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Venezuela and Uruguay Strike Oil Deal, Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Venezuelan Vice President Arreaza meets with his Uruguayan counterpart Raul Sendic, who has reiterated Montevideo's rejecti

 

Venezuelan Vice-President Jorge Arreaza met with his Uruguayan counterpart Raul Sendic yesterday to discuss a new trade deal that will see Venezuela export oil to its Southern Cone neighbor in exchange for agricultural products, including rice, chicken, and dairy items.

 

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Maduro Slams Spain for Interfering in Domestic Affairs

Maduro has accused Madrid of leading a "constant attack" against Venezuela (telesur)

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro criticized the Spanish government after the Spanish parliament urged the Venezuelan government to free jailed political opposition leaders.

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Rubio Launches US President Bid with Attacks on Latin America

Senator Marco Rubio (Reuters)

United States Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday, with a fierce speech promising to renew U.S. leadership around the world.

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Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit as US Blocks Final Declaration

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro met with Barack Obama face to face for the first time during the Panama Summit, which has been w

The US and Canada barred the final declaration of the OAS summit citing objections to several points in the draft document, including defining access to healthcare as a "human right".

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Washington Sends Top Diplomat to Venezuela to Meet with Government and Opposition

Top U.S. diplomat, Thomas Shannon, arrived in Caracas on Wednesday, allegedly at the behest of the Venezuelan government (Aporre

A top U.S. envoy was in Caracas on Wednesday where he met with Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro as well as Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodrguez. The diplomat also made use of his stay in the country to meet with representatives from the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), on Thursday morning.

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Venezuela Withdraws from OAS Civil Society Forum in Solidarity with Cuba

A woman holds a banner from the protest in Panama - “#GetOutChe’sAssassin, #OurIndependentAmerica #GetOutMercenaries” (Ism

Both Cuba and Venezuela have withdrawn from the 7th Summit of the Americas’ Civil Society Forum, which began in Panama yesterday, after a number of counter-revolutionary and terrorist Cubans were invited to the event. One of the summit attendees is the ex-CIA official, Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, notorious for his role in the assassination of Argentinian revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

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US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit

The White House has admitted that Venezuela is not a threat to U.S. national security, although it has given no indication of an

On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday.

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Obama Visits Jamaica, Urges Caribbean Nations to Break from PetroCaribe

St. Kitts and Nevis' prime minister (L) and Venezuela's ambassador to the country shake hands after sealing a $16M dea

US President Barack Obama arrived today in Jamaica as part of an ongoing effort to persuade the island and its neighbors to reduce dependency on Venezuela’s bilateral PetroCaribe program.

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Venezuela Condemns Al Shabaab Attack in Kenya, Voices Solidarity with Kenyan People

The official statement described last Thursday's attack as a "despicable and criminal act" (YVKE)

The Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro issued a statement on Saturday categorically denouncing Thursday's deadly Al Shabaab attack against the University of Garissa in Kenya.

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Venezuela Will Denounce U.S. Executive Order at the UN, Declares "Anti-Imperialist" Holiday

The United Nations headquarters in New York (teleSUR)

The Venezuelan government announced Tuesday it will rebuke the United States’ government at the United Nations for the executive order, approved by President Barack Obama, declaring the South American country a national security threat.

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Palestinians in Gaza Rally Behind Venezuela, Reject US Imperialism

Palestinians stand in solidarity with Venezuela in Gaza (Fightback News)

“The Palestinian people, the Venezuelan people, the peoples of Latin America have common objectives, common enemies, so we are united in the struggle for liberation, for freedom, for independence, and beyond that, for an alternative world, a socialist world,” said Ishaq Khury, spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Venezuela. 

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Costa Rican Ambassador Fired for Defending Venezuelan Government Amid Escalating Media War

Federico Picado, a Costa Rican diplomat, was fired from his post as ambassador to Venezuela after praising Venezuelan democratic

The Costa Rican government fired its recently appointed ambassador to Venezuela yesterday after the latter expressed support for the Bolivarian government in an interview with a prominent rightwing Venezuelan newspaper.

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G77+ China, CELAC, UK Politicians Reject US Aggressions on Venezuela UPDATED

President Maduro thanks the G77 and other regional blocs for their support on Wednesday evening. (Prensa Miraflores)

The G77+ China and the Community of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) are the latest multilateral blocs to join the international outcry against President Obama's executive order in early March labeling Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat".

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Venezuela Probes Foreign Bank Accounts Amid Corruption Allegations

 Venezuelan chief public prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz (Photo: AVN)

The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday it would probe Venezuelan holdings in offshore accounts, as part of a continued defense effort in the face of United States threats.

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Over a Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Rejecting Obama's Executive Order

Image from the official Venezuelan petition site Obamaderogaeldecretoya.org.ve

More than a million Venezuelans have spoken out against an Executive Order released by the Obama administration on March 9th, which brands Venezuela a “national security threat” and slaps several more Venezuelan state officials with sanctions.

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