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Opposition Reports Shooting of Candidate at Political Event, Warring Unions Blamed (UPDATED)

Democratic Action leader, Ramos Allup, stated that Diaz was shot from close range (El Nacional)

Luis Manuel Diaz, a National Assembly candidate for the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), was shot dead in suspicious circumstances at a political event in the state of Guarico on Wednesday night. 


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Macri to Pursue Venezuela Suspension from MERCOSUR, Opposition Celebrates

Opposition activist Lilian Tintori congratulates Macri on his presidential win. (Reuters)

Prominent members of the Venezuelan opposition are describing the electoral victory of controversial millionaire businessman Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential elections this Sunday as a ray of “hope” for Latin America. An adversary of the Bolivarian process, Macri has vowed to push for Venezuela’s expulsion from MERCOSUR. 


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UNASUR Arrives in Venezuela as Parliamentary Campaigns Launch

UNASUR Secretary-General Ernesto Samper (R) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (TeleSUR)

A delegation of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) arrived yesterday in Caracas to install their observer mission for Venezuela’s upcoming Parliamentary elections on December 6th.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Human Rights Advances at UNHRC, Slams Western Bias

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland. (@SRodrigoteleSUR)

In his address to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Venezuela’s achievements in human rights. The country was re-elected to the international body last month, which the president welcomed as a “universal vote of confidence”.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Rebukes US SOUTHCOM Chief for Interfering in Internal Affairs

US Southern Command Chief John Kelly 
(AFP /Mandel NGAN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro firmly rejected recent statements by US Southern Command Chief John Kelly on Tuesday, which he dismissed as unacceptable interference in the South American nation’s internal affairs.

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Maduro Signs Pledge to Respect 6D Election Results, Opposition Refuses

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed the CNE pledge on Monday. (CNE)

On Monday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed an oath pledging to accept the results of the parliamentary elections this coming December 6th. So far, the opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity, has refused to sign the agreement. 


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Maduro Makes Moves toward Economic Reform as New Poll Predicts PSUV Win

President Nicolas Maduro made a series of economic announcements while visiting an industrial site in the Venezuelan state of Ba

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled  a series of economic measures on Tuesday following the release of a new poll predicting a victory for the ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) in December parliamentary elections.

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Thousands March to Commemorate Anniversary of Venezuelan Legislator's Assassination

The march took place in Caracas' center, on October 1st, 2015. (Lucas Koerner)

Thousands took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital on Thursday, braving severe heat and humidity to commemorate the life of the slain 27 year-old socialist parliamentarian Robert Serra on the one year anniversary of his assassination.

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Raul Castro to UN: Cuba Will Support Venezuela in the Face of Destabilisation Attempts

Raul Castro address the 70th UN General Assembly (VTV)

Cuban President Raul Castro vowed to support the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in the face of ongoing attempts to destabilise his administration.

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Venezuela & Guyana Agree to UN Mediation as Dispute Reaches Boiling Point

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Guyanese counterpart David Granger agreed to mediation on Sunday (CorreodelOrinoco)

The governments of Venezuela and Guyana have agreed to accept UN mediation in a bid to overcome their recent diplomatic altercation over disputed territory. Both heads of state also agreed to restore their ambassadors in New York City last Sunday.

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ALBA, PetroCaribe Reject Foreign Interference in Venezuela’s Lopez Verdict

The flags of the ALBA member states. (Photo: Andes)

The Latin American regional blocs, ALBA and PetroCaribe, issued statements this week rejecting foreign government interference in the Venezuelan judiciary’s conviction of far right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

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Uproar after Chavista Colonel Detained for Giving Controversial Interview

Jose Martin Raga gives an interview to Newsweek. (Photo: Aporrea)

Venezuelan Colonel Jose Martin Raga was detained Wednesday after Newsweek en Español published an interview in which he shared his critical perspective on the Bolivarian government, while maintaining his support for the revolution. The military official was released today without charges, after his arrest took social media by storm. 

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Venezuela Frees Ex-Defense Minister Convicted of Corruption

Raul Isaias Baduel (Photo: archive/UltimasNoticias)

Former defense minister Raul Isaías Baduel was granted parole by a Venezuelan military tribunal yesterday after serving six years for corruption charges.

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Hundreds Attend Caracas Forum on Kurdish Revolution in Rojava

On Tuesday, two hundred people attended an event held by the Kurdish Solidarity Committee-Venezuela in Caracas on the Kurdish liberation struggle in northern Syria.

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New Parliamentarian Candidates Announced in Venezuela Amid Controversy

Ricardo Sanchez once formed part of the opposition party Un Nuevo Tiempo (A New Time), made popular by Maria Corina Machado. (Ph

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that a former political opponent and two former opposition activists would appear on the ballot of the socialist alliance, the Great Patriotic Pole, for the December 6th National Assembly elections. The move coincides with the controversial barring of the Trotskyiest group Marea Socialista from fielding its own candidate list as well as fresh divisions within the opposition coalition following the expulsion of the Christian Democratic Copei. 


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