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People’s Summit Backs Venezuela, Slams Mercosur

Mercosur leaders are meeting this week in Argentina for the bloc's latest summit. (Telam)

Social movements from across South America condemned Thursday Merocsur’s suspension of Venezuela, amid speculation the regional bloc could take further action against Caracas.

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Support for Venezuela at Sandinista Celebrations in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo and her husband President Daniel Ortega host the 38th Sandinista Revolution celebratio

Regional leaders back Caracas and criticize threatened U.S. sanctions.

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Venezuela Sees New Charges in Odebrecht Case

According to the US plea bargain, Odebrecht and its business representatives had handed over roughly US$98 million in bribes to

Venezuelan authorities announced Wednesday charges against two individuals reportedly linked to a government official accused of involvement in the continent-spanning Odebrecht scandal.

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US Senator Threatens More Sanctions on Venezuela

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has demanded more sanctions on Venezuela if the ANC goes ahead. (AP)

US Senator Marco Rubio took aim at Venezuela Wednesday, hinting of more unilateral sanctions if a constituent assembly tasked with revamping the South American country's constitution goes forward. 

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US Court Blocks Exxon from Collecting Venezuela Award

PDVSA is the single largest source of income for the Venezuelan government, which is facing its deepest economic crisis in two d

A US appeals court blocked Tuesday the enforcement of a multi-million dollar award against Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA, citing procedural concerns.

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Maduro and Putin Talk Cooperation via Telephone

Nicolas Maduro (left) with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Archive)

The two heads of state discussed their mutual cooperation in “security and defence, energy, agriculture, science and technology, and culture”. 

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Russia, Caribbean Say No International Intervention in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands in this 2015 photo. (AFP)

Russia and a number of Caribbean nations called this week for political dialogue in Venezuela, and argued against international intervention.

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Bolivia, Ecuador Condemn Helicopter Terrorist Attack in Venezuela

Oscar Perez reads out a statement on a video circulated on Instagram the same day of the attack. (screen shot)

Both governments released official statements Wednesday, while Venezuela hit out at other regional governments for their silence. 

 

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OAS Fails to Pass Anti-Venezuela Resolution, amid Rumors of More US Sanctions

The OAS voted down a US-backed resolution aimed at condemning Venezuela. (Reuters/OAS Pool)

The United States failed Wednesday to persuade the Organisation of American States to condemn Venezuela’s government, amid growing speculation of a new round of unilateral sanctions.

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Mike Pence Accuses Venezuela’s Maduro of "Abuse of Power"

US Vice-President Mike Pence has accused Venezuela of authoritarianism. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

US Vice President Mike Pence lashed out at Venezuela Thursday, accusing its government of abusing its power and falling into authoritarianism.

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Venezuela Declares Victory at OAS and UN

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has welcomed the defeat of an OAS declaration against Venezuela. (Archive)

The Organisation of American States (OAS) failed Wednesday to pass a proposed declaration condemning Venezuela, while the country also secured majority support to head a comission at the UN. 

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Honduran Diplomat Fired over Gaff: “More Bloodshed” Is “Crucial” in Venezuela

Honduran Foreign Minister Maria Dolores Agüero (second to left) confirmed that the diplomat had been fired over the "grave

Honduras’ charge d’affaires in Belize has been fired over a “grave error” in an official communiqué on Venezuela, the Central American country’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

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Venezuela Accuses OAS of Hypocrisy Over Brazil

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned the OAS for refusing to address the political crisis in Brazil. (AVN

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the Organisation of American States (OAS) of double standards Thursday, after the regional body refused to discuss the political crisis in Brazil.

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Trump: ‘We Will do Whatever is Necessary’ to ‘Fix’ Venezuela

US President Donald Trump says he will work with Colombia to "fix" Venezuela. (Gage Skidmore/CC)
US President Donald Trump said Thursday he would work with Colombia to “fix” Venezuela, as he slapped Caracas with new sanctions.

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Russia to Export 60,000 Tons of Wheat to Venezuela per Month

Russia will export 60,000 tons of wheat to Venezuela each month under a new trade deal. (TT/CC)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday his government had secured a major wheat deal with Russia.

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