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Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders Opposition-Led Parliament to Pay Its Workers

Venezuela's highest court has called on the National Assembly to properly pay its rank and file workers. (AVN)
Venezuela’s highest court sided Thursday with a group of public sector workers who alleged the opposition controlled National Assembly has failed to pay their wages.

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Venezuela Launches New Public Security Plan to Reduce Violent Crime

President Maduro unveils his new security initiative on national television. (Twitter/Despacho presidencia)

 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a new anti-crime strategy aimed at “combatting insecurity” this week.  

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Venezuela Foils ‘Right-Wing Coup Plot’, Arrests More Opposition Politicians

Interior minister Nestor Reverol announced the latest arrests Thursday. (@NestorReverol)

Venezuelan authorities arrested Thursday two opposition politicians and a general after allegedly plotting to destabilise the country.

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Opposition Governor Summoned by Venezuelan Comptroller General for Odebrecht Case

Miranda state governor and opposition politician Henrique Capriles Radonski will appear before the Comptroller General’s offic

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles is cited to appear before the Comptroller General’s office this Thursday in connection to the region-wide Odebrecht corruption scandal.

 

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Director of Venezuelan State Chemical Company Arrested

Pequiven produces chemical products such as plastic and fertiliser. (CorreodelOrinoco)

Pequiven President Juan Carlos de Pablos was dismissed from his post and subsequently arrested on corruption charges. 

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: National Assembly Cannot Overstep Constitution

Venezuelan National Assembly in session (AVN).

The Venezuelan Supreme Court made the statement after the opposition-held National Assembly passed a motion declaring that President Nicolas Maduro had "abandoned" the presidency. 

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Venezuela Shuts-Down Border with Colombia and Arrests Currency Smugglers

Women shows stacks of 100 Bolivar bills (AFP).

President Nicolás Maduro officially ordered a temporary border closure with Colombia Monday calling the decision “necessary” and part of the country’s attempt to crackdown on “mafias”. 

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Venezuelan Authorities Question Bank President over Cyber Attacks

BOD President Victor Vargas (BOD).

Víctor Vargas, head of Banco de Occidental Descuento, was questioned on Sunday, while Venezuelan press reports that Credbank shareholder Roberto Enrique Smith Perera has fled to Miami. 

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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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