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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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Venezuelan Opposition Campaigner Arrested on Drug Charges in Russia

An image circulated on social media of David posing with National Assembly head Ramos Allup in Moscow. (via Ciudad CCS)

A prominent organiser for Venezuela’s political opposition has been arrested in Russia on drug charges, according to reports Wednesday.

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Doctors Accuse Venezuelan Government of Ignoring Diphtheria Outbreak

The Venezuelan government says it's vaccinating thousands of people in Bolivar state against diphtheria. (

A diphtheria outbreak may have already killed as many as 17 people in Venezuela, local doctors warned Thursday.

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Venezuela Reopens World’s Highest Cable Car

Merida's cable car has been closed since 2008. (Prensa Mintur)
Venezuela officially reopened the Merida cable car Thursday, after years of anticipation.

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Venezuela to Export 880 Tons of Shrimp to Europe and Asia

Shrimp (Archive: Pixabay)

Venezuela’s Minister for Fishing and Agriculture, Angel Belisario, announced that Venezuela would complete its second shipment of 880 tons of shrimp to markets in Europe and Asia this week.

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Venezuela Extends Solidarity to Haiti in Wake of Matthew's Devastation

Haitian and Venezuelan flags (Fotolia).

Venezuela sends humanitarian aid to Haiti following the devastating impact of hurricane Matthew this week.

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Venezuela and China Advance Socio-Economic Cooperation

Children wave Venezuela and Chinese flags (teleSUR).

In exchange for oil production in Venezuela, the South American nation and China have committed to 672 socio-economic projects ranging from educational to agricultural, sports and technological development.

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Workers Protest Alleged Privatization of Venezuelan State Fishing Company

PESCALBA fishing vessel. (Ministry of Fishing)

Workers at the state fishing company PESCALBA protested Thursday against an alleged decision by the Venezuelan government to privatize the public enterprise.

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