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Venezuelan Oil Minister: US Sabotaged Doha Meeting

Del Pino said that Venezuela would keep working to broker an international oil market stabilisation deal despite Sunday’s outc

Venezuelan Oil Minister Euologio del Pino has accused the US government of deliberately scuppering the efforts of major oil-producing countries to put a cap on global production levels amidst a historic slump in oil prices. 

 

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Two Rival Marches Held in Caracas on Anniversary of Venezuela’s First Republic

The opposition rally (Alex Urbina/Sumarium)

Pro-government and opposition marches were held in Caracas this Tuesday, on the 206th anniversary of the founding of Venezuela’s First Republic.

 

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Venezuela Poised to Reenter Kimberley Process with Eye Towards New Diamond Mining

Venezuela seeks to reenter the Kimberley Process (archive).

Venezuela concluded a week of meetings with representatives of the Kimberley Process on Friday in what has been hailed as the final steps towards the South American country’s recertification as an international producer of non-conflict diamonds.

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Venezuela Sends Rescue Team and Humanitarian Aid to Ecuador

A Venezuelan rescue team poses for a photo as they prepare to board a plane to Ecuador to join rescue efforts after a massive ea

Venezuela became the first country to send humanitarian aid to Ecuador following a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake Saturday evening.

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Venezuelan Opposition Rejects Truth Commission Despite Presence of UNASUR, Ex-Presidents

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup. (Archive)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition announced Tuesday it will not participate in the new Truth Commission established by the national government to investigate 2014’s violent anti-government protests known as the guarimbas.

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Venezuela's President to Move Into Public Housing Unit, Amid Protests Over Housing Privatization

Thousands of Maduro supporters have rallied in Caracas against proposed reforms to the GMVV. (AVN)

Thousands of Venezuelans protested Thursday against proposed legislation that critics say would privatize the country's public housing sector, while President Nicolas Maduro said he himself hopes to move into a public housing unit.

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Former Minister Presents Alleged Cases of Corruption by Top Officials Before National Assembly

Former Minister of Electrical Energy and Education Héctor Navarro (Aporrea tvi)

Ex-minister Héctor Navarro spoke before legislators Wednesday to denounce alleged cases of corruption by government officials.

 

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Venezuela to Export Marble as US Oil Contractor Reduces Operations Over Payment Difficulties

Venezuela will export 60 tons of marble per month. (Courtesy)

Venezuela begins exporting marble to the Caribbean amid reports that French-US oil contractor Schlumberger plans to cut back services due to payment difficulties. 

 

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Venezuela's Supreme Court Strikes Down Amnesty Law as Maduro Convenes Truth Commission

An anti-government protester during the 2014 protests in Venezuela. (EFE)

The Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) unanimously ruled on Monday that a controversial amnesty law passed by the country's opposition-controlled parliament is unconstitutional. 

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Iconic Photo of Shortage-Ridden Venezuelan Supermarket Taken in New York

The original high resolution photo. Original caption: "A shopper passes empty shelves while looking for bottled water at a

A photo widely circulated by international media as a depiction of chronic shortages in Venezuela was actually taken in New York in 2011, reports Spanish website FCINCO.

 

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Venezuela's Maduro Urges Supreme Court Overturn Amnesty Law

While the amnesty law has emerged as a priority for MUD legislators, the legislation has been fiercely opposed by Maduro and his

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on his country's highest court Thursday to strike down a controversial amnesty law already approved by legislators.

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Venezuelan Socialist Lawmaker Calls for More Panama Papers Revelations

PSUV legislator Diosdado Cabello. (AN)

Venezuelan socialist congressman Diosado Cabello has urged journalists to release further names of those involved in the ground-breaking global corruption scandal known as the “Panama Papers”, accusing the country’s right-wing opposition of illicit dealings.

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Venezuela Implements New Energy Saving Measures

Venezuela's electricity grid is currently affected by the worst drought to hit the country in 47 years (ElUniversal)

The Bolivarian government furthers its actions in response to the national drought and energy crisis. 

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Venezuela and Guinea-Bissau Sign Fresh Bilateral Agreements

 Maduro with Bissau-Guinean Prime Minister Carlos Correia (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a series of agreements with the prime minister of Guinea-Bissau on Monday as part of an effort to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

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Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against Open-Pit Mining in the Orinoco Arc

"Nobody asked indigenous communities if they wanted excavators in their houses". A sign from Thursday's demonstra

Several dozen activists from Venezuelan social movements demonstrated outside the offices of state oil company PDVSA on Thursday in protest at the Maduro government’s decision to open up the 117,000 km “Orinoco Arc” to transnational mining firms.

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