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Maduro Backs Venezuelan Diplomat Detained in Aruba

Venezuela's consul general has been arrested in Aruba, but President Nicolas Maduro says he will do everything he can to ha

Venezuela's consul general has been arrested in Aruba, but President Nicolas Maduro says he will do everything he can to have the official freed.

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Opposition Leader Lopez Goes on Trial in Venezuela

Leopoldo Lopez in an interview in February (Reuters)

Former opposition mayor of Chacao, Leopoldo Lopez, goes on trial today after six months in prison for allegedly inciting violence in Venezuela and conspiring against the government. 

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Venezuela Receives US$18 Billion of Chinese Financing, Signs 38 Accords

The new agreements were signed publically by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Caracas yes

Venezuela has signed 38 agreements worth US$18 billion with China, signaling a deepening of the two countries’ relations. 

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Grassroots Elects National Congress Delegates

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Su

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Sunday.

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Venezuela Participates in Gathering of Emerging Powers in Brazil, New Agreements Reached

Participants of the China – CELAC Forum (presidencia de Brasil)

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week, where new agreements were hailed as beginning the creation of a new global financial architecture.

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Maduro Extends Planned “Shakeup” of Venezuelan State and Economy

Speaking on his weekly radio show on Tuesday, Maduro said that he would lead “a shakeup of the functioning of the old bourgeoi

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has extended the date upon which significant changes to the government and state administration will be announced.

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Sacred Stone of Venezuelan Indigenous to Return After 15 Years in German Exhibit

The Kueka stone on exhibit in Tiergarten park, Berlin.

Earlier this month Venezuela's attorney general, Luisa Ortega Diaz, announced that proceedings were underway to secure the return of the sacred Kueka Stone, removed from Pemon indigenous land in 1998 to be part of a park installation in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, in Germany.

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Venezuelan Opposition Divided as Attorney General Reacts to Claims

Lilian Tintori (Ernesto Agudo/ ABC)

Early this morning Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz dispatched a public attorney to Ramo Verde military prison, to check on conditions of hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez’s confinement. This came in response to claims made by Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori, who told reporters last week she was denied visiting rights. 

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Major Changes in Venezuela's Medical Sector

A family walks out of a newly renovated public health center, part of the Barrio Adentro network of government clinics (archive)

Over the past week, the Venezuelan government has approved a number of projects destined to expand preexisting public healthcare programs. 

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Former Minister Navarro Launches Criticisms of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela

Hector Navarro (archive)

A former Bolivarian government minister, Hector Navarro, has criticised the internal democracy of the leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

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Venezuela’s Maduro Launches “SOS Palestine” Campaign to Demand End to Israeli Bombardment

“Enough already, I’ve joined the campaign. #SOS Palestina, let’s launch it,” Maduro told supporters during a televised b

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has launched an “SOS Palestine” campaign to demand an end to Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Palestine’s Gaza strip.

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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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