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OAS's Almagro Threatens to Apply Democratic Charter against Venezuela

OAS General-Secretary Luis Almagro. (archive)

Organization of American States (OAS) General-Secretary Luis Almagro has demanded that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling suspending four legislators from Amazonas state over alleged voting irregularities.

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Legislators Present New Evidence of Irregularities in Venezuela’s National Assembly Elections

PSUV lawmaker, Hector Rodriguez, revealed the videos on Tuesday morning (AVN)

During a press conference this morning, socialist legislator Hector Rodriguez presented a series of videos and audio recordings as evidence in an ongoing Supreme Court case that has cast doubt on the validity of the Dec 6th election results.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: “National Assembly is Void”

Venezuela’s National Assembly has been declared void by the country’s Supreme Court (EFE)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has ruled that the country’s National Assembly is void, after the legislative body violated a previous court order by swearing in three temporarily suspended legislators.

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New Agriculture Minister Launches Bid to Cut Import Dependency

The new measures are the first actions taken by new Minister of Agriculture and Land, Wilmar Castro Soteldo (AVN).

Venezuela’s new Agriculture and Land Minister, Wilmar Castro Soteldo, launched a string of measures this past Saturday in a bid to get the country’s national food production back on track.

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Maduro Appoints New Ministers and Vice-President in Cabinet Shakeup

Maduro swears in new ministers on Wednesday. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled changes to his cabinet on Wednesday, which include a new vice-president as well as a mix of old and new faces in top executive positions.

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Venezuelan Opposition Swears in Suspended Deputies to Parliament

The opposition's decision to swear in three suspended legislators this Wednesday violates a decision made by the Supreme Co

Three members of the right-wing MUD coalition and one from the socialist PSUV alliance from the state of Amazonas were suspended after a Supreme Court decision.

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Venezuela’s Socialists Walk Out after Incoming Opposition Legislators Violate Procedures

Newly elected legislators have been sworn in. (Photo: teleSUR)

Venezuela’s National Assembly for the 2016-2021 term was sworn in today at 11 AM, in a ceremony that marked a new political era for the legislative body. Two-thirds of the incoming legislators belong to the country’s rightwing opposition.

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Venezuelan Opposition Elects Henry Ramos Allup to Lead National Assembly Ahead of Swearing-In Ceremony

From left to right: Henry Ramos Allup, Jesús Torrealba, Julio Borges. (Photo: Henry Delgado, El Nacional)

On Sunday, two days before the Venezuelan parliament was due to be sworn in, the opposition held elections to choose the next president of the National Assembly, which will see a significant power shift today after the opposition takes nearly two-thirds of the house seats.

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President Maduro Signs Several Laws Before Decree Powers Expire

Maduro signed the laws just days before the decree powers granted to him by the National Assembly early in 2015 were set to expi

The new laws include increased tax for big business, as well as the creation of mixed government-private sector businsses in gold mining. The president also decreed protection for workers' until 2018.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Suspends Swearing in of 4 Incoming Legislators

The Venezuelan Supreme Court’s ruling temporarily scuppers the opposition’s legislative powers within the National Assembly

Venezuela’s Supreme Court officially suspended the swearing in of four incoming legislators on Tuesday pending investigations of voting irregularities in Amazonas state. 

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Venezuelan Housing Programme Hands Over Millionth Home

Venezuela's Great Housing Mission has built 1 million homes since 2012 (telesur)

Venezuela's "Great Housing Mission" has created one million homes since the housing mission was launched by former President Hugo Chavez in 2011.

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Venezuelan National Assembly Approves New Supreme Court Magistrates and Historic Grassroots Seed Law

Venezuela's National Assembly. (archive)

This Wednesday, Venezuela’s outgoing National Assembly approved 13 judges to the Supreme Court and passed the long-awaited “Anti-GMO and Anti-Patenting Seed Law”. 

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Venezuelan Oil Servicing Magnate Arrested in US for Bribery

Roberto Rincon (

Venezuelan oil servicing magnate Roberto Rincon was indicted in US Federal Court Monday on alleged charges of paying bribes to secure contracts with Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

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Venezuela Rejects Statement by Argentina's President

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (L) attends the Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur, Paraguay, Dec. 21, 2015.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez rebutted claims by Argentine President Mauricio Macri of human rights violations in Venezuela, accusing the newly elected leader of double standards in repressing peaceful protest in his own country.

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Venezuela Granted Cultural Heritage Award by UNESCO

The white fibres of the curagua plant are traditionally used by the indigenous peoples of Monagas to weave hammocks (CorreodelOr

Venezuela’s indigenous curagua weaving tradition has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization (UNESCO), which also recognized the Bolivarian Constitution for its commitment to enshrining the sovereign rights of the country’s indigenous peoples.

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