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Maduro Voices Solidarity with Argentina's Kirchner Amid Destabilization Effort

President Nicolas Maduro meets with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Credit: Aporrea).

President Nicolas Maduro voiced support for his Argentine counterpart, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, on Wednesday in the face of a destabilization effort against her government following the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

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Venezuela Reminds Spain that it is “Sovereign” Country as Relations Deteriorate

(Correo del Orinoco)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has hit back at her Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel García-Margallo, after he claimed that the country’s Maduro administration had “undemocratically” threatened Spanish businesses with expropriation.

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Venezuela’s OAS Ambassador Reacts to Secretary General’s Claims

Roy Chaderton, Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (Agencies)

In an interview on Monday, OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza claimed the Venezuelan government was unwilling to dialogue with the opposition, provoking a vehement response from Roy Chaderton, the Caribbean nation’s OAS representative. 

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Amid International Outcry, Venezuelan Officials Allege Blackwater, U.S. and Canadian Links to Thwarted Coup

(teleSUR)

New revelations  in Venezuela have linked U.S. private security firm Blackwater, now known as Academi, to the aircraft that was to be used as part of Thursday's thwarted "Blue Coup" attempt. 

 

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Opposition Students Divided as Anniversary of Guarimba Sees Fresh Wave of Violence in Caracas, San Cristobal

Gangs of guarimba protestors destroy cars in Chacao on Thursday. (Credito: Agencias / Aporrea.org)

On February 12th, the anniversary of the start of violent anti-government protests in 2014, opposition student leaders from major universities throughout the country gathered in the Aula Magna theater of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) on Thursday to commemorate the national “Youth Day" as well as unveil their “plan of struggle for 2015."

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Coup Plot in Venezuela Thwarted

The coup involved plans to assassinate Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro (TeleSUR)

Coup plotters planned on assassinating the Venezuelan president and installing a de facto government.

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Leading Opposition Figures Publicly Call for Regime Change and “National Transition Agreement”

The signatories of the call for "National Transition Agreement" include Maria Corina Machado, Leopoldo Lopez and Anton

Three leading figures of the Venezuelan opposition have released a statement amounting to a demand for regime change and the establishment of a transitional government in the country.

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Venezuela Announces New Currency Exchange Mechanism Based on “Supply and Demand”

The measure officially comes into effect this Wednesday (Aporrea).

The Venezuelan Central Bank has announced the creation of a new currency exchange entity known as SIMADI, which will allow dollars to be sold and purchased legally according to “market rates”. The new mechanism will operate alongside SICAD I and SICAD II, which will continue to sell dollars at an exchange rate set by the government. 

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German Embassy Releases “Alarming” Declaration to Residents in Venezuela

(German Embassy in Caracas)

The statement advises German residents to take a number of “precautions in the face of the crisis” in the country, including having enough food and water supplies to last 2 weeks. 

 

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The Non-Aligned Movement, UNASUR, and CELAC Stand with Venezuela Against Latest US Sanctions

Presidents meeting at the Non-Aligned Summit in 2012. The 17th Summit of the Non Aligned Movement is to be held in Caracas in 20

At the request of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, a special commission representing the two largest unions of Latin American nations convened yesterday in Uruguay to analyze the latest sanctions imposed by the United States government against Venezuela.

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Molotov Attack on Public TV Station in Venezuela

Workers of the state television channel Vive assess the damage outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in Zulia state, Venezuel

At 3 AM yesterday morning, two unidentified individuals armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the Western headquarters of the state television station Vive TV, in Venezuela.

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​Retired General Calls on Venezuelans to Form Local Resistance Units: “Get Ready to Use your Firearms”

General Vivas told Venezuelans to prepare for a “war to the death” (Photo - screen shot)

Retired Venezuelan military General, Angel Vivas, has released a string of videos on Youtube calling on Venezuelans to form “local resistance units” against the government and to prepare themselves for a war “to the death”.

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New Anti-Poverty Mission, "Households of the Nation," Gets Underway in Venezuela

The new mission, which began to be implemented on Saturday, is aimed at reducing the country's already low levels of extrem

The stated aim of the new mission is to tackle extreme poverty and ensure the "total protection" of the Venezuelan family, from birth and child-rearing through to elderly care. 

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Venezuela Calls US Interference a 'Threat to Peace'

A massive mural of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seen on the wall of a new housing building built by the Venezuelan g

The Venezuelan government “categorically rejected” on Sunday the mention of Venezuela in the U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2015 National Security Strategy document, released by the White House Friday.

 

 

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Set to Travel to Greece, Maduro Vows Support for Syriza

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, will meet with representatives of the Syriza government in Athens (AVN)

The Venezuelan government has announced that its Foreign Relations Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, will soon travel to Greece to meet with the recently elected leftist Syriza government and agree to a series of bilateral cooperation agreements between the two countries. 

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