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Venezuelan Government Launches Investigation Into 12 POLICHACAO Officers

Venezuela's interior minister Gustavo Gonzalez says nine Polichacao officers have been suspended without pay, while another

The Venezuelan government said Thursday it had opened an investigation into the conduct of 12 police officers from the opposition stronghold of Chacao.

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Maduro Unveils Proposals for Dialogue with Opposition

Maduro presented three proposals to advance the mediation process this week (Prensa Presidencial).

The South American president announced three proposals for the UNASUR mediated talks between his government and the opposition this week.

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European Union Demands Release of “Political Prisoners”

The EU's legislative body met on Wednesday passing a resolution addressing Venezuela's current political and economic

The EU’s parliament passed a resolution this week calling for the immediate release of Venezuela’s political prisoners while further meddling in the South American nation’s domestic economic and political affairs.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Creates New Ministry for the Development of Ecological Mining

A promotional advertisement for the Orinoco Mining Arch from Venezuela’s Petroleum and Mining Ministry. “The Mining Arch wil

The new institution will be in charge of designing the state’s mining policy, as well as ensuring respect for the environment and human rights.

 

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Charges Police Chief with Murder

Venezuela’s General Attorney’s Office. (Ultimas Noticias).

Tachira state’s chief of police was charged with the killing of a 42 year-old woman, who died of shotgun wounds this past Monday following a protest in the border town of San Cristobal. 

 

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Government Probe into POLICHACAO Reveals US Police Training and Embassy Links

Venezuelan authorities shared details about the first days of the government's investigation into Polichacao (Polichacao).

The Venezuelan government’s 90-day investigation found evidence linking the eastern Caracas police department to the US Embassy and the tampering of confiscated weapons.

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Maduro Sues Parliament for Usurping Foreign Policy as Zapatero Meets with Lopez

President Maduro with copy of Venezuelan constitution. (Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro filed a constitutional complaint with the country’s Supreme Court Friday, accusing the opposition-controlled parliament of “usurping” his powers to conduct foreign policy.

 

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Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Banners read left to right: "Impunity will not happen! Sabino Lives!", "No to the Mining Arc! Water is more valua

Grassroots activists and ex-government officials submitted a lawsuit demanding that the high court halt a contentious mega-mining project on constitutional grounds. 

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Venezuelan Conglomerate to Continue Beer Production as Workers Reach Agreement with Coca-Cola

Workers in Zulia have secured their rights and benefits as Coca-Cola closes plant (Bloomberg).

Polar announced that their plants will produce beer throughout the year while Coca-Cola workers will continue to receive benefits despite paralyzed plant production.

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Capriles Blasts MUD for Refusing to Back Fresh Anti-Government Protests

Venezuelan opposition leader and Governor of Miranda state Henrique Capriles speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas,

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles lashed out at fellow leaders of the right-wing opposition coalition Tuesday after the latter failed to back calls for renewed anti-government protests this week.

 

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OAS Venezuela Talks Suspended amid Complaints over Almagro Bias

The OAS held historic talks Wednesday over whether to suspend Venezuela. (@OEA_oficial)

The Organisation of American States ended a key meeting Wednesday with calls for dialogue in Venezuela, amid demands for a suspension of the country from the regional bloc.

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Two Opposition Police Officers Arrested in Connection to Army General Murder

Venezuelan Interior Minister Gustavo Gonzalez Lopez, who appears in this file photo, indicated the killing of Felix Velasquez wa

Two police officers from the opposition-controlled municipality of Chacao were charged with the crime. 

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Rich Eating Well in Venezuela, Basque Executive Shows

Otxotorena showing evidence of plenty of food in rich areas of Caracas (Agustin Otxotorena/Facebook).
To prove his relatives in Spain wrong, on executive published a series of photographs of fully-stocked markets in upper class neighborhoods in Caracas.
 
 

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OAS Secretary General Invokes Venezuela with Democratic Charter

OAS Secretary General Luis Almargo released an official statement on Tuesday applying the Democratic Charter against Venezuela (

The Secretary General has called an immediate gathering of the permanent council to assess Venezuela’s current “institutional crisis”.

 

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Venezuelan Government Opens Dialogue with Opposition in Dominican Republic

The Venezuelan opposition explains to UNASUR its preconditions for talks with the Maduro government. (El Universal)

Top-level representatives of the Maduro government held indirect talks with the country’s right-wing opposition in Punta Cana Friday under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

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