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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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US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit

The White House has admitted that Venezuela is not a threat to U.S. national security, although it has given no indication of an

On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday.

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Obama Visits Jamaica, Urges Caribbean Nations to Break from PetroCaribe

St. Kitts and Nevis' prime minister (L) and Venezuela's ambassador to the country shake hands after sealing a $16M dea

US President Barack Obama arrived today in Jamaica as part of an ongoing effort to persuade the island and its neighbors to reduce dependency on Venezuela’s bilateral PetroCaribe program.

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Public Prosecutor Formally Charges Rightwing Ex-Mayor Antonio Ledezma

A notorious figure in Venezuela's right wing, Antonio Ledezma played a key role both in the 1989 massacre known as the &quo

The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office formally charged the former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma yesterday with supporting groups intent on violently destabilizing the country and has requested that the case proceed to trial.

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Maduro Signs Decree to Re-Open Controversial Coal Mines for Chinese Development

Woman protests the 1606 Decree in Maracaibo, Venezuela on March 23rd, 2015. Sign reads “Carbon is Death” (Provea)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro passed a presidential decree outlining a deal with the Chinese state-owned company Sinohydro, granting them the authority to mine and develop 24,192 hectares (nearly 60,000 acres) of Venezuelan land.

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Venezuelan Authorities Link Crashed Plane Carrying Drugs to Mexican Government

The Cessna Conquest 441 XB-KGS crashed in the Venezuelan state Cojedes last Thursday. (www.controller.com)

A wrecked plane, discovered on 2 April in a Western region of Venezuela, was carrying nearly a ton of cocaine and was registered with the official fleet of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office.

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Venezuelan Revolutionary Guerilla Commander, Paúl de Ríos, Dies at 72

Legendary Venezuelan guerrilla fighter, Paúl del Río (right), has died aged 72 (Aporrea)

Venezuelans are currently paying tribute to the life and legacy of revolutionary guerrilla leader, artist and ex-political prisoner, Paúl del Río, alias Máximo Canales, who died this past Sunday at the age of 72.

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