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Popular Chavista Mayor Arrested on Charges of Corruption

Jose Ramon Lopez speaks to the press after his arrest. (Francisco Hernandez)

The mayor of the Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela was apprehended Sunday by intelligence officers after the public prosecutor’s office emitted a warrant for his arrest, alleging charges of corruption.

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Raul Castro to UN: Cuba Will Support Venezuela in the Face of Destabilisation Attempts

Raul Castro address the 70th UN General Assembly (VTV)

Cuban President Raul Castro vowed to support the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in the face of ongoing attempts to destabilise his administration.

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Venezuela will Permit Colombian Deportees to Return and Seek Legal Status

Nicolas Maduro and Ernesto Samper. (Photo: RNV)

According to a statement released Monday by the UNASUR, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro will allow Colombians who were deported during the August crackdown on border smuggling to return to the country and seek legal immigration status. 

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Venezuela & Guyana Agree to UN Mediation as Dispute Reaches Boiling Point

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Guyanese counterpart David Granger agreed to mediation on Sunday (CorreodelOrinoco)

The governments of Venezuela and Guyana have agreed to accept UN mediation in a bid to overcome their recent diplomatic altercation over disputed territory. Both heads of state also agreed to restore their ambassadors in New York City last Sunday.

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Maduro at UN: Only “Total Systemic Change” Will Make 2030 Goals Viable

Maduro addressing the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN on Sunday (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for a debate on the 2030 development goals proposed at the three-day UN Sustainable Development Summit this past weekend, warning that the new targets would be unreachable without “systemic economic transformation”. 

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Maduro Touches Down in NYC Following Trip to Caribbean Islands

Maduro arrives in New York with Cilia Flores (PrensaPresidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in New York Friday morning on the back of a brief visit to Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis. The head of state will participate in the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, as well as in several other events. 

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Venezuela Congratulates Colombia on Historic Advance in Peace Talks

Colombian President Manuel Santos shakes hands with FARC leader Timochenko in Havana on Wednesday (Justice for Colombia).

The Venezuelan government has officially congratulated the administration of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia after an agreement was signed to bring an end to the country’s 60 year long civil war. 

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Fourth Border Closed as State of Exception Extended to Amazonas State

The Venezuela-Colombia border in the state of Amazonas is the fourth to have been closed since the attack in August (Photo: Tele

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro moved to close the Colombian-Venezuela border in Amazonas state on Tuesday night, just 24 hours after having met with his Colombian counterpart. The border is the fourth to have been closed between the two countries over the past six weeks.

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Saudi Arabia and Venezuela Talk Oil Prices as Maduro Fixes to Lobby OPEC Abroad

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez tweeted the above image of President Maduro and King Salman together in Saudi Arabia

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said Saturday evening that Saudi King Salman and President Nicolas Maduro had spoken on the phone and reached an understanding concerning oil cooperation. 

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Venezuela and Colombia Strike Deal to Fight Drug and Border Smuggling

President Nicolas Maduro (left) and President Santos (right) have agreed to "normalize ties" (Photo: Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos agreed to “normalize relations” and work cooperatively Monday after a month-long spat over Venezuela’s closure of their shared border.

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Venezuelan Leaders Congratulate Greece's Tsipras on Reelection Victory

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece. (Photo:

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez extended her congratulations on behalf of President Nicolas Maduro to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for his reelection on Sunday. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Russian Aircraft Purchase Following Sukhoi-30 Crash

President Maduro presents fallen pilots’ wives with posthumous Order of the Liberators Medal. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the purchase of 12 Russian fighter jets yesterday following the crash of a Venezuelan Sukhoi-30 on Thursday evening.

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Venezuela Fights Racism with Colombian Citizen Program

Venezuelan government officials announce the launch of the registration program. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government launched on Saturday a new registration program for Colombian nationals living in Venezulean territory, which forms part of the government’s ongoing efforts to combat xenophobia.

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ALBA, PetroCaribe Reject Foreign Interference in Venezuela’s Lopez Verdict

The flags of the ALBA member states. (Photo: Andes)

The Latin American regional blocs, ALBA and PetroCaribe, issued statements this week rejecting foreign government interference in the Venezuelan judiciary’s conviction of far right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

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