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Marco Rubio Threatens El Salvador, Haiti, and DR to Vote for Venezuela OAS Suspension

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) threatened Haiti, El Salvador, and Dominican Republic with cuts in US aid if they failed to support

The far-right Florida Republican threatened to cut off US aid to the three countries if they failed to vote in favor of suspending Venezuela under the OAS Democratic Charter.

 

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Venezuela Defends Sovereignty Against Possible OAS Suspension

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez speaks out against Luis Almagro’s call for an extraordinary session ag

Venezuela protested this Tuesday's OAS extraordinary session set to debate the South American nation's expulsion from the body. 

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Maduro Unveils Economic Reforms, Signs 48 Deals with Private Firms to Boost Production

Maduro presents economic announcements at the Venezuela Powerhouse 2017 Exposition in Caracas. (Prensa Presidential)

Among the measures is a revamped currency exchange mechanism as well as new executive orders to expand agriculture and mining.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Appeals to UN over Medicine Shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked the UN for help to resolve the country's difficulties in the health sector. (

The Venezuelan president announced Friday that he had requested assistance from the United Nations to help the country respond to critical issues in its health sector. 

 

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Poll: 66% of Venezuelans Reject US Drug Trafficking Accusations Against VP

Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

Nearly two-thirds of Venezuelans dismiss as false recent drug trafficking accusations against Vice-President Tareck El Aissami, reports a new study by the independent polling firm Hinterlaces.

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Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

Children studying in a state school in Caracas, Venezuela. May 23, 2014. (Reuters)

Despite the ongoing economic crisis, Venezuela has maintained a higher human development ranking than Brazil, Peru, and Colombia

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Venezuela Slams US-led Calls for Elections as ‘Interventionist’

President Nicolas Maduro hit back by accusing the US of using right wing governments in the region as “imperialist” stooges.

Venezuela has accused the US of “aggression”, after a group of 14 nations issued a joint statement Thursday demanding new elections in the South American country.

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Venezuelan Troops Retreat from Colombian Border, Clash with Paramilitaries

The porous, rugged Venezuela/Colombia border has long been a cause of tension between the two neighbours, and has repeatedly bee

Venezuela said Thursday a group of its soldiers had retreated from a border camp, after officials in Bogota accused the troops of straying into Colombian territory.

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Grassroots-Run Bakery Faces Opposition Guarimba Attacks

Opposition supporters protest outside of La Minka bakery Tuesday.(screen shot/LaIguana)

Just days after the grassroots organisation La Minka occupied a Caracas bakery, opposition supporters launched violent attacks against the store. 

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Venezuela’s Legislative Opposition Back Application of OAS Democratic Charter

Ninety opposition lawmakers voted in support of the application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Venezuela. (Tal

Opposition legislators backed an agreement this Tuesday in support of invoking the OAS Democratic Charter against Venezuela. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Announces Preliminary Candidates for 2018 Presidential Elections

Julio Borges, President of the National Assembly, announces that Henrique Capriles Radonski (left of Borges) will stand as First

The three candidates named so far will face-off in opposition primaries later this year. 

 

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Venezuelan Feminists Protest Outside Guatemalan Embassy in Solidarity with 43 Girls Burned to Death

Venezuelan feminists protest outside Guatemalan embassy last week in solidarity with 43 girls killed in a shelter. (Aporrea TVI)

Venezuelan feminists protested outside the Guatemalan Embassy last Friday in solidarity with the 43 young girls that burned to death March 7th at a shelter near Guatemala City.

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Venezuelan Finance Minister Assures PDVSA Will Pay Out 2017 Bonds

Economy Vice President Ramón Lobo. (@RamonLoboPSUV)

Minister of Finance, Industry and Commerce Ramón Lobo confirmed in an interview this week that Venezuela will meet its debt payments for 2017 in light of this year’s rise in global oil prices.

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Venezuelan LGBTQ Activists Denounce Homophobic Aggression by Government Official

Activist Leandro Villoria protests outside Carolina Cestari's office in downtown Caracas with poster that reads: "No t

Venezuela’s LGBTQ movement denounced the closure of a Caracas office tasked with safeguarding the human rights of the sex and gender diverse community last week.

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Venezuela Interrupts Almagro Press Conference with Opposition Leaders at OAS

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro with Venezuelan opposition leader Lilian Tintori in Washington. (AFP)

Venezuela’s OAS ambassador accused the secretary general of violating the body’s own norms prohibiting the political use of the OAS’s facilities.

 

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