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First International Film Festival in Caracas Projects Latin American Visions

A mural was created to draw attention to the festival (FestCineCCS)

On Friday, September 12, Venezuela's First International Film festival commenced in Caracas. The festival features over 100 films from across Latin America, 89 of which have been entered into a competition whose winner will be selected by popular vote at the end of this week.

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Venezuela, Country of Overwhelming Riches and Intense Contrast

Smuggling toilet paper across the Simon Bolivar bridge, between Venezuela and Colombia. (Ramón Lepage / Orinoquiaphoto)

Quechua anthropologist Ollantay Itzamná writes of his crossing from Baranquilla, Colombia to Venezuela. After choosing not to heed the colorful warnings of famine and crime parroted by Colombian taxi drivers, Itzamná finds as he draws closer to the border that he is just one foreigner among hundreds of Colombians who cross over daily to fill their bags with low-priced goods.

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56 Tons of Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Reach Gaza in Second Shipment since August

Venezuelan humanitarian aid being loaded onto plane at Maiquetia airport, Caracas (AVN)

Fifty-six tons of Venezuelan humanitarian aid were delivered this Monday in Egypt by the Red Crescent Society, which will be in charge of distributing the tents, non-perishable food items, water, and clothes to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip throughout the week.

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Venezuela Targeted by White House for Not Cooperating with DEA, Despite Steady National Progress

The DEA task force police are a controversial presence in Latin America (archive)

On Monday, the White House released this year’s list of problem countries in the area of drug trafficking and production, based on information tracked by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In the memo, US president Barack Obama accused the governments of Venezuela, Bolivia, and Myanmar of having “failed demonstrably” to cooperate with international anti-drug efforts. 

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Venezuela Terror Plot Links Uribe and Criminality

Alvaro Uribe (Reuters)

Alvaro Uribe was mentioned by Venezuelans planning homeland attacks in leaked video.

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Venezuela Poised to Win UN Security Council Seat with Unanimous Regional Support

Daughter of the late Hugo Chavez, Maria Gabriela Chavez is the alternate ambassador to the United Nations for Venezuela. (Presid

After the failed 2006 bid for a coveted seat on the United Nation's Security Council, Venezuela has unanimous backing from Latin American and Caribbean countries to win a two-year term.

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ALBA Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Representatives from ALBA member countries meet to discuss of the importance of the regional bloc. (Photo: teleSUR)

Ambassadors from the nine member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) are meeting in Caracas, Venezuela to evaluate the progress achieved since the bloc was created 10 years ago.

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Venezuela and Bolivia Celebrate Beating Illiteracy

An Aymara woman holds a banner that reads "Territory free of Illiteracy" when the department of La Paz was declared il

Venezuela and Bolivia are celebrating their countries' progress in beating illiteracy Monday, during International Literacy Day. Illiteracy in Bolivia is at its lowest ever level ever, while Venezuela is marking seven illiteracy-free years.

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Venezuela Criticizes US Drama for Accusing Maduro of Buying Biological Weapons

The series "Legends" airs on TNT. (21st Century Fox)

The television series Legends has been criticized by the Venezuelan government for a scene in which a character accuses President Maduro and the PSUV party of planning to buy chemical weapons.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Condemns Western “Aggression” Toward Russia

Maduro addresses a crowd in Caracas on September 1st (RT News)

While addressing a crowd yesterday in Caracas, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro criticized the “threats” made by the United States and Europe, insisting that “Russia defends itself, and is then accused of employing aggressive politics against the West.” 

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