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London Newspaper Retracts False Information on Venezuela

Anti-government demonstrators burn trash at a barricade in wealthy neighborhood of Alta Mira, Caracas, in February (AP /Rodrigo

On March 14th, the London Evening Standard published an article in which it claimed “28 demonstrators were killed in the past month” in Venezuela. The figure referred to the anti-government protests that had broken out in the South American nation, in February. 

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Latin American Presidents Denounce “Siege” of Venezuela at G77 Summit

The presidents of Cuba (Raul Castro), Bolivia (Evo Morales), Ecuador (Rafael Correa) and Venezuela (Nicolas Maduro) at the openi

At the G77 + China Summit held in Bolivia over the weekend, several leftist Latin American presidents gave their public backing to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and called for regional unity against what they consider an attempt at “conservative restoration” currently underway in the South American country.

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Venezuela’s Economy Vice President Outlines Strategy for Stability

Venezuela’s Vice President for the Economy, Rafael Ramirez, outlined planned changes to the exchange rate system, oil exports

Venezuela’s Vice President for the Economy, Rafael Ramirez, has outlined planned changes to the exchange rate system, oil exports and gasoline subsidies as part of a strategy to achieve macroeconomic stability and overcome current economic problems.

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Major Airlines to Regulate Fares in Venezuela as Transport and Oil Costs Rise

Airline representatives in discussion in Venezuela. (@RMarcoTorres)

Yesterday Venezuelan Air and Maritime Transport Minister, Herbet Garcia Plaza, announced the government had reached an agreement with representatives of leading international airlines to regulate the cost of air travel to and from the country.

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Arrest Warrants Issued for Three Venezuelan Opposition Figures, "Terrorist" Activity Condemned before UN

The assassination plan, as outlined by the Venezuelan government. (www.minci.gob.ve)

Yesterday, Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz announced the order for the arrest of Pedro Burelli, Ricardo Koesling and Diego Arria. They are all linked to the alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro which was detailed in a series of emails seized by Venezuelan intelligence services and released by the government during the final week of May.

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U.S. Awards Venezuelan Opposition's Maria Corina Machado with Democracy Prize

Maria Corina Machado will receive the award on October 1st, in Washington. (EFE)

On Wednesday, Washington-based International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) announced its decision to honor Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado with the 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. Meanwhile in a Miami county, a teachers’ union has organized students to collect riot materials to aid anti-government protestors in Venezuela.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Prepares for III National Congress

The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is preparing to elect delegates to its III national congress, the first

The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is preparing to elect delegates to its Third National Congress, the first to be held since the party’s leader and founder Hugo Chavez died last March.

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Venezuela a Big Topic in the U.S. Left Forum

The left forum (Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S.)

A total of 13 workshops about Venezuela were held during the tenth annual Left Forum, an event in which progressive movements from across the US met between May 30 and June 1 in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

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Maduro Unveils Policy to Eradicate Extreme Poverty in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to eliminate extreme poverty altogether by 2018, the end of his term of office, as well as to

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro unveiled a new policy to focus on the needs of the least well off as part of his pledge to eradicate extreme poverty in the country by 2018. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Figures Face Allegations of Conspiracy

Leopoldo Lopez (archive)

Several figures within the hard-line faction of the Venezuelan opposition are facing charges of conspiracy and instigation of violence in relation to their activities during the opposition’s recent unrest movement.

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Independent National Communard Council Created in Venezuela

The council was sworn in by communards at a final plenary session following a day of discussion groups (Ewan Robertson)

Activists from across Venezuela met last weekend to form the National Communard Council, which aims to coordinate the country’s commune movement and present its demands to the national government.

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PSUV Community Leader Disappears in Merida, Venezuelan Government Urged to Act

collectives

Last week, community members gathered in Mérida to draw attention to the prolonged disappearance of pro-government activist, Jonathan Hernandez.

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OAS Requests Venezuela Resume Dialogue, Rejects US Sanctions

44th oas summit

Today, the 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) met in Paraguay. There general secretary José Miguel Insulza referred to the peace talks between opposing parties in Venezuela, which have come to a standstill in recent weeks.

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El Salvador Enters Venezuela’s Petrocaribe Oil Alliance

A previous Petrocaribe Ministerial Council Meeting. (AVN)

El Salvador was confirmed this morning as an official member of Petrocaribe, an alliance forged by late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez with many Caribbean states to promote economic and social integration by trading oil at preferential prices.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Reforms to “Widen” Social Programs

Maduro missions

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has announced a series of reforms to the system of state-run social programs, known as “missions”, in order to improve their reach and performance.

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