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Over 5 Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Urging Repeal of Obama's Executive Order

One of the signing points in Caracas (CorreodelOrinoco)

Over 5 million Venezuelans have voiced their opposition to the Executive Order issued by the White House on March 9, which brands Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and imposes new sanctions. The Bolivarian government has also handed over an official request for the Obama administration to revoke the Order to the U.S. embassy in Caracas. 

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Costa Rican Ambassador Fired for Defending Venezuelan Government Amid Escalating Media War

Federico Picado, a Costa Rican diplomat, was fired from his post as ambassador to Venezuela after praising Venezuelan democratic

The Costa Rican government fired its recently appointed ambassador to Venezuela yesterday after the latter expressed support for the Bolivarian government in an interview with a prominent rightwing Venezuelan newspaper.

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G77+ China, CELAC, UK Politicians Reject US Aggressions on Venezuela UPDATED

President Maduro thanks the G77 and other regional blocs for their support on Wednesday evening. (Prensa Miraflores)

The G77+ China and the Community of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) are the latest multilateral blocs to join the international outcry against President Obama's executive order in early March labeling Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat".

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Venezuela Probes Foreign Bank Accounts Amid Corruption Allegations

 Venezuelan chief public prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz (Photo: AVN)

The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday it would probe Venezuelan holdings in offshore accounts, as part of a continued defense effort in the face of United States threats.

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Two Supermarket Executives Charged With Hoarding in Venezuela

Essential items were discovered in a warehouse belonging to the Dia Dia supermarket chain, February 2, 2015 (Photo: @VillegasPol

Two managers of the private supermarket chain Dia Dia were formally charged by the Venezuelan state prosecutor yesterday with the alleged crimes of boycott and destabilization of the economy.

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Venezuelan Government Creates Ministry of Eco-socialism

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of the new Ministry of Eco-socialism and Water during his weekly tele

On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of the Ministry of Eco-socialism and Water, which will be tasked with protecting the environment and confronting the threat of climate change.The governments of the Bolivarian Revolution have taken concrete steps to confront the threat of climate change.

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Venezuelan Police Chief Apologizes for Homophobic Comments

Freddy Bernal being interviewed on Globovision. (Globovision)

Venezuelan politician Freddy Bernal made a public apology this weekend after a live television interview on Wednesday in which he said homosexual police officers should conceal their “sexual appetites” in the workplace.

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Over a Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Rejecting Obama's Executive Order

Image from the official Venezuelan petition site Obamaderogaeldecretoya.org.ve

More than a million Venezuelans have spoken out against an Executive Order released by the Obama administration on March 9th, which brands Venezuela a “national security threat” and slaps several more Venezuelan state officials with sanctions.

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Mujica Leads Uruguay's Venezuela Solidarity March + PHOTOS

Jose Mujica headed up the Venezuela solidarity march. | Photo: EFE

Last week Mujica said that whoever says that the South American country could be “a threat” to the U.S. “has a screw loose.”

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World Bank Rules in Venezuela's Favor, Rejects "Exorbitant Compensation" in Tidewater Nationalization Case

ICSID rules in favor of Venezuela in Tidewater case in Lake Maracaibo  (RNV)

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank ruled in favor of Venezuela on Monday, rejecting the "exorbitant compensation" demanded by Tidewater.

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ALBA and Non-Aligned Movement Reject US Aggressions Against Venezuela, Call for Dialogue

The ALBA summit (agencies)

Two multilateral bodies, the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), joined the international chorus condemning President Obama's executive order targeting Venezuela this week.

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Hooded Militants Launch Molotov Attack on Bolivarian University in Tachira State

The group also set fire to a vehicle belonging to state water company, Hidrosuroeste, earlier in the day (entornointeligente).

Around 15 masked militants attempted to storm the building with molotov cocktails on Monday evening before entering into violent altercations with the Bolivarian National Police force. 

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Venezuela Makes Debt Payment Despite Talk of Default

President Nicolas Maduro made the debt announcement on Monday during a meeting in the presidential palace March 16, 2015 (Photo:

The government of Venezuela serviced its debt with a US$1 billion payment Monday, debunking myths that the country is on the verge of a default.

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Venezuelans Mobilize in Marches and Military Exercises in Defense of Sovereignty Against U.S. Aggression

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, alongside his wife and "first combatant," Cilia Flores, addressing marchers in C

Over 100,000 Venezuelans mobilized throughout the country for a series of national military exercises in defense of their national national sovereignty on Saturday. They were also joined by a contingency from Russia. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Granted Decree Powers by Parliament to Confront Imperialism

The new Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law for Peace" was formally approved by a 60% majority of Venezuela's parliament in

The Head of State’s request to make use of the country’s Constitutional Enabling Law was officially approved by the Venezuelan National Assembly in second discussion on Sunday. Maduro will use the law to pass legislation aimed at protecting the country from the growing threat from the United States. 

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