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Leaked Audio Reveals Venezuelan Opposition in Secret Talks with IMF

Billionaire Lorenzo Mendoza (left) and economist and former Planning Minister, Ricardo Hausman (right) (Aporrea).

A leaked audio conversation between Venezuelan businessman Lorenzo Mendoza and former politician, Ricardo Hausman, has revealed Venezuela’s political and business opposition to be seeking collaboration with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections on December 6th.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 30%

President Nicolas Maduro made his announcement from the Sidor steel plant in Venezuela's Bolivar state (VTV).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday a 30% increase in the national minimum wage and food tickets effective November 1.

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Venezuela: Massive Turnout at Elections Simulation

About 4,455 voting stations have been activated in the country's 87 electoral districts (AVN).

Thousands of Venezuelan voters took to the streets early Sunday morning in order to participate in the vote simulation convoked by the electoral authorities before election day on Dec. 6.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested After Fleeing Charges

Manuel Rosales. (VTV/Archive)

The opposition leader is facing 11 charges, including corruption, illicit gain and embezzlement of funds.  

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Venezuelan Social Movements Protest Israeli “Genocide” Outside UN HQ in Caracas

"In Gaza the houses always had their doors open, when the children sang, the people dreamed. Today, everything is different

Venezuelan social movements gathered outside the United Nations' headquarters in Caracas on Wednesday to protest an ongoing Israeli crackdown against Palestinians in the occupied territories, which has claimed the lives of at least 35 Palestinians since October 1.

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Presidents of Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia Talk Climate Change at Second Cochabamba Summit

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa (L), Bolivian President Evo Morales (C), and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) greet th

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived in Cochabamba, Bolivia on Monday to take part in the Second World People's Conference on Climate Change and Defense of Life, which began over the weekend.

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Monument of Caribe Warrior Unveiled on Indigenous Resistance Day in Venezuela

The new statue was installed in Plaza Venezuela in the early hours of Monday morning (Correo del Orinoco)

The statue of Guaicaipuro was unveiled in the early hours this Monday morning in Plaza Venezuela in Caracas, where an effigy of Italian colonial invader, Christopher Columbus, was previously toppled by activists on Indigenous Resistance Day 2004.

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Rural Social Movement Reports Political Assassination in Venezuela

The CRBZ has been denouncing murders against its activists for the past decade (CRBZ)

One of Venezuela’s main rural social movements, the Revolutionary Bolivar and Zamora Tide (CRBZ), has publicly denounced what it describes as the politically motivated murder of one of its activists, Luis Hernando Lázaro Chávez, last Tuesday, October 6th.

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Facing Stagnant Oil Market, Venezuela Diversifies Exports by up to 75%

Workers harvesting cacao at the Monterosa plantation in Choroni, Venezuela. (Photo: Meridith Kohut/ The New York Times)

Amid economic crisis fueled by stagnant oil prices, Venezuela is set to increase its non-oil exports by 75% in 2015. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Slams US Interference in Guyana Dispute and Internal Affairs

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Correodelorinoco)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at the US government on Tuesday after the latter publically declared its support for Guyana’s claim to the disputed Essequibo region. He also responded to recent disparaging remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding Venezuela's democracy. 

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Venezuela's Ombudsman Protests Mexico Arrest on Orders of the US

Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab (AVN)

Venezuela’s ombudsman, William Tarek Saab, announced Sunday he would formally denounce the US before the International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions following his detention by Mexican authorities under a US-issued Interpol alert.

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Thousands March to Commemorate Anniversary of Venezuelan Legislator's Assassination

The march took place in Caracas' center, on October 1st, 2015. (Lucas Koerner)

Thousands took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital on Thursday, braving severe heat and humidity to commemorate the life of the slain 27 year-old socialist parliamentarian Robert Serra on the one year anniversary of his assassination.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for a New Anti-Imperialist Geopolitics at the UN

Maduro addresses the UN’s 70th General Assembly in NYC (albaciudad).

Drawing on the legacy of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on world leaders to build a “new geopolitics, a new concept and a new world” at the United Nations 70th General Assembly in New York this past Tuesday. 

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Venezuela: UN Should Support Sovereignty in Syria and Palestine

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez at the UN Security Council on Wednesday. (teleSUR)

Venezulea’s foreign minister spoke out at the UN Security Council Wednesday against unilateral intervention in Syria, and the occupation of Palestine  

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Popular Chavista Mayor Arrested on Charges of Corruption

Jose Ramon Lopez speaks to the press after his arrest. (Francisco Hernandez)

The mayor of the Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela was apprehended Sunday by intelligence officers after the public prosecutor’s office emitted a warrant for his arrest, alleging charges of corruption.

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