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Venezuela’s Maduro Voices Solidarity with Greece, Rejects “Financial Blackmail”

Maduro stands with Greece after its government refused to pay $1.8 billion to the IMF (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro voiced solidarity with the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras yesterday after the latter refused a payment of $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Venezuela Strengthens Ties with China, Iran, and the Caribbean

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Venezuela and China drafted a 10-year plan for strategic cooperation yesterday as part of the China-Venezuela High-Level Joint Commission that is meeting in Caracas through Wednesday.

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Top Spain Official Blasts Ex-Prime Minister's Trip to Venezuela

Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García Margallo, described Felipe Gonzalez June visit to Venezuela as a "mistake&qu

Spain’s Secretary of State said Friday that the recent visit of former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez to Venezuela to meet with opposition groups was a "mistake and a failure."

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Venezuela's Maduro Backs CARICOM Proposal for Slavery Reparations

CARICOM has taken up a leadership role in reopening the debate on slavery reparations (Ultimas Noticias)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared that his government would support an initiative by the Community of the Caribbean (CARICOM) to demand reparations from European countries for their role in colonial slavery.

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Venezuela Proposes Bilateral Commission to Resolve Maritime Dispute with Colombia

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry issued a press release yesterday calling for a diplomatic solution with Colombia (Ultimas Noticia

Venezuela called for the convocation of a bilateral commission Tuesday to diplomatically resolve a maritime territorial dispute with Colombia.

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Spanish Judge Requests Extradition of former ETA Militant in Venezuela

De Juana was originally sighted in a shopping mall in Venezuela in May 2014 (elmundo.es)

Judge Eloy Velasco brought an official request for the extradition of Iñaki de Juana Chaos before the Venezuelan government after he was sighted in Venezuela. 

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Venezuela Rejects “Media Manipulation” of Brazilian Senator Visit

The Ministry of Foreign Relations released the official declaration on June 19th (CorreodelOrinoco)

The Venezuelan Foreign Relations Ministry has released an official communique lambasting international media reports surrounding a visit to the country by a group of rightwing Brazilian senators last week.

 

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Protesters Block Rightwing Brazilian Senators From Visiting Leopoldo Lopez

Rightwing Brazilian senators aboard a bus in Venezuela (EFE)

A minibus containing a group of rightwing Brazilian senators was confronted by Venezuelan protesters on Thursday, who blocked the road, preventing the delegation from visiting jailed hard right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in Ramo Verde prison. 

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Obama’s Cuba Legacy May Run Through Venezuela

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro (R) next to Haitian Foreign Minister

Obama's historic moves in normalizing relations with Cuba risk being jeopardized if the US leader fails to overcome rightwing efforts to derail reconciliation with Venezuela.

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Oil Provokes Diplomatic Spat Between Venezuela and Guyana

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez responds to the government of Guyana over disputed territory, Caracas, Venezuela Jun

Tensions between Venezuela and Guyana rose this week following a Guyanese statement rejecting Venezuelan claims to a disputed maritime territory where Exxon Mobil has discovered oil. 

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