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Venezuela Withdraws from OAS Civil Society Forum in Solidarity with Cuba

A woman holds a banner from the protest in Panama - “#GetOutChe’sAssassin, #OurIndependentAmerica #GetOutMercenaries” (Ism

Both Cuba and Venezuela have withdrawn from the 7th Summit of the Americas’ Civil Society Forum, which began in Panama yesterday, after a number of counter-revolutionary and terrorist Cubans were invited to the event. One of the summit attendees is the ex-CIA official, Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, notorious for his role in the assassination of Argentinian revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Maria Corina Machado, Faces Panama Lawsuit

A group of civil and social organisations have revealed that they will be pursuing a legal case against the former Venezuelan le

As the Panama summit approaches, Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado faces a class-action lawsuit for addressing the Organization of American States (OAS) in the capacity of the body's official Panamanian representative last year. 

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US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit

The White House has admitted that Venezuela is not a threat to U.S. national security, although it has given no indication of an

On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday.

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Obama Visits Jamaica, Urges Caribbean Nations to Break from PetroCaribe

St. Kitts and Nevis' prime minister (L) and Venezuela's ambassador to the country shake hands after sealing a $16M dea

US President Barack Obama arrived today in Jamaica as part of an ongoing effort to persuade the island and its neighbors to reduce dependency on Venezuela’s bilateral PetroCaribe program.

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Public Prosecutor Formally Charges Rightwing Ex-Mayor Antonio Ledezma

A notorious figure in Venezuela's right wing, Antonio Ledezma played a key role both in the 1989 massacre known as the &quo

The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office formally charged the former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma yesterday with supporting groups intent on violently destabilizing the country and has requested that the case proceed to trial.

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Maduro Signs Decree to Re-Open Controversial Coal Mines for Chinese Development

Woman protests the 1606 Decree in Maracaibo, Venezuela on March 23rd, 2015. Sign reads “Carbon is Death” (Provea)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro passed a presidential decree outlining a deal with the Chinese state-owned company Sinohydro, granting them the authority to mine and develop 24,192 hectares (nearly 60,000 acres) of Venezuelan land.

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Venezuelan Authorities Link Crashed Plane Carrying Drugs to Mexican Government

The Cessna Conquest 441 XB-KGS crashed in the Venezuelan state Cojedes last Thursday. (www.controller.com)

A wrecked plane, discovered on 2 April in a Western region of Venezuela, was carrying nearly a ton of cocaine and was registered with the official fleet of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office.

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Venezuelan Revolutionary Guerilla Commander, Paúl de Ríos, Dies at 72

Legendary Venezuelan guerrilla fighter, Paúl del Río (right), has died aged 72 (Aporrea)

Venezuelans are currently paying tribute to the life and legacy of revolutionary guerrilla leader, artist and ex-political prisoner, Paúl del Río, alias Máximo Canales, who died this past Sunday at the age of 72.

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Venezuela Condemns Al Shabaab Attack in Kenya, Voices Solidarity with Kenyan People

The official statement described last Thursday's attack as a "despicable and criminal act" (YVKE)

The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro issued a statement on Saturday categorically denouncing Thursday's deadly Al Shabaab attack against the University of Garissa in Kenya.

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Venezuela Moves Forward with Special Economic Zones to Attract Investment in Development

Venezuela's Vice-President of Planning Ricardo Menendez outlined the plans on Monday. (AVN)

The SEZ draw their inspiration from the Chinese model of "market socialism" imposed by Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s, which sought to promote state-regulated capitalist development in specific areas of the country.

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Website “Dolar Today” Causing “Irreparable Damage” to Venezuela, says Owner of Forex Centre

A screen shot of the website's exchange rates: the first one is bolivars per dollar by wire transfer, the second is for cas

Carlos Dorado, Venezuelan entrepreneur and owner of one of the country’s longest standing currency exchange centres, ItalCambio, has launched a public plea to remove the website “Dolar Today” due to the “irreparable damage” which the website is causing to the national economy.

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Venezuelan Coup Plotter Gustavo Cisneros Donated $1M to Clinton Foundation

Hillary Clinton (cubadebate)

A recent report has emerged revealing that Venezuelan billionaire and media tycoon, Gustavo Cisneros, donated up to US$ 1 million dollars to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation between 2009-2013, when Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State for the Obama administration. Cisneros is best known in Venezuela for his central role in the short-lived 2002 coup, which attempted to topple the government of Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela Will Denounce U.S. Executive Order at the UN, Declares "Anti-Imperialist" Holiday

The United Nations headquarters in New York (teleSUR)

The Venezuelan government announced Tuesday it will rebuke the United States’ government at the United Nations for the executive order, approved by President Barack Obama, declaring the South American country a national security threat.

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Armed Militants Attack Main Government Gas Plant

The El Tejero plant is the country’s main source of gas (abrebrecha)

Operations at one of the state’s principal gas and oil production plants in Eastern Venezuela are up and running again after an attack by armed militants left installations temporarily out of action over the weekend.

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Palestinians in Gaza Rally Behind Venezuela, Reject US Imperialism

Palestinians stand in solidarity with Venezuela in Gaza (Fightback News)

“The Palestinian people, the Venezuelan people, the peoples of Latin America have common objectives, common enemies, so we are united in the struggle for liberation, for freedom, for independence, and beyond that, for an alternative world, a socialist world,” said Ishaq Khury, spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Venezuela. 

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