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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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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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Venezuelan Supreme Court Extends Economic Emergency State of Exception

Venezuelan Supreme Court in downtown Caracas (teleSUR).

The high court renewed the Maduro administration's emergency powers with the aim of tackling the country's deep recession. 

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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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Guarimba Victims Denounce OAS Secretary General

Members of the Committee present official statement (El Universal).

The Committee of Victims of the Guarimba and the Ongoing Coup in Venezuela made public their official letter denouncing OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro.

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Paramilitaries and Polar Workers with Fake Weapons Arrested Ahead of Opposition March

Minister Néstor Reverol Torres speaks before the media after the arrest of 90 paramilitaries this week in Caracas (MPPRIJP/Osca

The Ministry of Domestic Affairs, Justice and Peace confirmed the arrest of 90 people linked to paramilitary groups in Venezuela, as concerns grow before September 1st opposition demonstrations.

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Opposition Activist Arrested with Explosives Equipment

Opposition activist Yon Goicoechea was arrested on Monday (VTV).

The Venezuelan government has confirmed that security forces have arrested US prize winning activist Yon Goicoechea with explosives equipment ahead of opposition marches scheduled for September 1st.

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Venezuela Rejects US State Department Stance on Jailed Politician

PSUV Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (archive)

Venezuelan accused the State Department of “imperialism” after it called for the immediate release of jailed politician, Daniel Ceballos.

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Supreme Court Orders Search for Former ETA Member in Venezuela

De Juana Chaos was allegedly sited in the Venezuelan coastal town of Chichiriviche last year (archives).

Former ETA militant, Iñaki de Juana Chaos, is one of Spain’s most wanted and was last seen in a Venezuelan coastal town.


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Nephews of Venezuela’s First Lady Confess to Cocaine Smuggling

US Drug Enforcement Agency officers detain Efrain Antonio Campo Flores (2nd from left) and Franqui Fancisco Flores de Freitas in

Cilia Flores’ nephews were arrested in Haiti last November and face charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States.


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Marriage Equality Faces Challenge from Right in Venezuela

Venezuelans participate in annual pride march. The rainbow colored posted reads: "I am Venezuelan, I am a citizen, I am a m

A conservative group filed their official opposition to same sex civil marriage and the right to legal identity modifications for transgender individuals last week.


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