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Venezuela's President to Move Into Public Housing Unit, Amid Protests Over Housing Privatization

Thousands of Maduro supporters have rallied in Caracas against proposed reforms to the GMVV. (AVN)

Thousands of Venezuelans protested Thursday against proposed legislation that critics say would privatize the country's public housing sector, while President Nicolas Maduro said he himself hopes to move into a public housing unit.

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Former Minister Presents Alleged Cases of Corruption by Top Officials Before National Assembly

Former Minister of Electrical Energy and Education Héctor Navarro (Aporrea tvi)

Ex-minister Héctor Navarro spoke before legislators Wednesday to denounce alleged cases of corruption by government officials.

 

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Venezuela to Export Marble as US Oil Contractor Reduces Operations Over Payment Difficulties

Venezuela will export 60 tons of marble per month. (Courtesy)

Venezuela begins exporting marble to the Caribbean amid reports that French-US oil contractor Schlumberger plans to cut back services due to payment difficulties. 

 

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Venezuela's Supreme Court Strikes Down Amnesty Law as Maduro Convenes Truth Commission

An anti-government protester during the 2014 protests in Venezuela. (EFE)

The Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) unanimously ruled on Monday that a controversial amnesty law passed by the country's opposition-controlled parliament is unconstitutional. 

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Iconic Photo of Shortage-Ridden Venezuelan Supermarket Taken in New York

The original high resolution photo. Original caption: "A shopper passes empty shelves while looking for bottled water at a

A photo widely circulated by international media as a depiction of chronic shortages in Venezuela was actually taken in New York in 2011, reports Spanish website FCINCO.

 

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Venezuela's Maduro Urges Supreme Court Overturn Amnesty Law

While the amnesty law has emerged as a priority for MUD legislators, the legislation has been fiercely opposed by Maduro and his

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on his country's highest court Thursday to strike down a controversial amnesty law already approved by legislators.

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Venezuelan Socialist Lawmaker Calls for More Panama Papers Revelations

PSUV legislator Diosdado Cabello. (AN)

Venezuelan socialist congressman Diosado Cabello has urged journalists to release further names of those involved in the ground-breaking global corruption scandal known as the “Panama Papers”, accusing the country’s right-wing opposition of illicit dealings.

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Venezuela Implements New Energy Saving Measures

Venezuela's electricity grid is currently affected by the worst drought to hit the country in 47 years (ElUniversal)

The Bolivarian government furthers its actions in response to the national drought and energy crisis. 

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Venezuela and Guinea-Bissau Sign Fresh Bilateral Agreements

 Maduro with Bissau-Guinean Prime Minister Carlos Correia (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a series of agreements with the prime minister of Guinea-Bissau on Monday as part of an effort to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

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Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against Open-Pit Mining in the Orinoco Arc

"Nobody asked indigenous communities if they wanted excavators in their houses". A sign from Thursday's demonstra

Several dozen activists from Venezuelan social movements demonstrated outside the offices of state oil company PDVSA on Thursday in protest at the Maduro government’s decision to open up the 117,000 km “Orinoco Arc” to transnational mining firms.

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Venezuelan Socialist Politician Slain in 'Vile' Killing

Marco Tulio Carrillo was “shot repeatedly” outside his home in Trujillo Thursday night, according to prosecutors. (@Gonzalez

Venezuelan authorities announced Friday they were investigating the killing of a socialist politician in Trujillo state.

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Parliament Approves Contentious Amnesty Law, Potential Reforms to Supreme Court

Convicts jailed for carrying out the 2014 violent barricades will benefit from the law. (archives)

Opposition lawmakers approved legislation that could set free scores of violent anti-government hardliners over the coming months, despite substantial opposition. 

 

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Two Venezuelan Police Killed in Tachira Protest, Suspects Charged

Nicolle Melisa Pérez Soler (left) and Armando Otos Marqués Molina (right). (Courtesy)

Two Venezuelan police personnel were killed this Tuesday after a protest in a Tachira university turned deadly. Two suspects have been arrested and charged with the murders.

 

 

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Venezuela Slams Argentine TeleSUR Pullout amid International Outcry

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro together with an opposition lawmaker and a score of internationally-renowned intellectuals have condemned Argentina’s decision to withdraw from teleSUR on Sunday.

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Haitian-Venezuelan Politician and Solidarity Activist Assassinated Outside of Caracas

Fritz Saint Louis. (archive)

Haitian-Venezuelan political leader and solidarity activist Fritz Saint Louis, 54, was shot dead in his home by masked gunman on Saturday evening.

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