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Wives of Ousted Mayors to Run in Venezuelan By-Elections

Patricia Ceballos (left) and Rosa de Scarano (right) will run for the MUD in by-elections in San Cristobal and San Diego respect

Venezuela's opposition has turned to the wives of two imprisoned former mayors in snap elections scheduled for next month.

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Opposition Protests Continue, Poll Reveals 90% of Venezuelans Support Dialogue

Clashes in Caracas

Hard-line opposition protests continued over Easter weekend in Venezuela. However a recent poll found that the majority of Venezuelans support the peace talks occurring between the government and moderate opposition.

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Dialogue between Venezuelan Government and Opposition Reaches First Agreements

Government and MUD representatives talking to the press late last night after the dialogue (AVN)

Dialogue between government and opposition representatives continued in Caracas last night, seeing the opposition coalition condemn violence, but no agreement reached on their demand to release those arrested for it.

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Venezuelan Government and Opposition Sit Down to Talks

Peace talk in Miraflores

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition sat down to talk last night for the first time since protests and violence began in early February.

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Two Mayoral By-Elections to be Held in Venezuela Following Arrests

Vicencio Scarano (left) and Daniel Ceballos (right) were arrested for disobeying a High Court order (archive)

After two opposition mayors were arrested and found guilty of crimes related to the violent barricades, their vacant positions will now be contested on 25 May, the National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced.

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Venezuela's Maduro Calls on PSUV Members to Participate in National Conference

Maduro announced details of the conference via his radio programme last night (CDO)

President Nicolas Maduro has called on supporters to vote for delegates ahead of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) national conference in July.

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UNASUR Peace Talks Spark Internal Divides Within Venezuelan Opposition

Nicolás Maduro arriving at the Casa Amarilla in Caracas, where UNASUR hosted talks with the president and opposition leaders th

 Today in Caracas a group of eight ambassadors from member countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met with Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and leading politicians belonging to the opposition.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Hits Out at Catholic Church

Jaua accused Venezuela's Catholic Church of being politically biased. (AVN)

Venezuela's foreign minister Elias Jaua has slammed the Catholic Church, accusing local bishops of political bias.

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UNASUR Urges Peace in Venezuela, US “Prepared” to Use Sanctions

The UNASUR delegation visited Venezuela this week to meet with the government, opposition and social movements. (AVN)

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) called for an end to violence in Venezuela, after a delegation from the regional organisation held a two-day visit to the country. After the UNASUR delegation concluded its visit to Venezuela, the United States issued new threats against the Maduro government.

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Maria Corina Machado Dismissed as Deputy of Venezuela’s National Assembly

Maria Corina Machado (left) stands with Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez while addressing a p

On Monday Diosdado Cabello, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, announced that right-wing opposition leader Maria Corina Machado would no longer serve as an assembly deputy.

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Several More Die in Venezuela’s Disturbances, Opposition Reject Dialogue Call

Opposition protesters last week (Getty images)

Several more have died in Venezuela’s political violence, while the opposition has again rejected talks to end the conflict. 

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Venezuela's Maduro Accuses Opposition Mayor of Supporting Violence

Maduro accused Chacao's mayor of backing street violence on Thursday. (agencies)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to arrest third opposition mayor, who is accused advocating street violence.

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Venezuelan Legislators Demand Machado Face Criminal Charges

Machado facing the AN on Tuesday (ANTV)

Venezuelan legislators have called for a criminal investigation into opposition National Assembly (AN) member Maria Corina Machado.

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One Month On, Chavistas and Opposition Rally in Venezuela (+video)

Pro -government student rally in Caracas today (AVN)

Two deaths have marked the one month anniversary of the start of nationwide anti-government protests in Venezuela, as opposition leaders continue to refuse to engage in peace talks.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Renews Dialogue Offer as Violence Drags On (+Video)

Maduro speaking on Sunday (agencies)

Mérida, 10th March 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reiterated his call asking the Venezuelan opposition to join in peace talks. Another government supporter was killed in protest-related violence over the weekend.

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