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Venezuelan President Congratulates Syriza on Election Victory

Photo President Nicolas Maduro arrived at the oil producing country on Sunday (PHOTO: Hoy Venezuela)

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has described the triumph of the leftwing coalition, Syriza, in the presidential elections in Greece as a "new wave of hope for Europe" after the party was elected with 36.3% of the vote on Sunday night.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Secures Support from Iran & Qatar in the Face of Oil Glut

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (right) and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met in Tehran on Saturday. (TeleSUR)

While visiting with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that plummeting oil prices are the product of a “geopolitical war.”

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China Commits $20 Billion to Venezuela at First Latin America-China Forum in Beijing

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president opened  the China-CELAC Forum by pledging US$250 billion in new investment in Latin America

President Maduro announced that China has agreed to invest 20 billion dollars in Venezuela following the China- Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Beijing. Venezuelan officials hope that increased Chinese investment will offset some of the shortfalls in the Venezuelan economy due to decade-low oil prices.

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Glimpses of New Monetary Policy in Venezuela as Maduro Seeks Support Abroad

On the informal market, dollars can be bought for roughly 170 Bolívares, almost 30 times the official (SICAD I) exchange rate (

President Maduro announced measures to address monetary policy in Venezuela, including appointing Economist Rocco Albisinni as the new President of the National Center of Foreign Exchange (CENOCOEX).

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Maduro Offers to Exchange Leopoldo Lopez for Puerto Rican Activist

Oscar Lopez Rivera was convicted in 1981 of seditious conspiracy for seeking to secure Puerto Rican independence. | Photo: indym

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday he would consider the release of the jailed far-right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U.S. prison

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G77 and China Condemn U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Say They Must Be Repealed

Evo Morales closing the 13th ALBA summit on Sunday. (Photo: Cubadebate)

The G77 group, an international forum of developing countries, and China have expressed their firm rejection of unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Venezuela and asked for them to be rolled back, said Bolivian President Evo Morales.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Says U.S. Sanctions Will Fail

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks in an interview with TeleSUR about U.S. sanctions against his country (TeleSUR

United States sanctions against Venezuela are destined to fail, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said in an exclusive interview with teleSUR Friday. 

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Obama Approves Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP, archive)

U.S. president Barack Obama has just signed in legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials.

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Maduro Reacts to Normalization of US-Cuba Relations as Venezuela Sanctions Loom

Venezuelan president Maduro with Cuban leader Raul Castro. The two countries have been political and economic allies for 15 year

During a Mercosur summit held today in Argentina, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro called Barack Obama’s recent move toward normalizing US-Cuba relations “brave,” while the rest of the trade bloc released a statement condemning the US leader for approving sanctions against Venezuela last week.

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ALBA Alliance Celebrates 10 Years, Nicaragua Sanctions U.S. in Defence of Venezuela

Leaders of the ALBA member states at the XIII ALBA TCP summit in Havana, Cuba (prensa presidencial)

At its 13th summit, held in Cuba last weekend, the ALBA alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary. The leftist bloc charted plans for future integration and condemned U.S. “aggression” toward its member states.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Demands Action from Developed Countries at UN Climate Talks

While the general agreed upon “danger point” would be a global temperature rise of more than 2 degrees Celsius, many members

VA.com’s Cory Fischer Hoffman writes a special report from the United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru, describing the reactions of the Venezuelan government and social movements to the attempt to reach a consensus over how to address global warming.

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U.S. Congress Passes Venezuela Sanctions, Obama Expected to Sign

White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, confirmed Thursday that President Obama plans to sign the bill (El Universal)

Late on Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuela.

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US Senate Passes Bill to Impose Further Sanctions on Venezuela, Maduro Blasts “Economic Blockade”

Senator Robert Menendez said the bill was an "unequivocal message" to the Venezuelan government (Getty Images)

Yesterday the United States Senate passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 by voice vote, a bill that will impose further sanctions on Venezuelan senior government officials if passed tomorrow by Congress.

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Venezuelan President Maduro to Reevaluate U.S. Relations Due to “Interventionism"

In an interview with Telesur on Saturday Maduro claimed that actions being taken in the U.S. embassy were aimed at undermining V

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has warned of “interventionist” activity emanating from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, and says he is reevaluating relations with his country’s northern neighbour.

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UNASUR Moves toward Continental Freedom of Movement, Venezuela Makes “Equality” Call

Nicolas Maduro (centre) with Rafael Correa (right) and Ernesto Samper (left) in Quito for the opening ceremony of the new UNASUR

The 12 member Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has taken a step toward creating South American citizenship and freedom of movement. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro also called for strategies to promote continental economic development, social equality and defence sovereignty.

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