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Students March for and against Government in Caracas

Chavista university students march in defense of public education. (AVN)

Venezuelan students poured into the streets of Caracas in pro and anti-government marches on Thursday as President Nicolas Maduro announced a 54% increase in university salaries.

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Podemos Slams Ciudadanos Visit to Venezuela, Urges “Respect” for Legal System

Podemos General Secretary Pablo Iglesias (Luis Sevillano)

Podemos General Secretary Pablo Iglesias issued a call Wednesday to respect Venezuela’s legal system following a controversial visit to Caracas by the head of the new right-wing Spanish political party Ciudadanos.

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Opposition Protests Supreme Court Ruling as CNE Divides over Referendum Date

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles has called for further protests outside of the CNE in violation of the TSJ order. (Courtesy o

Venezuelan opposition supporters took to the streets Wednesday to protest a Supreme Court ruling restricting demonstrations near the country’s electoral authority due to violence.

 

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Venezuela Negotiates “Historic” Deals with Trinidad & Tobago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Trinidadian Prime Minister Keith Rowley shake hands Monday after agreeing a series of bi

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed a deal for a series of cross-border initiatives in energy, security, commerce and food relief whilst on a whirlwind visit to the Caribbean island. 

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Brazil & Argentina “Open” to Aiding Mediation in Venezuela

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri receives Brazil’s interim foreign minister, José Serra, in Buenos Aires (Mauricio Macri/

Argentina’s Mauricio Macri government and Brazil’s acting Michel Temer administration have announced they plan to “work together” on mediating in Venezuela’s current crisis. 

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Russia Denounces External Forces for Crisis in Venezuela

A Venezuelan opposition protester dressed as the Statue of Liberty at an anti-government demonstration. (LaIguana)

Moscow spoke out against what it says are external attempts to destabilise Venezuela and warned against the imposition of “colour scenarios” in the South American country. 

 

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Mass Civic-Military Mobilisations in Venezuela Warn Against Intervention

Both the civilian-militia and the National Bolivarian Armed Forces participated in the manoeuvres (AVN).

More than half a million soldiers and civilian militia members took to the streets of Venezuela to send a “clear message to imperialism” as rumours of an unconventional coup loom over the South American country. 

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UNASUR Economic Team Gets to Work in Venezuela, UN Urges Dialogue

The UNASUR team will tackle Venezuela’s economic problems from a Bolivarian perspective (Telesur).

The regional team came together last week and is tasked with helping the Venezuelan government deal with the ongoing economic crisis. 

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National Assembly Demands Suspension of Venezuela from OAS

Venezuela could face suspension from the OAS if the regional bloc's head Luis Almagro agrees to call a vote on whether to i

Venezuelan legislators have officially petitioned for their own country to be suspended from the Organisation of American States, amid ongoing political deadlock.

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Ramos Allup Security Chief Arrested for Allegedly Financing Anti-Police Violence

Angel Coromoto Rodriguez standing guard behind ex-president Carlos Andres Perez. (Ciudad CCS archive)

A life long bodyguard to ex-president Carlos Andres Perez, Rodriguez has been accused of serving as a torturer for Venezuela's infamous political police. 

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Seven Arrested for Attacking Police in Violent Opposition Protests

Demonstrators attack police near Avenida Libertador. (teleSUR)

An opposition march turned violent Wednesday, as demonstrators attacked police with sticks and rocks and attempted to burn down a leftwing student residence in downtown Caracas.

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Venezuelan President Slams US “Double” Incursion into National Airspace

A US Boeing 707 E-3 in flight (Courtesy: US Airforce).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has hit out at mounting aggressions against his government after a US Boeing 707 E-3 Sentry illegally entered Venezuelan airspace on two occasions. 

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Venezuelan Students Relaunch Nationwide Protests amid Anti-Government Violence

A Cantv truck burns after having been set alight by hooded militants (Sources)

Students from Venezuela’s autonomous public universities mobilized in anti-government protests across the country on Monday amid reports of fresh violence in Tachira state.

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190,000 Dead Venezuelans 'Support' Recall Referendum on Maduro

A Venezuelan woman signs the petition backing a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelan

The commission overseeing the referendum process said tens of thousands of names that were submitted belong to people who are not alive.

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Venezuela Expands State of Exception Citing Threats of Foreign Intervention

Venezuela's Bolivarian Armed Forces have begun military exercises in response to the decree (Ultimas Noticias).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday the expansion of the country’s state of exception in a bid to confront a deep economic crisis as well as national security threats posed by international right-wing forces.

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