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Poll: Majority of Venezuelans View Opposition as Divided and Lacking Program

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup (L), MUD Secretary General Jesus Torrealba (C), and MUD parliamentary majority lea

Over 60 percent of Venezuelans view the country’s right-wing political opposition as deeply divided, as well as lacking a program to tackle the nation’s economic difficulties, reports a new poll.

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Venezuela Strikes Oil Deals Worth US$1.45 Billion

enezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino (left) and businessman Oswaldo Cisneros (right) signing the agreements on Friday. (VTV)

Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA signed the financing agreements with the Indian government’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and local company Delta Petroleum on Friday. 

 

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Venezuela Congratulates Nicaragua’s Ortega on Reelection Triumph

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega speaking following his reelection victory on Sunday. (Radio La Primerisima)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry issued a communiqué Monday congratulating incumbent Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on his landslide victory in Sunday’s elections.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Urges Opposition to Continue Dialogue

President Nicolas Maduro and the MUd held talks mediated by the Vatican over the weekend. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his country’s political opposition to continue negotiations Thursday, after the right-wing set a series of preconditions on the next round of talks.

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Maduro Accuses Financial Institutions of Trying to Destabilise Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has accused international financial agencies of trying to destabilise his government.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused international financial institutions of unfairly persecuting his country.

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Venezuelan Government Guarantees Food for the Holidays

Vice-president Carlos Faría and other Venezuelan officials during an inspection of containers at La Guaira Port, Vargas on Wedn

The Venezuelan government confirmed the arrival of 700 containers worth of goods for the December holidays with a further 900 more on the way. 

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MUD Scraps Miraflores March as Venezuelan Gov’t Releases More Opposition Activists

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup announces the suspension of Thursday's march. (Archive)

Venezuela's opposition has announced the suspension of its Thursday march on the Miraflores palace, and the postponement of its "political trial" against President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela Accuses Peru of Fostering Interventionist Regional Climate

Venezuela's Foreign Minister, known as the "Yellow House". (Archive)

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry accused its Peruvian counterpart of “obeying the interventionist rulebook of Washington to justify intervention in Venezuela, in concert with opposition groups”.  

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Venezuelan Government Releases Five Opposition Activists in Goodwill Gesture

Maduro speaks following talks with the opposition on Monday. (Prensa Presidencial)

The liberation of the prisoners is the first concrete agreement to emerge from recently initiated dialogue between the national government and the political opposition. 

 

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Venezuelan Black Market Rate Surges to Over 1500 Bolivars per Dollar

Venezuela's parallel dollar has been on the rise in recent weeks. (Archive)

The latest depreciation of the bolivar is as much political as it is economic, says sociologist Gregory Wilpert. 

 

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Venezuelan Communist Party Denounces Molotov Attack on Regional HQ

(Tribuna Popular)

Venezuela’s Communist Party (PCV) condemned a terrorist attack on their regional headquarters in Monagas state on Saturday.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: Maduro is not Colombian

The Venezuelan Supreme Court has confirmed that President Nicolas Maduro is a Venezuelan born citizen. (VTV)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) confirmed Friday that President Nicolas Maduro is not a Colombian national.

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Supreme Court Denies Injunction Request against Orinoco Mining Arc

Venezuela's Supreme Court blocked an injunction sought by activists and former government ministers against the Orinoco Min

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has thrown out an injunction request that would have temporarily halted the national government’s contentious Orinoco Mining Arc project. 

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Maduro and MUD Agree to Dialogue Agenda as Opposition Divisions Deepen

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands with MUD head Jesus Torrealba at the onset of the talks. (Prensa Presidencial)

Popular Will and 15 other opposition parties boycotted the talks, calling on their supporters to march on Miraflores Thursday.

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Chavismo Marches as Opposition Reels from Failed Strike

(Gregorio Terán, Juan Carlos La Cruz, Zurimar Campos)

The opposition’s call for a national strike last Friday was largely ignored by the majority of the population.  

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