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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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Venezuela Slams “Vile” Clinton Ad Comparing Trump to Chávez

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaking during a press conference in Caracas on September 20, 2016. (Archive)

Venezuela's foreign minister blasted the commercial as “abhorrent and inexcusable", as well as evidencing the "corroded" state of US democracy. 

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Venezuela Dispatches Medical Team to Haiti Days After Hurricane Matthew

The Venezuelan government sent a medical brigade to Haiti this week in the wake of Hurricane Matthew's devastation (Mppijp/

Venezuela continues to extend solidarity with Caribbean nations recently ravaged by Hurricane Matthew.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Signs Deals with Turkey and Azerbaijan, Meets with Putin

President Maduro meets with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Istanbul. (@PresidencialVen)

 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro concluded a series of bilateral agreements with his Turkish and Azerbaijani counterparts Monday on the sidelines of the 23rd annual World Energy Congress in Istanbul

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Venezuelan Opposition Campaigner Arrested on Drug Charges in Russia

An image circulated on social media of David posing with National Assembly head Ramos Allup in Moscow. (via Ciudad CCS)

A prominent organiser for Venezuela’s political opposition has been arrested in Russia on drug charges, according to reports Wednesday.

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Venezuela and China Advance Socio-Economic Cooperation

Children wave Venezuela and Chinese flags (teleSUR).

In exchange for oil production in Venezuela, the South American nation and China have committed to 672 socio-economic projects ranging from educational to agricultural, sports and technological development.

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Venezuela Faces Down Rebuke at UN, Possible New Sanctions

Venezuela has clashed with Paraguay over human rights at the UNHRC forum in Geneva. (EFE)

A group of 29 countries called for the Venezuelan government and opposition to engage in renewed national dialogue Thursday, amid calls for more US sanctions against the South American country.

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US Must Abandon its Latin American Military Bases, Says Venezuela

US soldiers perform an equipment inspection on Colombian soldiers in 2015. (Handout/US Department of Defence)
Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez called on the United States Thursday to pull out of its military bases across Latin America.

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Venezuela to Freeze Oil Production under New OPEC Deal

Venezuela is heavily dependent on oil exports for foreign revenue. (Archive)

Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino confirmed Wednesday the world’s largest oil cartel, OPEC, has reached an agreement to freeze crude output between 32.5 and 33 million barrels per day.

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Colombia Peace Accords Set Stage for Meeting Between Maduro and Kerry

President Nicolás Maduro (center left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (center right) met in Cartagena, Colombia Monday af

The two held their first meeting in Cartagena after the official ceremony honoring the historic signing of the Colombian Peace Accords between the Santos government and the FARC.

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Venezuela’s CNE Rejects US “Concerns” over Impartiality of Recall Referendum

Venezuela's National Electoral Council. (Archive)

Venezuela's electoral authority urged the US to “abstain from expressing opinions” about Venezuelan democracy Friday after the latter criticized the body’s decision to hold a recall referendum next year.

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Venezuela Rejects “Gratuitous Attack” by Peru at UN

Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynki addresses the UN General Assembly on September 20, 2016. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)

Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez hit back at Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynki after the latter called for international “pressure” on Venezuela during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. 

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US Coast Guard Violated Venezuela Airspace: Defense Minister

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino speaks about airspace violations, Caracas, Sept. 20, 2016 (teleSUR).
Venezuela has recorded 32 violations of its airspace in 2016 alone, according to Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino.

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Top Witnesses Admit Lying in Drug Hearing against Venezuelan First Lady’s Nephews

Efrain Antonio Campo Flores (2nd from L) and Franqui Fancisco Flores de Freitas stand with law enforcement officers in this Nove

Two undercover DEA informants confessed to lying to their handlers concerning illegal activities conducted during the investigation, including trafficking drugs into the US as well as hiring prostitutes.

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NAM Condemns Intervention in Venezuela, Says Caracas

Venezuela is currently hosting the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Nueva Sparta state, Margarita Island (Official).
The countries of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) have all condemned calls for international intervention in Venezuela, Caracas’ representative Rafael Ramirez said Thursday.

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