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U.S.-Venezuela Détente Still Going — For Now

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Mark Weisbrot analyses the ongoing rapprochement between the U.S. and Venezuela and asks, will it last?

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Obama’s Cuba Legacy May Run Through Venezuela

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro (R) next to Haitian Foreign Minister

Obama's historic moves in normalizing relations with Cuba risk being jeopardized if the US leader fails to overcome rightwing efforts to derail reconciliation with Venezuela.

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Announces Minimum Wage Gain

Over a hundred thousand workers poured out on to the streets of Caracas on May 1st to celebrate advances for workers' right

Over a hundred thousand Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas on Friday in commemoration of the significant gains for working people under the Bolivarian Revolution. The celebration also witnessed President Maduro approve a sub substantial increase in the National Minimum Wage. 

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Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit as US Blocks Final Declaration

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro met with Barack Obama face to face for the first time during the Panama Summit, which has been w

The US and Canada barred the final declaration of the OAS summit citing objections to several points in the draft document, including defining access to healthcare as a "human right".

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Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Petition Reaches Ten Million Signatures

The signatures have been verified by Venezuela’s National Electoral Committee, which has confirmed that the petition has a 1.3

Over ten million Venezuelans have signed the petition, which demands that the Obama administration revoke the Executive Order released on March 9th branding Venezuela a “national security threat”. 

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Obama Could Face Another Disastrous Summit Due to Sanctions Against Venezuela

U.S. President, Barack Obama, looks set to be isolated at the upcoming 7th Summit of the Americas (Archive)

This week's Summit of the Americas looks set to be yet another disaster for Obama, whose decision to impose an Executive Order on Venezuela has further isolated Washington ahead of the regional event.

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US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit

The White House has admitted that Venezuela is not a threat to U.S. national security, although it has given no indication of an

On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday.

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Obama Visits Jamaica, Urges Caribbean Nations to Break from PetroCaribe

St. Kitts and Nevis' prime minister (L) and Venezuela's ambassador to the country shake hands after sealing a $16M dea

US President Barack Obama arrived today in Jamaica as part of an ongoing effort to persuade the island and its neighbors to reduce dependency on Venezuela’s bilateral PetroCaribe program.

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Over 5 Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Urging Repeal of Obama's Executive Order

One of the signing points in Caracas (CorreodelOrinoco)

Over 5 million Venezuelans have voiced their opposition to the Executive Order issued by the White House on March 9, which brands Venezuela an "unusual and extraordinary threat" and imposes new sanctions. The Bolivarian government has also handed over an official request for the Obama administration to revoke the Order to the U.S. embassy in Caracas. 

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What You Need to Know about Venezuela


Venezuela is a "national security threat" only because it refuses to be controlled by the US

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