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Venezuelan Intelligence Services Arrest Credicard Directors

(Credibank.com.ve)

The company’s top management are accused of having deliberately promoted a system failure in their online payment services in a bid to destabilise the government. 

 

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Sentences Ex-Policeman for Homicide

Opposition student Bassil Alejandro Da Costa was shot dead on February 12 2014 (ElUniversal).

José Ramón Perdomo Camacho, 43, was sentenced to more than 29 years of prison for the murder of opposition student Bassil Alejandro Da Costa in February 2014.

 

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11 Venezuelan Military Officials Arrested Over Alleged Massacre

Twelve bodies were found in mass graves in Miranda state on Friday. (Archive)

Eleven members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) were arrested over the weekend for their alleged role in the murder of twelve people. 

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Jury Deliberations Begin in Venezuelan “Narco Nephews” Case

Venezuelan nationals Flores de Freitas and Campo Flores are accused of plotting to smuggle cocaine to the US. (US Attorney'

A US jury began deliberations Friday in the trial of two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Affirms Right to Peaceful Protest

A demonstrator walks past a burning tire during an right-wing protest demanding the ouster of President Maduro in San Cristobal,

Venezuela’s political opposition blasted a Supreme Court ruling this week that found violent demonstrators may not be protected under freedom of assembly laws.

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Venezuelan Prosecution Orders Trial for Top Food Officials Charged with Corruption

Venezuela’s Public Prosecution ordered trials against top food officials on Tuesday. (Archive)

The heads of the Venezuelan Food Corporation and the Abastos Bicentenario supermarket chain will be tried for embezzlement among other charges.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: Maduro is not Colombian

The Venezuelan Supreme Court has confirmed that President Nicolas Maduro is a Venezuelan born citizen. (VTV)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) confirmed Friday that President Nicolas Maduro is not a Colombian national.

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Supreme Court Denies Injunction Request against Orinoco Mining Arc

Venezuela's Supreme Court blocked an injunction sought by activists and former government ministers against the Orinoco Min

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has thrown out an injunction request that would have temporarily halted the national government’s contentious Orinoco Mining Arc project. 

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Venezuela Arrests 97 After Protests, Including 7 Police

Protesters hurl stones at the National Guard on October 26. (Reuters)

Venezuelan authorities confirmed Thursday they had arrested almost a hundred people in connection with massive opposition protests Wednesday.

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Massive Venezuelan Opposition Protests Spark Fresh Anti-Government Violence

Thousands of opposition supporters march on the outskirts of Caracas. (Cordon Press)

One police officer was killed in a wave of attacks on government facilities and personnel. 

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CNE Reports Molotov Attack in Lara State

Five molotov cocktails were thrown at the CNE’s Lara offices on Monday morning. (Ultimas Noticias)

The attack against the national electoral institution’s regional headquarters took place in the early hours of Monday morning. 

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders New Inquiry into Disappeared During Fourth Republic

Venezuela’s Supreme Court ordered the Public Prosecutor's office to reopen investigations into the disappearance of Andre

Venezuela’s Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday ordering the country’s the public prosecution to reopen investigations into the case of a law student disappeared in 1966.

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Opposition Must Collect 20% of Recall Referendum Signatures per State

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has waded into the legal debate on the presidential recall referendum. (Archive)

The Venezuelan Supreme Court has ruled that the opposition must collect signatures from 20 percent of voters in each of Venezuela's twenty-four states in order to go forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuelan Government Creates Special Commission to Investigate New Tumeremo Deaths

Internal Affairs Minister Nestor Reverol. (Courtesy of Ministry of Interior)

A special commission will investigate another alleged massacre in the southeastern mining town of Tumeremo. 

 

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23 de Enero Colectivos Accuse Venezuelan Police of “Abuses” Following Shootout

Grassroots revolutionary groups have accused Venezuelan police of engaging in repressive practices under the cover of the govern

Grassroots revolutionary groups have accused state security forces of replicating repressive policing practices seen under Venezuela's Fourth Republic. 

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