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After Venezuelan Elections, Maduro Calls for 'Debate, Consultation, Action'

Maduro met with his governors and ministers this Monday to come up with an urgent plan of action, following the revolution'

Maduro has spoken on public television and called for strategies to unite and strengthen the Bolivarian movement.

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Venezuelan Opposition Sweeps Parliamentary Elections

President of the CNE, Tibisay Lucena (EFE/Fabiola Ferrero)

In the early hours of this Monday morning, Tibisay Lucena, the President of the CNE, congratulated the Venezuelan people on its impressive “demonstration of civility” before announcing that the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), had swept to victory in the Venezuelan legislative elections.

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US Study: Majority Not Enough to Take Over Venezuela Parliament

The current seats held by each party in the National Assembly. (TeleSUR English)

Winning a majority in Venezuela’s Dec. 6 parliamentary elections does not guarantee control of the country’s National Assembly, notes a study released Thursday by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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US Solidarity Delegation Accompanies Venezuela’s National Assembly Elections

The US delegation arrived in Caracas on Tuesday. (Teri Mattson)

A delegation of US solidarity activists arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday as part of an international effort to accompany the country’s December 6th parliamentary elections amidst a campaign by the US and other actors to discredit their legitimacy.

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Rightwing European Prime Ministers Publicly Accuse Venezuelan Government of Foul Play Ahead of Elections

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy both signed the letter (El Nuevo Herald).

Last Tuesday several European newspapers published an open-letter written by high ranking rightwing political figures in the European Union (EU) and Latin America, criticising the Venezuelan government and its institutions for violating democratic norms just a few days before the country heads to parliamentary elections this December 6th. 

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Hillary Clinton: Venezuela’s Maduro Attempting to “Rig” Upcoming Elections

Clinton tells those at the conference that the Venezuelan president is attempting to “rig” Sunday’s elections (AP).

Democrat presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused the Venezuelan president of attempting to fix the upcoming parliamentary elections this December 6th. 

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Opposition Candidate’s Alleged Killer Identified as Mafia Member

Oscar de Jesús Noguera Hernández, alias “El Pipi”, prime suspect in the murder of opposition politician and union leader L

Venezuelan authorities have identified a member of the criminal gang “El Maloni” as a prime suspect in last week’s murder of opposition parliamentary candidate and trade union leader Luis Manuel Diaz.

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Opposition Reports Shooting of Candidate at Political Event, Warring Unions Blamed (UPDATED)

Democratic Action leader, Ramos Allup, stated that Diaz was shot from close range (El Nacional)

Luis Manuel Diaz, a National Assembly candidate for the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), was shot dead in suspicious circumstances at a political event in the state of Guarico on Wednesday night. 

 

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Correa, MERCOSUR Head Reject Macri Threats to Expel Venezuela from Regional Trading Bloc

Correa described Macri's statement's as an interference in Venezuelan internal affairs (Presidencia Ecuador and Reuter

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the High Representative General of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), Florisvaldo Fier, have rejected recent calls by Argentine President-Elect Mauricio Macri to eject Venezuela from the commercial bloc. 

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Macri to Pursue Venezuela Suspension from MERCOSUR, Opposition Celebrates

Opposition activist Lilian Tintori congratulates Macri on his presidential win. (Reuters)

Prominent members of the Venezuelan opposition are describing the electoral victory of controversial millionaire businessman Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential elections this Sunday as a ray of “hope” for Latin America. An adversary of the Bolivarian process, Macri has vowed to push for Venezuela’s expulsion from MERCOSUR. 

 

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Venezuela Could Pursue Legal Action against US over PDVSA Spying Scandal

Eulogio del Pino, president of Venezuela's state oil company, told the media that the company was exploring legal options,

Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino indicated Saturday that the country’s state oil company PDVSA could open a lawsuit in US courts over new revelations of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on top company executives and internal communications.

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US State Department: 'No Interest' in Destabilizing Venezuela

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The remarks are the first response from the U.S. government to evidence the NSA has been spying on Venezuelan officials.

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Venezuela’s Maduro: We will Review Relations with US after NSA Spying Revelations

Maduro says that he will conduct a revision of US-Venezuela relations in light of the revelations. (Panorama)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his government will review its diplomatic ties to the US, after a leaked document revealed that the National Security Agency had spied on officials at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

 

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UNASUR Arrives in Venezuela as Parliamentary Campaigns Launch

UNASUR Secretary-General Ernesto Samper (R) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (TeleSUR)

A delegation of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) arrived yesterday in Caracas to install their observer mission for Venezuela’s upcoming Parliamentary elections on December 6th.

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US Apologizes for Violating Venezuelan Airspace, Calls for Anti-Drug Cooperation

Caption: US General John Kelly, chief of SOUTHCOM. (AFP)

US SOUTHCOM Chief John Kelly admitted yesterday that a US intelligence plane had violated Venezuelan airspace on November 6th as part of what he alleged to be an anti-drug operation.

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