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Venezuela Turns Guns Into Homes for the Poor

Thousands of firearms were destroyed by authorities in Caracas Wednesday. (Photo: MPPRIJP)

Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they had melted down 17,000 firearms, and would use the scrap metal as material in public housing units.

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Venezuelan Communist Poet, Journalist, and Ex-Guerrilla Dies at 100

Olga Luzardo. (via @NicolasMaduro)

A lifetime poet, journalist, feminist, and communist revolutionary, Olga Luzardo died on Monday at the age of 100. 

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Chavista and Opposition Mobilizations Continue Across Venezuela, CNE Closed over Concerns

Opposition (left) and Chavista (right) marches documented side by side in Nueva Esparta state on Wednesday (Globovision).

Mobilizations took place Wednesday in defense of the Bolivarian Process as well as in favor of the opposition’s demand for a recall referendum this year.

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Venezuela to Restructure National Police Force, Maduro Announces New Mission for Authorities

National Bolivarian Police officers (MinCi).

President Nicolás Maduro announced plans to restructure the National Bolivarian Police Force and a new social mission focused on authorities and their families.

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Chavista and Opposition Marches Converge Peacefully in Caracas

Social movements, community councils and other organized sectors of Venezuelan society accompanied President Maduro on Av. Boliv

State operated media as well as conservative news outlets reported fairly peaceful marches across the South American nation. The government is looking into several cases of violent outbursts purportedly catalized by the opposition.   


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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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United Nations: Solutions to Venezuela’s Crisis Mustn’t Be Imposed from Outside

N High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Courtesy: United Nations).

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a peaceful, nationally agreed solution to the country’s problems.  


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International Social Media Campaign Shows Solidarity with Venezuela

Movements across Venezuela the globe have expressed their solidarity in recent weeks (Prensa Presidencial).

“I Believe in Venezuela” built an international platform on Twitter this week to express solidarity with the South American nation in light of the recent OAS Summit. 


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Venezuela and US to Prepare for Diplomatic Talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez met this week to discuss plans for a

Following this week’s OAS Summit, the US proposed high-level talks with Venezuela to address diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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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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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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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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Russia Denounces External Forces for Crisis in Venezuela

A Venezuelan opposition protester dressed as the Statue of Liberty at an anti-government demonstration. (LaIguana)

Moscow spoke out against what it says are external attempts to destabilise Venezuela and warned against the imposition of “colour scenarios” in the South American country. 


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