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US to Accuse Head of Venezuelan Military of Drug Trafficking

Nestor Reverol, the then-Director of the National Drug Office (ONA), talks to the media during a meeting in Caracas, January 11,

According to multiple reports, US prosecutors are preparing to unveil drug trafficking charges against Nestor Reverol, the head of Venezuela’s National Guard.

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Hillary Clinton: Venezuela’s Maduro Attempting to “Rig” Upcoming Elections

Clinton tells those at the conference that the Venezuelan president is attempting to “rig” Sunday’s elections (AP).

Democrat presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused the Venezuelan president of attempting to fix the upcoming parliamentary elections this December 6th. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro: We will Review Relations with US after NSA Spying Revelations

Maduro says that he will conduct a revision of US-Venezuela relations in light of the revelations. (Panorama)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his government will review its diplomatic ties to the US, after a leaked document revealed that the National Security Agency had spied on officials at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

 

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Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover its own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives

(Reuters)

This newest revelation of NSA spying, reported as part of The Intercept’s partnership with teleSUR, comes just weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. government has launched “a series of wide-ranging investigations” into alleged corruption at Petróleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA.

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US Apologizes for Violating Venezuelan Airspace, Calls for Anti-Drug Cooperation

Caption: US General John Kelly, chief of SOUTHCOM. (AFP)

US SOUTHCOM Chief John Kelly admitted yesterday that a US intelligence plane had violated Venezuelan airspace on November 6th as part of what he alleged to be an anti-drug operation.

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The Secret Agenda Behind the Venezuela-Guyana Conflict

Guyana has approved drilling by Exxon Mobil in the disputed Esquibo region. (Reuters)

Eva Gollinger traces the neocolonial roots of the current Esquibo border dispute, arguing that the US and Exxon Mobil are backing Guyanese annexation of the contested territory in a bid to weaken Venezuela and shore up US influence in the Caribbean.

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

(Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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US Republican Senator Meets with Venezuelan Opposition in Caracas

Senator Corker’s high profile visit has been widely covered in the Venezuelan private press (El Nuevo Herald)

Republican Senator and Chairman for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker met with leading opposition figures on Tuesday after allegedly being invited to the country by right-wing hardliner, Maria Corina Machado. 

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