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Venezuela’s Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, during his speech, in the Miraflores Palace. (Photo: AVN)

All eight men who participated in the murder of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra have been identified, said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in a press conference last night.

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Venezuelan Government Rejects UN Body’s Opinion of Lopez Case

On Friday, Venezuelan foreign minister Rafael Ramirez responded to the statement from the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions.

The Venezuelan government has responded to the statement released by a United Nations working group recommending the release of jailed opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez.

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Two Arrested for Venezuelan Lawmaker Serra’s Murder

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Two men have been arrested and are being held on suspicion of the murders of pro-government Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Serra and his assistant Maria Herrera.

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Venezuela Declares Victory over Transnational in Response to Exxon-Mobile Settlement Ruling

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) stated that Venezuela's compensation payment to Exxo

On Thursday, The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) stated that Venezuela's compensation payment to Exxon Mobile Corp for the 2007 nationalization of the oil company’s holdings in the country should only be 13% of the amount that the transnational company claimed that it was owed. 

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Leader of Pro-Government Collective Dies, Four Others Killed in Police Standoff

Jose Odreman, left, with slain legislator Robert Serra, in an image posted by Odreman on Twitter. (Photo: Twitter)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, an eight hour standoff took place in a Caracas building between the special investigative police body (CICPC) and a pro-government armed collective known as The Revolution’s Shield, of which five members were fatally shot.

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Uribe Banned by National Assembly as Venezuelans React to Legislator's Violent Death

Mervin Blanco, who won the Gatorade Caracas Rock Marathon in the male category with Serra’s photo in his hand, was awarded an

Yesterday the Venezuelan National Assembly swore in grassroots leader Juan Contreras to assume to vacant post of the late deputy Robert Serra, who was stabbed to death alongside his partner Maria Herrera in their Caracas home last Wednesday. Legislators also voted in favor of banning Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe from entering Venezuela, in response to president Nicolas Maduro’s accusation that Uribe is linked to the assassination of Serra.

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Venezuelan Government Reports Evidence that Serra's Assassination Tied to Right-Wing Terrorist Plot

Thousands of Venezuelans descended upon central Caracas yesterday to pay honor to the lives of Robert Serra and Maria Herrera, a

The murder of Robert Serra, a young legislator of the PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela), who was killed in his home along with his companion Maria Herrera late Wednesday night, is tied to a right-wing terrorist plot, government officials stated yesterday.

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Venezuelan Socialist Party Legislator Robert Serra Assassinated

Robert Serra (27), a legislator of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and the National Assembly’s young

Robert Serra (27), a legislator of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and the National Assembly’s youngest parliamentarian, was found dead in his Caracas home yesterday.

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Revolutionary Students Demonstrate Against Venezuela’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

On the sidewalks surrounding the urban student housing, women and several male supporters hung colorful underwear-shaped banners

On Sunday, around 200 Venezuelans from various socialist collectives gathered in the student residences of Plaza Venezuela, in Caracas, to protest the country’s strict anti-abortion laws.

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Venezuela Terror Plot Links Uribe and Criminality

Alvaro Uribe (Reuters)

Alvaro Uribe was mentioned by Venezuelans planning homeland attacks in leaked video.

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Delay in Leopoldo Lopez Trial Causes Unrest in Venezuela and Abroad

Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to the police on February 19, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Friday he will not tolerate any more violence from the opposition, after government buildings were vandalized on Friday in response to the postponement of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez's trial.

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2014 Crime Rate Drops In Venezuela

Minister of Interior Miguel Rodriguez Torres gave an interview to daily El Universal (EFE)

The homicide rate has decreased by 18 percent and kidnappings by 60 percent compared to 2013, according to the interior minister.

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15 Venezuelan Military Officials Arrested Amid Ongoing Anti-Smuggling Efforts

The officials were arrested in Táchira state (Correo del Orinoco)

Caracas, September 1st 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – 15 members of the military, among them a captain and lieutenant, have been charged for facilitating the smuggling of gasoline and basic food items in Táchira state.

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40 Percent Decrease in Smuggling, 232 Arrests Mark Venezuelan Effort Against Contraband

In Zulia alone this year, authorities have recovered 127,613 tons of food and 259,151 liters of fuel, in addition to 106 vehicle

Since the decision to close the 2,200 km border between Venezuela and Colombia at night went into effect on August 12, Zulia state has seen a 40 percent decrease in contraband, General Major Vladimir Padrino López reported earlier today.

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New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS

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On August 14th, the Venezuelan parliament passed a law to protect the equal rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, and their families.

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