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Opposition Lawmaker: Venezuelan Parliament to Seek Impeachment of Maduro

Popular Will party legislator Freddy Guevara. (Courtesy– VP)

Opposition legislator Freddy Guevara announced on Tuesday that the right-wing controlled National Assembly (AN) would pursue impeachment proceedings against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for an alleged breach of the country’s constitution.

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Infamous Paramilitary Leader Gunned down by Venezuelan Army

“El Picure”. (Ultimas Noticias)

One of Venezuela's top most wanted, “El Picure” was killed by National Guard troops on Tuesday, according to reports.

 
 

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Venezuelan Opposition Submits 1.85M Signatures against Maduro

The Venezuelan opposition handed over 1.8 million signatures in favour of holding a presidential recall referendum this Monday (

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), turned over 1.8 million signatures in support of a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro to the National Electoral Council (CNE) on Monday.

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Venezuelan Banker Given Asylum by US Found in Panama Papers

Eligio Cedeño, the banker whose named appeared in the Panama Papers, pictured here in a photo from El Impulso. (EFE)

Eligio Cedeño, a banker given asylum by the U.S. after he fled Venezuela in 2009 due to charges of financial corruption, has shown up in the Panama Papers.

 

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 30%

"May of Workers' Rebellion". (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands took to the streets of Caracas this Sunday to commemorate International Workers Day and manifest their support for the beleaguered Chavista government of President Nicolas Maduro amidst a severe recession and a possible recall referendum.

 

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Venezuela’s Opposition Collects 1.5 Million Signatures against Maduro

People signing against Maduro on Wednesday morning (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis).

The rightwing opposition began collecting signatures in support of a recall referendum against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this Wednesday.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Slams as “Null” Parliamentary Motion to Unseat Food Minister

President Maduro blasted the motion by the National Assembly to censor Food Minister Rodolfo Marco Torres. (AFP)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has denounced as “null” a motion by the country’s opposition-controlled parliament to remove the food minister, after the latter failed to show up for a scheduled hearing on food shortages.

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Venezuela’s Future Uncertain as Opposition Launches Recall Referendum Petition

This table reported to have collected 500 signatures in the first four hours (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition has officially launched its signature collection campaign to remove President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Latest Energy Saving Measures Shortens Work Week to Two Days

Vice-President Aristóbulo Istúriz and other government officials visit the Guri Dam. (Vice-President's office)

Venezuela will reduce the public sector work week part of a national effort to address severe drought and energy conditions.

 

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Venezuela Indicts High Level Electricity Official for Cocaine Trafficking

Venezuelan authorities arrested Nava on March 1 and  impounded over 335 kilos of cocaine. (archive)

In an effort to crack down on corruption, the Public Prosecutor's office indicts a former CORPOELEC high level official. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: Amendment Shortening Presidential Term Not Retroactive

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that an opposition-proposed constitutional amendment reducing the presidential term from six to four years will not apply to the current president, Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela Combats Severe Drought with New Electricity Rationing Plan

El Guri hydroelectric dam, source of 70% of Venezuela’s power. (El Nacional)

Venezuela implemented new electricity saving measures on Monday in response to a severe drought that has sharply limited the generating capacity of the country’s hydroelectric dams.

 

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ICSID Orders Venezuela to Pay $98m to British Vestey Group over Cattle Ranch Nationalization

Vestey’s El Charcote estate in Cojedes, Venezuela. (Chico Sanchez/EPA)

The World Bank’s international arbitration court has ordered the Venezuelan state to pay USD$98 million in compensation to the British meat-producing conglomerate, Vestey Group, over land holdings expropriated in 2005.

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Venezuelan FM Assumes UNASUR Presidency, Warns of Imperialist Threats to Region

Venezuelan FM Delcy Rodriguez with UNASUR General Secretary Ernesto Samper. (teleSUR/Carla Gonzalez)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez took over the rotating presidency of UNASUR on Saturday, warning of ongoing imperialist threats to regional unity. 

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Venezuelan Conglomerate to Halt Beer Production

Polar supplies 80% of the beer consumed in Venezuela (Reuters).

Venezuela's largest private food company Polar announced it will cease beer production in less than two weeks, alleging inaccessibility to raw materials.  

 

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