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Hugo Chavez Still Venezuela’s Most Popular President, Says New Poll

Hugo Chavez was identified as Venezuela’s most popular president by 79% of respondents in Hinterlaces’ poll. (chavez.org)

A staggering 79% of respondents identified Chavez as Venezuela’s most well-liked president.

 

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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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Venezuelan Leftist Movements Criticise CNE Registration Process

The Communist party has said it will refuse to take part in the registration process. (TribunaPopular)

The parties condemned the process as a veiled attempt to clamp down on small political organisations. 

 

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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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Venezuela Grants New Powers to Vice-President

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Vice-President Tarek El Aissami. (Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images)

The 15 new powers are interpreted as a mandate for improving efficiency in government and resolving the country’s deep economic crisis.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders Opposition-Led Parliament to Pay Its Workers

Venezuela's highest court has called on the National Assembly to properly pay its rank and file workers. (AVN)
Venezuela’s highest court sided Thursday with a group of public sector workers who alleged the opposition controlled National Assembly has failed to pay their wages.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Social Achievements in Annual Address to the Nation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the Supreme Court for his annual address to the nation. (AVN and Prensa Presidenci

Maduro said his administration had managed to expand social welfare provision despite facing a severe economic crisis.  

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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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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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Venezuela’s Maduro Replaces VP and Top Ministers in Cabinet Shuffle

Maduro announces new cabinet appointments. (PresidencialVen)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the appointment of a new vice-president Wednesday in addition to changes to top-level cabinet posts as his government enters the new year.

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Poll: PSUV Still Largest Party in Venezuela

(Prensa PSUV)

Venezuela’s ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) remains the largest party in the South American country, reports a new poll.

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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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