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Venezuelan Farmers on Disputed Land Say They Have No Intention of Vacating

José Tapia Coirán points to an example of the ubiquitous farming equipment on Hato Santa Rita land, accused of being “unprod

On May 2nd, the Venezuelan Supreme Court motioned to uphold the November 2003 ruling in favor of landowner Rogelio Peña Aly, economist and former mayor of Barinas state, who claims his land has been illegally occupied since February of 2003. The peasant communities currently inhabiting the vast “Hato Santa Rita” estate believe they are within their rights under the Land Law, a position which late president Hugo Chavez publicly supported.

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Maduro Initiates Government “Shake-Up” in Venezuela for July

Maduro addresses the nation through his weekly radio program, In Touch with Maduro. (Presidential Press)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced yesterday the need for “a complete and profound revolution within public administration.” 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Offers to Bury the Hatchet with Internal Critics

On Friday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro offered to renovate his government and bury the hatchet with the former ministers

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has offered to renovate his government and end the dispute with the former ministers who recently criticized his leadership.

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Social Programs Expanded in Venezuela’s Poorest Communities

In the barrio of Antimano in Caracas, Vice President Jorge Arreaza participated in a house to house visit where high risk housin

The Venezuelan government has initiated its policy of expanding social programs in the country’s most deprived areas in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Responds to Former Ministers’ Criticisms

In a meeting with grassroots activists of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) on Wednesday, Maduro accused

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and other top government officials have responded to recent criticisms made by several former ministers which have revealed a rift within Chavismo. 

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Venezuelan Government Implements Special Measures in Face of Drought

The reduced level of rainfall and the subsequent prolonging of the November – April dry season is taking its toll on the north

Venezuelan authorities are taking special measures to reduce the impact of the drought affecting the country, which is estimated to be the seventh worst in the last sixty years.

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PSUV Leader Navarro Faces Possible Suspension for Backing ex-Venezuelan Minister Giordani

Hector Navarro, longtime PSUV figure and ex minister of electricity. (agencies)

Prominent Venezuelan socialist Hector Navarro could face suspension from the PSUV for publicly supporting former planning minister Jorge Giordani.

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CELAC Draws Up Plan to Eliminate Poverty & Malnutrition in Region by 2024

Representatives of CELAC member states met with various regional organisations and international development bodies in Caracas,

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has advanced toward the agreement of a common plan to tackle social and developmental problems in the region. 

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Venezuela’s Economic “Architect” Giordani’s Exit from Government Causes Controversy

Jorge Giordani (AVN)

The dismissal of one of the government’s long standing economic figures, Jorge Giordani, from his ministerial post has caused debate and controversy in the South American country.

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Venezuelan President and High Ranking Officials to Declare Wealth, Ex-Minister Investigated for Corruption

Eugenia Sader, ex-Health Minister. (VTV)

Venezuelan comptroller Adelina Gonzalez announced yesterday that all senior officials in public office must update their sworn declaration of wealth (DJP) between the 1st and 31st of July.

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Maria Corina Machado is Witness in Maduro Assassination Case in Venezuela

National Guard accompany Machado to the public ministry where she gave testimony yesterday (Vicente Correale)

Yesterday, the far right opposition leader and former legislator Maria Corina Machado arrived at the Attorney General’s Office in Caracas to act as a witness in a high-profile investigation regarding an alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

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London Newspaper Retracts False Information on Venezuela

Anti-government demonstrators burn trash at a barricade in wealthy neighborhood of Alta Mira, Caracas, in February (AP /Rodrigo

On March 14th, the London Evening Standard published an article in which it claimed “28 demonstrators were killed in the past month” in Venezuela. The figure referred to the anti-government protests that had broken out in the South American nation, in February. 

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Latin American Presidents Denounce “Siege” of Venezuela at G77 Summit

The presidents of Cuba (Raul Castro), Bolivia (Evo Morales), Ecuador (Rafael Correa) and Venezuela (Nicolas Maduro) at the openi

At the G77 + China Summit held in Bolivia over the weekend, several leftist Latin American presidents gave their public backing to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and called for regional unity against what they consider an attempt at “conservative restoration” currently underway in the South American country.

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Venezuela’s Economy Vice President Outlines Strategy for Stability

Venezuela’s Vice President for the Economy, Rafael Ramirez, outlined planned changes to the exchange rate system, oil exports

Venezuela’s Vice President for the Economy, Rafael Ramirez, has outlined planned changes to the exchange rate system, oil exports and gasoline subsidies as part of a strategy to achieve macroeconomic stability and overcome current economic problems.

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Major Airlines to Regulate Fares in Venezuela as Transport and Oil Costs Rise

Airline representatives in discussion in Venezuela. (@RMarcoTorres)

Yesterday Venezuelan Air and Maritime Transport Minister, Herbet Garcia Plaza, announced the government had reached an agreement with representatives of leading international airlines to regulate the cost of air travel to and from the country.

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