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Venezuela’s Opposition Calls Protests Against Recall Postponement, Appeals to Military

Miranda governor and leading MUD figure Henrique Capriles has called renewed protests over the weekend, and next week. (Ultimas

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has called for the military to “enforce the constitution” after the country’s electoral authority heeded a court order postponing preparations for a vote that could oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela’s PDVSA Warns of Debt Payment "Difficulties"

PDVSA is the single largest source of income for the Venezuelan government, and oil sales accounting for well over 90 percent of

Venezuela’s state oil firm PDVSA has hinted it could begin defaulting on debt obligations as early as next week, amid concern over a failed overture to bondholders that fell flat Friday.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders New Inquiry into Disappeared During Fourth Republic

Venezuela’s Supreme Court ordered the Public Prosecutor's office to reopen investigations into the disappearance of Andre

Venezuela’s Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday ordering the country’s the public prosecution to reopen investigations into the case of a law student disappeared in 1966.

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Venezuela Slams “Vile” Clinton Ad Comparing Trump to Chávez

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaking during a press conference in Caracas on September 20, 2016. (Archive)

Venezuela's foreign minister blasted the commercial as “abhorrent and inexcusable", as well as evidencing the "corroded" state of US democracy. 

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Venezuelan Authorities Capture Opposition Politician Transporting Military Armaments

Opposition City Councilman Jose Vicente Garcia with confiscated grenades and military vests (Twitter/@VielmaEsTachira)

Venezuelan authorities arrested opposition city councilman Jose Vicente Garcia in San Cristobal Tuesday for alleged possession of grenades and military vests.

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CNE Postpones Regional Elections in Venezuela

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archives)

The electoral monitoring body said that regional elections will be held next year instead of in December. 


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Opposition Must Collect 20% of Recall Referendum Signatures per State

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has waded into the legal debate on the presidential recall referendum. (Archive)

The Venezuelan Supreme Court has ruled that the opposition must collect signatures from 20 percent of voters in each of Venezuela's twenty-four states in order to go forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuelans Prefer Maduro to Opposition Administration, says New Poll

Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolas Maduro, is still the number one option for more than 50% of Venezuelans. (Hinterlac

Analysts partly attribute the upswing in support for the president to his government's increasingly popular grassroots food distribution network, the CLAPs. 


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Venezuela’s Maduro Approves 2017 Budget, Deepens Tax Revolution

Maduro signed the budget on Friday after being given the go ahead by Venezuela’s Supreme Court. (Agencias)

73 percent of the budget will be invested in social spending, but the country’s opposition accuses the government of having bypassed constitutional norms to approve it. 


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Venezuelan Government Creates Special Commission to Investigate New Tumeremo Deaths

Internal Affairs Minister Nestor Reverol. (Courtesy of Ministry of Interior)

A special commission will investigate another alleged massacre in the southeastern mining town of Tumeremo. 


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Bolivarians and Opposition Mobilize in Venezuela

Indigenous nations participated in Wednesday's mobilization in Caracas (@PresidencialVen).

As the opposition mobilizes for a recall referendum, Chavistas rallied in Caracas against imperialism as well as to commemorate African and Indigenous resistance.

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Venezuela Dispatches Medical Team to Haiti Days After Hurricane Matthew

The Venezuelan government sent a medical brigade to Haiti this week in the wake of Hurricane Matthew's devastation (Mppijp/

Venezuela continues to extend solidarity with Caribbean nations recently ravaged by Hurricane Matthew.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Signs Deals with Turkey and Azerbaijan, Meets with Putin

President Maduro meets with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Istanbul. (@PresidencialVen)

 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro concluded a series of bilateral agreements with his Turkish and Azerbaijani counterparts Monday on the sidelines of the 23rd annual World Energy Congress in Istanbul

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23 de Enero Colectivos Accuse Venezuelan Police of “Abuses” Following Shootout

Grassroots revolutionary groups have accused Venezuelan police of engaging in repressive practices under the cover of the govern

Grassroots revolutionary groups have accused state security forces of replicating repressive policing practices seen under Venezuela's Fourth Republic. 

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Venezuela’s Legislature Paralysed by Mass Absenteeism, Say Socialists

The AN has been forced to cancel 24 sessions since January due to MUD absentees, according to socialist legislators. (Archive/Cd

Venezuelan socialist legislators accused Thursday their opposition counterparts of repeatedly failing to turn up to sessions of the National Assembly.

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