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Venezuela to Send Aid to Gaza, Welcome Refugees, as Regional Leaders Condemn Assault

Presidents of the bloc urged the international community to act within international law. (Reuters)

Venezuela's foreign minister says an initiative to send relief aid to Gaza is a “testament of solidarity” with Gazans being “massacred” by Israel.

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U.S. Bans 24 Venezuelan Government Officials From Travel

“We understand these attacks as a desperate cry from those who know the world is changing, and who have no way of relating to

Accusing the Venezuelan government of committing human rights abuses during anti-government protests earlier this year, the U.S. State Department issued a press release on Wednesday barring 24 Venezuelan officials from travel to the United States. The statement did not identify the 24 individuals due to confidentiality requirements.

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Relocation Program Underway for Residents of Venezuela’s Torre de David

After holding an assembly with residents to discuss options moving forward, government minister Ernesto Villegas announced the r

A week into a government-initiated relocation plan, 25 percent of the 1,156 families occupying the Torre Confianzas in downtown Caracas have been moved to new housing in Valles de Tuy, Miranda state, Minister Ernesto Villegas announced this morning.

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Detained Diplomat Hugo Carvajal Arrives in Venezuela

Hugo Carvajal at PSUV's Third National Congress. (Photo: teleSUR)

The Venezuelan President received the diplomat during the second day of the Third Congress of the PSUV in Caracas.

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Opposition Leader Lopez Goes on Trial in Venezuela

Leopoldo Lopez in an interview in February (Reuters)

Former opposition mayor of Chacao, Leopoldo Lopez, goes on trial today after six months in prison for allegedly inciting violence in Venezuela and conspiring against the government. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Divided as Attorney General Reacts to Claims

Lilian Tintori (Ernesto Agudo/ ABC)

Early this morning Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz dispatched a public attorney to Ramo Verde military prison, to check on conditions of hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez’s confinement. This came in response to claims made by Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori, who told reporters last week she was denied visiting rights. 

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Former Minister Navarro Launches Criticisms of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela

Hector Navarro (archive)

A former Bolivarian government minister, Hector Navarro, has criticised the internal democracy of the leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

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Venezuelan President and High Ranking Officials to Declare Wealth, Ex-Minister Investigated for Corruption

Eugenia Sader, ex-Health Minister. (VTV)

Venezuelan comptroller Adelina Gonzalez announced yesterday that all senior officials in public office must update their sworn declaration of wealth (DJP) between the 1st and 31st of July.

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Arrest Warrants Issued for Three Venezuelan Opposition Figures, "Terrorist" Activity Condemned before UN

The assassination plan, as outlined by the Venezuelan government. (www.minci.gob.ve)

Yesterday, Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz announced the order for the arrest of Pedro Burelli, Ricardo Koesling and Diego Arria. They are all linked to the alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro which was detailed in a series of emails seized by Venezuelan intelligence services and released by the government during the final week of May.

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PSUV Community Leader Disappears in Merida, Venezuelan Government Urged to Act

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Last week, community members gathered in Mérida to draw attention to the prolonged disappearance of pro-government activist, Jonathan Hernandez.

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Venezuelan Government Exposes Plot to Assassinate President Maduro, Opposition Rejects Charges

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On Wednesday, Venezuelan authorities publicized correspondences between opposition leaders and U.S. diplomats which, they say, constitute a plan to assassinate president Nicolas Maduro and overthrow his administration.

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Venezuelan Peasants Protest Supreme Court Decision to Return Lands to Agribusiness

Jose Tapia Coiran: “Our production is for the people, for the state, for the institutions. These lands were rescued.” (Aporr

On Monday, hundreds of peasant workers, or campesinos, gathered in a central plaza of the Venezuelan capital Caracas to protest a Supreme Court decision. The ruling upheld agribusiness and large landowners’ claims to ownership of land that has been cultivated by peasant collectives for over 12 years.

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Venezuelan Capital Sees Rise in Violent Street Bands Following Opposition Withdrawal from Peace Talks

On Tuesday, Ramon Aveledo, the executive secretary of MUD, announced the opposition was walking from dialogue talks (agencies)

The rekindling of street violence follows a widely publicized press conference held by the leadership of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD), where the opposition announced their withdrawal from the dialogue talks initiated by the government.

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Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Murdered, 11 Protestors Indicted after Thursday’s Mass Arrests

Venezuelan Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres expressed grief and his determination to identify the sniper who killed poli

Yesterday at noon, Rafael Celestino Albino Arteaga, 44, Vargas state chief of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN), was shot dead by an unidentified male assailant in a shopping mall in the western city of Maracay.

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Venezuelan Policeman Killed by Sniper While Clearing Protest Barricade in Caracas

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In the early hours of Thursday morning, Jorge Tovar, 24, a Venezuelan national police officer was shot dead in the neck by a sniper, according to official sources. The shooting occurred as police attempted to clear an encampment that blocked traffic set up by hardline anti-government protestors, or guarimberos, in the upperclass neighborhood of Los Palos Grandes, in eastern Caracas.

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