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Guarimba Victims Pursue New Charges Against Leopoldo Lopez as Opposition Marches

Victims of the Guarimbas march in Caracas. (Zurimar Campos/AVN)

Venezuela’s Committee of Victims of the Guarimba petitioned the Attorney General’s office to re-open its case against right-wing politician Leopoldo Lopez on Saturday, marking the third anniversary of his arrest. 

 

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Odebrecht Accounts Blocked in Venezuela in Corruption Probe

Odebrecht’s accounts in Venezuela were frozen Wednesday. (UnionRadio)
Bank accounts in Venezuela belonging to the construction giant Odebrecht were officially frozen on Wednesday pending ongoing investigations by the country's Public Prosecution into corruption allegations.
 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: The President Has Not Abandoned His Post

The TSJ has blocked an attempt by Congress to unconstitutionally unseat president Nicolas Maduro. (archives)

Venezuela’s highest court ruled against an attempt by Congress to remove President Nicolas Maduro through Article 233 of the Constitution.

 

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Venezuela Preparing to Make Arrest in Odebrecht Case

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is at the center of a corruption scandal spanning 12 countries. (Reuters/Rodrigo Paiva)

Venezuelan authorities announced Thursday they were preparing to press charges against an unnamed suspect in the Odebrecht scandal.

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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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