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Supreme Court Orders Search for Former ETA Member in Venezuela

De Juana Chaos was allegedly sited in the Venezuelan coastal town of Chichiriviche last year (archives).

Former ETA militant, Iñaki de Juana Chaos, is one of Spain’s most wanted and was last seen in a Venezuelan coastal town.

 

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Nephews of Venezuela’s First Lady Confess to Cocaine Smuggling

US Drug Enforcement Agency officers detain Efrain Antonio Campo Flores (2nd from left) and Franqui Fancisco Flores de Freitas in

Cilia Flores’ nephews were arrested in Haiti last November and face charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States.

 

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UNHCR Refutes AFP Venezuela Coverage

Venezuelans cross over to Colombia to purchase food and other basic goods in recent border opening (El Heraldo).

In an official statement to the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Relations, the international human rights refugee commission refuted recent AFP coverage regarding the Venezuelan-Colombian border situation.

 

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Venezuela's Justice Minister Accuses Detained US Citizen of Paramilitary Ties

Joshua Holt with then fiancee, Thamara Belen Caleño Candelo (noticierodigital).

Gustavo González López confirmed that US citizen Joshua Holt was in possession of high calibre weapons and had links to “political organisations” in Venezuela.

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EU Foreign Ministers Back UNASUR-led Dialogue in Venezuela

The EU Foreign Ministers’ Council endorsed UNASUR-led dialogue efforts in Venezuela during a meeting in Brussels on Monday. (E

The European Union’s Council of Foreign Ministers voiced their support Monday for the dialogue efforts between the Venezuelan government. 

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Venezuela Opens Border Again but Many Return Empty Handed

Venezuelans return empty-handed from the Colombian border city of Cúcuta on July 16, 2016. (@GobiernoTachira)

Many Venezuelans found goods in Colombia to be prohibitively expensive as a result of an ongoing transport strike, which has led to a spike in prices. 

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US Congress Passes New Sanctions Against Venezuela

Senior Venezuelan officials including President Nicolas Maduro will continue to face travel bans and asset freezes in the United

The US House of Representatives approved Wednesday new sanctions aimed at freezing assets linked to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his top officials.

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Venezuela Slams Brazil’s “Immoral” Delay Tactics on Mercosur Presidency

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez. (Telesur)

Delcy Rodriguez blasted her Brazilian counterpart Jose Serra this Tuesday, after he forwarded a motion to postpone Venezuela’s newly appointed pro-tempore presidency of MERCOSUR.

 

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Venezuela Condemns Attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq

Venezuelan Foreign Ministry headquarters in downtown Caracas. (AVN)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry has released the following statement in solidarity with the victims of the attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq. 

 

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Venezuela Takes on Pro Tempore Presidency of Mercosur

Venezuela takes on the presidency following Uruguay's recent service in the position (Archive).

Venezuela assumes the economic trade bloc’s presidency despite several other member states’ objection to the lawful transition.

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Obama Urges Dialogue in Deadlocked Venezuela, Sides with Opposition

US President Barack Obama speaks alongside his Mexican and Canadian counterparts from the North American Leaders Congress on Can

The US president called on the government to “respect” the country’s National Assembly and to release what he described as “political prisoners”.

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Venezuelan Government Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry in Caracas (Aporrea)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry has released the following statement in reaction to the terrorist attacks that rocked the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday. 

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Trinidad Begins Food Exports to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley, standing left, in Port of Spain discuss

Trinidad began shipment of goods to Venezuela last week just one month after signing historic trade deals.

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War of Words Continues at OAS over Venezuela Vote

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused Almagro of trying to use his position to “to twist the arms” o

The Organisation of American States concluded another marathon discussion on Venezuela Thursday without voting on whether Caracas should be suspended from the regional bloc.

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Pablo Iglesias Slams Venezuelan Parliament’s PODEMOS Probe as “Ridiculous”

Podemos Secretary Pablo Iglesias has branded the international probe “ridiculous”. (Telesur).

The leftist Spanish politician said that Venezuelan opposition parties do not have the authority to investigate his party. 

 

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