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Venezuela Announces 4-Year Human Rights Plan

Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the new four year plan will deepen the government's efforts to promote human rights. (tel

Venezuela announced Tuesday a four year plan to improve human rights, including institutional reform and better coordination with social movements.

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Maria Corina Machado Barred from Public Office for Failing to Disclose Income

(VTV)

Venezuelan far right leader Maria Corina Machado has been barred from holding public office for twelve months after she neglected to disclose the full extent of her earnings during her term as a congresswoman.

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Venezuelan Anti-Gang Offensive Arrests Hundreds, Earns Popular Support

Security personnel conduct anti-gang raid in Caracas barrio. (AVN)

Hundreds were arrested across Venezuela in a mass anti-crime operation undertaken by state security forces to liberate territories occupied by paramilitary gangs in the capital district and bordering states of Miranda and Aragua on Monday.

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US Solidarity Delegation Visits Venezuela, Praises Democratic Model

(David Mandel)

 A group of twenty US social justice activists visited Venezuela last week as part of a delegation in solidarity with the South American nation following escalating US aggression in past months.

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Venezuela Ordered to Pay $46 Million in Compensation for Tidewater Nationalization

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington (courtesy)

Venezuela's request to review a $46 million compensation claim filed by the oil service firm Tidewater has been rejected by the World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on Wednesday. 

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Venezuela to Review Relations with Guyana

(noticias24)

The Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has temporarily withdrawn his government’s ambassador to neighbouring Guyana following a heated exchange over disputed waters. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Victory in Greece is also Triumph for Latin America

The Venezuelan government has consistently come out in public support of the Greek government since the election of the radical

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent a message to the Greek people giving them his full support after they voted no to accepting the Eurozone’s terms for an international bailout deal in a historic referendum this Sunday. 

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Venezuela Declares State of Emergency due to Heavy Rains

The floods are the worst to have hit the region in years (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared Friday a state of emergency in a town in Apure state, where heavy rains have spurred flooding.

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US Republican Senator Meets with Venezuelan Opposition in Caracas

Senator Corker’s high profile visit has been widely covered in the Venezuelan private press (El Nuevo Herald)

Republican Senator and Chairman for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker met with leading opposition figures on Tuesday after allegedly being invited to the country by right-wing hardliner, Maria Corina Machado. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Voices Solidarity with Greece, Rejects “Financial Blackmail”

Maduro stands with Greece after its government refused to pay $1.8 billion to the IMF (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro voiced solidarity with the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras yesterday after the latter refused a payment of $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Venezuela Defends Human Rights Gains Before UNHRC Amid Rightwing NGO Attacks

The UN Human Rights Council has been accused of silencing the voices of Venezuelan non-government organisations which contradict

Venezuela testified before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Tuesday, defending the country’s advances in human rights under the Bolivarian Revolution amid allegations of abuse by opposition NGOs. 

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Venezuela Strengthens Ties with China, Iran, and the Caribbean

(CRBZ)

Venezuela and China drafted a 10-year plan for strategic cooperation yesterday as part of the China-Venezuela High-Level Joint Commission that is meeting in Caracas through Wednesday.

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PSUV Parliamentary Primary Sees Historic Grassroots Turnout

Over 3 million PSUV activists voted in the historic elections (AVN)

In reportedly historic turnout, 3,162,400 Venezuelans voted in the internal parliamentary primaries of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) that took place yesterday.

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Top Spain Official Blasts Ex-Prime Minister's Trip to Venezuela

Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García Margallo, described Felipe Gonzalez June visit to Venezuela as a "mistake&qu

Spain’s Secretary of State said Friday that the recent visit of former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez to Venezuela to meet with opposition groups was a "mistake and a failure."

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Two Prisoners Arrested During 2014 Barricades Released

Resplandor (left) and Morillo (right) were both released on Tuesday night (archives)

Venezuelan authorities have released prisoners Gerardo Resplandor and Douglas Morillo. Both men were arrested last year for inciting violence during the protests commonly known as the barricades.

 

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