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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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United Nations: Solutions to Venezuela’s Crisis Mustn’t Be Imposed from Outside

N High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Courtesy: United Nations).

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a peaceful, nationally agreed solution to the country’s problems.  

 

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International Social Media Campaign Shows Solidarity with Venezuela

Movements across Venezuela the globe have expressed their solidarity in recent weeks (Prensa Presidencial).

“I Believe in Venezuela” built an international platform on Twitter this week to express solidarity with the South American nation in light of the recent OAS Summit. 

 

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Venezuela and US to Prepare for Diplomatic Talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez met this week to discuss plans for a

Following this week’s OAS Summit, the US proposed high-level talks with Venezuela to address diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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Maduro Unveils Proposals for Dialogue with Opposition

Maduro presented three proposals to advance the mediation process this week (Prensa Presidencial).

The South American president announced three proposals for the UNASUR mediated talks between his government and the opposition this week.

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Maduro Sues Parliament for Usurping Foreign Policy as Zapatero Meets with Lopez

President Maduro with copy of Venezuelan constitution. (Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro filed a constitutional complaint with the country’s Supreme Court Friday, accusing the opposition-controlled parliament of “usurping” his powers to conduct foreign policy.

 

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Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Banners read left to right: "Impunity will not happen! Sabino Lives!", "No to the Mining Arc! Water is more valua

Grassroots activists and ex-government officials submitted a lawsuit demanding that the high court halt a contentious mega-mining project on constitutional grounds. 

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Rich Eating Well in Venezuela, Basque Executive Shows

Otxotorena showing evidence of plenty of food in rich areas of Caracas (Agustin Otxotorena/Facebook).
To prove his relatives in Spain wrong, on executive published a series of photographs of fully-stocked markets in upper class neighborhoods in Caracas.
 
 

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OAS Secretary General Invokes Venezuela with Democratic Charter

OAS Secretary General Luis Almargo released an official statement on Tuesday applying the Democratic Charter against Venezuela (

The Secretary General has called an immediate gathering of the permanent council to assess Venezuela’s current “institutional crisis”.

 

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Russia Denounces External Forces for Crisis in Venezuela

A Venezuelan opposition protester dressed as the Statue of Liberty at an anti-government demonstration. (LaIguana)

Moscow spoke out against what it says are external attempts to destabilise Venezuela and warned against the imposition of “colour scenarios” in the South American country. 

 

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 30%

"May of Workers' Rebellion". (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands took to the streets of Caracas this Sunday to commemorate International Workers Day and manifest their support for the beleaguered Chavista government of President Nicolas Maduro amidst a severe recession and a possible recall referendum.

 

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Venezuela’s Future Uncertain as Opposition Launches Recall Referendum Petition

This table reported to have collected 500 signatures in the first four hours (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition has officially launched its signature collection campaign to remove President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuela Implements New Energy Saving Measures

Venezuela's electricity grid is currently affected by the worst drought to hit the country in 47 years (ElUniversal)

The Bolivarian government furthers its actions in response to the national drought and energy crisis. 

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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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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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