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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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Venezuela's Justice Minister Accuses Detained US Citizen of Paramilitary Ties

Joshua Holt with then fiancee, Thamara Belen Caleño Candelo (noticierodigital).

Gustavo González López confirmed that US citizen Joshua Holt was in possession of high calibre weapons and had links to “political organisations” in Venezuela.

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Voices Concerns over Government Anti-Crime Operation

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz. (Archive)

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz said that a concerning number of human rights abuses had been reported in connection to the operation and suggested that the  government’s new militarized policing model had not succeeded in reducing violent crime.

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Indigenous Yukpa Leader Assassinated in Venezuela

The National Indian Council of Venezuela (CONIVE) vehemently denounced the indigenous chief’s murder on Sunday. (Twitter: Rusb

Cristóbal Romero was shot several times by armed assailants on Saturday night. 

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Blocks Parliamentary Motion to Remove Justices

Venezuela’s Supreme Court. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) struck down Tuesday a parliamentary commission seeking to unseat the high court’s 13 justices over alleged constitutional violations.

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Grassroots Chavista Leader Assassinated in Caracas

Elizabeth Aguilera was assassinated on Monday night (@FreddyBernal).

Local PSUV leader Elizabeth Aguilera, 43, was gunned down in her home in Cota 905 Monday night by an alleged criminal group who later burnt her body. 

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Venezuelan Fourth Republic Found Guilty of State Terror

Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega on Jose Vicente Rangel's program Jose Rangel Hoy (Entorno Inteligente).

Venezuela’s Chief Prosecutor announced that more than 11,000 cases of state terror were found from 1958 to 1998. 

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