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Marea Socialista to Launch Independent Parliamentary Candidates, Proposes Citizens' Audit

Marea Socialista has announced its intention to field its own parliamentary candidates in elections later this year, campaigning

Trotskyist Chavista collective, Marea Socialista (MS), has announced that it will be fielding its own candidates independent of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in this year's upcoming parliamentary elections.

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Colombia's Santos Approves Extradition of Robert Serra's Alleged Assassin to Venezuela

The death of Serra, Venezuela's youngest ever legislator, sent shockwaves through Venezuelan society, provoking an outcry a

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos issued an executive order on Wednesday authorizing the extradition of the man whom Venezuelan authorities hold responsible for the assassination of young chavista parliamentarian Robert Serra and his partner Maria Herrera in October.

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12 Bodies Found in Mass Grave on Venezuelan-Colombian Border

The "false positives" scandal saw the Colombian military kill thousands of civilians, who were dressed as civilians in

Venezuelan authorities uncovered a mass grave on Monday containing a dozen bodies in the northwestern frontier state of Tachira, just 2.5 miles from the Colombian border.

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Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Mission to Nepal

Aid workers from around the world have arrived in Nepal to help with the relief effort since April 25th. (Getty Images/ BBC)

The Venezuelan government sent a technical humanitarian mission to Nepal on Friday to determine the country’s needs after the April 25th earthquake and resulting aftershocks, which left over 7500 dead.

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South Florida Man Accused of Laundering $100M for Colombian Paramilitaries via Venezuela

Contraband of Venezuelan regulated products to Colombia has financed the growth of vast paramilitary armies along the border, wh

A South Florida man was arrested by U.S. federal authorities yesterday and charged with using his Doral-based Bank of America accounts to launder over $100 million on behalf of Colombian drug cartels and paramilitaries.

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Venezuela Pledges 1.4 Million Ounces Gold as Collateral in CitiBank Deal

Under the CitiBank deal, Venezuela will receive $1 billion in cash for gold that is worth nearly $1.7billion by today’s prices

Venezuela has pledged 1.4 million ounces of gold in exchange for a $1 billion loan from CitiBank, according to sources.

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Maduro Announces 30% Minimum Wage Hike to Combat Inflation

President Maduro and "First Combatant" Cilia Flores pledge solidarity with workers at the 2015 May Day rally in Caraca

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 30% minimum wage hike on Friday as part of his government's ongoing efforts to support workers amidst economic war and spiraling inflation.

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Four Arrested after Yanomami Activist Beaten to Death by Venezuelan Police

27-year old Maita Camico was beaten to death by police on Saturday afternoon. (La Tabla/ Facebook)

Four policemen have been arrested for the murder of a 27 year-old Yanomami health activist on Saturday. 

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Minute By Minute: Cuban 5 Arrive in Venezuela

The Cuban Five are heroes in Cuba for their attempt to stop terror attacks from Miami. (Credit: Embassy of Cuba in Venezuela)

The five Cubans, recently released after years in prison in the United States for their anti-terrorism activities, arrived in Venezuela as part of an international tour.

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Announces Minimum Wage Gain

Over a hundred thousand workers poured out on to the streets of Caracas on May 1st to celebrate advances for workers' right

Over a hundred thousand Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas on Friday in commemoration of the significant gains for working people under the Bolivarian Revolution. The celebration also witnessed President Maduro approve a sub substantial increase in the National Minimum Wage. 

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Three New Ministers Designated ahead of Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections

The new ministers from left to right; Desiree Santos, Gladys Requena and Pedro Infante (Albaciudad)

Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has designated new ministers in the areas of communication, women and gender equality and sport, in order to free-up three acting members of his cabinet to stand as potential candidates for the country’s upcoming legislative elections.

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Maduro to "Remove Criminals" from State Housing after Deadly Shootout

Maduro stated that those found to be involved in illegal activities would be removed from the state housing complexes, after 9 m

The Venezuelan head of state responded to a shoot-out at a government housing complex on Sunday by confirming that all “criminals” would be removed from government provided houses. The incident was described as a “massacre” by the national press, and led to the deaths of 9 people.

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UPDATED: General Motors Workers March on National Assembly, Protest "Political" Firing of 466

The workers are demanding the enforcement of labor regulations in the wake of mass firings at General Motors (Ultimas Noticias)

On April 20, 466 of 3,300 workers at GMV's assembly plant in Carabobo state were unceremoniously dismissed via telephone, in clear violation of Venezuela's Organic Law of Work and Workers (LOTTT), which explicitly prohibits mass firings.

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Venezuela Kicks off Vaccination Campaign

A Venezuelan baby is vaccinated against one of 14 illnesses. (Photo: AVN)

Medical workers will carry out house to house visits in the poorest communities and indigenous areas with difficult access.

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Maduro Welcomes Improved Relations with Madrid as Spanish Ambassador Plans Return

Tensions have been running high between Caracas and Madrid (RNV)

"With all probability, the ambassador to Venezuela will return to Caracas in the following hours," confirmed Spanish Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Garcia. 

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