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South Florida Man Accused of Laundering $100M for Colombian Paramilitaries via Venezuela

Contraband of Venezuelan regulated products to Colombia has financed the growth of vast paramilitary armies along the border, wh

A South Florida man was arrested by U.S. federal authorities yesterday and charged with using his Doral-based Bank of America accounts to launder over $100 million on behalf of Colombian drug cartels and paramilitaries.

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Four Arrested after Yanomami Activist Beaten to Death by Venezuelan Police

27-year old Maita Camico was beaten to death by police on Saturday afternoon. (La Tabla/ Facebook)

Four policemen have been arrested for the murder of a 27 year-old Yanomami health activist on Saturday. 

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Maduro to "Remove Criminals" from State Housing after Deadly Shootout

Maduro stated that those found to be involved in illegal activities would be removed from the state housing complexes, after 9 m

The Venezuelan head of state responded to a shoot-out at a government housing complex on Sunday by confirming that all “criminals” would be removed from government provided houses. The incident was described as a “massacre” by the national press, and led to the deaths of 9 people.

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Indicted Caracas Mayor Transferred to House Arrest Due to Health Complications

The Mayor was arrested on February 19th for his alleged links to illegal subversive groups (Credit: teleSUR)

Antonio Ledezma, the Caracas Metropolitan Mayor arrested in February and since charged with sedition, will be transferred to his private residence later this week where he will await trial under house arrest.

 

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International Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-Minister of Transport

Former minister of Air and Marine Transport, Herbert Garcia Plaza. (VTV)

On Tuesday, a Caracas journalist released information that a former Venezuelan transport minister has been indicted for embezzlement, for the illegal “purchase” of three public ferries.

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Venezuela Withdraws from OAS Civil Society Forum in Solidarity with Cuba

A woman holds a banner from the protest in Panama - “#GetOutChe’sAssassin, #OurIndependentAmerica #GetOutMercenaries” (Ism

Both Cuba and Venezuela have withdrawn from the 7th Summit of the Americas’ Civil Society Forum, which began in Panama yesterday, after a number of counter-revolutionary and terrorist Cubans were invited to the event. One of the summit attendees is the ex-CIA official, Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, notorious for his role in the assassination of Argentinian revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

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US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit

The White House has admitted that Venezuela is not a threat to U.S. national security, although it has given no indication of an

On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday.

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Public Prosecutor Formally Charges Rightwing Ex-Mayor Antonio Ledezma

A notorious figure in Venezuela's right wing, Antonio Ledezma played a key role both in the 1989 massacre known as the &quo

The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office formally charged the former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma yesterday with supporting groups intent on violently destabilizing the country and has requested that the case proceed to trial.

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Venezuelan Authorities Link Crashed Plane Carrying Drugs to Mexican Government

The Cessna Conquest 441 XB-KGS crashed in the Venezuelan state Cojedes last Thursday. (www.controller.com)

A wrecked plane, discovered on 2 April in a Western region of Venezuela, was carrying nearly a ton of cocaine and was registered with the official fleet of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office.

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Armed Militants Attack Main Government Gas Plant

The El Tejero plant is the country’s main source of gas (abrebrecha)

Operations at one of the state’s principal gas and oil production plants in Eastern Venezuela are up and running again after an attack by armed militants left installations temporarily out of action over the weekend.

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Costa Rican Ambassador Fired for Defending Venezuelan Government Amid Escalating Media War

Federico Picado, a Costa Rican diplomat, was fired from his post as ambassador to Venezuela after praising Venezuelan democratic

The Costa Rican government fired its recently appointed ambassador to Venezuela yesterday after the latter expressed support for the Bolivarian government in an interview with a prominent rightwing Venezuelan newspaper.

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G77+ China, CELAC, UK Politicians Reject US Aggressions on Venezuela UPDATED

President Maduro thanks the G77 and other regional blocs for their support on Wednesday evening. (Prensa Miraflores)

The G77+ China and the Community of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) are the latest multilateral blocs to join the international outcry against President Obama's executive order in early March labeling Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat".

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Venezuela Probes Foreign Bank Accounts Amid Corruption Allegations

 Venezuelan chief public prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz (Photo: AVN)

The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday it would probe Venezuelan holdings in offshore accounts, as part of a continued defense effort in the face of United States threats.

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Two Supermarket Executives Charged With Hoarding in Venezuela

Essential items were discovered in a warehouse belonging to the Dia Dia supermarket chain, February 2, 2015 (Photo: @VillegasPol

Two managers of the private supermarket chain Dia Dia were formally charged by the Venezuelan state prosecutor yesterday with the alleged crimes of boycott and destabilization of the economy.

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Over a Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Rejecting Obama's Executive Order

Image from the official Venezuelan petition site Obamaderogaeldecretoya.org.ve

More than a million Venezuelans have spoken out against an Executive Order released by the Obama administration on March 9th, which brands Venezuela a “national security threat” and slaps several more Venezuelan state officials with sanctions.

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