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Warnings of Medicine Shortages in Venezuela

Spokespersons from the pharmaceutical industry in Venezuela have warned that shortages of medicines exist in the country’s pha

Spokespersons for the pharmaceutical industry in Venezuela have warned that shortages of medicines exist in the country’s pharmacies, and hope that recent foreign currency allocations for imports will improve the situation.

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Transportation Strike Ends in Venezuela’s Nueva Esparta

The strike, protested a lack of auto parts, insecurity, and the creation of a cheaper, government-initiated MetroBus system that

After carrying out a day-long strike affecting an estimated 95% of public transportation in Margarita in Nueva Esparta state, the Nueva Esparta Transport Union agreed to resume work yesterday after an assembly between workers and government representatives.

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Housing Movement Condemns Police Corruption within Venezuela’s Barrios

“We firmly support the efforts of the revolutionary government to ensure peace and coexistence, but we believe that the action

Representatives of the Housing Movement, communal councils, and various social movements gathered in downtown Caracas on Sunday to denounce police corruption and abuse within the city’s barrios.

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AP: US Sent Venezuelan Youth to Cuba to “Provoke Unrest”

Venezuelan lawyer Zaimar Castillo contracted with a USAID-funded program to evaluate the subversive potential of Cuban universit

A program overseen by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent almost a dozen youth to Cuba from Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Peru, with the goal of rousing opposition against the Cuban government, an Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed earlier this week.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Proposes to Increase World’s Cheapest Gasoline Price

President Maduro made the proposal at the close of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s congress last Th

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has proposed to create a consensus around the need to increase the price of gasoline in the South American OPEC nation.

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Venezuelans Say, “Palestine, Resist!”

According to Venezuelan state news agency AVN, protesters chanted, “Palestine, resist!” (AVN)

Venezuelans have rallied in support of Palestine, amid renewed calls for donations for Gazans.

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Venezuela’s Maduro, Colombia’s Santos Agree to New Exchange Rate, Other Accords

Perhaps the most crucial agreement established a new exchange rate between the countries for trade and remittances (EFE)

In a meeting held yesterday in Cartagena, Colombia, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos forged agreements on several topics relating to finance, energy, and social programs.

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Venezuela to Send Aid to Gaza, Welcome Refugees, as Regional Leaders Condemn Assault

Presidents of the bloc urged the international community to act within international law. (Reuters)

Venezuela's foreign minister says an initiative to send relief aid to Gaza is a “testament of solidarity” with Gazans being “massacred” by Israel.

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Venezuela Highlights Mercosur Bloc’s Advancement in Caracas Summit

Venezuela handed over the pro tempore presidency of the Mercosur commercial bloc to Argentina on Tuesday during the 46th preside

Venezuela handed over the pro tempore presidency of the Mercosur commercial bloc to Argentina on Tuesday during the 46th presidential Mercosur summit in Caracas.

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U.S. Bans 24 Venezuelan Government Officials From Travel

“We understand these attacks as a desperate cry from those who know the world is changing, and who have no way of relating to

Accusing the Venezuelan government of committing human rights abuses during anti-government protests earlier this year, the U.S. State Department issued a press release on Wednesday barring 24 Venezuelan officials from travel to the United States. The statement did not identify the 24 individuals due to confidentiality requirements.

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Relocation Program Underway for Residents of Venezuela’s Torre de David

After holding an assembly with residents to discuss options moving forward, government minister Ernesto Villegas announced the r

A week into a government-initiated relocation plan, 25 percent of the 1,156 families occupying the Torre Confianzas in downtown Caracas have been moved to new housing in Valles de Tuy, Miranda state, Minister Ernesto Villegas announced this morning.

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Venezuelan Opposition Coalition Leader Resigns amid Divisions

The general secretary of the opposition Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition, Ramon Aveledo, announced his resignation today.

The general secretary of the opposition Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition, Ramon Aveledo, announced his resignation today.

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Sidor Steel Workers March to Reject Venezuelan Government’s Stance in Dispute

Workers from state owned steel plant Sidor marched through the city of Ciudad Guayana in the east of Venezuela on Monday in reje

Workers from state owned steel plant Sidor marched through the city of Ciudad Guayana in the east of Venezuela on Monday in rejection of the government’s stance in their long-running labour dispute.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Designated New Party President at III PSUV National Congress

The congress began in Caracas on Saturday and will run until this Thursday (El Universal)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has been made the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s new leader. The announcement took place during the governing party’s six day national congress, where political re-organisation and economic reform have been top of the agenda.

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Venezuela Marks 60 Years since Birth of Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez during the campaign for his reelection in October 2012 (archive)

Venezuelan’s Bolivarian movement today celebrates 60 years since the birth of former president Hugo Chavez.

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