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US Southern Command Warns of 'Response' to Venezuela 'Instability'

Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, presides over a ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, on July 7, 2016. (

The statement to the Senate Committee also warns of the Russian, Chinese and Iranian "influence" in the region.

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Venezuela’s Communist Party Hints at Break with PSUV

The PSUV, PPT and REDES say they are forming a "program of joint struggle". (Contrapunto)

The Communist Party of Venezuela says the PSUV’s electoral coalition, the GPP “doesn’t exist” anymore.

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Trans Community Petitions Venezuelan Supreme Court to Advance Transgender Rights

Rummie Quintero, founder of Divas of Venezuela (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Trans activists submitted an official legal appeal to the court Thursday, asking the body to back their right to formally change their name and gender. 

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Chavistas and Opposition Forces March on Caracas amid Clashes

Opposition protesters attack Venezuelan security personnel on Liberator Avenue in Caracas, April 4, 2017. (AVN)

Chavistas and opposition supporters took to the streets of the capital this week as international pressure mounts against the Venezuelan government. 

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Venezuelan Authorities Arrest COPEI President for Treason and Conspiracy

Roberto Enriquez (Archive)

Christian Democratic leader Roberto Enriquez was arrested by military counter-intelligence officials on Sunday. 

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Venezuela and Bolivia Condemn “Coup” at OAS

Honduran OAS ambassador Leonidas Rosa Bautista (right) acted as "interim president" in what was widely denounced as an

Caracas and La Paz condemned a "coup" in the OAS after 15 member-states approved a resolution on Venezuela in violation of internal norms. 

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MERCOSUR Moves to Slap Venezuela with Democratic Clause

Argentines protest emergency MERCOSUR meeting outside Venezuelan embassy in Buenos Aires. Banner reads, “No to the coup Venezu

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blasted the trade bloc’s silence regarding the killing of a protester in Paraguay and 90 percent disapproval of Brazilian “coup government”.

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Maduro Congratulates Lenin Moreno on “Heroic Victory” in Ecuadorian Elections

Ecuadorian President-elect Lenin Moreno with his running mate, sitting Vice-President Jorge Glas, right. (Jose Jacome/EPA)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Alianza Pais presidential candidate Lenin Moreno on his win in Ecuadorian elections this past Sunday.

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Venezuelan Parliament Seeks to Remove Supreme Court Judges

Opposition supporters holding a Venezuelan flag protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government duri
The symbolic move will likely further inflame tensions in a country mired in a political impasse.
 
 

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Russia Comes Out in Support of Venezuelan Sovereignty, Backs Dialogue

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. (RT)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry released a statement Friday urging “external forces” to “refrain from making statements that could add fuel to the fire of infighting in Venezuela”.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Annuls Controversial Decisions on Legislature

The urgent meeting of the National Security Council was called Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. (MINCI)

The country’s top court took the measure following an urgent meeting of the National Security Council, convened this past Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls National Security Council Meeting amid Supreme Court Controversy

The Maduro administration is facing mounting controversy over the Supreme Court's decision to assume legislative power. (Pr

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday plans to immediately convoke the National Security Council, amid growing controversy over a Supreme Court verdict earlier this week.

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Accuses Supreme Court of Violating the Constitution

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz says the Supreme Court violated the constitution by assuming the powers of the Nat

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has violated the country’s constitution, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz warned Friday.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court to Temporarily Assume Role of National Assembly

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ruled that it will temporarily assume the legislature’s constitutional responsibilities. (VTV)

The country’s Supreme Court announced that it would temporarily assume the functions of the legislative branch until the body ceases to be “in contempt of court”.

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PDVSA Boss Arrested for Sabotaging National Oil Supply

Long queues outside of gas stations last week. (Panorama Venezuela)
Senior management figure Marco Malavé (47) was charged with causing “irregularities” in the country’s domestic fuel market following widespread gas shortages last week. 

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