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Venezuela Rejects Guyana Border Demarcation, Receives Backing of PARLATIN and World Social Forum

The disputed Essquibo region (AVN)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry emitted a statement on Friday rejecting a regulation adopted by the Guyanese government extending sovereignty over the disputed Essequibo region claimed by both nations.

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Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against State Coal Mining Decree

Banner reads: The Wayuu of Socuy Oppose Coal Mining (Photo: Lucas Koerner)

Activists from diverse social movements gathered outside Venezuela's Ministry of Energy and Mining in Caracas this morning to demand the repeal of a controversial presidential decree authorizing coal mining in the country's northwestern Perija mountain range located in Zulia state.

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Venezuelan President Visits UN to Help Resolve Guyana Dispute

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maudro (L) with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, July 28, 2015. (Photo: United Natio

President Maduro said the U.N. secretary-general responded positively to his request for assistance in finding a diplomatic solution to the ongoing territorial dispute.

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Venezuela and Haiti Sign Agreement for Electoral Cooperation

CNE President Tibisay Lucena Haitian President Micky Martelly (CNE)

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) signed a memorandum of understanding with its Haitian counterpart on Friday as part of an effort to deepen cooperation between the two electoral institutions in technical assistance and training. 

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New Poll: 52% of Venezuelans Say Opposition Lacks Plan for the Nation

The logo of the main Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity. (MUD)

A new study by the independent, Caracas-based polling firm Hinterlaces has determined that 52% of Venezuelans believe the anti-chavista opposition has no "plan for the nation."

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Two Ex-Venezuelan Military Officers Arrested for Suspected Drug Trafficking

Nestor Reverol, Commanding General of Venezuela’s National Guard. (Globovision/El Universal)

Two former members of the Venezuelan armed forces (FANB) were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug trafficking.

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John Kerry Calls for Improved US Relations with Venezuela at Cuba Embassy Inauguration

US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2015. (Reuters)

Speaking at the historic inauguration of the Cuban embassy in Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for strengthening ties not just with Cuba, but with the island nation's longstanding socialist ally, Venezuela, as well. 

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Venezuela and Palestine Dispel Rumors of Diplomatic Rift Over Scholarship Program

Palestinian students arrive in Venezuela (AP)

Venezuelan and Palestinian authorities reaffirmed their close ties today following rumors of diplomatic friction circulated by an Associated Press report last week.

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Venezuela Announces 4-Year Human Rights Plan

Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the new four year plan will deepen the government's efforts to promote human rights. (tel

Venezuela announced Tuesday a four year plan to improve human rights, including institutional reform and better coordination with social movements.

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Maria Corina Machado Barred from Public Office for Failing to Disclose Income

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Venezuelan far right leader Maria Corina Machado has been barred from holding public office for twelve months after she neglected to disclose the full extent of her earnings during her term as a congresswoman.

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Venezuelan Anti-Gang Offensive Arrests Hundreds, Earns Popular Support

Security personnel conduct anti-gang raid in Caracas barrio. (AVN)

Hundreds were arrested across Venezuela in a mass anti-crime operation undertaken by state security forces to liberate territories occupied by paramilitary gangs in the capital district and bordering states of Miranda and Aragua on Monday.

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US Solidarity Delegation Visits Venezuela, Praises Democratic Model

(David Mandel)

 A group of twenty US social justice activists visited Venezuela last week as part of a delegation in solidarity with the South American nation following escalating US aggression in past months.

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Venezuela Ordered to Pay $46 Million in Compensation for Tidewater Nationalization

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington (courtesy)

Venezuela's request to review a $46 million compensation claim filed by the oil service firm Tidewater has been rejected by the World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on Wednesday. 

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Venezuela to Review Relations with Guyana

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The Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has temporarily withdrawn his government’s ambassador to neighbouring Guyana following a heated exchange over disputed waters. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Victory in Greece is also Triumph for Latin America

The Venezuelan government has consistently come out in public support of the Greek government since the election of the radical

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent a message to the Greek people giving them his full support after they voted no to accepting the Eurozone’s terms for an international bailout deal in a historic referendum this Sunday. 

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