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Maduro Bets his Mustache that State Housing Mission will Finish 1M Homes before Year’s End

Maduro asked construction workers and engineers to work harder in order to save his mustache. (Photo: EFE)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged Wednesday to shave his mustache in the event that the Bolivarian government fails to meet its goal of completing a total of 1 million homes by year's end as part of the country's Great Housing Mission. 

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Venezuelan Authorities Uncover 2,500 Kilos of Expired Flour in Kraft Plant

On Saturday, a cache of 30 tons of corn flour were uncovered by Venezuelan Armed Forces officials in Zulia state as part of anti

Venezuelan authorities discovered 2,500 kilos of expired wheat flour at a plant belonging to the US multinational Kraft Foods in the northwestern city of Barquisimeto. The wheat flour was imported by the food and beverage conglomerate using preferential dollars provided by the Venezuelan state, which are exclusively reserved for importing food and medicines.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Expands PetroCaribe Investments in Saint Vincent & Grenadines

Graphic art depicting the sunrise over the Caribbean, with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) as the

In a diplomatic visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged new resources to the island nation and proposed a special economic zone in the Caribbean to strengthen regional trade.

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Chavista Student Death Blamed on Rightwing Attack

A call for justice with images of the fallen student were shared by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro via Twitter. (Photo: @Ni

Chavistas and student movements are denouncing what they describe as the politically motivated murder of student Eleazer Hernández (22), who died following an altercation at the University of Zulia (LUZ) on Friday.

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Senior US Diplomat May Push New Sanctions against Venezuela

US State Department official Thomas Shannon (Agencies)

US State Department official Thomas Shannon announced Thursday that he would seek new sanctions against Venezuela if confirmed in his post as undersecretary of state for political affairs.

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Backed by Global Civil Society and 131 Countries, Venezuela Re-elected to UNHRC

The UNHRC in Geneva (Reuters)

Venezuela was re-elected to a second consecutive term on the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) with the backing of 131 countries on Wednesday. The decision was attacked by US-ally Israel, which has been frequently criticized by the UN body over its colonization of Palestinian lands. 

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Venezuela Says Oil Glut a Political Strategy as OPEC Leaders Determine Next Step


During a Tuesday live broadcast, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that the country’s heavy crude oil was selling for a six-year low of $37.95 a barrel and claimed outside forces would try driving the price to $20 before the December 6th parliamentary elections.

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Venezuela Accuses Health Ministry Director of Disappearing Medicines


 The Venezuelan Attorney General’s office has accused a Health Ministry official of stealing 531,000 medical supply items belonging to the public.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Rebukes US SOUTHCOM Chief for Interfering in Internal Affairs

US Southern Command Chief John Kelly 
(AFP /Mandel NGAN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro firmly rejected recent statements by US Southern Command Chief John Kelly on Tuesday, which he dismissed as unacceptable interference in the South American nation’s internal affairs.

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Maduro Signs Pledge to Respect 6D Election Results, Opposition Refuses

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed the CNE pledge on Monday. (CNE)

On Monday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed an oath pledging to accept the results of the parliamentary elections this coming December 6th. So far, the opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity, has refused to sign the agreement. 


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Venezuelan Public Prosecution: Rogue Attorney Caved to International Pressure

Franklin Nieves’ profile picture on Twitter, where he describes himself as a “lawyer, in love with life, a poet and crazy”

Venezuela’s Attorney General, Luisa Ortega Diaz, has responded to a video released by Franklin Nieves- the former public prosecutor assigned to the case against jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez. Nieves left the country last week accusing the national public prosecution of mounting a “show trial” against Lopez. 


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First Black Woman Independence Fighter is Honoured in Venezuela’s National Mausoleum

Juana’s symbolic remains are transported to the Venezuelan pantheon of heroes (AVN)

Revered independence combatant Juana Ramirez’s symbolic remains were transferred over to the Pantheon of Heroes this past Friday in an official state ceremony. The revolutionary commander, born into slavery in 1790, is the first black woman to have been granted this posthumous honour in Venezuelan history. 

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Venezuela Sues Miami-based Currency Website Dollar Today over Alleged Cyberterrorism

Exchange rates listed on Dollar Today twitter account (Twitter/@DolarToday)

The Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) opened a lawsuit in a US federal court in Delaware on Friday against the Miami-based currency website Dollar Today, which it accuses of destabilizing the Venezuelan economy by publishing false exchange rate data.

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Maduro Makes Moves toward Economic Reform as New Poll Predicts PSUV Win

President Nicolas Maduro made a series of economic announcements while visiting an industrial site in the Venezuelan state of Ba

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled  a series of economic measures on Tuesday following the release of a new poll predicting a victory for the ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) in December parliamentary elections.

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2016 Budget Unveiled as Venezuela Pushes for Price Ceiling at OPEC Meeting

(La Patilla/archive)

On Tuesday, Venezuelan officials outlined the 2016 budget, making emphasis on debt payment, while synchronous steps in oil diplomacy reveal an ongoing attempt to raise global prices. 

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