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Venezuela Ramps Up Anti-Crime Offensive, Targets Hoarding and Contraband

176,000 liters of gasoline confiscated by authorities in Zulia state (@VTVcanal8)

Venezuelan security forces executed major raids on criminal groups engaged in hoarding and contraband on Sunday morning as part of the Bolivarian government’s ongoing, national anti-gang offensive.

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Bolivarian Navy Unveils First Ever Coast Guard Vessel Made in Venezuela

The new Caricare PG-52, made 100% in Venezuela (Elis Manzanares/Notitarde)

The Venezuelan Navy celebrated on Friday the inauguration of the first ever coast guard vessel made in Venezuela as part of a joint-project undertaken with Cuba.

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Hundreds Attend Caracas Forum on Kurdish Revolution in Rojava

On Tuesday, two hundred people attended an event held by the Kurdish Solidarity Committee-Venezuela in Caracas on the Kurdish liberation struggle in northern Syria.

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New Parliamentarian Candidates Announced in Venezuela Amid Controversy

Ricardo Sanchez once formed part of the opposition party Un Nuevo Tiempo (A New Time), made popular by Maria Corina Machado. (Ph

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that a former political opponent and two former opposition activists would appear on the ballot of the socialist alliance, the Great Patriotic Pole, for the December 6th National Assembly elections. The move coincides with the controversial barring of the Trotskyiest group Marea Socialista from fielding its own candidate list as well as fresh divisions within the opposition coalition following the expulsion of the Christian Democratic Copei. 


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Riot in San Felix Highlights Economic War

The unrest began at 7:30 AM on Friday. (Panorama/Twitter)

On Friday morning, residents of San Felix, a city in Venezuela’s southeastern state of Bolivar, overturned a bus and looted various markets, in a mass reaction to rising prices. One man was killed in the ensuing unrest and dozens injured.

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Venezuela and Greece Sign Energy Agreement

Secretary General for Foreign Relations Yorgio Tsipras with Vice-Minister for Economic Cooperation Calizto Ortega and Greek emba

Venezuela and Greece signed an agreement strengthening cooperation in the energy sector on Saturday, concluding a week-long visit to Caracas by Greek Secretary General for Foreign Relations Yorgos Tsipras.

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Venezuela Rejects Guyana Border Demarcation, Receives Backing of PARLATIN and São Paulo Forum

The disputed Essquibo region (AVN)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry emitted a statement on Friday rejecting a regulation adopted by the Guyanese government extending sovereignty over the disputed Essequibo region claimed by both nations.

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Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against State Coal Mining Decree

Banner reads: The Wayuu of Socuy Oppose Coal Mining (Photo: Lucas Koerner)

Activists from diverse social movements gathered outside Venezuela's Ministry of Energy and Mining in Caracas this morning to demand the repeal of a controversial presidential decree authorizing coal mining in the country's northwestern Perija mountain range located in Zulia state.

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Venezuelan President Visits UN to Help Resolve Guyana Dispute

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maudro (L) with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, July 28, 2015. (Photo: United Natio

President Maduro said the U.N. secretary-general responded positively to his request for assistance in finding a diplomatic solution to the ongoing territorial dispute.

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Venezuela and Haiti Sign Agreement for Electoral Cooperation

CNE President Tibisay Lucena Haitian President Micky Martelly (CNE)

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) signed a memorandum of understanding with its Haitian counterpart on Friday as part of an effort to deepen cooperation between the two electoral institutions in technical assistance and training. 

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New Poll: 52% of Venezuelans Say Opposition Lacks Plan for the Nation

The logo of the main Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity. (MUD)

A new study by the independent, Caracas-based polling firm Hinterlaces has determined that 52% of Venezuelans believe the anti-chavista opposition has no "plan for the nation."

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Two Ex-Venezuelan Military Officers Arrested for Suspected Drug Trafficking

Nestor Reverol, Commanding General of Venezuela’s National Guard. (Globovision/El Universal)

Two former members of the Venezuelan armed forces (FANB) were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug trafficking.

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John Kerry Calls for Improved US Relations with Venezuela at Cuba Embassy Inauguration

US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2015. (Reuters)

Speaking at the historic inauguration of the Cuban embassy in Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for strengthening ties not just with Cuba, but with the island nation's longstanding socialist ally, Venezuela, as well. 

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Venezuela and Palestine Dispel Rumors of Diplomatic Rift Over Scholarship Program

Palestinian students arrive in Venezuela (AP)

Venezuelan and Palestinian authorities reaffirmed their close ties today following rumors of diplomatic friction circulated by an Associated Press report last week.

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Venezuela Announces 4-Year Human Rights Plan

Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the new four year plan will deepen the government's efforts to promote human rights. (tel

Venezuela announced Tuesday a four year plan to improve human rights, including institutional reform and better coordination with social movements.

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