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Venezuelan Officials Seize Warehouse with Enormous Cache of Hoarded Items as Opposition Calls for Strike

A warehouse full of basic goods was seized in the Industrial Zone of the municipality of San Francisco in the state of Zulia bel

Following increased buying during the holiday season, Venezuela is facing shortages in food, basic goods, such as diapers and laundry detergent, medicine, and automotive items. As lines to purchase goods, especially at state-subsidized markets, have continued to grow, opposition leaders called for a nationwide strike on Monday- which was widely ignored.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Secures Support from Iran & Qatar in the Face of Oil Glut

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (right) and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met in Tehran on Saturday. (TeleSUR)

While visiting with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that plummeting oil prices are the product of a “geopolitical war.”

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Opposition Groups Suspected in Venezuelan Telecom Firm Attack

Burned vehicles torched by petrol bombs thrown at the CANTV headquarters in Puerto Ordaz. (Photo: Aporrea)

According to preliminary report, petrol bombs were thrown at the state-run company's headquarters, destroying eight vehicles.

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China Commits $20 Billion to Venezuela at First Latin America-China Forum in Beijing

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president opened  the China-CELAC Forum by pledging US$250 billion in new investment in Latin America

President Maduro announced that China has agreed to invest 20 billion dollars in Venezuela following the China- Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Beijing. Venezuelan officials hope that increased Chinese investment will offset some of the shortfalls in the Venezuelan economy due to decade-low oil prices.

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Maduro Signs Major Deals in China as Venezuela Strives to Meet Heightened Consumer Demands

Nicolas Maduro and Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday. (AVN)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro shared “good news” from Chinese capital Beijing yesterday, after meeting with Chinese leaders and business owners to forge further pacts meant to mutually benefit both countries’ economies.

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UPDATED: New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS

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A law protecting the equal rights of Venezuelan people living with HIV/AIDS and their families has been made official, after being approved by Parliament on August 14th.

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Glimpses of New Monetary Policy in Venezuela as Maduro Seeks Support Abroad

On the informal market, dollars can be bought for roughly 170 Bolívares, almost 30 times the official (SICAD I) exchange rate (

President Maduro announced measures to address monetary policy in Venezuela, including appointing Economist Rocco Albisinni as the new President of the National Center of Foreign Exchange (CENOCOEX).

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Maduro Offers to Exchange Leopoldo Lopez for Puerto Rican Activist

Oscar Lopez Rivera was convicted in 1981 of seditious conspiracy for seeking to secure Puerto Rican independence. | Photo: indym

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday he would consider the release of the jailed far-right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U.S. prison

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Maduro Confirms Venezuelan Economy in Recession, Announces “Recovery Plan” for 2015

In a special press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas last night, President Nicolas Maduro said that signif

The Venezuelan government has published previously withheld data revealing that the economy entered a recession in the second quarter of this year. However President Nicolas Maduro said significant changes to Venezuela’s economic model were being planned and that an economic “recovery plan” would be implemented in early 2015.

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G77 and China Condemn U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Say They Must Be Repealed

Evo Morales closing the 13th ALBA summit on Sunday. (Photo: Cubadebate)

The G77 group, an international forum of developing countries, and China have expressed their firm rejection of unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Venezuela and asked for them to be rolled back, said Bolivian President Evo Morales.

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Venezuelan Parliament Renews Public Powers, Opposition Issue Reversal Warning

The Venezuelan National Assembly began the task of renewing the state’s public powers today, despite the opposition’s absten

The Venezuelan National Assembly began the task of renewing the state’s public powers today, despite the opposition’s abstention from the key parliamentary votes.

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Academics, Journalists and Activists Urge Support for Venezuelanalysis.com

An activist holds up a copy of the Bolivarian constitution at a pro-government march held recently in Caracas, Venezuela (archiv

A number of academics, journalists and solidarity activists have expressed their support for the work of Venezuelanalysis.com as the site launches its fundraising drive to maintain operations in 2015.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Says U.S. Sanctions Will Fail

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks in an interview with TeleSUR about U.S. sanctions against his country (TeleSUR

United States sanctions against Venezuela are destined to fail, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said in an exclusive interview with teleSUR Friday. 

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MTV Glorifies Venezuela’s Barricade Protests in New Reality TV Show

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US entertainment channel MTV has signed a contract with a Venezuelan media group to purchase extensive footage of the violent anti-government protests that wracked the South American nation earlier this year, to be featured in the new reality series Rebel Music.

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Obama Approves Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP, archive)

U.S. president Barack Obama has just signed in legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials.

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