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Venezuelan Fourth Republic Found Guilty of State Terror

Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega on Jose Vicente Rangel's program Jose Rangel Hoy (Entorno Inteligente).

Venezuela’s Chief Prosecutor announced that more than 11,000 cases of state terror were found from 1958 to 1998. 

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Trinidad Begins Food Exports to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley, standing left, in Port of Spain discuss

Trinidad began shipment of goods to Venezuela last week just one month after signing historic trade deals.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Admits Lawsuit against Mega-Mining Project

Venezuela’s Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against the Orinoco Mining Arc on Tuesday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court announced that it would hear a lawsuit filed by former high ranking cabinet members against a government plan to open 12 percent of the South American nation’s territory to open-pit mining.

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War of Words Continues at OAS over Venezuela Vote

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused Almagro of trying to use his position to “to twist the arms” o

The Organisation of American States concluded another marathon discussion on Venezuela Thursday without voting on whether Caracas should be suspended from the regional bloc.

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Pablo Iglesias Slams Venezuelan Parliament’s PODEMOS Probe as “Ridiculous”

Podemos Secretary Pablo Iglesias has branded the international probe “ridiculous”. (Telesur).

The leftist Spanish politician said that Venezuelan opposition parties do not have the authority to investigate his party. 

 

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Venezuela’s Public Prosecution Indicts Two Tumeremo Massacre Suspects

“Justice for our loved ones. We have hope.” (AP)

The suspects are alleged to have acted as part of a criminal gang that carried out the mass murder of at least 17 miners in Bolivar state earlier in March.

 

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Maduro Meets US Envoy, Travels to Havana for Colombia Peace Deal Signing

President Nicolas Maduro meets with top US diplomat Thomas Shannon on June 22. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with US envoy Thomas Shannon on Wednesday before flying to Havana to attend the signing of an historic peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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China Denies Allegations of Dialogue with Opposition

Deputy Director of Foreign Ministry Information Department Hua Chunying (South China Morning Post).

The Chinese government dismissed allegations that they met with the opposition after a Financial Times’ recent report stated otherwise.

 

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Demands Immediate Resignation of OAS Secretary General

Image: Minister of Foreign Relations Delcy Rodriguez made her comments regarding General Secretary Luis Almagro via Twitter on S

The demand comes as a recent poll affirms that over two-thirds of Venezuelans oppose international intervention in their country.

 

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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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Venezuela Relaxes Forex Ceiling as Oil Prices Remain Stable

President Nicolas Maduro has long vowed to stamp out Venezuela's currency black market, which he has argued has contributed

Venezuela's official currency exchange rate is gaining ground on the country's thriving dollar black market, according to data released by the central bank Thursday.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Opposition Health Law, Declares AN’s May Activities Invalid

Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice building in Caracas (Reuters).

Venezuela’s high court declared an emergency health law approved by the opposition-controlled parliament unconstitutional due to its infringement upon the Executive branch’s powers.

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Over 400 Arrested in Cumana Lootings, Authorities Finger Opposition

Residents looted dozens of commercial outlets in Cumana on Tuesday. (Twitter)

Venezuelan authorities arrested over 400 during widespread looting in the eastern coastal city of Cumana on Tuesday. 

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OAS Makes "Historic" Decision to Review Secretary General for Actions Against Venezuela

Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez (Reuters).

The regional body’s permanent council will gather next Tuesday to assess Luis Almagro’s controversial call for immediate intervention in Venezuelan domestic affairs and its suspension from the organization last month. 

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Venezuela’s Public Prosecution Investigates Alleged “Looting” Deaths

Caption: Venezuela’s Public Prosecution has indicted scores of officials from Venezuela’s security forces over the past two

The public legal body announced that it will prosecute a sergeant major in connection to one of the fatal shootings. 

 

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