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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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UPDATED: Guyana Warns Venezuela Not to Interfere in Offshore Drilling Project in Disputed Waters

Map of Venezuela, the disputed Essequibo region is the Eastern leg, colored with red and white stripes. The area is considered b

According to Guyanese officials, Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez sent a letter to ExxonMobil’s Guyana office last month to oppose an offshore drilling project, as Venezuela claims jurisdiction over the maritime zone in question.

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Venezuelan Government Announces Further Reparations for Victims of Caracazo

(VTV)

President Nicolas Maduro announced on Saturday that the Venezuelan state would pay reparations to 74 new families who were victims of the 1989 massacre perpetrated by state security forces, known as the "Caracazo".

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Venezuelan Government Detains Police Officer Following Death of Teenager

The state of Tachira was the birthplace of last year's protests (AFP)

The Venezuelan Minister of Interior Relations, Peace and Justice confirmed that the officer in question is currently in police custody. 

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Venezuela Denounces Foreign Interference at UN Security Council

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez (TeleSUR)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced foreign interference and the economic war being waged on Venezuela during her presentation Monday at the United Nations Security Council.

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Venezuela Arrests 13 Police Officials over Corruption Charges

Under late President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan government sought to radically reform the country's security forces. (PHOT

The country's authorities detained on Wednesday 13 police officials for alleged corruption. The government of Nicolas Maduro demonstrated again its commitment to combating corruption in the police forces of the country.

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Opposition Groups Suspected in Venezuelan Telecom Firm Attack

Burned vehicles torched by petrol bombs thrown at the CANTV headquarters in Puerto Ordaz. (Photo: Aporrea)

According to preliminary report, petrol bombs were thrown at the state-run company's headquarters, destroying eight vehicles.

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UPDATED: New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS

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A law protecting the equal rights of Venezuelan people living with HIV/AIDS and their families has been made official, after being approved by Parliament on August 14th.

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Maduro Offers to Exchange Leopoldo Lopez for Puerto Rican Activist

Oscar Lopez Rivera was convicted in 1981 of seditious conspiracy for seeking to secure Puerto Rican independence. | Photo: indym

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday he would consider the release of the jailed far-right opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U.S. prison

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G77 and China Condemn U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Say They Must Be Repealed

Evo Morales closing the 13th ALBA summit on Sunday. (Photo: Cubadebate)

The G77 group, an international forum of developing countries, and China have expressed their firm rejection of unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Venezuela and asked for them to be rolled back, said Bolivian President Evo Morales.

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Venezuelan Parliament Renews Public Powers, Opposition Issue Reversal Warning

The Venezuelan National Assembly began the task of renewing the state’s public powers today, despite the opposition’s absten

The Venezuelan National Assembly began the task of renewing the state’s public powers today, despite the opposition’s abstention from the key parliamentary votes.

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Obama Approves Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP, archive)

U.S. president Barack Obama has just signed in legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials.

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Maduro Defends Venezuelan Commune’s Land Rights in Face of Supreme Court Mandate

A young boy holds up corn in the fields of El Maizal communes. Five hundred hectares of corn are harvested collectively, while 5

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday his staunch support of the agricultural commune El Maizal after their communal property title was revoked by a Supreme Court judge earlier that week.

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US Senate Passes Bill to Impose Further Sanctions on Venezuela, Maduro Blasts “Economic Blockade”

Senator Robert Menendez said the bill was an "unequivocal message" to the Venezuelan government (Getty Images)

Yesterday the United States Senate passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 by voice vote, a bill that will impose further sanctions on Venezuelan senior government officials if passed tomorrow by Congress.

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Secret Anti-Corruption Force Created in Venezuela

The director of the anti-corruption police will be José Ramírez Márquez (archive).

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has created a secret force to tackle corruption in public administration.

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