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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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Freed Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Phones Maduro, Backs Venezuelan Sovereignty

Oscar Lopez Rivera being interviewed on teleSUR. (teleSUR)
Newly released Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera held a televised phone conversation with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday in which he voiced his solidarity with the South American country. 
 

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Venezuela Officials, Supporters Targeted by International ‘Witch Hunt’

A Venezuelan opposition protest in Spain. (EFE)

Venezuelan government officials and supporters of the Maduro administration are facing a wave of abuse abroad, according to reports Thursday.

 

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US Accused of Promoting Venezuela Intervention at UN

Graffiti in Caracas that reads "imperialism". (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

The United States took to the United Nations Wednesday to compare Venezuela’s current political crisis to Syria.

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Right-Wing Protest Venezuela Solidarity Event in Spain

Protesters chanted "Franco, Franco" while protesting against what they say is a dictatorship in Venezuela. (Kike Para/

Around 100 people were allegedly trapped in Venezuela’s embassy in Madrid Thursday by far right protesters.

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Uruguay Joins CELAC Talks on Venezuela Unrest

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said his country would offer a helping hand to Venezuela. (El Pais)

Uruguay agreed Thursday to attend international talks called by Venezuela to promote dialogue between the government in Caracas and the opposition.

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US National Security Advisor: Quick, Peaceful Solution Needed in Venezuela

US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster met with opposition leader Julio Borges last Saturday. (NPR)

The US official released the statement after meeting with opposition leader Julio Borges in Washington. 

 

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China Urges Respect for Venezuela’s Sovereignty

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China pressed for calm in Venezuela Wednesday, stating the fate of the country lies in the hands of its people.

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Bipartisan US Senate Bill Pushes Tougher Sanctions against Venezuela

The bill will be filed before the US Senate. (HRF)

A bi-partisan bill leaked to press calls on the US government to sanction more Venezuelan government officials, as well as work to isolate the South American country in the Caribbean region. 

 

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Venezuelan Opposition Comes Under Fire from Mujica and Pope

Former Uruguayan President Jose "Pepe" Mujica. (Reuters)

Former Uruguayan President Jose “Pepe” Mujica accused the opposition of acting in a radical and irrational way, while the Pope suggested that opposition internal divisions had led to the breakdown of national dialogue. 

 

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Venezuela Prepares to Leave OAS

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the OAS of trying to undermine Venezuelan democracy. (AVN)

Venezuela will begin Thursday preparations for leaving the Organisation of American States (OAS), after months of tension with the regional bloc’s head Luis Almagro.

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International Community Responds to Venezuela Protests as Gov’t Calls for Dialogue

Maduro said the opposition had responded to his call for dialogue on Thursday. (@PresidencialVen)

Countries across the globe responded to Venezuela’s mass pro and anti-government marches Wednesday that left one National Guard sergeant dead and dozens wounded in the latest round of opposition violence.

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Venezuelans Flood Caracas in Pro and Anti-Maduro Marches amid Deadly Opposition Violence

The Chavista march was one of the biggest in years. (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

A National Guard sergeant was killed and a bystander critically injured in the latest wave of anti-government protests that have claimed seven lives so far. 

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Venezuelan FM Slams “Interventionist” Statement from Regional Governments

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez responds to the 11 country statement on state TV Tuesday. (ElUniversal)

FM Delcy Rodriguez has accused the 11 government that signed the declaration of hypocrisy. 

 

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