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Venezuelan VP Releases Open Letter to US Treasury as Parliament Demands Resignation

Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami published an open letter to the US Treasury Department in the New York Times Tuesday in which he lambasted the body’s recent drug trafficking accusations as an attempt to further derail bilateral relations.

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Venezuelan Opposition Divides over CNE Registration as Largest Parties Accept Process

Major opposition parties manifested their willingness to participate in the registration process. (Archive)

Five leading parties of the right-wing Venezuelan opposition have agreed to participate in a new registration procedure mandated by Venezuela’s national electoral body.

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Venezuela Condemns Meeting Between Opposition Leader & Brazilian FM

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned her Brazilian counterpart for meeting with National Assembly head Julio Bo

Venezuela condemned Thursday Brazil’s foreign minister Jose Serra for meeting with right wing leader Julio Borges.

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Bolivarian Government Calls for "Second Phase" of Dialogue with Opposition

Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez called for a "second phase of dialogue" on Monday. (Archive)

Jorge Rodríguez expressed the Venezuelan government’s unwavering commitment to dialogue with the opposition on Monday. 

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Venezuelan Opposition to Present “Alternative Proposal” for Dialogue with Government

President Nicolás Maduro, Bolivarian government officials and opposition representatives discuss the dialogue with internationa

Venezuelan opposition leaders rejected the official international mediator's proposal, which outlines the next steps for re-launching national dialogue with the Bolivarian government. 

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Opposition Marches for “Return to Democracy” in Venezuela

Opposition supporters protesting in Chacao. (El Correo del Orinoco)

Opposition activists staged a march to demand the “return to democracy” in Venezuela on the anniversary of the overthrow of Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez by a civic-military uprising. 

 

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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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