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Brazilian Authorities Seize 40M Venezuelan Bolivars in Rio

Brazilian authorities display seized Venezuelan currency at a local precinct. (Veja.com)

Brazilian authorities discovered the equivalent of $USD $14,400 in Venezuelan currency in a Rio de Janeiro favela this week.  

 

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Venezuela Opposes OAS Secretary General Ultimatum: Elections or Suspension

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. (AgendaPais)

The Bolivarian government released a statement Tuesday denouncing OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro’s call to suspend the country if general elections do not occur “as quickly as possible”.

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Residents in Caracas Report Human Rights Abuses During OLP Operation

 An OLHP operation in Caracas. (EntornoInteligente)

Residents from la Cota 905 and El Valle in Caracas said state security forces killed innocent people during raids last Thursday and Friday. 

 

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Investigation Launched into Violent Eviction of Rural Families in Venezuela

The occupied land was left charred by law enforcement officials. (RevistaSacudon)

The National Land Institute (INTI) has launched an investigation into the violent eviction of hundreds of campesino families from occupied land by its chief representative in rural Barinas state. 

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Venezuela Rejects UN Call for Release of “Political Prisoners”

Flags of UN member states stand outside the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The international human rights body called for the release of “political prisoners” in Venezuela last week.

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Venezuelan Authorities Uncover 14 Bodies in Penitentiary Mass Grave

Venezuelan authorities uncovered 14 cadavers in the prison facility. (@madeleintlSUR)

Venezuelan authorities excavated at least fourteen cadavers over the weekend from a mass grave in the General Penitentiary of Venezuela in Guarico state.

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Voices from Venezuela’s International Women’s Day March

Venezuelan feminists organise against gender violence.
 (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Three women indigenous and Afro-Venezuelan historical figures were ascended to the National Pantheon, while elsewhere feminists rallied to calls for an international women’s strike.

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World Bank to Reduce Venezuela Payout in Exxon Case

Venezuela has been locked in a legal battle with Exxon Mobil for a decade. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

A World Bank tribunal partially overturned a US$1.6 billion ruling against Venezuela over the nationalisation of Exxon Mobil assets.

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Venezuela Voted President of Association of Caribbean States

The Association of Caribbean States in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. (ACS)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro welcomed Thursday the Association of Caribbean States decision to appoint Venezuela head of the regional organisation.

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Danny Glover Expresses Solidarity with Venezuela on Behalf of African Descendants

Venezuela Foreign Minister organized a meeting with US actor and solidarity activist Danny Glover as well as US producer James E

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met with US actor and activist Danny Glover as well as scholar James Early after an international summit this week where they expressed their solidarity with the South American nation.

 

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Venezuela Condemns US Human Rights Report as Interventionist

The US report includes a chapter on Venezuela criticizing the nation for alleged human rights violations and abuses. (Archive)

The Venezuelan government issued a statement Monday accusing Washington of double standards in failing to acknowledge its own systematic human rights violations.  

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ALBA Pledges Solidarity with Venezuela at 14th Summit

ALBA’s 14th summit in Caracas. (AVN)

Member states also pledged to create a legal defense fund for Latin American and Caribbean migrants in the United States.

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Hugo Chavez College Program Launched by Nicaragua's Sandinistas

Hugo Chavez Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua honoring the late Venezuelan leader. (United Socialist Party of Venezuela).
Socialism, Bolivarianism, liberation theology, Afro-Indigenous history, and anti-colonial history are among the many topics that will be studied.

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Venezuela Warns of “Fascism” in Trump’s White House

Relations between the two countries flat-lined after the Bush administration endorsed a violent coup that temporarily ousted Mad

Venezuela hit back Thursday at US lawmakers who have endorsed calls for regime change.

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Documentary on Venezuela's Chavez to Premiere This Weekend

Chavez Infinito will follow the stories of eight people impacted by Hugo Chavez. (Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A new documentary on the life of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will premiere this weekend, and will be streamed online.

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