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OAS Fails to Reach Consensus on Venezuela Suspension in Latest Extraordinary Session

OAS extraordinary session concludes without a formal vote regarding Venezuela’s suspension. (AP/El Heraldo)

OAS chief Luis Almagro's attempt to suspend Venezuela from the regional body ended in stalemate Tuesday as member-states failed to reach a decision on the matter. 

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Marco Rubio Threatens El Salvador, Haiti, and DR to Vote for Venezuela OAS Suspension

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) threatened Haiti, El Salvador, and Dominican Republic with cuts in US aid if they failed to support

The far-right Florida Republican threatened to cut off US aid to the three countries if they failed to vote in favor of suspending Venezuela under the OAS Democratic Charter.

 

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Venezuela Defends Sovereignty Against Possible OAS Suspension

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez speaks out against Luis Almagro’s call for an extraordinary session ag

Venezuela protested this Tuesday's OAS extraordinary session set to debate the South American nation's expulsion from the body. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Appeals to UN over Medicine Shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked the UN for help to resolve the country's difficulties in the health sector. (

The Venezuelan president announced Friday that he had requested assistance from the United Nations to help the country respond to critical issues in its health sector. 

 

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Poll: 66% of Venezuelans Reject US Drug Trafficking Accusations Against VP

Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

Nearly two-thirds of Venezuelans dismiss as false recent drug trafficking accusations against Vice-President Tareck El Aissami, reports a new study by the independent polling firm Hinterlaces.

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Venezuela Slams US-led Calls for Elections as ‘Interventionist’

President Nicolas Maduro hit back by accusing the US of using right wing governments in the region as “imperialist” stooges.

Venezuela has accused the US of “aggression”, after a group of 14 nations issued a joint statement Thursday demanding new elections in the South American country.

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Venezuelan Troops Retreat from Colombian Border, Clash with Paramilitaries

The porous, rugged Venezuela/Colombia border has long been a cause of tension between the two neighbours, and has repeatedly bee

Venezuela said Thursday a group of its soldiers had retreated from a border camp, after officials in Bogota accused the troops of straying into Colombian territory.

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Venezuela’s Legislative Opposition Back Application of OAS Democratic Charter

Ninety opposition lawmakers voted in support of the application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Venezuela. (Tal

Opposition legislators backed an agreement this Tuesday in support of invoking the OAS Democratic Charter against Venezuela. 

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Venezuela Interrupts Almagro Press Conference with Opposition Leaders at OAS

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro with Venezuelan opposition leader Lilian Tintori in Washington. (AFP)

Venezuela’s OAS ambassador accused the secretary general of violating the body’s own norms prohibiting the political use of the OAS’s facilities.

 

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OAS’ Almagro Faces Renewed Calls for Resignation over Campaign Against Venezuela

OAS head Luis Almagro  has called for the democratic charter to be invoked against Venezuela. (AFP)
Organisation of American States head Luis Almagro faced a wave of demands for his resignation Thursday, after he called for fresh elections in Venezuela.

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Venezuela Seals Gas Pipeline Deal with Trinidad & Tobago

PDVSA President Eulogio Del Pino signs the pipeline deal with National Group Gas on Wednesday. (AVN)

The multimillion dollar pipeline will reportedly link Venezuela’s Dragon and Mariscal de Sucre fields, located on the northern coast of eastern Sucre state, with the Hibiscus gas field in Trinidad.

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Ecuador Denies Entry to Venezuela Opposition Figure Visiting to Campaign for Right Wing

U.S. President Donald Trump has met with Lilian Tintori, an outspoken opponent of Nicolas Maduro. (Twitter / Donald Trump)
"Change is coming to Ecuador," Tintori wrote on social media prior to her visit, referencing the campaign slogan of right-wing presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso.
 
 

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Brazilian Authorities Seize 40M Venezuelan Bolivars in Rio

Brazilian authorities display seized Venezuelan currency at a local precinct. (Veja.com)

Brazilian authorities discovered the equivalent of $USD $14,400 in Venezuelan currency in a Rio de Janeiro favela this week.  

 

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Venezuela Opposes OAS Secretary General Ultimatum: Elections or Suspension

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. (AgendaPais)

The Bolivarian government released a statement Tuesday denouncing OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro’s call to suspend the country if general elections do not occur “as quickly as possible”.

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Venezuela Rejects UN Call for Release of “Political Prisoners”

Flags of UN member states stand outside the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The international human rights body called for the release of “political prisoners” in Venezuela last week.

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