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Venezuela Withdraws from OAS Civil Society Forum in Solidarity with Cuba

A woman holds a banner from the protest in Panama - “#GetOutChe’sAssassin, #OurIndependentAmerica #GetOutMercenaries” (Ism

Both Cuba and Venezuela have withdrawn from the 7th Summit of the Americas’ Civil Society Forum, which began in Panama yesterday, after a number of counter-revolutionary and terrorist Cubans were invited to the event. One of the summit attendees is the ex-CIA official, Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, notorious for his role in the assassination of Argentinian revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

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US Backtracks, Says Venezuela is Not a Threat, as Opposition Leaders Flock to Panama Summit

The White House has admitted that Venezuela is not a threat to U.S. national security, although it has given no indication of an

On the eve of the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas, Senior White House Advisor Benjamin J.Rhodes downplayed his government's designation of Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security on Tuesday.

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Public Prosecutor Formally Charges Rightwing Ex-Mayor Antonio Ledezma

A notorious figure in Venezuela's right wing, Antonio Ledezma played a key role both in the 1989 massacre known as the &quo

The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office formally charged the former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma yesterday with supporting groups intent on violently destabilizing the country and has requested that the case proceed to trial.

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Venezuelan Authorities Link Crashed Plane Carrying Drugs to Mexican Government

The Cessna Conquest 441 XB-KGS crashed in the Venezuelan state Cojedes last Thursday. (www.controller.com)

A wrecked plane, discovered on 2 April in a Western region of Venezuela, was carrying nearly a ton of cocaine and was registered with the official fleet of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office.

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Armed Militants Attack Main Government Gas Plant

The El Tejero plant is the country’s main source of gas (abrebrecha)

Operations at one of the state’s principal gas and oil production plants in Eastern Venezuela are up and running again after an attack by armed militants left installations temporarily out of action over the weekend.

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Costa Rican Ambassador Fired for Defending Venezuelan Government Amid Escalating Media War

Federico Picado, a Costa Rican diplomat, was fired from his post as ambassador to Venezuela after praising Venezuelan democratic

The Costa Rican government fired its recently appointed ambassador to Venezuela yesterday after the latter expressed support for the Bolivarian government in an interview with a prominent rightwing Venezuelan newspaper.

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G77+ China, CELAC, UK Politicians Reject US Aggressions on Venezuela UPDATED

President Maduro thanks the G77 and other regional blocs for their support on Wednesday evening. (Prensa Miraflores)

The G77+ China and the Community of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) are the latest multilateral blocs to join the international outcry against President Obama's executive order in early March labeling Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat".

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Venezuela Probes Foreign Bank Accounts Amid Corruption Allegations

 Venezuelan chief public prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz (Photo: AVN)

The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday it would probe Venezuelan holdings in offshore accounts, as part of a continued defense effort in the face of United States threats.

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Two Supermarket Executives Charged With Hoarding in Venezuela

Essential items were discovered in a warehouse belonging to the Dia Dia supermarket chain, February 2, 2015 (Photo: @VillegasPol

Two managers of the private supermarket chain Dia Dia were formally charged by the Venezuelan state prosecutor yesterday with the alleged crimes of boycott and destabilization of the economy.

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Over a Million Venezuelans Sign Letter Rejecting Obama's Executive Order

Image from the official Venezuelan petition site Obamaderogaeldecretoya.org.ve

More than a million Venezuelans have spoken out against an Executive Order released by the Obama administration on March 9th, which brands Venezuela a “national security threat” and slaps several more Venezuelan state officials with sanctions.

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Venezuelan Social Movements Take to the Streets to Oppose U.S. Aggression

"A lot of balls and ovaries there are here to defend this land. Yankees of shit." An anti-imperialist refrain inspired

Venezuelan social movements converged in Plaza Venezuela in the center of the capital on Thursday to manifest their firm rejection of the latest round of U.S. sanctions.

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Venezuela Sounds Alarm after Obama Invokes International Emergency Act

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez. (AVN)

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez sent an alert to universal solidarity groups this afternoon, indicating that recent actions taken by the US government are meant to justify "intervention," and do not correspond with international law.

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UPDATED: Castro, Correa and Morales Rally Behind Venezuela to Condemn US Sanctions

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said today that the latest White House measures “remind us of the darkest hours of our Amer

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said today that the latest White House measures “remind us of the darkest hours of our America, when we received invasions and dictatorships imposed by imperialism... Will they understand that Latin America has changed?”

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Venezuelans Mount 'Anti-Imperialist Peoples' Court' on Anniversary of Chavez Death

Venezuelans gather in Plaza Bolivar on March 5th, 2015. (AVN/Presidential Press)

Thousands of Venezuelans gathered in the Plaza Bolívar in the center of Caracas yesterday to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of late president Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías with an 'Anti-Imperialist Peoples' Court.'

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Maduro Unveils Further Evidence of ‘Blue Coup’ Plot

Maduro outlines the latest evidence of the coup plot on his weekly program “In Contact with Maduro,” on VTV state television

The Venezuelan president may call upon the United States to extradite a primary suspect, Carlos Osuna, who was recorded discussing the plot with a Venezuelan military official via Skype.

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