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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

collectives

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

Machado

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

PNB

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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Venezuelan Opposition Militants in Fresh Attack on Universities, Public Property

Opposition militants in San Cristobal, Tachira yesterday (UN/courtesy)

A wave of small opposition protests and violent actions took place in five regional states yesterday, resulting in damages to universities and public property.

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Venezuelan Human Rights Council to Design Protection Policies

Council of Human Rights

Venezuela’s National Human Rights Council met for the first time yesterday and set priorities for the institutional defence of human rights in the country.

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Renowned Venezuelan Revolutionary Murdered in Caracas

Eliecer Otaiza was shot dead on Saturday, in Caracas (William Dumont)

On Saturday, renowned Chavista revolutionary Eliecer Otaiza, 49, was found dead in the municipality of Baruta in Caracas. His body, struck by multiple bullet wounds, was identified yesterday afternoon. 

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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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