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Venezuela Hosts International Gathering Ahead of UN Climate Change Summit

Representatives of civil society meet with government ministers to discuss climate change policy at the second social PreCOP mee

Over 80 social movement organizations from around the world have converged on Margarita Island, Venezuela to discuss and debate climate change policy.

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Simon Bolivar’s “Letter from Jamaica” Uncovered in Ecuador, Venezuela’s Maduro Says

One paragraph of the original document was never translated in the English version. (Photo: Sibci)

The original “Letter from Jamaica,” written by independence leader Simon Bolivar in 1815, has been discovered in Ecuador, announced Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday.

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15% Wage Increase, Workers’ Bank Launched by Venezuela’s Maduro

Nicolas Maduro signs and presents the act which will open discussion for public administrative workers' collective contract

On Monday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced his approval of a workers’ proposal to increase the minimum wage by 15% starting December 1st.

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Venezuelan Government Launches Operation to Meet Christmas Consumption Spike

The government’s Christmas fair opening in the eastern state of Monagas at the weekend (Prensa Gobernación de Monagas)

The administration of President Nicolas Maduro has begun an operation to ensure plentiful stocks and affordable prices in the run up to Christmas.

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Venezuela Sends More Aid to Gaza

Yesterday a third plane set off from Venezuela with aid destined for the Gaza Strip (@LindaSobehAli)

Yesterday a third plane set off from Venezuela with aid destined for the Gaza Strip. The act is part of the South American country’s solidarity effort in the wake of Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory earlier this year.

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Alleged Mastermind of Venezuelan Legislator's Murder Arrested

The late Robert Serra (AVN)

The Venezuelan Supreme Court confirmed the arrest of a man they suspect was one of the masterminds behind the assassination of socialist party leader Robert Serra on October 1. 

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Venezuela Holds 10 for Lawmaker Robert Serra’s Murder

Luisa Ortega Diaz (Minci)

Ten people are in custody for the murder of a ruling-party lawmaker and his aide, Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Thursday.

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1.395 Arrested in Venezuelan Anti-Smuggling Operation

The distribution to hospitals of hoarded medical supplies discovered in two large warehouses last week has begun (archive)

As part of an on-going operation against the hoarding and smuggling of basic goods, Venezuelan authorities have reported that a total of 1,395 people have been arrested for contraband activities.

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Venezuelan Government Recalls Ambassador to Spain, Leopoldo Lopez Skips Out on Court Date

Spanish president Mariano Rajoy meets with Lilian Tintori, wife of Leopoldo Lopez. (Mariano Rajoy- Facebook)

On Tuesday the Venezuelan Foreign Office announced the government’s decision to recall their ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea Bohórquez, for consultations. A hardline opposition leader, currently imprisoned and facing charges of inciting violence, refused to attend his own trial yesterday in in an attempt to pressure the government to respond to a United Nations request for his immediate release.

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Abrupt Replacement of Minister Rodriguez Torres Raises Questions in Venezuela

Former interior justice minister, Miguel Rodriguez Torres. (Ultimas Noticias)

On Friday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced that Interior Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres would be replaced in his post by chief admiral and former defense minister Carmen Melendez. Many Venezuelans believe the decision was an attempt to mend the rift with revolutionary grassroots collectives, who hold the former minister accountable for the deadly shooting of five armed collective members earlier this month.

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Venezuelan Security Forces Reevaluated in the Name of Assassinated Deputy Robert Serra

Maduro with admiral-in-chief and newly appointed interior justice minister Carmen Melendez (center left) at the Fuerte Tiuna Mil

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that a “revolution” of the country’s police forces is being launched, after revealing that a group of police was involved in the 1 October murder of late PSUV deputy Robert Serra.

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Venezuelan Communist Youth Group Attacked, Right Wingers Blamed

Building that serves as headquarters for the Communist youth organization in Caracas. Note burn marks left by the bomb. (Photo:

Members of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV) had just finished publicity work at 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 when incendiary devices, launched from different points, struck the façade of their headquarters building in Caracas

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Venezuela Welcomes Reelection of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff (Reuters)

The reelection of Dilma Rouseff in Brazil and the first round victory by leftist Tabare Vazquez in Uruguay’s presidential election have been welcomed in Venezuela.

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Disaffected Chavistas Affiliate with Dissident Marea Socialista Organisation in Venezuela

Last Wednesday three chavista groupings, including the Hugo Chavez National Front and the Socialist Middle Class, announced thei

The spokespeople of several chavista organisations have announced their affiliation to Marea Socialista (Socialist Tide), signaling the existence of a growing dissident left current in the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

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Venezuela Rules Out Sale of Citgo to the US

A Citgo refinery in Romeoville, Illinois, near Chicago (Photo: Reuters).

In an interview published Sunday, Venezuelan Finance Minister Rodolfo Marco said will South American country will not sell Citgo Petroleum Corporation to the United States. Citgo is the U.S. subsidiary of the Venezuelan state owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA).

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