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Correa, MERCOSUR Head Reject Macri Threats to Expel Venezuela from Regional Trading Bloc

Correa described Macri's statement's as an interference in Venezuelan internal affairs (Presidencia Ecuador and Reuter

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the High Representative General of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), Florisvaldo Fier, have rejected recent calls by Argentine President-Elect Mauricio Macri to eject Venezuela from the commercial bloc. 

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Washington Seeks Observers That it Can Influence in Venezuela’s Election

(Jorge Silva/Reuters)

"Any government that has been a major U.S. target for regime change for more than a decade would have reason to be wary of OAS observers."

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Macri to Pursue Venezuela Suspension from MERCOSUR, Opposition Celebrates

Opposition activist Lilian Tintori congratulates Macri on his presidential win. (Reuters)

Prominent members of the Venezuelan opposition are describing the electoral victory of controversial millionaire businessman Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential elections this Sunday as a ray of “hope” for Latin America. An adversary of the Bolivarian process, Macri has vowed to push for Venezuela’s expulsion from MERCOSUR. 


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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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UNASUR Arrives in Venezuela as Parliamentary Campaigns Launch

UNASUR Secretary-General Ernesto Samper (R) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (TeleSUR)

A delegation of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) arrived yesterday in Caracas to install their observer mission for Venezuela’s upcoming Parliamentary elections on December 6th.

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NSA Taps into Venezuela's State Oil Company with Help from US Embassy, Snowden Leak Reveals

(TeleSUR English)

U.S. intelligence agents posing as diplomats in Caracas helped an NSA analyst try to crack open PDVSA’s computer network.

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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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Venezuela Calls US Drug Arrest a “Kidnapping,” Denies Links to First Lady

The President of Venezuela's National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, lambasts the DEA for "kidnapping" the two young
After two Venezuelan citizens, alleged nephews of First Lady Cilia Flores, were arrested last week by US officials in Haiti on drug trafficking charges, Haitian government sources alerted media of numerous irregularities in the capture, prompting Venezuelan official Diosdado Cabello to label the arrest a “kidnapping” by DEA agents.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Human Rights Advances at UNHRC, Slams Western Bias

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland. (@SRodrigoteleSUR)

In his address to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Venezuela’s achievements in human rights. The country was re-elected to the international body last month, which the president welcomed as a “universal vote of confidence”.

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Summit of South American and Arab Countries Closes with Historic ‘Riyadh Declaration’

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro addresses the ASPA bloc in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 12th, 2015. (AVN)

 The fourth Summit of South American and Arab Countries (ASPA) represented a huge step for commercial and political integration between the two blocs, with the next meeting set to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2018.

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