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Venezuela Tops Latin America in Military Spending Cuts, Slashes Arms Budget by 34%

While Venezuela makes significant cuts in arms spending, the US continues to maintain the largest military budget worldwide, amo

According to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Venezuela reduced its military budget by 34 percent in 2014, leading the the region in arms spending cuts.

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Major Progressive Tax Reforms in Venezuela Start to Bear Fruit

Venezuela’s anti tax evasion drive has seen the country’s fiscal authority, SENIAT, collect more than 200.9 billion Bolivars

The latest figures show that the country’s total tax revenue almost doubled in the first three months of 2015 thanks to government efforts to tighten up a progressive taxation system over the past 6 months. 

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Venezuela and Uruguay Strike Oil Deal, Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Venezuelan Vice President Arreaza meets with his Uruguayan counterpart Raul Sendic, who has reiterated Montevideo's rejecti

 

Venezuelan Vice-President Jorge Arreaza met with his Uruguayan counterpart Raul Sendic yesterday to discuss a new trade deal that will see Venezuela export oil to its Southern Cone neighbor in exchange for agricultural products, including rice, chicken, and dairy items.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Tribute to Uruguayan Writer, Eduardo Galeano

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano died on Monday at the age of 74 (vtv).

The head of state also asked Education Minister, Hector Rodriguez, to draw up a “special education programme” to introduce Venezuelan children in primary and secondary education to the writer’s principle ideas.  

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Maduro Slams Spain for Interfering in Domestic Affairs

Maduro has accused Madrid of leading a "constant attack" against Venezuela (telesur)

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro criticized the Spanish government after the Spanish parliament urged the Venezuelan government to free jailed political opposition leaders.

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Venezuelan Government Confronts Forex Scammers with New Measures

Since 2003, Venezuela has maintained currency exchange controls aimed at curbing inflation. | (Photo: Venezuelanalysis/ Ryan Mal

Venezuelan government officials have announced new measures to reduce commonly practiced forex scams which have long dogged the country’s economy.

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Chile's Michelle Bachelet Refuses to Meet with Venezuelan Opposition Leader's Wife

Lilian Tintori (L) and Mitzi Capriles (Voluntad Popular)

The wives of jailed opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma arrived in the Chilean capital on Sunday with the objective of meeting with president Michelle Bachelet, but were not received.

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Rubio Launches US President Bid with Attacks on Latin America

Senator Marco Rubio (Reuters)

United States Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday, with a fierce speech promising to renew U.S. leadership around the world.

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Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit as US Blocks Final Declaration

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro met with Barack Obama face to face for the first time during the Panama Summit, which has been w

The US and Canada barred the final declaration of the OAS summit citing objections to several points in the draft document, including defining access to healthcare as a "human right".

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Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Petition Reaches Ten Million Signatures

The signatures have been verified by Venezuela’s National Electoral Committee, which has confirmed that the petition has a 1.3

Over ten million Venezuelans have signed the petition, which demands that the Obama administration revoke the Executive Order released on March 9th branding Venezuela a “national security threat”. 

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Venezuelan Committee for the Victims of the Barricades Rallies against Exclusion from OAS Forum

Yendry Velasquez (far left) lost her husband during last year’s barricades (VTV)

Victims of last year’s barricades and their family members have poured scorn on what they describe as a “premeditated” decision to exclude them from the OAS Summit of the America’s Forum on Civil Society and Social Actors.

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Accused Human Rights Abusers Accuse Venezuela of Rights Abuses

The group of former heads of state includes ex Colombian President, Alvaro Uribe, accused of having links to paramilitary organi

A group of former heads of state issued a joint statement Thursday accusing Venezuela of human rights abuses, even though many of the signatories have themselves faced allegations of committing human rights violations while in office.

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Washington Sends Top Diplomat to Venezuela to Meet with Government and Opposition

Top U.S. diplomat, Thomas Shannon, arrived in Caracas on Wednesday, allegedly at the behest of the Venezuelan government (Aporre

A top U.S. envoy was in Caracas on Wednesday where he met with Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro as well as Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodrguez. The diplomat also made use of his stay in the country to meet with representatives from the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), on Thursday morning.

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Venezuela Withdraws from OAS Civil Society Forum in Solidarity with Cuba

A woman holds a banner from the protest in Panama - “#GetOutChe’sAssassin, #OurIndependentAmerica #GetOutMercenaries” (Ism

Both Cuba and Venezuela have withdrawn from the 7th Summit of the Americas’ Civil Society Forum, which began in Panama yesterday, after a number of counter-revolutionary and terrorist Cubans were invited to the event. One of the summit attendees is the ex-CIA official, Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, notorious for his role in the assassination of Argentinian revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Maria Corina Machado, Faces Panama Lawsuit

A group of civil and social organisations have revealed that they will be pursuing a legal case against the former Venezuelan le

As the Panama summit approaches, Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado faces a class-action lawsuit for addressing the Organization of American States (OAS) in the capacity of the body's official Panamanian representative last year. 

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