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ICSID Orders Venezuela to Pay $98m to British Vestey Group over Cattle Ranch Nationalization

Vestey’s El Charcote estate in Cojedes, Venezuela. (Chico Sanchez/EPA)

The World Bank’s international arbitration court has ordered the Venezuelan state to pay USD$98 million in compensation to the British meat-producing conglomerate, Vestey Group, over land holdings expropriated in 2005.

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Venezuelan FM Assumes UNASUR Presidency, Warns of Imperialist Threats to Region

Venezuelan FM Delcy Rodriguez with UNASUR General Secretary Ernesto Samper. (teleSUR/Carla Gonzalez)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez took over the rotating presidency of UNASUR on Saturday, warning of ongoing imperialist threats to regional unity. 

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Venezuelan Oil Minister: US Sabotaged Doha Meeting

Del Pino said that Venezuela would keep working to broker an international oil market stabilisation deal despite Sunday’s outc

Venezuelan Oil Minister Euologio del Pino has accused the US government of deliberately scuppering the efforts of major oil-producing countries to put a cap on global production levels amidst a historic slump in oil prices. 

 

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Venezuela Sends Rescue Team and Humanitarian Aid to Ecuador

A Venezuelan rescue team poses for a photo as they prepare to board a plane to Ecuador to join rescue efforts after a massive ea

Venezuela became the first country to send humanitarian aid to Ecuador following a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake Saturday evening.

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Venezuelan Opposition Rejects Truth Commission Despite Presence of UNASUR, Ex-Presidents

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup. (Archive)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition announced Tuesday it will not participate in the new Truth Commission established by the national government to investigate 2014’s violent anti-government protests known as the guarimbas.

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Venezuelan Socialist Lawmaker Calls for More Panama Papers Revelations

PSUV legislator Diosdado Cabello. (AN)

Venezuelan socialist congressman Diosado Cabello has urged journalists to release further names of those involved in the ground-breaking global corruption scandal known as the “Panama Papers”, accusing the country’s right-wing opposition of illicit dealings.

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Venezuela and Guinea-Bissau Sign Fresh Bilateral Agreements

 Maduro with Bissau-Guinean Prime Minister Carlos Correia (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a series of agreements with the prime minister of Guinea-Bissau on Monday as part of an effort to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

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Venezuela Slams Argentine TeleSUR Pullout amid International Outcry

(teleSUR)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro together with an opposition lawmaker and a score of internationally-renowned intellectuals have condemned Argentina’s decision to withdraw from teleSUR on Sunday.

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UN Group Rejects US Sanctions Against Venezuela

Raul Castro of Cuba, Evo Morales of Bolivia, and Rafael Correa of Ecuador at a G77 meeting (Reuters).

The G77 and China affirmed their solidarity with Venezuela after President Barack Obama renewed an executive order classifying Venezuela as a threat. 

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Venezuela Condemns Brussels Bombings, Calls on International Community to Address “Causes”

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez (Archive)

The Venezuelan government issued a statement yesterday denouncing the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday and calling for international cooperation to address the causes of terrorism. 

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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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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 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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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 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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