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Microsoft suspends Venezuela commercial operations

Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, on Monday said it had temporarily suspended commercial operations in Venezuela to ensure employee security as a seven-week opposition strike against President Hugo Chavez stokes tensions on the streets. Local Microsoft spokeswoman Maria Ines Pardo said that sales of the company’s products would continue through partners still working in the strike-hit South American nation. “We took the decision to temporarily suspend our commercial activities in Venezuela because the situation in the country does not guarantee the security of our employees,” Pardo told Reuters by telephone. Full Story

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