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Caracas “Afro Chávez” Forum Inaugurates Afro-Venezuelan Month

Afro-Venezuelan pre-independence leaders depicted in a mural at a cultural center in Acevedo, Miranda State. (Jeanette Charles)

Afro-Venezuelan revolutionaries came together on Tuesday for a forum to commemorate the Black political legacy of Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution. 

 

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Venezuela's Maduro: Rousseff Impeachment Trial 'Made in the USA'

Venezuelan opposition leaders have vowed to seek to remove Maduro from office by the end of the year, possibly through a recall

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned Thursday impeachment proceedings against Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff, describing them as an attack on Latin America's left.

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Mega-Raid Kills Nine in Caracas as Maduro Pledges War on Gangs

An OLP official during an operation in Aragua (Ultimas Noticias).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new phase in the government’s controversial “Liberate the People” security operation this Tuesday, pledging to rid the country of gang related violent crime. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Blocks Housing Privatization Law

The Great Venezuelan Housing Mission has seen the construction of over 1.2 million homes for low income Venezuelans. (AVN)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court found that the contentious law contravenes the Venezuelan Constitution’s principle of “progressivity” with regard to human rights, and constitutes a “regression” that reduces the right to housing to “a mere consumer necessity”.

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Venezuela Condemns US, OAS Over Calls to Invoke Democratic Charter

Venezuela's foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez has hit back at calls for the Maduro government to be suspended from the OAS.

Venezuela's foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused the head of the Organisation of American States of collaborating with the United States to undermine the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Opposition Lawmaker: Venezuelan Parliament to Seek Impeachment of Maduro

Popular Will party legislator Freddy Guevara. (Courtesy– VP)

Opposition legislator Freddy Guevara announced on Tuesday that the right-wing controlled National Assembly (AN) would pursue impeachment proceedings against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for an alleged breach of the country’s constitution.

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Infamous Paramilitary Leader Gunned down by Venezuelan Army

“El Picure”. (Ultimas Noticias)

One of Venezuela's top most wanted, “El Picure” was killed by National Guard troops on Tuesday, according to reports.

 
 

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Venezuelan Opposition Submits 1.85M Signatures against Maduro

The Venezuelan opposition handed over 1.8 million signatures in favour of holding a presidential recall referendum this Monday (

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), turned over 1.8 million signatures in support of a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro to the National Electoral Council (CNE) on Monday.

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Venezuelan Banker Given Asylum by US Found in Panama Papers

Eligio Cedeño, the banker whose named appeared in the Panama Papers, pictured here in a photo from El Impulso. (EFE)

Eligio Cedeño, a banker given asylum by the U.S. after he fled Venezuela in 2009 due to charges of financial corruption, has shown up in the Panama Papers.

 

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 30%

"May of Workers' Rebellion". (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands took to the streets of Caracas this Sunday to commemorate International Workers Day and manifest their support for the beleaguered Chavista government of President Nicolas Maduro amidst a severe recession and a possible recall referendum.

 

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Venezuela’s Opposition Collects 1.5 Million Signatures against Maduro

People signing against Maduro on Wednesday morning (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis).

The rightwing opposition began collecting signatures in support of a recall referendum against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this Wednesday.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Slams as “Null” Parliamentary Motion to Unseat Food Minister

President Maduro blasted the motion by the National Assembly to censor Food Minister Rodolfo Marco Torres. (AFP)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has denounced as “null” a motion by the country’s opposition-controlled parliament to remove the food minister, after the latter failed to show up for a scheduled hearing on food shortages.

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Venezuela’s Future Uncertain as Opposition Launches Recall Referendum Petition

This table reported to have collected 500 signatures in the first four hours (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition has officially launched its signature collection campaign to remove President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Latest Energy Saving Measures Shortens Work Week to Two Days

Vice-President Aristóbulo Istúriz and other government officials visit the Guri Dam. (Vice-President's office)

Venezuela will reduce the public sector work week part of a national effort to address severe drought and energy conditions.

 

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Venezuela Indicts High Level Electricity Official for Cocaine Trafficking

Venezuelan authorities arrested Nava on March 1 and  impounded over 335 kilos of cocaine. (archive)

In an effort to crack down on corruption, the Public Prosecutor's office indicts a former CORPOELEC high level official. 

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