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Between Conflict and Advances, Venezuela’s Maduro Concludes First Year in Office

Young boys in 23 de Enero neighborhood, Caracas. Their shirts read "Chavez, I swear, my vote is for Maduro" (Photo: Ol

Yesterday, April 14th, marked the one year anniversary of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s election as president. Today the country honored the 12 victims of violent clashes that ensued when opposing candidate, Henrique Capriles, refused to recognize the results and called upon his supporters to protest against alleged fraud.

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Military and Civilians March in Caracas to Commemorate 12 Years Since Failed Coup

Maduro April 13th

Santa Elena de Uairén, April 14th 2014 (venezuelanalysis.com)- On Sunday thousands marched in remembrance of the popular uprising in the streets of Caracas that reinstated late president Hugo Chavez on April 13, 2002 after he was forcefully removed from office on April 11th that year.

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Thirty Venezuelan Military Officials Allegedly Under Arrest for Coup Plotting

National Guard

Dundee, 14th April 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Thirty Venezuelan military officers of different ranks, including several generals, have been arrested for alleged conspiracy to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, a leading national newspaper has reported.

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Venezuelan Government and Opposition Sit Down to Talks

Peace talk in Miraflores

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition sat down to talk last night for the first time since protests and violence began in early February.

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First Local Planning Council for 2014-2016 Period Sworn in

Carora meeting

Yesterday 104 people, including fifty commune representatives, were sworn into the Local Council of Public Planning (CLPP) of Carora, Lara state. The Carora CLPP is the first to swear in for the current period, with others soon to follow.

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Two Mayoral By-Elections to be Held in Venezuela Following Arrests

Vicencio Scarano (left) and Daniel Ceballos (right) were arrested for disobeying a High Court order (archive)

After two opposition mayors were arrested and found guilty of crimes related to the violent barricades, their vacant positions will now be contested on 25 May, the National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced.

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Armed Opposition Group Arrested In Venezuela's Merida City

A barricade on Avenue Las Americas (Ewan Robertson/Venezuelanalysis)

Authorities in Venezuela's western state of Merida say they have arrested three armed opposition protesters, as violent anti-government groups continue to vandalise public assets.

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Venezuela's Maduro Calls on PSUV Members to Participate in National Conference

Maduro announced details of the conference via his radio programme last night (CDO)

President Nicolas Maduro has called on supporters to vote for delegates ahead of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) national conference in July.

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UNASUR Peace Talks Spark Internal Divides Within Venezuelan Opposition

Nicolás Maduro arriving at the Casa Amarilla in Caracas, where UNASUR hosted talks with the president and opposition leaders th

 Today in Caracas a group of eight ambassadors from member countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met with Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and leading politicians belonging to the opposition.

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ALBA Social Movements Express Solidarity with Venezuela

ALBA social movements concluded their conference in Caracas today. (AVN)

Thirty three social movements from across the hemisphere have expressed solidarity with the Venezuelan government.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Hits Out at Catholic Church

Jaua accused Venezuela's Catholic Church of being politically biased. (AVN)

Venezuela's foreign minister Elias Jaua has slammed the Catholic Church, accusing local bishops of political bias.

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Venezuelan Human Rights Council Created

Maduro has officially created a council to investigate human rights violations. (Archive)

A council to investigate allegations of human rights abuses in recent disturbances has been created by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela's Maduro Calls For A “Powerful and Unified Environmental Movement”; Slams Opposition for “Eco-cide”

Maduro has called for more Venezuelans to participate in environmental initiatives. (Prensa Ambiente)

The Venezuelan government has accused opposition protesters of destroying thousands of trees, and pledged to increase funding for conservation groups and other environmental initiatives.

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Opposition Forcing “Silent Strike” in Some Venezuelan Universities

Jennifer Mujica speaking on VTV last night (VTV)

University authorities in the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and other key autonomous universities are “creating the conditions” for a “silent” or forced strike, according to Jennifer Mujica, a UCV student representative. 

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Man Wanted by Interpol Arrested at Opposition Barricades in Venezuela

Two men were arrested in Caracas on Tuesday with a range of weapons (AVN)

One of the ten people most wanted by Interpol in Spain was arrested yesterday in San Cristobal, while leading disturbances there, according to National Bolivarian Police (PNB) state coordinator, Yolmar Garcia.

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