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15 Venezuelan Military Officials Arrested Amid Ongoing Anti-Smuggling Efforts

The officials were arrested in Táchira state (Correo del Orinoco)

Caracas, September 1st 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – 15 members of the military, among them a captain and lieutenant, have been charged for facilitating the smuggling of gasoline and basic food items in Táchira state.

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Venezuelan Biometric System Sees Positive Results amid Opposition Boycott

A biometric scanner. (quepasa.com)

Now installed in 11 major supermarket chains nationwide, the biometric system initiated by the Venezuelan government to combat scarcity has produced immediate results. 

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Venezuelan Army Major Killed in Latest Wave of Anti-Smuggling Operations

Major Bracho was killed on Friday night (Photo: Radiomundial)

​The Venezuelan government has offered its condolences to the family of army Major, Raul Antonio Bracho Jaimes, after the high ranking army official was gunned down by ¨smuggling gangs¨ on Friday night.

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Poll Sees Conflicting Approval Rates for Venezuelan President Maduro

Nicolas Maduro (archive)

Two conflicting reports over the same data – a poll by the private firm Hinterlaces – have pegged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s approval rating at 60 percent and 39 percent, respectively.

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The Assault on Smuggling Continues on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

Small-scale smugglers simply drive over the border to unload their cargo, while large-scale operations are often conducted in is

“What we’ve discovered is much worse than we imagined,” said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro yesterday while outlining the latest results of new measures taken to prevent smuggling. 

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As Border Restriction Continues, Venezuelan Officials Cite Positive Results

In the largest cases observed so far, the Fanb detained boats containing 5,500 liters of fuel and 5.2 tons of meat along the Lim

A week into an operation closing Venezuela’s 2,200 km border with Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., officials in the Venezuelan government have noted positive results in the prevention of contraband sales.

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In Effort against Contraband, Venezuelan Officials Implement Night-Closing of Colombia Border

According to figures from the Venezuelan state, smuggled goods across the 2,200 km border between the two countries include up t

In an attempt to combat rising border smuggling and contraband sales, Venezuelan officials have decided to close the border between Venezuela and Colombia between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., a measure announced earlier this week.

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Warnings of Medicine Shortages in Venezuela

Spokespersons from the pharmaceutical industry in Venezuela have warned that shortages of medicines exist in the country’s pha

Spokespersons for the pharmaceutical industry in Venezuela have warned that shortages of medicines exist in the country’s pharmacies, and hope that recent foreign currency allocations for imports will improve the situation.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Proposes to Increase World’s Cheapest Gasoline Price

President Maduro made the proposal at the close of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s congress last Th

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has proposed to create a consensus around the need to increase the price of gasoline in the South American OPEC nation.

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Venezuela’s Maduro, Colombia’s Santos Agree to New Exchange Rate, Other Accords

Perhaps the most crucial agreement established a new exchange rate between the countries for trade and remittances (EFE)

In a meeting held yesterday in Cartagena, Colombia, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos forged agreements on several topics relating to finance, energy, and social programs.

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Venezuela Highlights Mercosur Bloc’s Advancement in Caracas Summit

Venezuela handed over the pro tempore presidency of the Mercosur commercial bloc to Argentina on Tuesday during the 46th preside

Venezuela handed over the pro tempore presidency of the Mercosur commercial bloc to Argentina on Tuesday during the 46th presidential Mercosur summit in Caracas.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Designated New Party President at III PSUV National Congress

The congress began in Caracas on Saturday and will run until this Thursday (El Universal)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has been made the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s new leader. The announcement took place during the governing party’s six day national congress, where political re-organisation and economic reform have been top of the agenda.

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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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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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