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Clashes in Venezuela's Capital Ahead of Easter Weekend

A photograph circulated by Rodriguez that reportedly shows police being attacked by opposition groups on Thursday (Juan Barreto/

Opposition groups have clashed with police in Venezuela's capital ahead of planned Easter-themed demonstrations.

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Military and Civilians March in Caracas to Commemorate 12 Years Since Failed Coup

Maduro April 13th

Santa Elena de Uairén, April 14th 2014 (venezuelanalysis.com)- On Sunday thousands marched in remembrance of the popular uprising in the streets of Caracas that reinstated late president Hugo Chavez on April 13, 2002 after he was forcefully removed from office on April 11th that year.

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Thirty Venezuelan Military Officials Allegedly Under Arrest for Coup Plotting

National Guard

Dundee, 14th April 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Thirty Venezuelan military officers of different ranks, including several generals, have been arrested for alleged conspiracy to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, a leading national newspaper has reported.

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Venezuelan Government and Opposition Sit Down to Talks

Peace talk in Miraflores

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition sat down to talk last night for the first time since protests and violence began in early February.

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Venezuelan Human Rights Council Created

Maduro has officially created a council to investigate human rights violations. (Archive)

A council to investigate allegations of human rights abuses in recent disturbances has been created by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

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Man Wanted by Interpol Arrested at Opposition Barricades in Venezuela

Two men were arrested in Caracas on Tuesday with a range of weapons (AVN)

One of the ten people most wanted by Interpol in Spain was arrested yesterday in San Cristobal, while leading disturbances there, according to National Bolivarian Police (PNB) state coordinator, Yolmar Garcia.

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Venezuelan National Guard Clears Protest-Hit City San Cristóbal of Barricades

Vladimir Padrino

London, 1st April 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan police and military forces have managed to clear militant opposition street barricades from the main avenues of the city of San Cristóbal, official and independent sources confirm.

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Human Rights Breached by Continued Protest Violence, Venezuelan Ombudswoman Says

Empty beds at major hospital in Mérida, where militant protest blockades have not allowed for free transit of patients. (Correo

Ongoing protests in Venezuela are undermining human rights, according to Ombudswoman Gabriela Ramírez, who believes media inaccuracy contributes to the prolongation of these infringements. Meanwhile in Washington, U.S. senator Marco Rubio presented Congress with a mistaken photo while petitioning for sanctions against Venezuela.

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Maria Corina Machado Dismissed as Deputy of Venezuela’s National Assembly

Maria Corina Machado (left) stands with Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez while addressing a p

On Monday Diosdado Cabello, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, announced that right-wing opposition leader Maria Corina Machado would no longer serve as an assembly deputy.

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Three Venezuelan Air Force Generals Arrested for Alleged Coup Plotting

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today that three generals of the Venezuelan Air Force have been arrested. (prensa

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today that three generals of the Venezuelan Air Force have been arrested, after they were denounced by lower-ranking officials for their involvement in alleged coup plans.

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Several More Die in Venezuela’s Disturbances, Opposition Reject Dialogue Call

Opposition protesters last week (Getty images)

Several more have died in Venezuela’s political violence, while the opposition has again rejected talks to end the conflict. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Mayor Jailed and Another Arrested as More Die in Violent Disturbances

The hearing of Enzo Scarano in the Supreme Court on Wednesday (TSJ)

One opposition mayor has been arrested and another jailed in relation to the street violence that has been occurring in their municipalities. Meanwhile, a soldier and a government worker were killed as a result of the opposition violence.

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Civilians Support Venezuelan National Guard amid Media False Claims

GNB march

On the weekend civilians marched with National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) soldiers, and today the government declared part of Caracas “free” from violent protests. The march came as private media heightened its false statements about GNB actions.

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Paramilitaries Armed With C-4 Detained in Venezuela

Weapons displayed to state media by Interior Affairs Minister Rodriguez Torres (right) today. (AVN)

Three paramilitary groups have been captured in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo, following a series of deadly shootings during protests on Wednesday.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Renews Dialogue Offer as Violence Drags On (+Video)

Maduro speaking on Sunday (agencies)

Mérida, 10th March 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reiterated his call asking the Venezuelan opposition to join in peace talks. Another government supporter was killed in protest-related violence over the weekend.

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