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New Evidence Links Ledezma, COPEI to Thwarted Coup

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez claim that there are "very few opposition le

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello unveils new evidence that could lend further support to allegations concerning Antonio Ledezma's  role in the "Blue" coup. A stash of weapons, including explosives, was also discovered at the Caracas headquarters of opposition party COPEI.

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Venezuela Denounces Foreign Interference at UN Security Council

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez (TeleSUR)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced foreign interference and the economic war being waged on Venezuela during her presentation Monday at the United Nations Security Council.

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Caracas Mayor Indicted in Venezuela, Will Face Trial

Indicted Mayor, Antonio Ledezma, alongside currently jailed terror plotter, Lorent Saleh (Archives)

A Venezuelan judge has found sufficient evidence linking arrested Caracas Mayor, Antonio Ledezma, to a conspiracy against the national government in order to proceed to trial, the Venezuelan Public Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Mayor, Alias “The Vampire,” Arrested for Role in Blue Coup Plot

Opposition politician, Antonio Ledezma, was arrested by SEBIN on Thursday afternoon (Telesur).

Venezuelan opposition Mayor and longtime rightwing politician, Antonio Ledezma, has been arrested by the country’s intelligence services, SEBIN, for his alleged role in plotting to stage a coup against the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro. 

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Opposition Protesters Mark Anniversary of Rightwing Leader's Arrest by Attempting to Kill Air Force Sergeant

Opposition protesters brutally attack Bolivarian Air Force Seargent Luis Alejandro Linares Espinoza (Credit: Contrapunto).

In the latest round of opposition street violence, a group of masked youth violently assaulted an unarmed official of the Bolivarian Air Force in the wealthy Caracas neighborhood of Chacao on Wednesday

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Venezuela’s OAS Ambassador Reacts to Secretary General’s Claims

Roy Chaderton, Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (Agencies)

In an interview on Monday, OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza claimed the Venezuelan government was unwilling to dialogue with the opposition, provoking a vehement response from Roy Chaderton, the Caribbean nation’s OAS representative. 

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Amid International Outcry, Venezuelan Officials Allege Blackwater, U.S. and Canadian Links to Thwarted Coup

(teleSUR)

New revelations  in Venezuela have linked U.S. private security firm Blackwater, now known as Academi, to the aircraft that was to be used as part of Thursday's thwarted "Blue Coup" attempt. 

 

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Opposition Students Divided as Anniversary of Guarimba Sees Fresh Wave of Violence in Caracas, San Cristobal

Gangs of guarimba protestors destroy cars in Chacao on Thursday. (Credito: Agencias / Aporrea.org)

On February 12th, the anniversary of the start of violent anti-government protests in 2014, opposition student leaders from major universities throughout the country gathered in the Aula Magna theater of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) on Thursday to commemorate the national “Youth Day" as well as unveil their “plan of struggle for 2015."

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Coup Plot in Venezuela Thwarted

The coup involved plans to assassinate Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro (TeleSUR)

Coup plotters planned on assassinating the Venezuelan president and installing a de facto government.

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Leading Opposition Figures Publicly Call for Regime Change and “National Transition Agreement”

The signatories of the call for "National Transition Agreement" include Maria Corina Machado, Leopoldo Lopez and Anton

Three leading figures of the Venezuelan opposition have released a statement amounting to a demand for regime change and the establishment of a transitional government in the country.

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Molotov Attack on Public TV Station in Venezuela

Workers of the state television channel Vive assess the damage outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in Zulia state, Venezuel

At 3 AM yesterday morning, two unidentified individuals armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the Western headquarters of the state television station Vive TV, in Venezuela.

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​Retired General Calls on Venezuelans to Form Local Resistance Units: “Get Ready to Use your Firearms”

General Vivas told Venezuelans to prepare for a “war to the death” (Photo - screen shot)

Retired Venezuelan military General, Angel Vivas, has released a string of videos on Youtube calling on Venezuelans to form “local resistance units” against the government and to prepare themselves for a war “to the death”.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Rejects Latest Wave of Sanctions, UNASUR Follows Suit

UNASUR General Secretary, Ernesto Samper, with Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro (VTV).

The President of the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), Gladys Gutiérrez, announced today that the highest judicial body in the country will issue a sentence rejecting the latest round of sanctions imposed by the U.S. government on Venezuela. UNASUR General Secretary, Ernesto Samper, also dencounced the sanctions as part of a "destabilization" effort against the Venezuelan government. 

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Managers at Pharmaceutical Chain Arrested for Irregularities, Rightwing Cries Persecution

(Entornointeligente)

Several managers at the Venezuelan pharmaceutical chain, “Farmatodo,” have been questioned due to what authorities have described as a number of irregularities taking place at the business. 

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US Slaps Venezuelans with New Sanctions

(Reuters)

The United States officially imposed new sanctions on Venezuela Monday, amid accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that Washington is trying to destabilize his country.

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