelan leaders have been working in for over a century. We want to know the palace's official name.Geo Answer:

Recent heavy rains and flooding in Venezuela displaced as tens of thousands of people. President Hugo Chavez's response is to expropriate private construction companies. He says it's to speed up the recovery.

Chavez signed the expropriation decree yesterday at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, the answer to our quiz. On Friday, Venezuela's lame-duck National Assembly voted to give Chavez the power to rule by decree for the next 18 months. The opposition in Venezuela isn't happy about that and neither is the US State Department. Both accuse President Chavez of using the recent floods to grab extra power just weeks before a new National Assembly with more opposition members takes office. Reporter Rachel Jones has more from Caracas.

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