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Over 5 Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Urging Repeal of Obama's Executive Order

One of the signing points in Caracas (CorreodelOrinoco)

Over 5 million Venezuelans have voiced their opposition to the Executive Order issued by the White House on March 9, which brands Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and imposes new sanctions. The Bolivarian government has also handed over an official request for the Obama administration to revoke the Order to the U.S. embassy in Caracas. 

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Hooded Militants Launch Molotov Attack on Bolivarian University in Tachira State

The group also set fire to a vehicle belonging to state water company, Hidrosuroeste, earlier in the day (entornointeligente).

Around 15 masked militants attempted to storm the building with molotov cocktails on Monday evening before entering into violent altercations with the Bolivarian National Police force. 

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Venezuelans Mobilize in Marches and Military Exercises in Defense of Sovereignty Against U.S. Aggression

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, alongside his wife and "first combatant," Cilia Flores, addressing marchers in C

Over 100,000 Venezuelans mobilized throughout the country for a series of national military exercises in defense of their national national sovereignty on Saturday. They were also joined by a contingency from Russia. 

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Venezuelan Assembly Grants Executive Powers while Military Drills in Defensive Exercises

Venezuelan President Maduro has solicited executive powers in order to deal with the imperialist threat. (Photo: NicolasMaduro.o

In response to US president Obama’s use of an executive order to sanction Venezuelan authorities, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro requested decree powers to pass an “anti-imperialist law to prepare for all scenarios.” The National Assembly voted by majority their approval this on Wednesday morning.

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U.S. President Barack Obama Brands Venezuela a "Security Threat," Implements New Sanctions

The order targets a further 7 state officials for sanctions (Reuters)

U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order this Monday slapping Venezuela with new sanctions and declaring the Bolivarian nation  an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security".

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Maduro Unveils Further Evidence of ‘Blue Coup’ Plot

Maduro outlines the latest evidence of the coup plot on his weekly program “In Contact with Maduro,” on VTV state television

The Venezuelan president may call upon the United States to extradite a primary suspect, Carlos Osuna, who was recorded discussing the plot with a Venezuelan military official via Skype.

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Maduro: “US Human Rights Abusers Not Welcome in Venezuela”

The US embassy in Caracas (Aporrea)

The Venezuelan government has responded to increased pressure from Washington by revoking visa rights for former US politicians such as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, described by President Nicolas Maduro as “terrorists against the peoples of the world”. The head of state also went on to call for a “global rebellion against US imperialism”.

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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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