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Correa, MERCOSUR Head Reject Macri Threats to Expel Venezuela from Regional Trading Bloc

Correa described Macri's statement's as an interference in Venezuelan internal affairs (Presidencia Ecuador and Reuter

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the High Representative General of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), Florisvaldo Fier, have rejected recent calls by Argentine President-Elect Mauricio Macri to eject Venezuela from the commercial bloc. 

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Macri to Pursue Venezuela Suspension from MERCOSUR, Opposition Celebrates

Opposition activist Lilian Tintori congratulates Macri on his presidential win. (Reuters)

Prominent members of the Venezuelan opposition are describing the electoral victory of controversial millionaire businessman Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential elections this Sunday as a ray of “hope” for Latin America. An adversary of the Bolivarian process, Macri has vowed to push for Venezuela’s expulsion from MERCOSUR. 


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Venezuela’s Maduro: We will Review Relations with US after NSA Spying Revelations

Maduro says that he will conduct a revision of US-Venezuela relations in light of the revelations. (Panorama)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his government will review its diplomatic ties to the US, after a leaked document revealed that the National Security Agency had spied on officials at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.


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UNASUR Arrives in Venezuela as Parliamentary Campaigns Launch

UNASUR Secretary-General Ernesto Samper (R) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (TeleSUR)

A delegation of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) arrived yesterday in Caracas to install their observer mission for Venezuela’s upcoming Parliamentary elections on December 6th.

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US Apologizes for Violating Venezuelan Airspace, Calls for Anti-Drug Cooperation

Caption: US General John Kelly, chief of SOUTHCOM. (AFP)

US SOUTHCOM Chief John Kelly admitted yesterday that a US intelligence plane had violated Venezuelan airspace on November 6th as part of what he alleged to be an anti-drug operation.

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Venezuela Calls US Drug Arrest a “Kidnapping,” Denies Links to First Lady

The President of Venezuela's National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, lambasts the DEA for "kidnapping" the two young
After two Venezuelan citizens, alleged nephews of First Lady Cilia Flores, were arrested last week by US officials in Haiti on drug trafficking charges, Haitian government sources alerted media of numerous irregularities in the capture, prompting Venezuelan official Diosdado Cabello to label the arrest a “kidnapping” by DEA agents.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Human Rights Advances at UNHRC, Slams Western Bias

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland. (@SRodrigoteleSUR)

In his address to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Venezuela’s achievements in human rights. The country was re-elected to the international body last month, which the president welcomed as a “universal vote of confidence”.

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Summit of South American and Arab Countries Closes with Historic ‘Riyadh Declaration’

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro addresses the ASPA bloc in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 12th, 2015. (AVN)

 The fourth Summit of South American and Arab Countries (ASPA) represented a huge step for commercial and political integration between the two blocs, with the next meeting set to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2018.

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Nephews of Venezuelan First Lady Reportedly Arrested by U.S. Officials for Alleged Drug Trafficking

Photo: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds hands with his wife, Cilia Flores, as they arrive for a meeting in the Su

Two young men, reported to be the nephews of Venezuelan First Lady Cilia Flores, were arrested this weekend in Haiti by US authorities and will allegedly face charges of drug trafficking in a New York federal court.

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Venezuela Accuses US of Violating Airspace

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez announces the intrusion of the US plane into the country’s airspace. (VTV)

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez confirmed that a US intelligence jet had flown over the country’s territory on Friday. 


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Venezuela’s Maduro Expands PetroCaribe Investments in Saint Vincent & Grenadines

Graphic art depicting the sunrise over the Caribbean, with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) as the

In a diplomatic visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged new resources to the island nation and proposed a special economic zone in the Caribbean to strengthen regional trade.

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Backed by Global Civil Society and 131 Countries, Venezuela Re-elected to UNHRC

The UNHRC in Geneva (Reuters)

Venezuela was re-elected to a second consecutive term on the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) with the backing of 131 countries on Wednesday. The decision was attacked by US-ally Israel, which has been frequently criticized by the UN body over its colonization of Palestinian lands. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Rebukes US SOUTHCOM Chief for Interfering in Internal Affairs

US Southern Command Chief John Kelly 
(AFP /Mandel NGAN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro firmly rejected recent statements by US Southern Command Chief John Kelly on Tuesday, which he dismissed as unacceptable interference in the South American nation’s internal affairs.

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Venezuela Prolongs Border Closure as Colombia Admits Drop in Crime

The border with Colombia in Venezuela’s Tachira state has been closed since mid-August. (TeleSUR/Archive)

The Venezuelan government announced a 60-day extension of partial closures along its western Colombian border on Monday after Bogota acknowledged a drop in crime and smuggling in the border region. 

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Presidents of Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia Talk Climate Change at Second Cochabamba Summit

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa (L), Bolivian President Evo Morales (C), and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) greet th

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived in Cochabamba, Bolivia on Monday to take part in the Second World People's Conference on Climate Change and Defense of Life, which began over the weekend.

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