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Venezuelan FM Attacked by Argentine Police Outside MERCOSUR Meeting

Venezuelan FM Delcy Rodriguez is obstructed by Argentinian police (Pagina12).

Rodriguez says she was “thrown to ground” by riot police who sought to physically prevent her from attending the foreign ministers' conference. 

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Venezuelan Government Orders Reduction in Electronic Payment Taxes

Venezuelan Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas made the announcement on Tuesday. (Archive)

 The Venezuelan government announced Tuesday a two percent reduction in value added taxes paid in electronic transactions as part of an initiative to encourage less physical currency use.

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“Dólar Today” Admits Support for Venezuelan Opposition

Dólar Today logo. (Archive)

Dólar Today founder and current US resident Gustavo Díaz voiced support for ultra-right Venezuelan opposition leaders linked to anti-government violence and coups attempts. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Appoints New Rectors to National Electoral Body

The TSJ appointed new CNE rectors on Tuesday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court appointed two new rectors to the National Electoral Council Tuesday amid an ongoing standoff with the opposition-held National Assembly. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Relaunches “Political Trial” against President Maduro

Venezuelan opposition legislators vote for an "agreement to establish the political responsibility of the President of the

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly reopened Tuesday a highly controversial unilateral impeachment proceeding against President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuela Shuts-Down Border with Colombia and Arrests Currency Smugglers

Women shows stacks of 100 Bolivar bills (AFP).

President Nicolás Maduro officially ordered a temporary border closure with Colombia Monday calling the decision “necessary” and part of the country’s attempt to crackdown on “mafias”. 

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Venezuelan Authorities Question Bank President over Cyber Attacks

BOD President Victor Vargas (BOD).

Víctor Vargas, head of Banco de Occidental Descuento, was questioned on Sunday, while Venezuelan press reports that Credbank shareholder Roberto Enrique Smith Perera has fled to Miami. 

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Venezuela Recalls 100 Bolivar Note in Clampdown on Speculation

President Maduro announced the move on Sunday. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that his government would be removing its 100 bolivar banknote from circulation in a crackdown on cross-border currency speculation. 

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Venezuela to Cooperate with UN in Importing Medicines

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez meets with representatives from UN agencies. (@vencancilleria)

Venezuela held meetings with top international agencies on Thursday with the aim of coordinating efforts to guarantee access to key imported medicines in the South American country. 

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Seized Toys in Venezuela to Be Given to Poor Children

These toys will be redistributed to poor Venezuelan children for Christmas. (Twitter / Superintendencia Nacional para la Defensa

More than 3 million toys were seized from two warehouses which will be delivered to poor children before Christmas Day.

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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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Venezuela Invokes MERCOSUR Protocol to Mediate Conflict

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (center) has said right-wing governments in the region were trying to stage a coup i

Venezuela began the process to implement the Olivos Protocol Monday after MERCOSUR's founding nations suspended it last week for allegedly failing to implement internal agreements.

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Venezuela and Trinidad Sign Landmark Energy Agreements

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Keith C. Rowley (left) and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (right) (Prensa Presidenci

Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago signed three agreements Monday focusing on oil and gas production.

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Venezuela’s Central Bank Announces New Banknotes and Coins

Venezuela’s highest value banknote will go from 100 Bolivars to 20,000. 
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The new higher denomination notes and coins will gradually come into effect as of December 15. 

 

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