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MERCOSUR Threatens Venezuela with Suspension

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Member states Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay have accused Venezuela of failing to implement 300 MERCOSUR regulations.

 

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Maduro Slams Obama, Hopes for Better Relations with Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (@PresidencialVen).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at US President Barack Obama after the latter expressed veiled criticisms of Venezuela at an international trade summit in Peru.

 

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Senior Venezuelan Diplomat Detained Under Unclear Circumstances

Ricardo Moreno with President Nicolas Maduro (Ricardo Moreno via Facebook)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry's North America director was arrested by authorities last week. No charges have been announced and the ministry has yet to issue a statement.

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China and Venezuela Sign $2.2 Billion Deal to Boost Oil Output

PDVSA President Eulogio del Pino signs agreement with his Chinese counterpart. (AVN)

Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA signed a US $2.2 billion investment deal Thursday with China’s National Petroleum Company (CNPC) to increase production by 227 thousand barrels per day (BPD).

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Jury Deliberations Begin in Venezuelan “Narco Nephews” Case

Venezuelan nationals Flores de Freitas and Campo Flores are accused of plotting to smuggle cocaine to the US. (US Attorney'

A US jury began deliberations Friday in the trial of two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Affirms Right to Peaceful Protest

A demonstrator walks past a burning tire during an right-wing protest demanding the ouster of President Maduro in San Cristobal,

Venezuela’s political opposition blasted a Supreme Court ruling this week that found violent demonstrators may not be protected under freedom of assembly laws.

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Venezuela Leaves Latest OAS Session Citing “Interventionism”

Organization of American States member state flags (Archive).

The Venezuelan OAS delegation denounced “interventionist” behavior at the regional organization’s latest extraordinary session.

 

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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 Prosecution Orders Trial for Top Food Officials Charged with Corruption

Venezuela’s Public Prosecution ordered trials against top food officials on Tuesday. (Archive)

The heads of the Venezuelan Food Corporation and the Abastos Bicentenario supermarket chain will be tried for embezzlement among other charges.

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Maduro Calls for Obama to Repeal Decree Against Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro leading the campaign to repeal the executive order last year. (Archive)

Venezuela will launch a campaign advocating that the US government reverse the decree declaring the South American nation a “threat to national security”.  

 

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Economic Emergency Decree Extended in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announces that the economic emergency decree will be extended for a period of sixty days (V

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that the country’s economic emergency status will be prolonged for a period of 60 days. 

 

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Venezuela Sends Team to Rebuild Homes in Haiti

The Venezuelan medical brigade composed of Haitian and Venezuelan doctors returned on Monday from its medical mission (Correo de

The Bolivarian government sent another mission to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew's devastation in October, this time focused on rebuilding homes. 

 

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Opposition and Government Reach Five Agreements for Continued Dialogue

Archbishop Claudio María Celli announcing the agreements of the dialogue process from the Gran Melia Hotel in Caracas on Saturd

The MUD recognized for the first time the existence of an economic war against the government, among other key agreements. 

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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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Bolivarian Govt Responds to Trump Presidency, Maduro Speaks with Kerry

Donald Trump during his acceptance speech Tuesday night after the US elections (Reuters).

Maduro sent his regards to the new president elect after speaking with Secretary of State John Kerry about ongoing efforts to re-establish respectful diplomatic relations. 

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