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Venezuela Interrupts Almagro Press Conference with Opposition Leaders at OAS

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro with Venezuelan opposition leader Lilian Tintori in Washington. (AFP)

Venezuela’s OAS ambassador accused the secretary general of violating the body’s own norms prohibiting the political use of the OAS’s facilities.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Denounces “Traitors” in Ranks of Revolution

President Maduro denounces the presence of “traitors” in the ranks of the revolution. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warned Saturday of the rise of “right-wing reformist tendencies” whom he accused of attempting to sabotage the country’s revolutionary process.

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Venezuela Expropriates Bakeries Accused of Price Gouging

Industry groups say the government isn’t importing enough flour to go around, though inspectors say supply shortages are exagg
Venezuelan authorities expropriated two bakeries Wednesday, after inspectors said the businesses were found gouging consumers.

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OAS’ Almagro Faces Renewed Calls for Resignation over Campaign Against Venezuela

OAS head Luis Almagro  has called for the democratic charter to be invoked against Venezuela. (AFP)
Organisation of American States head Luis Almagro faced a wave of demands for his resignation Thursday, after he called for fresh elections in Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Prosecutor Vows ‘No Impunity’ in Union Leader Killing

Bolivar state prosecutor Israel Perez stated the killing of unionist Joel Alcala is a priority for investigators, and vowed to b

Venezuelan authorities launched Thursday an investigation into the suspected assassination of a prominent union organiser.

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Venezuela Seals Gas Pipeline Deal with Trinidad & Tobago

PDVSA President Eulogio Del Pino signs the pipeline deal with National Group Gas on Wednesday. (AVN)

The multimillion dollar pipeline will reportedly link Venezuela’s Dragon and Mariscal de Sucre fields, located on the northern coast of eastern Sucre state, with the Hibiscus gas field in Trinidad.

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Ecuador Denies Entry to Venezuela Opposition Figure Visiting to Campaign for Right Wing

U.S. President Donald Trump has met with Lilian Tintori, an outspoken opponent of Nicolas Maduro. (Twitter / Donald Trump)
"Change is coming to Ecuador," Tintori wrote on social media prior to her visit, referencing the campaign slogan of right-wing presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso.
 
 

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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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