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Venezuelan Government Seeks Supreme Court Injunction over Fraudulent Recall Signatures

El Libertador Mayor Jorge Rodriguez. (Globovision)

The head of the presidential commission auditing Venezuela’s recall process, Jorge Rodriguez, petitioned the Supreme Court Monday for a protection order against the opposition following revelations of fraud in signature collection.

 

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Venezuelan Police Raid Headquarters of Dissident Chavista Party

Venezuela's criminal investigation body, the CICPC, raided the offices of Marea Socialista on Friday. (Archive)

Venezuelan police raided the offices of the Trotskyist political organization Marea Socialista (MS) Friday on the orders of a local court.

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CNE Sets Dates to Validate Recall Signatures, Denounces Violence

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archive)

The electoral body confirmed that 10,995 signatures collected by the opposition belonged to dead persons, among 605,727 total irregularities

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Venezuela Condemns Orlando Massacre, Voices Solidarity with LGBT Community

Venezuela's Ministry of Foreign Relations (VTV).

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced the killing of 50 people in an Orlando nightclub Sunday in what is being described as the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in US history.

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The Real Reasons Behind Borges' Bloody Nose

Julio Borges with riot helmet accompanied by bodyguards. (Screenshot from Tvs Pueblo video/Aporrea)

The Venezuelan government repudiated an attack on opposition lawmaker Julio Borges after protesters stormed the CNE Thursday. 

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Venezuelan Government Launches Investigation Into 12 POLICHACAO Officers

Venezuela's interior minister Gustavo Gonzalez says nine Polichacao officers have been suspended without pay, while another

The Venezuelan government said Thursday it had opened an investigation into the conduct of 12 police officers from the opposition stronghold of Chacao.

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Maduro Unveils Proposals for Dialogue with Opposition

Maduro presented three proposals to advance the mediation process this week (Prensa Presidencial).

The South American president announced three proposals for the UNASUR mediated talks between his government and the opposition this week.

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European Union Demands Release of “Political Prisoners”

The EU's legislative body met on Wednesday passing a resolution addressing Venezuela's current political and economic

The EU’s parliament passed a resolution this week calling for the immediate release of Venezuela’s political prisoners while further meddling in the South American nation’s domestic economic and political affairs.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Creates New Ministry for the Development of Ecological Mining

A promotional advertisement for the Orinoco Mining Arch from Venezuela’s Petroleum and Mining Ministry. “The Mining Arch wil

The new institution will be in charge of designing the state’s mining policy, as well as ensuring respect for the environment and human rights.

 

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Charges Police Chief with Murder

Venezuela’s General Attorney’s Office. (Ultimas Noticias).

Tachira state’s chief of police was charged with the killing of a 42 year-old woman, who died of shotgun wounds this past Monday following a protest in the border town of San Cristobal. 

 

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Government Probe into POLICHACAO Reveals US Police Training and Embassy Links

Venezuelan authorities shared details about the first days of the government's investigation into Polichacao (Polichacao).

The Venezuelan government’s 90-day investigation found evidence linking the eastern Caracas police department to the US Embassy and the tampering of confiscated weapons.

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Maduro Sues Parliament for Usurping Foreign Policy as Zapatero Meets with Lopez

President Maduro with copy of Venezuelan constitution. (Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro filed a constitutional complaint with the country’s Supreme Court Friday, accusing the opposition-controlled parliament of “usurping” his powers to conduct foreign policy.

 

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Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Banners read left to right: "Impunity will not happen! Sabino Lives!", "No to the Mining Arc! Water is more valua

Grassroots activists and ex-government officials submitted a lawsuit demanding that the high court halt a contentious mega-mining project on constitutional grounds. 

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Venezuelan Conglomerate to Continue Beer Production as Workers Reach Agreement with Coca-Cola

Workers in Zulia have secured their rights and benefits as Coca-Cola closes plant (Bloomberg).

Polar announced that their plants will produce beer throughout the year while Coca-Cola workers will continue to receive benefits despite paralyzed plant production.

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Capriles Blasts MUD for Refusing to Back Fresh Anti-Government Protests

Venezuelan opposition leader and Governor of Miranda state Henrique Capriles speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas,

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles lashed out at fellow leaders of the right-wing opposition coalition Tuesday after the latter failed to back calls for renewed anti-government protests this week.

 

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