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Venezuelan President and High Ranking Officials to Declare Wealth, Ex-Minister Investigated for Corruption

Eugenia Sader, ex-Health Minister. (VTV)

Venezuelan comptroller Adelina Gonzalez announced yesterday that all senior officials in public office must update their sworn declaration of wealth (DJP) between the 1st and 31st of July.

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Venezuela to Introduce “Tourist” Currency Exchange Rate

Venezuela’s “Simon Bolivar” Maiquetia International Airport, Caracas (AVN)

Venezuela’s Central Bank will establish a new exchange rate for foreign visitors to Venezuela in a presumed bid to tempt tourists away from selling dollars on the black market.

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Socialist Party of Venezuela City Mayor Arrested for Alleged Corruption

Valencia mayor Edgardo Parra (archive)

Authorities arrested Valencia mayor and United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) member Edgardo Parra on Saturday for a range of corruption crimes. His arrest comes as the national government continues its campaign of “zero tolerance” of corruption.

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Maduro Requests Enabling Law in Order to Crack Down on Economic and Political Corruption in Venezuela

Maduro requesting the enabling law on Tuesday (Prensa Presidencial)

Discussion formally began on Tuesday in the national assembly to pass an enabling law which aims to severely crack down on both economic and political corruption.

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Venezuelan Authorities to Combat Foreign Currency Scam with Fingerprint Devices

The machines ensure that dollar-loaded credit cards can only be used by those who actually travel abroad (Google)

Venezuelan authorities will install fingerprint devices in airports and other border posts to prevent foreign-bound Venezuelans committing a currency scam known as “the scrape”.

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Interview with Interior and Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres, Part Two

(Reuters)

In late August Michael Albert interviewed Interior and Justice Minister of Venezuela, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, a close confidant and long time ally of President Maduro now, and of President Chavez earlier, on many matters critical to current events and prospects in Venezuela. This is part two.

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Interview with Interior and Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres, Part One

Miguel Rodríguez Torres (Raúl Romero)

In late August Michael Albert interviewed Interior and Justice Minister of Venezuela, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, a close confidant and long time ally of President Maduro now, and of President Chavez earlier, on many matters critical to current events and prospects in Venezuela.

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A Half-Year without Hugo Chávez and Critics Close In

A mural underway in Chacao, Caracas (AVN)

Clara argues that things "aren't the same" following Chavez's passing in March,  and that some writers who previously defended the Bolivarian process "have begun to voice doubts". She then interviewed Roland Denis, to get his perspective.

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In Order to Overcome Corruption in Venezuela

"Revolution without corruption" reads this mural in Venezuela

Venezuelan writer Luis Britto Garcia looks at the historical origins, current manifestations of, and possible solutions to the issue of corruption in Venezuela.

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Venezuela's Maduro Seeks Enabling Law to Combat Corruption, Assures PSUV "Will Never Be Homophobic"

Speaking in the Petare neighbourhood of Caracas yesterday, Maduro said the PSUV “will never be homophobic”, after one of his

After making over a hundred arrests related to corruption in a month, Venezuelan authorities are now investigating the offices of the opposition leader Henrique Capriles as the government continues its nationwide anti-corruption campaign.

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