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OAS Head Calls for “Concrete Actions” against Venezuela

Luis Almagro has once again called on OAS member states to take action against the Venezuelan government. (Reuters)

Luis Almagro called for international sanctions gainst Venezuela following the temporary suspension of the country’s presidential recall referendum process last week.


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Venezuelan Opposition Expels Mayors for Signing 2017 Budget

Popular Will party leader Lester Toledo confirmed that the three mayors had been expelled by Democratic Action on Friday (El Nac

Democratic Action has revoked the membership of three of its sitting mayors, accusing them of “disloyalty”.  


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Chavistas Storm National Assembly in Protest at Impeachment Attempt

Angry Chavistas interrupted the National Assembly's parliamentary session on Sunday, after opposition legislators released

Hundreds of Chavistas forced their way into parliament after opposition legislators declared that President Nicolas Maduro had “abandoned the constitutional functions” of his presidency. 

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Venezuela’s Opposition Calls Protests Against Recall Postponement, Appeals to Military

Miranda governor and leading MUD figure Henrique Capriles has called renewed protests over the weekend, and next week. (Ultimas

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has called for the military to “enforce the constitution” after the country’s electoral authority heeded a court order postponing preparations for a vote that could oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela Slams “Vile” Clinton Ad Comparing Trump to Chávez

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaking during a press conference in Caracas on September 20, 2016. (Archive)

Venezuela's foreign minister blasted the commercial as “abhorrent and inexcusable", as well as evidencing the "corroded" state of US democracy. 

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CNE Postpones Regional Elections in Venezuela

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archives)

The electoral monitoring body said that regional elections will be held next year instead of in December. 


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Venezuelans Prefer Maduro to Opposition Administration, says New Poll

Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolas Maduro, is still the number one option for more than 50% of Venezuelans. (Hinterlac

Analysts partly attribute the upswing in support for the president to his government's increasingly popular grassroots food distribution network, the CLAPs. 


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Venezuela’s Maduro Approves 2017 Budget, Deepens Tax Revolution

Maduro signed the budget on Friday after being given the go ahead by Venezuela’s Supreme Court. (Agencias)

73 percent of the budget will be invested in social spending, but the country’s opposition accuses the government of having bypassed constitutional norms to approve it. 


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Venezuela’s Legislature Paralysed by Mass Absenteeism, Say Socialists

The AN has been forced to cancel 24 sessions since January due to MUD absentees, according to socialist legislators. (Archive/Cd

Venezuelan socialist legislators accused Thursday their opposition counterparts of repeatedly failing to turn up to sessions of the National Assembly.

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Doctors Accuse Venezuelan Government of Ignoring Diphtheria Outbreak

The Venezuelan government says it's vaccinating thousands of people in Bolivar state against diphtheria. (

A diphtheria outbreak may have already killed as many as 17 people in Venezuela, local doctors warned Thursday.

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No Recall Referendum in 2016, Confirms Venezuela’s Electoral Council

The CNE says the recall vote won't happen until first quarter 2017. (AVN)

Venezuela’s electoral authority officially ruled out holding a recall referendum in 2016 on Wednesday, despite months of protests by opposition groups.


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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Greeted By Enraged Mob at Airport

Henrique Capriles was trapped in a Venezuelan airport for four hours Wednesday night. (Screengrab of Youtube footage uploaded by

Venezuela’s Henrique Capriles has been confronted by angry protesters on Margarita Island, less than a week after he praised locals for giving President Nicolas Maduro a similar welcome.

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Venezuelan Government, Opposition Divided Over March Turnout, Violence

The opposition says as many as 2 million of its supporters rallied in Caracas Thursday, though the government has put turnout at

The Venezuelan government and opposition have issued starkly different accounts of Thursday’s massive rallies in Caracas, amid allegations of violence.

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Colombia Arrests Suspect in Assassination of Venezuelan Tupamaro

File photo of former Venezuelan deputy legislator Cesar Vera, who was killed earlier this year in a suspected paramilitary attac

Colombian authorities say they have arrested an alleged paramilitary fighter accused of assassinating a Venezuelan politician earlier this year.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Names New Ministers in Cabinet Shakeup

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking on his weekly television program on Tuesday. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appointed on Tuesday new heads for the ministries of Interior, Justice, and Peace, Industry and Commerce, as well as Transport and Public Works.


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