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Costa Rican Ambassador Fired for Defending Venezuelan Government Amid Escalating Media War

Federico Picado, a Costa Rican diplomat, was fired from his post as ambassador to Venezuela after praising Venezuelan democratic

The Costa Rican government fired its recently appointed ambassador to Venezuela yesterday after the latter expressed support for the Bolivarian government in an interview with a prominent rightwing Venezuelan newspaper.

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G77+ China, CELAC, UK Politicians Reject US Aggressions on Venezuela UPDATED

President Maduro thanks the G77 and other regional blocs for their support on Wednesday evening. (Prensa Miraflores)

The G77+ China and the Community of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) are the latest multilateral blocs to join the international outcry against President Obama's executive order in early March labeling Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat".

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Spain's Podemos Just Latest Victim of Toxic Venezuela Monster!

"Chavzilla", copyright Asa Cusack 2015, based on public domain 1954 Japanese movie poster, with elements of other CC l

Asa Cusack reflects on how Venezuela has unjustifiably become such a toxic brand that the right wing can use it to tar political opponents.

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Venezuela Probes Foreign Bank Accounts Amid Corruption Allegations

 Venezuelan chief public prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz (Photo: AVN)

The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday it would probe Venezuelan holdings in offshore accounts, as part of a continued defense effort in the face of United States threats.

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How Not to Win Friends in Latin America

US President Barack Obama with Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo: Official White House photographer Pete Souza)

Even as the normalization of relations with Cuba proceeds, the White House plans to continue funding “democracy promotion” programs within the country – as well as numerous others in the region.

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4 Things To Know About The U.S. & Venezuela

Francesca Fiorentini wonders how Venezuela poses a threat to the United States. (AJ+)

Coup attempts, sanctions, accusations – the U.S. and Venezuela just can't seem to get along. And tensions have only gotten worse since the U.S. recently declared Venezuela an “extraordinary threat.” So why are both sides so frustrated?

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But What About the Oil? US Senators Get to the Heart of the Matter in Wake of Venezuela Sanctions

US Senator Marco Rubio (redstate.com)

Last week, lawyer and journalist Glen Greenwald acerbically asked if there was “anyone, anywhere, that wants to defend the reasonability” of Obama’s claim that Venezuela is an “extraordinary threat” to U.S. security. On Tuesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Hearing on Venezuela, a band of rightwing “human rights” specialists including US senator Marco Rubio decided to make a Herculean attempt.

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Over a Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Rejecting Obama's Executive Order

Image from the official Venezuelan petition site Obamaderogaeldecretoya.org.ve

More than a million Venezuelans have spoken out against an Executive Order released by the Obama administration on March 9th, which brands Venezuela a “national security threat” and slaps several more Venezuelan state officials with sanctions.

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Mujica Leads Uruguay's Venezuela Solidarity March + PHOTOS

Jose Mujica headed up the Venezuela solidarity march. | Photo: EFE

Last week Mujica said that whoever says that the South American country could be “a threat” to the U.S. “has a screw loose.”

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Letter to the People of the United States: Venezuela is not a threat

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An open letter from Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the people of the U.S., published today in the New York Times.

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