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President Maduro Holds Conference with Businesses, Aims to End “Economic War”

Maduro in factory

Last night President Nicolas Maduro presided over an Economic Conference for Peace with over 650 business people and leaders from private and public sectors. He announced a range of economic measures as part of his new “economic offensive”.

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Wives of Ousted Mayors to Run in Venezuelan By-Elections

Patricia Ceballos (left) and Rosa de Scarano (right) will run for the MUD in by-elections in San Cristobal and San Diego respect

Venezuela's opposition has turned to the wives of two imprisoned former mayors in snap elections scheduled for next month.

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Street Violence Enters “Second Stage” According to Venezuelan Army Chief

Student leader Alejandro Padron (Prensa Integracion UCV)

Military chief Vladimir Padrino said yesterday that the violent street blockades which began in February have moved on to a “second phase” characterised by “selective attacks and terrorist cells”.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Unveils New “Economic Offensive”

Maduro reiterated plans to export one million barrels of oil per to China (AVN)

After meeting with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro outlined a “new offensive” for the Venezuelan economy, supported by three key objectives; to increase production, to eradicate scarcity and control speculation by enforcing fair prices. 

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Opposition Protests Continue, Poll Reveals 90% of Venezuelans Support Dialogue

Clashes in Caracas

Hard-line opposition protests continued over Easter weekend in Venezuela. However a recent poll found that the majority of Venezuelans support the peace talks occurring between the government and moderate opposition.

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Sidor, Venalum Ink New Deals Under Joint China-Venezuela Fund

Cabello announced that two CVG subsidiaries have signed new deals under the Joint China-Venezuela Fund (Sidor Press)

Venezuela's Sidor and Venalum have signed new agreements under the Joint China-Venezuela Fund, according to minister for industry José David Cabello.

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Venezuela Joins ALBA Condemnation of USAID's Cuban Social Media Network

ZunZuneo was created by the US government to spark protests in Cuba, according to a recent AP report. (Archive)

Member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, including Venezuela, have condemned a social networking system developed by the United States to stir anti-government protests in Cuba.

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Fisheries Unions Demand Dialogue with the Venezuelan Government

Heads of the fishing industries workers' unions (UNETE-CTR)

In the early hours of last Wednesday morning, the heads of the fishing industry workers' unions of Sucre state announced their request to be incorporated into the mesas económicas (economic tables), among other [sectors].

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Clashes in Venezuela's Capital Ahead of Easter Weekend

A photograph circulated by Rodriguez that reportedly shows police being attacked by opposition groups on Thursday (Juan Barreto/

Opposition groups have clashed with police in Venezuela's capital ahead of planned Easter-themed demonstrations.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Laments Death of Leftist Colombian Writer Gabriel García Marquez

Nicolas Maduro (Archive)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has lamented the death of Colombian author and Nobel-prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who passed away yesterday at 87 years of age.

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Dialogue between Venezuelan Government and Opposition Reaches First Agreements

Government and MUD representatives talking to the press late last night after the dialogue (AVN)

Dialogue between government and opposition representatives continued in Caracas last night, seeing the opposition coalition condemn violence, but no agreement reached on their demand to release those arrested for it.

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Paramedic Injured by Violent Groups, Petrol Services Suspended in One Venezuelan Region after Attacks

Wilbany Leon (centre, red jacket), with transport minister Haiman El Troudi (centre, glasses) (Noticias 24)

A motorbike paramedic “almost died” on Monday as a result of nylon placed at the exit to a tunnel in Caracas, while an attack on a PDVSA oil tanker in Carabobo has seen the company cancel its services in the area.

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Between Conflict and Advances, Venezuela’s Maduro Concludes First Year in Office

Young boys in 23 de Enero neighborhood, Caracas. Their shirts read "Chavez, I swear, my vote is for Maduro" (Photo: Ol

Yesterday, April 14th, marked the one year anniversary of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s election as president. Today the country honored the 12 victims of violent clashes that ensued when opposing candidate, Henrique Capriles, refused to recognize the results and called upon his supporters to protest against alleged fraud.

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Military and Civilians March in Caracas to Commemorate 12 Years Since Failed Coup

Maduro April 13th

Santa Elena de Uairén, April 14th 2014 (venezuelanalysis.com)- On Sunday thousands marched in remembrance of the popular uprising in the streets of Caracas that reinstated late president Hugo Chavez on April 13, 2002 after he was forcefully removed from office on April 11th that year.

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Thirty Venezuelan Military Officials Allegedly Under Arrest for Coup Plotting

National Guard

Dundee, 14th April 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Thirty Venezuelan military officers of different ranks, including several generals, have been arrested for alleged conspiracy to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, a leading national newspaper has reported.

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