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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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US Prosecutors are Good Imperial Soldiers

(Reuters)

Juan Forero’s latest article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), co-authored by José de Córdoba, ran with the headline “Venezuelan Officials Suspected of Turning Country into Global Cocaine Hub”. The article was immediately cited by the BBCUK Guardian, and Reuters among others. Here are five things readers should notice about the article.

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Obama's Legacy Set to Fail in Latin America

President Obama's Executive Order has provoked a worldwide petition campaign that has mobilized global civil society agains

Obama opened the door to Cuba, admitting Washington’s half century of failed foreign policy towards the island, but then shut it on Venezuela implementing policies that are set to end in a similar way. 

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UNASUR Rejects US Aggressions on Venezuela

The Union of South American Nations has rejected the U.S. approach to Venezuela. (Credit: teleSur English)

Venezuela received strong backing from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Saturday afternoon, at an emergency summit addressing the recent aggressions from US President Barack Obama.

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AP: US Sent Venezuelan Youth to Cuba to “Provoke Unrest”

Venezuelan lawyer Zaimar Castillo contracted with a USAID-funded program to evaluate the subversive potential of Cuban universit

A program overseen by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent almost a dozen youth to Cuba from Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Peru, with the goal of rousing opposition against the Cuban government, an Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed earlier this week.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Tells U.S. to “Swallow” Criticism of CELAC Summit

(Indira Guerrera / Noticias 24)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has told the United States to “swallow” its criticism of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States’ (CELAC) summit, after the U.S. accused the CELAC of “betraying democracy” by supporting Cuba.

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Venezuelan Police University Campaigns against School of the Americas

Starting the campaign at the UNES (Victor Rivera)

Venezuela’s National Experimental University for Security (UNES), which trains police in human rights and preventative policing, has launched a two month, nationwide campaign against the US run School of the Americas (SOA).

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Venezuela’s Maduro Rejects US “Intervention” in Honduras

Hondurans voting on Sunday (Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

Yesterday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro criticised US “intervention” in the internal affairs of Latin American countries, and in the Honduran elections.

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UN Vote Prompts New Condemnation of US Embargo of Cuba From Venezuela

The UNGA has condemned the US embargo for 22 years running and Cuban representatives accused the Obama administration of tighten

Venezuela condemned the United States embargo against Cuba on Tuesday, as the United Nations General Assembly again called for an end to the 53 year-old trade restrictions.

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Venezuelan Government: “Serious Abuse” Barring Evo Morales Flight over Snowden Suspicion

Bolivian president Evo Morales in his plane (agencies)

“It’s an abuse to have put Evo Morales life in danger,” said Venezuela’s foreign minister, Elias Jaua, after the Bolivian president’s flight was forced to perform an emergency landing in Austria.

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