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Cultural Ministers of Celac Countries Meet in Caracas

The Celac cultural summit in Caracas, on August 21st. (Minci: JR)

Last Thursday, the second annual meeting of the cultural ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) was held in Caracas. 33 member states met to discuss their objective of fomenting cultural activity as a medium for social development. 

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Venezuelan Army Major Killed in Latest Wave of Anti-Smuggling Operations

Major Bracho was killed on Friday night (Photo: Radiomundial)

​The Venezuelan government has offered its condolences to the family of army Major, Raul Antonio Bracho Jaimes, after the high ranking army official was gunned down by ¨smuggling gangs¨ on Friday night.

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Poll Sees Conflicting Approval Rates for Venezuelan President Maduro

Nicolas Maduro (archive)

Two conflicting reports over the same data – a poll by the private firm Hinterlaces – have pegged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s approval rating at 60 percent and 39 percent, respectively.

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The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

Small-scale smugglers simply drive over the border to unload their cargo, while large-scale operations are often conducted in is

“What we’ve discovered is much worse than we imagined,” said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro yesterday while outlining the latest results of new measures taken to prevent smuggling. 

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F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza

Venezuelan aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza (Photo: AVN)

Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Juan Antonio Hernandez, denounced the attack against the Venezuelan humanitarian mission.

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Venezuela Slams US Racism

Delcy Rodriguez (courtesy)

Venezuela's communication minister has stated the world "must know" about the extent of racism in the United States, arguing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown was not an isolated incident.

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New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS

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On August 14th, the Venezuelan parliament passed a law to protect the equal rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, and their families.

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ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

A protestor approaches riot police with hands raised in Ferguson, Missouri, representing the #HandsUP #DontShoot message adopted

The Latin American and Caribbean bloc asked U.S. authorities to carry out a fair investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

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5 Venezuelans Sentenced to 7 Years Prison for Murder of Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero

Romero was killed in Zulia state when two men on a motorcycle intercepted his vehicle and shot at him and his partner, Lucia Mar

After a trial that began in November before the Public Prosecutor in Caracas, five citizens have been sentenced to seven years in prison for the murder of Yukpa leader Sabino Romero on March 3, 2013. 

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Venezuelan Ministers Offer Resignations to President Maduro as Part of Government “Shake-Up”

 The move is part of a government “shake-up” – termed “the revolution within the Revolution” – announced last month

In an effort to more easily facilitate structural changes within the government, all ministers have offered their resignations to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a development confirmed last night by Vice President Jorge Arreaza.

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As Border Restriction Continues, Venezuelan Officials Cite Positive Results

In the largest cases observed so far, the Fanb detained boats containing 5,500 liters of fuel and 5.2 tons of meat along the Lim

A week into an operation closing Venezuela’s 2,200 km border with Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., officials in the Venezuelan government have noted positive results in the prevention of contraband sales.

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Venezuelan Steel Plant Sidor Renews Operation

Minister of Industry José David Cabello conducted a tour of the plant with workers (El Universal)

Following the announcement of a collective workers’ contract signed at the end of last week, the Sidor steel plant in Ciudad Guyana will reopen for normal operation, several officials confirmed this afternoon.

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Venezuelan Government Reveals “Hugo Chavez” Shelter for Incoming Palestinian Children

The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child survivors of the

The Venezuelan government has released images of the “Hugo Chavez” shelter where incoming Palestinian child refugees of the Israeli assault of the Gaza strip will be housed.

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Activists & National Authorities Create Regional Councils for “Communal Governance” in Venezuela

Since Maduro created the first regional Presidential Council of Communal Governance in mid-July, a series of meetings involving

Across Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities.

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Venezuelan Opposition Maintains Unity Despite Internal Differences

Following closed door meetings earlier this week, MUD parties have announced their intention to maintain the unity of the coalit

The opposition Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition has agreed to remain united and adopt common strategic priorities in the coming period. The development occurs as a hard-line faction of the opposition launches a new initiative which does not include several major MUD parties.

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