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Venezuela's Ombudsman Protests Mexico Arrest on Orders of the US

Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab (AVN)

Venezuela’s ombudsman, William Tarek Saab, announced Sunday he would formally denounce the US before the International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions following his detention by Mexican authorities under a US-issued Interpol alert.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for a New Anti-Imperialist Geopolitics at the UN

Maduro addresses the UN’s 70th General Assembly in NYC (albaciudad).

Drawing on the legacy of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on world leaders to build a “new geopolitics, a new concept and a new world” at the United Nations 70th General Assembly in New York this past Tuesday. 

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Venezuela: UN Should Support Sovereignty in Syria and Palestine

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez at the UN Security Council on Wednesday. (teleSUR)

Venezulea’s foreign minister spoke out at the UN Security Council Wednesday against unilateral intervention in Syria, and the occupation of Palestine  

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Raul Castro to UN: Cuba Will Support Venezuela in the Face of Destabilisation Attempts

Raul Castro address the 70th UN General Assembly (VTV)

Cuban President Raul Castro vowed to support the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in the face of ongoing attempts to destabilise his administration.

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Venezuela will Permit Colombian Deportees to Return and Seek Legal Status

Nicolas Maduro and Ernesto Samper. (Photo: RNV)

According to a statement released Monday by the UNASUR, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro will allow Colombians who were deported during the August crackdown on border smuggling to return to the country and seek legal immigration status. 

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Maduro at UN: Only “Total Systemic Change” Will Make 2030 Goals Viable

Maduro addressing the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN on Sunday (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for a debate on the 2030 development goals proposed at the three-day UN Sustainable Development Summit this past weekend, warning that the new targets would be unreachable without “systemic economic transformation”. 

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Maduro Touches Down in NYC Following Trip to Caribbean Islands

Maduro arrives in New York with Cilia Flores (PrensaPresidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in New York Friday morning on the back of a brief visit to Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis. The head of state will participate in the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, as well as in several other events. 

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Venezuela Congratulates Colombia on Historic Advance in Peace Talks

Colombian President Manuel Santos shakes hands with FARC leader Timochenko in Havana on Wednesday (Justice for Colombia).

The Venezuelan government has officially congratulated the administration of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia after an agreement was signed to bring an end to the country’s 60 year long civil war. 

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Saudi Arabia and Venezuela Talk Oil Prices as Maduro Fixes to Lobby OPEC Abroad

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez tweeted the above image of President Maduro and King Salman together in Saudi Arabia

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said Saturday evening that Saudi King Salman and President Nicolas Maduro had spoken on the phone and reached an understanding concerning oil cooperation. 

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Venezuela and Colombia Strike Deal to Fight Drug and Border Smuggling

President Nicolas Maduro (left) and President Santos (right) have agreed to "normalize ties" (Photo: Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos agreed to “normalize relations” and work cooperatively Monday after a month-long spat over Venezuela’s closure of their shared border.

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Venezuelan Leaders Congratulate Greece's Tsipras on Reelection Victory

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece. (Photo:

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez extended her congratulations on behalf of President Nicolas Maduro to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for his reelection on Sunday. 

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Venezuela Fights Racism with Colombian Citizen Program

Venezuelan government officials announce the launch of the registration program. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government launched on Saturday a new registration program for Colombian nationals living in Venezulean territory, which forms part of the government’s ongoing efforts to combat xenophobia.

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US Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Slams Chávez in Reposte to Clinton Attack

 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP)

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders lashed out at the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez this week in response to a Clinton super PAC email linking him the late socialist leader.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Proposes Cucuta Gasoline Deal, Expands Border Closure

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Xinhua/Presidential Press)

In the lead-up to talks with his Colombian counterpart, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposed a series of measures aimed at resolving the tense border conflict, including the sale of Venezuelan gasoline in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.

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Venezuela Denies Violating Colombian Airspace, Accuses Bogota of Derailing Talks

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (AVN)

The Venezuelan government has denied a claim made by its Colombian counterpart alleging a violation of its airspace by two Venezuelan military aircraft on Saturday.

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