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Maduro Signs Major Deals in China as Venezuela Strives to Meet Heightened Consumer Demands

Nicolas Maduro and Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday. (AVN)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro shared “good news” from Chinese capital Beijing yesterday, after meeting with Chinese leaders and business owners to forge further pacts meant to mutually benefit both countries’ economies.

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UPDATED: New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS

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A law protecting the equal rights of Venezuelan people living with HIV/AIDS and their families has been made official, after being approved by Parliament on August 14th.

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Glimpses of New Monetary Policy in Venezuela as Maduro Seeks Support Abroad

On the informal market, dollars can be bought for roughly 170 Bolívares, almost 30 times the official (SICAD I) exchange rate (

President Maduro announced measures to address monetary policy in Venezuela, including appointing Economist Rocco Albisinni as the new President of the National Center of Foreign Exchange (CENOCOEX).

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Maduro Offers to Exchange Leopoldo Lopez for Puerto Rican Activist

Oscar Lopez Rivera was convicted in 1981 of seditious conspiracy for seeking to secure Puerto Rican independence. | Photo: indym

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday he would consider the release of the jailed far-right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U.S. prison

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Maduro Confirms Venezuelan Economy in Recession, Announces “Recovery Plan” for 2015

In a special press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas last night, President Nicolas Maduro said that signif

The Venezuelan government has published previously withheld data revealing that the economy entered a recession in the second quarter of this year. However President Nicolas Maduro said significant changes to Venezuela’s economic model were being planned and that an economic “recovery plan” would be implemented in early 2015.

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G77 and China Condemn U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Say They Must Be Repealed

Evo Morales closing the 13th ALBA summit on Sunday. (Photo: Cubadebate)

The G77 group, an international forum of developing countries, and China have expressed their firm rejection of unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Venezuela and asked for them to be rolled back, said Bolivian President Evo Morales.

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Venezuelan Parliament Renews Public Powers, Opposition Issue Reversal Warning

The Venezuelan National Assembly began the task of renewing the state’s public powers today, despite the opposition’s absten

The Venezuelan National Assembly began the task of renewing the state’s public powers today, despite the opposition’s abstention from the key parliamentary votes.

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Academics, Journalists and Activists Urge Support for Venezuelanalysis.com

An activist holds up a copy of the Bolivarian constitution at a pro-government march held recently in Caracas, Venezuela (archiv

A number of academics, journalists and solidarity activists have expressed their support for the work of Venezuelanalysis.com as the site launches its fundraising drive to maintain operations in 2015.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Says U.S. Sanctions Will Fail

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks in an interview with TeleSUR about U.S. sanctions against his country (TeleSUR

United States sanctions against Venezuela are destined to fail, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said in an exclusive interview with teleSUR Friday. 

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MTV Glorifies Venezuela’s Barricade Protests in New Reality TV Show

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US entertainment channel MTV has signed a contract with a Venezuelan media group to purchase extensive footage of the violent anti-government protests that wracked the South American nation earlier this year, to be featured in the new reality series Rebel Music.

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Obama Approves Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP, archive)

U.S. president Barack Obama has just signed in legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials.

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Maduro Reacts to Normalization of US-Cuba Relations as Venezuela Sanctions Loom

Venezuelan president Maduro with Cuban leader Raul Castro. The two countries have been political and economic allies for 15 year

During a Mercosur summit held today in Argentina, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro called Barack Obama’s recent move toward normalizing US-Cuba relations “brave,” while the rest of the trade bloc released a statement condemning the US leader for approving sanctions against Venezuela last week.

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Maduro Defends Venezuelan Commune’s Land Rights in Face of Supreme Court Mandate

A young boy holds up corn in the fields of El Maizal communes. Five hundred hectares of corn are harvested collectively, while 5

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday his staunch support of the agricultural commune El Maizal after their communal property title was revoked by a Supreme Court judge earlier that week.

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Venezuelans March to Celebrate 15 Years of the Bolivarian Constitution

A demonstrator holds up a battered copy of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the march in Caracas toda

Today thousands of Venezuelans marched in Caracas to celebrate 15 years since the Bolivarian Constitution was passed in a nationwide referendum, creating the legal framework for the Bolivarian revolution.

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ALBA Alliance Celebrates 10 Years, Nicaragua Sanctions U.S. in Defence of Venezuela

Leaders of the ALBA member states at the XIII ALBA TCP summit in Havana, Cuba (prensa presidencial)

At its 13th summit, held in Cuba last weekend, the ALBA alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary. The leftist bloc charted plans for future integration and condemned U.S. “aggression” toward its member states.

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