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Palestine Solidarity Movement Demands Venezuelan Government and MERCOSUR Cut All Ties with Israel

 Part of the crowd that gathered for a rally in downtown Caracas to demand cessation of Israeli bombing of Gaza and an end to al

Hundreds of people gathered after work yesterday in downtown Caracas to protest Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” - the continuing massive bombardment of Gaza. 

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Analysts Confused as Venezuelans Say Their Country is Second Most Democratic in Region

Venezuelans march in the 14th annual Pride Parade in Caracas, on 29th June this year. (MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ / EFE)

In a respected regional poll measuring citizens’ perception of their democracy, Venezuelans have given the second most favourable response in Latin America, leaving the report’s authors scratching their heads.

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Government Makes Dialogue Call as Venezuelan Opposition Considers Next Step

On Thursday Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza said that despite repeated calls for the opposition’s Democratic Unity Tab

Venezuelan authorities have made a renewed offer to the opposition to join dialogue talks while the opposition’s leadership considers their next move following the dissipation of protests.

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Venezuelan Yukpa Chief: Paramilitaries Trying to “Erase” Us

Carmen “Anita” Fernandez (homo et natura)

Around fifty armed men allegedly assaulted and forcefully removed Yukpa cacica (chief) Carmen “Anita” Fernandez from her land in the western Venezuelan state of Zulia last Monday.

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Venezuelan Government Takes Measures in Key Economic Areas

As part of the effort to combat shortages and inflation, authorities have been monitoring and inspecting companies to prevent th

While planning macroeconomic reform in a bid to stabilise the economy, Venezuelan authorities are attempting to tackle problems in key economic areas such the supply of goods, labour, and international air travel.

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U.S. – Venezuela Relations Take Step toward Normalisation

The Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. (Venezuelan embassy, Washington)

Venezuela and the United States have designated chargé d’affaires to each other’s capitals, signaling a move toward the normalisation of relations.

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Venezuela to Host Pre-Cop Environmentalist Gathering Ahead of Lima

Claudia Salemo, Venezuela’s climate change negotiator at the United Nations (Democracy Now screen capture)

Claudia Salemo, the Venezuelan government’s climate change negotiator, has briefed delegates at a climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, on preparations for the “Social Climate Change Pre- COP’ scheduled to be held in her country ahead of COP 20 taking place in December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

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Initiative Launched to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disabled People in Venezuela

The first disabled people’s employment fair was opened last Monday in Caracas with the presence of around 40 public and privat

The Venezuelan government is organizing a series of employment fairs to increase the number of disabled people in formal employment, as part of efforts to guarantee the disabled their full rights as citizens.

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OAS, Venezuela Declare Solidarity with Argentina in U.S. Hedge Fund Dispute

The Organization of American States (OAS) has declared its solidarity with Argentina in its sovereign debt dispute with a U.S. b

The Organization of American States (OAS) has declared its solidarity with Argentina in its debt repayment dispute with a U.S.-based hedge fund. Venezuela meanwhile has argued that the case underlines the need for a new regional financial architecture.

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Venezuela Promises Reform amid Debate over Economic Direction

In a speech last week about the performance of state oil company PDVSA in 2013, Vice President for the Economy Rafael Ramirez (p

The Venezuelan government has confirmed that it is planning a series of macroeconomic reforms to confront ongoing problems, provoking diverse reactions over the country’s economic direction.

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Venezuelan Farmers on Disputed Land Say They Have No Intention of Vacating

José Tapia Coirán points to an example of the ubiquitous farming equipment on Hato Santa Rita land, accused of being “unprod

On May 2nd, the Venezuelan Supreme Court motioned to uphold the November 2003 ruling in favor of landowner Rogelio Peña Aly, economist and former mayor of Barinas state, who claims his land has been illegally occupied since February of 2003. The peasant communities currently inhabiting the vast “Hato Santa Rita” estate believe they are within their rights under the Land Law, a position which late president Hugo Chavez publicly supported.

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Maduro Initiates Government “Shake-Up” in Venezuela for July

Maduro addresses the nation through his weekly radio program, In Touch with Maduro. (Presidential Press)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced yesterday the need for “a complete and profound revolution within public administration.” 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Offers to Bury the Hatchet with Internal Critics

On Friday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro offered to renovate his government and bury the hatchet with the former ministers

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has offered to renovate his government and end the dispute with the former ministers who recently criticized his leadership.

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Social Programs Expanded in Venezuela’s Poorest Communities

In the barrio of Antimano in Caracas, Vice President Jorge Arreaza participated in a house to house visit where high risk housin

The Venezuelan government has initiated its policy of expanding social programs in the country’s most deprived areas in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Responds to Former Ministers’ Criticisms

In a meeting with grassroots activists of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) on Wednesday, Maduro accused

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and other top government officials have responded to recent criticisms made by several former ministers which have revealed a rift within Chavismo. 

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