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Dialogue Stalled as MUD Walks Away from Negotiating Table

MUD leaders, including Jesus Chuo Torrealba (second left), give a press conference on Wednesday (UnidadVenezuela).

The rightwing political coalition accuses the government of failing to meet its demands.

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Venezuela Marks 4 Years Since Chavez’s Final Speech

President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters remembered former president Hugo Chavez Thursday, four years after the iconic leader

Venezuelans marked Thursday the four year anniversary of former president Hugo Chavez’s last speech, with current head of state President Nicolas Maduro calling for national unity.

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Long-Time Venezuelan Diplomat Bernardo Álvarez Dies, 60

Bernardo Alvarez served as a high-level diplomat under both the Chávez and Maduro administrations. (AVN)

Venezuela's ambassador to the Organization of American States died Friday at the age of 60 in Caracas. 

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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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Venezuelan Government Laments Death of Ex Chávez Ally Luis Miquilena

Former Chávez ally Luis Miquilena died at the age of 97 on Thursday. (Archive)

The Bolivarian government issued an official communiqué Thursday mourning the death of long time Venezuelan politician and entrepreneur Luis Miquilena.

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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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Venezuelan Attorney General Files Injunction Against Parliament Over “Constitutional Violations”

Venezuela’s largest opposition coalition, the MUD, currently holds a majority in the AN, with the president’s socialist part

Venezuela’s Attorney General Reinaldo Munoz said Thursday told the country’s Supreme Court Thursday he had filed an injunction against the National Assembly (AN) over alleged violations of the constitution.

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Poll: Majority of Venezuelans View Opposition as Divided and Lacking Program

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup (L), MUD Secretary General Jesus Torrealba (C), and MUD parliamentary majority lea

Over 60 percent of Venezuelans view the country’s right-wing political opposition as deeply divided, as well as lacking a program to tackle the nation’s economic difficulties, reports a new poll.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Urges Opposition to Continue Dialogue

President Nicolas Maduro and the MUd held talks mediated by the Vatican over the weekend. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his country’s political opposition to continue negotiations Thursday, after the right-wing set a series of preconditions on the next round of talks.

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Venezuelan Black Market Rate Surges to Over 1500 Bolivars per Dollar

Venezuela's parallel dollar has been on the rise in recent weeks. (Archive)

The latest depreciation of the bolivar is as much political as it is economic, says sociologist Gregory Wilpert. 

 

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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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