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Venezuelan Parliament Passes New Oil and Mining Laws in First Discussion

Venezuela's National Assembly in downtown Caracas. (archive)

The proposed amendment would reopen Venezuela’s oil servicing sector to private capital, prohibit further expropriations, and mandate the state pay compensation within 180 days. 

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Venezuela Backs Worker Takeover of Kimberley Clark as Citibank Moves to Close BCV Account

Labor Minister Oswaldo Vera signs a workers' petition to reopen the factory under worker control. (@Carluisv-@rogertradicio

Maduro green lighted a request by workers to occupy a factory owned by US consumer products giant Kimberly Clark after the latter shut its doors, firing nearly 1000 workers. 

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Maduro Creates New Supply Mission as Fresh Imports Arrive from Trinidad & Tobago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking at a council of ministers meeting on Monday. (Prensa Presidencial)

The president has announced a new production and distribution program for food and medicine tasked with addressing the nation’s chronic scarcities.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Changes to Top Military Command

President Maduro at a military parade in commemoration of Venezuelan Independence Day. (AFP | Federico Parra)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday a shuffle of the nation’s top military commanders in a bid to strengthen the Bolivarian Armed Forces’ organization and preparedness.

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Venezuelan Opposition Sets New Conditions for Dialogue with Government

MUD General Secretary Jesus Torrealba. (Noticias 24)

Among the preconditions is a demand for the inclusion of the Vatican and the OAS as mediators as well as a timetable for the recall referendum to be held this year.

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US Congress Passes New Sanctions Against Venezuela

Senior Venezuelan officials including President Nicolas Maduro will continue to face travel bans and asset freezes in the United

The US House of Representatives approved Wednesday new sanctions aimed at freezing assets linked to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his top officials.

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Venezuela Slams Brazil’s “Immoral” Delay Tactics on Mercosur Presidency

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez. (Telesur)

Delcy Rodriguez blasted her Brazilian counterpart Jose Serra this Tuesday, after he forwarded a motion to postpone Venezuela’s newly appointed pro-tempore presidency of MERCOSUR.

 

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Venezuela Suspends Electricity Rationing as Historic Drought Comes to Close

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday his decision to suspend the South American country’s electricity rationing plan amid the arrival of the rainy season. 

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Venezuela Condemns Attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq

Venezuelan Foreign Ministry headquarters in downtown Caracas. (AVN)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry has released the following statement in solidarity with the victims of the attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq. 

 

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Venezuela Takes on Pro Tempore Presidency of Mercosur

Venezuela takes on the presidency following Uruguay's recent service in the position (Archive).

Venezuela assumes the economic trade bloc’s presidency despite several other member states’ objection to the lawful transition.

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Venezuela's PSUV Distances Itself From Calls to Dissolve National Assembly

Podemos party leader Didalco Bolivar has called for the GPP to discuss whether to launch a case in the Supreme Court to dissolve

The vice president of Venezuela's ruling socialist party distanced himself Thursday from a campaign led by one of his minor allies for the country's National Assembly (AN) to be dissolved.

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Obama Urges Dialogue in Deadlocked Venezuela, Sides with Opposition

US President Barack Obama speaks alongside his Mexican and Canadian counterparts from the North American Leaders Congress on Can

The US president called on the government to “respect” the country’s National Assembly and to release what he described as “political prisoners”.

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Venezuelan Government Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry in Caracas (Aporrea)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry has released the following statement in reaction to the terrorist attacks that rocked the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday. 

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Grassroots Chavista Leader Assassinated in Caracas

Elizabeth Aguilera was assassinated on Monday night (@FreddyBernal).

Local PSUV leader Elizabeth Aguilera, 43, was gunned down in her home in Cota 905 Monday night by an alleged criminal group who later burnt her body. 

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Venezuelan Fourth Republic Found Guilty of State Terror

Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega on Jose Vicente Rangel's program Jose Rangel Hoy (Entorno Inteligente).

Venezuela’s Chief Prosecutor announced that more than 11,000 cases of state terror were found from 1958 to 1998. 

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