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Latin American Leaders Warn Obama against Destabilization in Venezuela During Havana Visit

Obama and Castro at a joint press conference in Havana on Monday. (TN.com)

Latin American presidents voiced concerns Monday over ongoing destabilization efforts against the Venezuelan government amid US President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba.

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Hostages Freed from Venezuelan Prison after 4–Day Standoff

Minister of Prisons Iris Valera announced the release of the hostages (AVN)

A group of 14 hostages were freed from David Viloria prison in Lara state on Tuesday where they had been held by criminal gangs since Friday.

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Maduro Meets with Fidel Castro in Cuba, Renews Bilateral Cooperation Agenda

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, meets with legendary revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Havana (PrensaPresidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with former Cuban president Fidel Castro on Saturday, while his government signed a series of bilateral deals with Havana– ahead of US President Barack Obama's historic visit to the island on Sunday. 

 

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Venezuela's Supreme Court Approves Maduro's Decree Power Extension

The TSJ first approved Maduro's current decree powers in February, after the AN had already sought to veto the measure. (te

Venezuela's highest court approved Thursday an extension to President Nicolas Maduro's decree powers, despite opposition from the country's legislators.

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Obama’s Latest Comments Reveal “Anti-Bolivarian Obsession”

Maduro publicly addresses the renewal of the decree, vowing to deepen the revolution. (VTV)
The leader of the South American country hit back at US President Barack Obama yesterday, after the latter urged a change of government in Venezuela. 
 
 

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Bodies of 18 Missing Miners Found in Mass Grave in Venezuela

“Justice for our loved ones. We have hope.” (AP)

Venezuelan authorities found 18 bodies in a mine near the town of Tumeremo in Bolivar state on Monday, whom they identified as part of the 28 miners declared missing since March 4.

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Pro and Anti-Government Marches Take the Streets of Caracas (+Image Gallery)

Tens of thousands turned out for the Chavista march (AVN - Gregorio Terán)

Rival marches flooded the streets of Caracas on Saturday as Venezuelans voiced their respective support for and opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuelan Govt to Hand Domestic Industry up to US$7 Billion in Forex: Economy Czar

Local industry has long complained Venezuela's currency exchange system doesn't provide enough foreign cash to cover i

The Venezuelan government announced Thursday the creation of a new bank to help small businesses obtain raw materials and basic goods, while vowing to provide local industry with billions of dollars of new foreign currency supplies.

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Maduro Praises Bernie's 'Revolutionary Message,' Bashes Hillary

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is impressed by what he terms Bernie Sanders' “revolutionary” campaign mess

Just one day after Bernie Sanders used the Hispanic-focused debate in Miami, Florida, to express his support for various progressive Latin American governments, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has returned the favor.

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Venezuela Revamps Currency Exchange System

Caption: (El Nacional Archive)

Venezuela announced Wednesday key changes to the country’s currency exchange regime designed to streamline access to dollars for production and essential imports as well as combat inflation.

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Venezuela Pulls Top Diplomat from Washington, Vows to Pressure Obama Over Sanctions

President Nicolas Maduro has called on the Obama administration to rescind an executive order imposing sanctions on Venezuela. (

Venezuela withdrew its top diplomat in the United States Wednesday, after the White House renewed sanctions targeting Caracas.

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Venezuelan Opposition Announces Plan to Oust Maduro, Faces Constitutional Roadblocks

Caption: MUD press conference announcing their “roadmap for change”. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition unveiled on Tuesday its “roadmap” for ousting President Nicolas Maduro, which may, however, face difficult constitutional hurdles. An opposition delegation to Chile came under fire from Communist legislator and ex-student leader Camila Vallejo.

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Venezuela to Investigate Alleged Massacre of 28 Miners in Bolivar State

Tumeremo residents and family members of the disappeared miners blockade the principal road, demanding that the authorities reco

Venezuela’s public prosecutor and ombudsman’s office opened investigations Monday into the disappearance of 28 miners in southeastern Bolivar state following allegations by local residents of a possible massacre.

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UNASUR and CELAC Slam Renewal of US Sanctions Decree against Venezuela

Caption: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). (EFE)

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) pledged their firm support for Venezuela Friday in response to the Obama administration’s renewal of an executive order branding Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security and authorizing the application of future sanctions.

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Latin America Remembers Revolutionary Legacy of Hugo Chavez

President Nicolas Maduro and President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua pay homage to Chavez. (Prensa Presidencial)

Commemorations were held across Venezuela on Saturday marking three years since the death of Hugo Chávez. In Caracas, a special ceremony saw leaders from four countries pay their respects to the late president. 

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