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OAS Venezuela Talks Suspended amid Complaints over Almagro Bias

The OAS held historic talks Wednesday over whether to suspend Venezuela. (@OEA_oficial)

The Organisation of American States ended a key meeting Wednesday with calls for dialogue in Venezuela, amid demands for a suspension of the country from the regional bloc.

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Two Opposition Police Officers Arrested in Connection to Army General Murder

Venezuelan Interior Minister Gustavo Gonzalez Lopez, who appears in this file photo, indicated the killing of Felix Velasquez wa

Two police officers from the opposition-controlled municipality of Chacao were charged with the crime. 

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Rich Eating Well in Venezuela, Basque Executive Shows

Otxotorena showing evidence of plenty of food in rich areas of Caracas (Agustin Otxotorena/Facebook).
To prove his relatives in Spain wrong, on executive published a series of photographs of fully-stocked markets in upper class neighborhoods in Caracas.
 
 

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OAS Secretary General Invokes Venezuela with Democratic Charter

OAS Secretary General Luis Almargo released an official statement on Tuesday applying the Democratic Charter against Venezuela (

The Secretary General has called an immediate gathering of the permanent council to assess Venezuela’s current “institutional crisis”.

 

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Venezuelan Government Opens Dialogue with Opposition in Dominican Republic

The Venezuelan opposition explains to UNASUR its preconditions for talks with the Maduro government. (El Universal)

Top-level representatives of the Maduro government held indirect talks with the country’s right-wing opposition in Punta Cana Friday under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

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Venezuelans Commemorate International Africa Week

Vice-Minister for Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Nirva Camacho speaks with media (Jeanette Charles/Venezuela Analysis).

The South American nation honored its African ancestry with a variety of political and cultural events last week.

 

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Students March for and against Government in Caracas

Chavista university students march in defense of public education. (AVN)

Venezuelan students poured into the streets of Caracas in pro and anti-government marches on Thursday as President Nicolas Maduro announced a 54% increase in university salaries.

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Podemos Slams Ciudadanos Visit to Venezuela, Urges “Respect” for Legal System

Podemos General Secretary Pablo Iglesias (Luis Sevillano)

Podemos General Secretary Pablo Iglesias issued a call Wednesday to respect Venezuela’s legal system following a controversial visit to Caracas by the head of the new right-wing Spanish political party Ciudadanos.

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Opposition Protests Supreme Court Ruling as CNE Divides over Referendum Date

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles has called for further protests outside of the CNE in violation of the TSJ order. (Courtesy o

Venezuelan opposition supporters took to the streets Wednesday to protest a Supreme Court ruling restricting demonstrations near the country’s electoral authority due to violence.

 

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Venezuela Negotiates “Historic” Deals with Trinidad & Tobago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Trinidadian Prime Minister Keith Rowley shake hands Monday after agreeing a series of bi

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed a deal for a series of cross-border initiatives in energy, security, commerce and food relief whilst on a whirlwind visit to the Caribbean island. 

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Brazil & Argentina “Open” to Aiding Mediation in Venezuela

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri receives Brazil’s interim foreign minister, José Serra, in Buenos Aires (Mauricio Macri/

Argentina’s Mauricio Macri government and Brazil’s acting Michel Temer administration have announced they plan to “work together” on mediating in Venezuela’s current crisis. 

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Russia Denounces External Forces for Crisis in Venezuela

A Venezuelan opposition protester dressed as the Statue of Liberty at an anti-government demonstration. (LaIguana)

Moscow spoke out against what it says are external attempts to destabilise Venezuela and warned against the imposition of “colour scenarios” in the South American country. 

 

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Mass Civic-Military Mobilisations in Venezuela Warn Against Intervention

Both the civilian-militia and the National Bolivarian Armed Forces participated in the manoeuvres (AVN).

More than half a million soldiers and civilian militia members took to the streets of Venezuela to send a “clear message to imperialism” as rumours of an unconventional coup loom over the South American country. 

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UNASUR Economic Team Gets to Work in Venezuela, UN Urges Dialogue

The UNASUR team will tackle Venezuela’s economic problems from a Bolivarian perspective (Telesur).

The regional team came together last week and is tasked with helping the Venezuelan government deal with the ongoing economic crisis. 

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National Assembly Demands Suspension of Venezuela from OAS

Venezuela could face suspension from the OAS if the regional bloc's head Luis Almagro agrees to call a vote on whether to i

Venezuelan legislators have officially petitioned for their own country to be suspended from the Organisation of American States, amid ongoing political deadlock.

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