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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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Venezuela Arrests 97 After Protests, Including 7 Police

Protesters hurl stones at the National Guard on October 26. (Reuters)

Venezuelan authorities confirmed Thursday they had arrested almost a hundred people in connection with massive opposition protests Wednesday.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Increases Minimum Wage by 40%

President Nicolas Maduro has increased the minimum wage from BsF 65.056 to 90.811. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro boosted his country’s minimum wage by 40 percent Thursday, vowing to keep salary increases above inflation.

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CEPAL: There Is “Definitely No Humanitarian” Crisis in Venezuela

 (AFP 2016/ Vladimir Rodas)

The organisation’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, confirmed there was “definitely no” humanitarian crisis in the country. 


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Massive Venezuelan Opposition Protests Spark Fresh Anti-Government Violence

Thousands of opposition supporters march on the outskirts of Caracas. (Cordon Press)

One police officer was killed in a wave of attacks on government facilities and personnel. 

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Russia, Venezuelan Military Reject Foreign Intervention

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez rejects unconstitutional attempts to overthrow the Maduro government. (teleSU

The Russian government and Venezuela’s armed forces gave their backing to the democratically elected Maduro government following a unilateral parliamentary impeachment attempt.

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PDVSA Secures $2.8 Billion Bond Swap to Avert Default

(Asuntos Públicos Pdvsa)

PDVSA President Eulogio Del Pino hailed the deal as a “victory over the onslaught of internal and external elements that wagered on a negative result for the company and the country”. 


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Venezuelan Opposition Fractures over Pope-Sponsored Dialogue Initiative

MUD General Secretary Jesus Torrealaba, congressman Julio Borges, and other opposition politicians pose with Vatican envoy monsi

Top MUD leaders slammed the Pope’s overture, which they say they found out about on TV.

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CNE Reports Molotov Attack in Lara State

Five molotov cocktails were thrown at the CNE’s Lara offices on Monday morning. (Ultimas Noticias)

The attack against the national electoral institution’s regional headquarters took place in the early hours of Monday morning. 


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OAS Head Calls for “Concrete Actions” against Venezuela

Luis Almagro has once again called on OAS member states to take action against the Venezuelan government. (Reuters)

Luis Almagro called for international sanctions gainst Venezuela following the temporary suspension of the country’s presidential recall referendum process last week.


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