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Venezuela-U.S. Relations

The United States Shows its Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy

US secretary of state, John Kerry, has called for a recount of Venezuela's presidential ballot (agencies)

Washington's clumsy efforts to de-legitimise Venezuela's election mark a escalation of its push for regime change.

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Venezuela Breaks Off Talks With the United States

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua at a ceremony on Wednesday where he presented a medal to two Venezuelan diplomats that t

Venezuelan officials announced on Wednesday that they are breaking off talks with US diplomats, accusing the United States government of interfering in Venezuela’s internal affairs ahead of next month’s elections.

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Candidates Begin Campaigning for Presidential Elections in Venezuela

Presidential candidates Nicolás Maduro (left) and Henrique Capriles (right)  (Noticias 24)

Though the electoral campaign is not to officially begin until April 2nd, both sides of the political divide in Venezuela have begun campaigning for the upcoming presidential elections on April 14th.

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Venezuelan Diplomats Expelled by US

The United States has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats, following the expulsion of US attaches from Caracas.

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Why Did the US Government and Big Oil Hate Chavez?

Greg Palast: Chavez made big oil pay serious royalties which he used for social programs, he enjoyed majority support in many elections, but American media vilifies Chavez as a dictator

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As Venezuela Mourns Chavez, Opposition Questions Constitutional Order

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans pass through the Military Academy to pay their final respects to Venezuelan President Hugo Chav

As Venezuela enters its second day of mourning of the death of President Hugo Chavez, leaders of the opposition have already begun criticisms of the president’s successors, accusing them of not following the constitution.

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US Embassy Officials Expelled from Venezuela, Government Warns of “Conspiracy Plans”

Vice-president Nicolas Maduro addressing the public today (VTV)

Vice-president Nicolas Maduro today denounced destabilisation plans by the international and Venezuelan right wing, announcing the expulsion of two US officials for threatening military security. He also implied that Chavez’s cancer was “caused by enemies of Venezuela”.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela’s Cavim Arms Company

Cavim bullets (Union Radio)

The U.S. imposed sanctions on a state-owned Venezuelan weapons company after it traded with Iran, North Korea or Syria, the State Department said in a statement posted on its website.

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Human Rights Watch Get it Wrong on Venezuela…Again

José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director of Human Rights Watch (EFE)

In their latest intervention into the debate over freedom of expression in Venezuela, Human Rights Watch has once again got it wrong.

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Obama Signals Four More Years of Bad Relations with Latin America [with video]

Many in Latin America pray for a healthy recovery for Venezuela's Chavez, who is undergoing cancer treatment [EPA]

President Obama's crass comments about newly-elected Chavez only serve to further alienate himself from Latin America, argues Weisbrot.

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