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WB Report: Venezuela among Top Ten Countries for Investment in Education

University students in Venezuela (archive)

According to a report published by the World Bank, Venezuela is among the countries in the world which most invest in education as a percentage of GDP.

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Unasur Bids Maduro Seek Economic Solutions, Colombia Suspends Mercosur Visas to Venezuelans

Parliament of Mercosur Summit in Uruguay on Monday. (Prensa AN)

During a visit to Brasilia yesterday, Ernesto Samper, general secretary of Unasur (Union of South American Nations), bid the Venezuelan government settle internal matters and stimulate economic growth, in the interest of regional progress.

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Venezuela Receives Over 100 Palestinian Medical Students in Scholarship Program

A Palestinian woman is greeted by a crowd upon her arrival in Venezuela on November 6, 2014. (Photo: AVN)

Last week, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the beginning of the Yasser Arafat Scholarship Program, which aims to train 1000 Palestinians in various fields.

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Venezuela Seeks Extradition of Alleged Mastermind of Lawmaker Serra’s Murder

Mendoza, alias “El Colombia”, was captured in Cartagena, Colombia last Wednesday under a request by Interpol. (VTV screensho

The Venezuelan government is seeking the extradition of the paramilitary Leiva Padilla Mendoza, who is suspected of having planned the assassination of leftwing Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Serra and his aide Maria Herrera.

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Consultation Reveals Advances and Challenges for Education in Venezuela

The preliminary results of the Venezuelan government’s National Consultation for Quality in Education were released this week,

The preliminary results of the Venezuelan government’s National Consultation for Quality in Education were released this week, underlining the advances and existing challenges facing the Bolivarian education model.

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Venezuela Questioned Over Alleged Torture by UN Committee

Today Venezuela was questioned by the U.N. Committee Against Torture about alleged abuses committed by security forces during th

Today Venezuela was questioned by the U.N. Committee Against Torture about alleged abuses committed by security forces during the period of acute opposition unrest earlier this year.

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Venezuela Hosts International Gathering Ahead of UN Climate Change Summit

Representatives of civil society meet with government ministers to discuss climate change policy at the second social PreCOP mee

Over 80 social movement organizations from around the world have converged on Margarita Island, Venezuela to discuss and debate climate change policy.

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Simon Bolivar’s “Letter from Jamaica” Uncovered in Ecuador, Venezuela’s Maduro Says

One paragraph of the original document was never translated in the English version. (Photo: Sibci)

The original “Letter from Jamaica,” written by independence leader Simon Bolivar in 1815, has been discovered in Ecuador, announced Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday.

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15% Wage Increase, Workers’ Bank Launched by Venezuela’s Maduro

Nicolas Maduro signs and presents the act which will open discussion for public administrative workers' collective contract

On Monday, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced his approval of a workers’ proposal to increase the minimum wage by 15% starting December 1st.

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Venezuelan Government Launches Operation to Meet Christmas Consumption Spike

The government’s Christmas fair opening in the eastern state of Monagas at the weekend (Prensa Gobernación de Monagas)

The administration of President Nicolas Maduro has begun an operation to ensure plentiful stocks and affordable prices in the run up to Christmas.

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Venezuela Sends More Aid to Gaza

Yesterday a third plane set off from Venezuela with aid destined for the Gaza Strip (@LindaSobehAli)

Yesterday a third plane set off from Venezuela with aid destined for the Gaza Strip. The act is part of the South American country’s solidarity effort in the wake of Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory earlier this year.

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Alleged Mastermind of Venezuelan Legislator's Murder Arrested

The late Robert Serra (AVN)

The Venezuelan Supreme Court confirmed the arrest of a man they suspect was one of the masterminds behind the assassination of socialist party leader Robert Serra on October 1. 

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Venezuela Holds 10 for Lawmaker Robert Serra’s Murder

Luisa Ortega Diaz (Minci)

Ten people are in custody for the murder of a ruling-party lawmaker and his aide, Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Thursday.

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1.395 Arrested in Venezuelan Anti-Smuggling Operation

The distribution to hospitals of hoarded medical supplies discovered in two large warehouses last week has begun (archive)

As part of an on-going operation against the hoarding and smuggling of basic goods, Venezuelan authorities have reported that a total of 1,395 people have been arrested for contraband activities.

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Venezuelan Government Recalls Ambassador to Spain, Leopoldo Lopez Skips Out on Court Date

Spanish president Mariano Rajoy meets with Lilian Tintori, wife of Leopoldo Lopez. (Mariano Rajoy- Facebook)

On Tuesday the Venezuelan Foreign Office announced the government’s decision to recall their ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea Bohórquez, for consultations. A hardline opposition leader, currently imprisoned and facing charges of inciting violence, refused to attend his own trial yesterday in in an attempt to pressure the government to respond to a United Nations request for his immediate release.

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