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UNASUR Urges Peace in Venezuela, US “Prepared” to Use Sanctions

The UNASUR delegation visited Venezuela this week to meet with the government, opposition and social movements. (AVN)

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) called for an end to violence in Venezuela, after a delegation from the regional organisation held a two-day visit to the country. After the UNASUR delegation concluded its visit to Venezuela, the United States issued new threats against the Maduro government.

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Attacks on Utilities and Other Violence Continues in Venezuela

The fire in Waraira Repano National Park (Marjuli Matheus/UN)

Attacks on utilities and public property have continued this week and so far no arrests of the perpetrators have been made.

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Maria Corina Machado Dismissed as Deputy of Venezuela’s National Assembly

Maria Corina Machado (left) stands with Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez while addressing a p

On Monday Diosdado Cabello, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, announced that right-wing opposition leader Maria Corina Machado would no longer serve as an assembly deputy.

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Three Venezuelan Air Force Generals Arrested for Alleged Coup Plotting

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today that three generals of the Venezuelan Air Force have been arrested. (prensa

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today that three generals of the Venezuelan Air Force have been arrested, after they were denounced by lower-ranking officials for their involvement in alleged coup plans.

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Venezuelan Central Bank Opens Dollar Trade as New Exchange System Introduced

On Monday the Venezuelan bolivar sold for an average of 51.86 bolivars to the dollar, according to data from the Central Bank’

On Monday morning Venezuela’s new SICAD II exchange rate system came into force, which authorities argue has helped to lower the value of the dollar on the black market.

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Several More Die in Venezuela’s Disturbances, Opposition Reject Dialogue Call

Opposition protesters last week (Getty images)

Several more have died in Venezuela’s political violence, while the opposition has again rejected talks to end the conflict. 

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Venezuelan Ombudswoman Accuses "NGOs" of “False” Reports

Ramirez has accused NGOs of "false" reports. (VTV)

Venezuelan ombudswoman Gabriela Ramírez has accused international organizations of misrepresenting human rights conditions in Venezuela.

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OAS Refuses to Hear Venezuelan Far Right Leader UPDATED

The OAS initially refused to hear Machado today in Washington, though there are reports she was later able to speak shortly. (Ar

The Organisation of American States (OAS) has voted not to hear Venezuelan far right legislator Maria Corina Machado discuss the situation in her country. However there are reports she was able to speak later in the session, but not on Venezuela as an agenda item.

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Venezuela's Maduro Accuses Opposition Mayor of Supporting Violence

Maduro accused Chacao's mayor of backing street violence on Thursday. (agencies)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to arrest third opposition mayor, who is accused advocating street violence.

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Venezuelan Security Forces Restore Order to Middle Class Neighborhood

Soldier in Chacao on Monday (AVN)

In the early hours of Monday morning, Venezuela’s armed forces carried out a swift and precise operation that saw the state’s security apparatus restore order to the municipality of Chacao in the capital of Caracas.

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Venezuelan Opposition Mayor Jailed and Another Arrested as More Die in Violent Disturbances

The hearing of Enzo Scarano in the Supreme Court on Wednesday (TSJ)

One opposition mayor has been arrested and another jailed in relation to the street violence that has been occurring in their municipalities. Meanwhile, a soldier and a government worker were killed as a result of the opposition violence.

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Venezuelan Legislators Demand Machado Face Criminal Charges

Machado facing the AN on Tuesday (ANTV)

Venezuelan legislators have called for a criminal investigation into opposition National Assembly (AN) member Maria Corina Machado.

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Venezuela Cuts Commercial Ties with Air Canada

Air Canada announced it would begin a suspension of operations this week (Reuters)

The Venezuelan government has declared it will sever all commercial ties with Air Canada, after the airline suspended operations in the country earlier this week.

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Venezuelan Government Hands Out 90 Ambulances to Communal Councils, Hospitals

The ambulances are equipped with the “latest technology”, according to the vice-president (AVN)

Yesterday the national government handed out ninety ambulances to a range of communal councils, Integral Diagnostic Centres (CDI) and hospitals.

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Food Card to Combat Scarcity Unveiled

“The Ensured Supply Card” is meant to combat contraband and speculation. (Globovision)

A controversial food card intended to combat scarcity was introduced on Sunday by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.  

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