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Venezuela Legally Recognizes First Child with Two Mothers

Miranda (left) and Soto sign their marriage documents in Argentina. (Archive)

The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) issued the country’s first birth certificate legally recognizing two Lesbian mothers as the parents of a child. 

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: The President Has Not Abandoned His Post

The TSJ has blocked an attempt by Congress to unconstitutionally unseat president Nicolas Maduro. (archives)

Venezuela’s highest court ruled against an attempt by Congress to remove President Nicolas Maduro through Article 233 of the Constitution.

 

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Venezuela Grants New Powers to Vice-President

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Vice-President Tarek El Aissami. (Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images)

The 15 new powers are interpreted as a mandate for improving efficiency in government and resolving the country’s deep economic crisis.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Denounces “Xenophobic” Remarks by Colombian Vice-President

Maduro denounced the Colombian leader's statements as a “xenophobic aggression against the people of Venezuela". (@P

Maduro demanded Colombian Vice-President German Vargas Lleras apologize after he suggested Venezuelans be excluded from the neighboring country’s social programs.

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Venezuela Preparing to Make Arrest in Odebrecht Case

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is at the center of a corruption scandal spanning 12 countries. (Reuters/Rodrigo Paiva)

Venezuelan authorities announced Thursday they were preparing to press charges against an unnamed suspect in the Odebrecht scandal.

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Venezuelan Opposition to Present “Alternative Proposal” for Dialogue with Government

President Nicolás Maduro, Bolivarian government officials and opposition representatives discuss the dialogue with internationa

Venezuelan opposition leaders rejected the official international mediator's proposal, which outlines the next steps for re-launching national dialogue with the Bolivarian government. 

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CELAC Voices Solidarity with Venezuela in Face of US Interventionism

Latin American and Caribbean leaders gather in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the fifth CELAC summit. (Prensa Presidencial)

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States emphasized its emphatic support for Venezuela against US interventionism.

 

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Opposition Marches for “Return to Democracy” in Venezuela

Opposition supporters protesting in Chacao. (El Correo del Orinoco)

Opposition activists staged a march to demand the “return to democracy” in Venezuela on the anniversary of the overthrow of Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez by a civic-military uprising. 

 

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US Congress Mulls New Sanctions against Venezuela over Alleged Food Corruption

US Congress members issued calls for new sanctions against Venezuela. (Archive)

Both Republican and Democrat members of the US Congress have issued calls for new sanctions against top Venezuelan food ministry officials over corruption allegations.

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Trump’s Appointed Secretary of State Confirms Support for Regime Change in Venezuela

 Rex Tillerson, a former CEO for Exxon and US President Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State. (Reuters)

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson told think tank Latin America Goes Global that he would actively seek a “transition to democratic rule” in Venezuela. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Names New Central Bank President

Ricardo Sanguino. (Archive)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the appointment of a new head of the country’s Central Bank (BCV) Sunday following the resignation of current president Nelson Merentes, who occupied the position since 2009.

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Venezuela Opens Registration for Social Missions Card

Venezuelans queuing up to register for their Homeland Cards. (UltimasNoticias)

The new identity card is intended to streamline access to social programs among the country’s most vulnerable sectors.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders Opposition-Led Parliament to Pay Its Workers

Venezuela's highest court has called on the National Assembly to properly pay its rank and file workers. (AVN)
Venezuela’s highest court sided Thursday with a group of public sector workers who alleged the opposition controlled National Assembly has failed to pay their wages.

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Venezuela’s PDVSA Sees Lower Debt in 2017

PDVSA is the Venezuelan government's single largest source of revenue. (AVN)

Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA revealed Friday it managed to reduce its debt obligations last year.

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Venezuela Signs Port Modernization Agreement with Texeira Duarte

Public Works and Ground Transport Minister Ricardo Molina signs the agreement with Texeira Duarte President Pedro Maria Texeira

The multi-million dollar deal will see the upgrading of the capacities of the La Guaira port in order to reduce loading and unloading times by an estimated 250 percent.

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