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Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections Set for December 6

CNE President Tibisay Lucena silences rightwing rumors that elections would not be held this year. (teleSUR)

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that national parliamentary elections will be held on December 6. The announcement effectively silences an opposition-fueled rumor campaign that has filled international headlines with speculations that elections would not be held.

 

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Venezuela Rejects Felipe Gonzalez Visit as Former Spanish PM Touches Down in Caracas

A woman waves a placard rejecting Gonzalez's visit: "Murderer and Fascist - Venezuela respects itself" (Laiguana)

The former Spanish Prime Minister claims to be visiting the country in order to help with the legal defence of jailed opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, Daniel Ceballos and Antonio Ledezma. He met with Ledezma on Sunday. 

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Venezuela Rejects Attacks against Cabello, Government Launches Campaign

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, vowed to back Cabello against what he labelled international right-wing attacks (Reuters)
The Venezuelan legislative branch of government and the Supreme Court have vehemently rejected reports that the US is probing National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello for alleged links to international drug trafficking.
 

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Marea Socialista to Launch Independent Parliamentary Candidates, Proposes Citizens' Audit

Marea Socialista has announced its intention to field its own parliamentary candidates in elections later this year, campaigning

Trotskyist Chavista collective, Marea Socialista (MS), has announced that it will be fielding its own candidates independent of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in this year's upcoming parliamentary elections.

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Three New Ministers Designated ahead of Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections

The new ministers from left to right; Desiree Santos, Gladys Requena and Pedro Infante (Albaciudad)

Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has designated new ministers in the areas of communication, women and gender equality and sport, in order to free-up three acting members of his cabinet to stand as potential candidates for the country’s upcoming legislative elections.

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Venezuela Calls for Third World Alliance

Venezuelan vice president Jorge Arreaza told the Asia-Africa Summit that the third world needs to unite. (Photo: Reuters)

Third world countries need to unite and fight against first world injustices, disrespect for international law, discrimination and wars. The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.

Third world countries need to unite and fight against first world injustices, disrespect for international law, discrimination and wars. The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.Third world countries need to unite and fight against first world injustices, disrespect for international law, discrimination and wars. The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.The third world countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” according to the Venezuelan vice-president, Jorge Arreaza.

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Tensions Rise as Spain Recalls Ambassador to Venezuela

The Spanish government under Prime Minister Rajoy has been racked by high-profile corruption cases which along with its harsh au

Caracas, April 23, 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez criticized Spain yesterday, accusing the Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy of having "crossed the line" in failing to show respect for the Bolivarian nation.

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PSUV Grassroots Propose Candidates for Legislative Elections, 60% Women

(UBCH, Roberto Martinez, Caricuao, Caracas)

The successful nominees will take part in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela’s (PSUV) internal elections on June 28th, when party members will vote on a final list of candidates.

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US Threatens to Cut Aid to El Salvador for Backing Venezuela

FMLN Secretary General Medardo Gonzalez defended the government's decision to stand in solidarity with Venezuela. (Photo: E

The United States is threatening the small Central American country of El Salvador with financial repercussions for having supported Venezuela's campaign seeking the repeal of sanctions against the country.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Tribute to Uruguayan Writer, Eduardo Galeano

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano died on Monday at the age of 74 (vtv).

The head of state also asked Education Minister, Hector Rodriguez, to draw up a “special education programme” to introduce Venezuelan children in primary and secondary education to the writer’s principle ideas.  

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Rubio Launches US President Bid with Attacks on Latin America

Senator Marco Rubio (Reuters)

United States Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday, with a fierce speech promising to renew U.S. leadership around the world.

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Washington Sends Top Diplomat to Venezuela to Meet with Government and Opposition

Top U.S. diplomat, Thomas Shannon, arrived in Caracas on Wednesday, allegedly at the behest of the Venezuelan government (Aporre

A top U.S. envoy was in Caracas on Wednesday where he met with Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro as well as Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodrguez. The diplomat also made use of his stay in the country to meet with representatives from the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), on Thursday morning.

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Venezuelan Coup Plotter Gustavo Cisneros Donated $1M to Clinton Foundation

Hillary Clinton (cubadebate)

A recent report has emerged revealing that Venezuelan billionaire and media tycoon, Gustavo Cisneros, donated up to US$ 1 million dollars to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation between 2009-2013, when Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State for the Obama administration. Cisneros is best known in Venezuela for his central role in the short-lived 2002 coup, which attempted to topple the government of Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela Probes Foreign Bank Accounts Amid Corruption Allegations

 Venezuelan chief public prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz (Photo: AVN)

The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday it would probe Venezuelan holdings in offshore accounts, as part of a continued defense effort in the face of United States threats.

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Over a Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Rejecting Obama's Executive Order

Image from the official Venezuelan petition site Obamaderogaeldecretoya.org.ve

More than a million Venezuelans have spoken out against an Executive Order released by the Obama administration on March 9th, which brands Venezuela a “national security threat” and slaps several more Venezuelan state officials with sanctions.

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