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Venezuelan Committee of Victims of Guarimba Violence Present Case before UN

Photo: Family members of victims and others injured during the 2014 violent protests traveled to Santiago, Chile to bring their

A Venezuelan committee made up of victims of the 2014 violent anti-government protests traveled to Chile this week to meet with a regional representative of Human Rights Commission of the United Nations to rectify the international “distortion” of those events.

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Obama Administration Indicates Support for Fresh Sanctions Against Venezuela

U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken indicated a willingness to go along with sanctions against Venezuela at a US

On Wednesday at a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to consider Anthony Blinken's nomination as deputy secretary of state, the Obama administration's frontrunner indicated a willingness to support further sanctions against Venezuela.

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Venezuela Puts $4 Billion China Loan in Foreign Reserves, Signs Major Oil Deal with Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin (center) watches as Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez (left) greets Rosneft president

In a television address yesterday evening, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro indicated that a $4 billion loan from China would be added to the country’s international reserves. Meanwhile, as oil prices to continue to slide and with eight days to go to the next OPEC meeting, Venezuela has signed a major deal with the largest exporting non-OPEC member, Russia.

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Venezuela to Take On Leadership of Parlasur in 2015

In 2015, Venezuela will assume the leadership of Parlasur. (Photo: EFE)

The Venezuelan representative Saul Ortega assured that by joining Mercosur, Venezuela will be better equipped to continue integrating Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Embarks on Tour to “Stabilise” Oil Prices

Earlier today Ramirez met with Qatar’s prime minister, Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, where Ramirez said, “We sho

Venezuela’s foreign minister Rafael Ramirez is touring a number of oil producing nations in a bid to prevent a further fall in oil prices that could squeeze the South American country’s finances.

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Unasur Bids Maduro Seek Economic Solutions, Colombia Suspends Mercosur Visas to Venezuelans

Parliament of Mercosur Summit in Uruguay on Monday. (Prensa AN)

During a visit to Brasilia yesterday, Ernesto Samper, general secretary of Unasur (Union of South American Nations), bid the Venezuelan government settle internal matters and stimulate economic growth, in the interest of regional progress.

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Venezuela Receives Over 100 Palestinian Medical Students in Scholarship Program

A Palestinian woman is greeted by a crowd upon her arrival in Venezuela on November 6, 2014. (Photo: AVN)

Last week, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the beginning of the Yasser Arafat Scholarship Program, which aims to train 1000 Palestinians in various fields.

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Venezuela Seeks Extradition of Alleged Mastermind of Lawmaker Serra’s Murder

Mendoza, alias “El Colombia”, was captured in Cartagena, Colombia last Wednesday under a request by Interpol. (VTV screensho

The Venezuelan government is seeking the extradition of the paramilitary Leiva Padilla Mendoza, who is suspected of having planned the assassination of leftwing Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Serra and his aide Maria Herrera.

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Venezuela Questioned Over Alleged Torture by UN Committee

Today Venezuela was questioned by the U.N. Committee Against Torture about alleged abuses committed by security forces during th

Today Venezuela was questioned by the U.N. Committee Against Torture about alleged abuses committed by security forces during the period of acute opposition unrest earlier this year.

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Venezuela Hosts International Gathering Ahead of UN Climate Change Summit

Representatives of civil society meet with government ministers to discuss climate change policy at the second social PreCOP mee

Over 80 social movement organizations from around the world have converged on Margarita Island, Venezuela to discuss and debate climate change policy.

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Venezuela Sends More Aid to Gaza

Yesterday a third plane set off from Venezuela with aid destined for the Gaza Strip (@LindaSobehAli)

Yesterday a third plane set off from Venezuela with aid destined for the Gaza Strip. The act is part of the South American country’s solidarity effort in the wake of Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory earlier this year.

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Venezuela Welcomes Reelection of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff (Reuters)

The reelection of Dilma Rouseff in Brazil and the first round victory by leftist Tabare Vazquez in Uruguay’s presidential election have been welcomed in Venezuela.

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Venezuela Rules Out Sale of Citgo to the US

A Citgo refinery in Romeoville, Illinois, near Chicago (Photo: Reuters).

In an interview published Sunday, Venezuelan Finance Minister Rodolfo Marco said will South American country will not sell Citgo Petroleum Corporation to the United States. Citgo is the U.S. subsidiary of the Venezuelan state owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA).

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ALBA Countries Meet in Havana to Coordinate Preventative Plan Against Ebola

The ALBA trade bloc held an extraordinary summit meeting on Monday to coordinate a response to the ebola virus. (AVN)

At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, member countries of the ALBA trade bloc met yesterday at a special summit in Havana, Cuba to discuss methods of preventing the spread of the ebola virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Venezuelan government has donated US$5 million to the United Nations to fight the spread of the virus.

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Venezuela Gains UN Security Council Seat

The UN Security Council chamber in New York (Wikipedia)

Venezuela gained a non permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council earlier today.

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