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"Puerto Rico Vive": Venezuela Celebrates Independence Leader's Release

President Nicolás Maduro during Wednesday’s press conference at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. (Presidential Pres
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro lauded Tuesday US President Barak Obama’s decision to pardon Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera.
 
 

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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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Venezuela Authorities Detain Opposition Legislator on Charges of Terrorism

Gilber Caro. (Archive)

Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami confirmed Wednesday that Popular Will (VP) party legislator Gilber Alexander Caro Alfonzo was detained in connection to terrorist acts.

 

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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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Venezuelan Right Wing Puts Coup Backer at Head of Parliament

The Venezuelan government says it will challenge Borges' swearing in at the Supreme Court. (Reuters/Marco Bello)

Venezuelan legislators appointed Thursday controversial right wing figure Julio Borges to head the National Assembly.

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Former Opposition Presidential Candidate Freed in Venezuela

Manuel Rosales confirmed his release via Twitter. (Ultimas Noticias)

Former opposition presidential candidate and state governor Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest in Venezuela. Six other opposition supporters were also freed. 

 

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Venezuelan Opposition Calls off Participation in Dialogue with Government

MUD opposition spokesperson Jesús Torrealba (AFP).

The opposition threatens to pull back from dialogue with the Bolivarian government citing unfulfilled agreements.

 

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“Dólar Today” Admits Support for Venezuelan Opposition

Dólar Today logo. (Archive)

Dólar Today founder and current US resident Gustavo Díaz voiced support for ultra-right Venezuelan opposition leaders linked to anti-government violence and coups attempts. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Relaunches “Political Trial” against President Maduro

Venezuelan opposition legislators vote for an "agreement to establish the political responsibility of the President of the

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly reopened Tuesday a highly controversial unilateral impeachment proceeding against President Nicolas Maduro. 

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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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Venezuela’s Maduro Says Dialogue Should Continue

President Nicolas Maduro says dialogue with the MUD will continue. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government says it will continue pushing for dialogue with the country’s opposition, despite right-wing leaders announcing talks were frozen.

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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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Amazonas Legislators Resign After Dialogue with Bolivarian Government

MUD Amazonas legislators Romel Guzamana (L), Julio Ygarza (2nd R), Nirma Guarulla (R), and Amazonas state governor Liborio Guaru

Three Amazonas legislators accused of electoral fraud in December 2015’s congressional elections stepped down Tuesday after months of defying the Venezuelan Supreme Court.  

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