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Venezuela Rejects Guyana Border Demarcation, Receives Backing of PARLATIN and World Social Forum

The disputed Essquibo region (AVN)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry emitted a statement on Friday rejecting a regulation adopted by the Guyanese government extending sovereignty over the disputed Essequibo region claimed by both nations.

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Venezuelan President Visits UN to Help Resolve Guyana Dispute

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maudro (L) with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, July 28, 2015. (Photo: United Natio

President Maduro said the U.N. secretary-general responded positively to his request for assistance in finding a diplomatic solution to the ongoing territorial dispute.

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Venezuela and Haiti Sign Agreement for Electoral Cooperation

CNE President Tibisay Lucena Haitian President Micky Martelly (CNE)

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) signed a memorandum of understanding with its Haitian counterpart on Friday as part of an effort to deepen cooperation between the two electoral institutions in technical assistance and training. 

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John Kerry Calls for Improved US Relations with Venezuela at Cuba Embassy Inauguration

US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2015. (Reuters)

Speaking at the historic inauguration of the Cuban embassy in Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for strengthening ties not just with Cuba, but with the island nation's longstanding socialist ally, Venezuela, as well. 

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Venezuela and Palestine Dispel Rumors of Diplomatic Rift Over Scholarship Program

Palestinian students arrive in Venezuela (AP)

Venezuelan and Palestinian authorities reaffirmed their close ties today following rumors of diplomatic friction circulated by an Associated Press report last week.

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US Solidarity Delegation Visits Venezuela, Praises Democratic Model

(David Mandel)

 A group of twenty US social justice activists visited Venezuela last week as part of a delegation in solidarity with the South American nation following escalating US aggression in past months.

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Venezuela to Review Relations with Guyana

(noticias24)

The Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has temporarily withdrawn his government’s ambassador to neighbouring Guyana following a heated exchange over disputed waters. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Victory in Greece is also Triumph for Latin America

The Venezuelan government has consistently come out in public support of the Greek government since the election of the radical

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent a message to the Greek people giving them his full support after they voted no to accepting the Eurozone’s terms for an international bailout deal in a historic referendum this Sunday. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Voices Solidarity with Greece, Rejects “Financial Blackmail”

Maduro stands with Greece after its government refused to pay $1.8 billion to the IMF (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro voiced solidarity with the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras yesterday after the latter refused a payment of $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Venezuela Strengthens Ties with China, Iran, and the Caribbean

(CRBZ)

Venezuela and China drafted a 10-year plan for strategic cooperation yesterday as part of the China-Venezuela High-Level Joint Commission that is meeting in Caracas through Wednesday.

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Top Spain Official Blasts Ex-Prime Minister's Trip to Venezuela

Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García Margallo, described Felipe Gonzalez June visit to Venezuela as a "mistake&qu

Spain’s Secretary of State said Friday that the recent visit of former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez to Venezuela to meet with opposition groups was a "mistake and a failure."

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Venezuela's Maduro Backs CARICOM Proposal for Slavery Reparations

CARICOM has taken up a leadership role in reopening the debate on slavery reparations (Ultimas Noticias)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared that his government would support an initiative by the Community of the Caribbean (CARICOM) to demand reparations from European countries for their role in colonial slavery.

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Venezuela Proposes Bilateral Commission to Resolve Maritime Dispute with Colombia

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry issued a press release yesterday calling for a diplomatic solution with Colombia (Ultimas Noticia

Venezuela called for the convocation of a bilateral commission Tuesday to diplomatically resolve a maritime territorial dispute with Colombia.

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Spanish Judge Requests Extradition of former ETA Militant in Venezuela

De Juana was originally sighted in a shopping mall in Venezuela in May 2014 (elmundo.es)

Judge Eloy Velasco brought an official request for the extradition of Iñaki de Juana Chaos before the Venezuelan government after he was sighted in Venezuela. 

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Protesters Block Rightwing Brazilian Senators From Visiting Leopoldo Lopez

Rightwing Brazilian senators aboard a bus in Venezuela (EFE)

A minibus containing a group of rightwing Brazilian senators was confronted by Venezuelan protesters on Thursday, who blocked the road, preventing the delegation from visiting jailed hard right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in Ramo Verde prison. 

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