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Venezuela Denounces Foreign Interference at UN Security Council

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez (TeleSUR)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced foreign interference and the economic war being waged on Venezuela during her presentation Monday at the United Nations Security Council.

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Maduro Voices Solidarity with Argentina's Kirchner Amid Destabilization Effort

President Nicolas Maduro meets with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Credit: Aporrea).

President Nicolas Maduro voiced support for his Argentine counterpart, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, on Wednesday in the face of a destabilization effort against her government following the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

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Venezuela Reminds Spain that it is “Sovereign” Country as Relations Deteriorate

(Correo del Orinoco)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has hit back at her Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel García-Margallo, after he claimed that the country’s Maduro administration had “undemocratically” threatened Spanish businesses with expropriation.

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German Embassy Releases “Alarming” Declaration to Residents in Venezuela

(German Embassy in Caracas)

The statement advises German residents to take a number of “precautions in the face of the crisis” in the country, including having enough food and water supplies to last 2 weeks. 

 

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The Non-Aligned Movement, UNASUR, and CELAC Stand with Venezuela Against Latest US Sanctions

Presidents meeting at the Non-Aligned Summit in 2012. The 17th Summit of the Non Aligned Movement is to be held in Caracas in 20

At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a special commission representing the two largest unions of Latin American nations convened yesterday in Uruguay to analyze the latest sanctions imposed by the United States government against Venezuela.

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Venezuela Calls US Interference a 'Threat to Peace'

A massive mural of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seen on the wall of a new housing building built by the Venezuelan g

The Venezuelan government “categorically rejected” on Sunday the mention of Venezuela in the U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2015 National Security Strategy document, released by the White House Friday.

 

 

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Set to Travel to Greece, Maduro Vows Support for Syriza

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, will meet with representatives of the Syriza government in Athens (AVN)

The Venezuelan government has announced that its Foreign Relations Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, will soon travel to Greece to meet with the recently elected leftist Syriza government and agree to a series of bilateral cooperation agreements between the two countries. 

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US Further Isolated as CELAC Rejects Regional Intervention

(TeleSUR)

The 33 member states of CELAC (the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) vehemently rejected North American intervention in the continent, and particularly the US-led blockade of Cuba, during the organisation's annual summit, held on January 28th and 29th in Costa Rica. 

 

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US May Be behind Drug Accusations against Venezuelan Politician

Diosdado Cabello (PHOTO:Archives)

Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly and first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) responded on Tuesday to allegations by his former bodyguard that he supposedly has links to drug trafficking.  The U.S. is protecting a former body guard who claims to have denounced a Venezuelan government official’s so called links to drug trafficking, and has opened up an investigation.

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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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