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Venezuela Relaxes Forex Ceiling as Oil Prices Remain Stable

President Nicolas Maduro has long vowed to stamp out Venezuela's currency black market, which he has argued has contributed

Venezuela's official currency exchange rate is gaining ground on the country's thriving dollar black market, according to data released by the central bank Thursday.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Opposition Health Law, Declares AN’s May Activities Invalid

Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice building in Caracas (Reuters).

Venezuela’s high court declared an emergency health law approved by the opposition-controlled parliament unconstitutional due to its infringement upon the Executive branch’s powers.

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Over 400 Arrested in Cumana Lootings, Authorities Finger Opposition

Residents looted dozens of commercial outlets in Cumana on Tuesday. (Twitter)

Venezuelan authorities arrested over 400 during widespread looting in the eastern coastal city of Cumana on Tuesday. 

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OAS Makes "Historic" Decision to Review Secretary General for Actions Against Venezuela

Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez (Reuters).

The regional body’s permanent council will gather next Tuesday to assess Luis Almagro’s controversial call for immediate intervention in Venezuelan domestic affairs and its suspension from the organization last month. 

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Venezuela’s Public Prosecution Investigates Alleged “Looting” Deaths

Caption: Venezuela’s Public Prosecution has indicted scores of officials from Venezuela’s security forces over the past two

The public legal body announced that it will prosecute a sergeant major in connection to one of the fatal shootings. 

 

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United Nations: Solutions to Venezuela’s Crisis Mustn’t Be Imposed from Outside

N High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Courtesy: United Nations).

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a peaceful, nationally agreed solution to the country’s problems.  

 

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International Social Media Campaign Shows Solidarity with Venezuela

Movements across Venezuela the globe have expressed their solidarity in recent weeks (Prensa Presidencial).

“I Believe in Venezuela” built an international platform on Twitter this week to express solidarity with the South American nation in light of the recent OAS Summit. 

 

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Venezuela and US to Prepare for Diplomatic Talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez met this week to discuss plans for a

Following this week’s OAS Summit, the US proposed high-level talks with Venezuela to address diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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Venezuelan Government Seeks Supreme Court Injunction over Fraudulent Recall Signatures

El Libertador Mayor Jorge Rodriguez. (Globovision)

The head of the presidential commission auditing Venezuela’s recall process, Jorge Rodriguez, petitioned the Supreme Court Monday for a protection order against the opposition following revelations of fraud in signature collection.

 

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Venezuelan Police Raid Headquarters of Dissident Chavista Party

Venezuela's criminal investigation body, the CICPC, raided the offices of Marea Socialista on Friday. (Archive)

Venezuelan police raided the offices of the Trotskyist political organization Marea Socialista (MS) Friday on the orders of a local court.

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CNE Sets Dates to Validate Recall Signatures, Denounces Violence

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archive)

The electoral body confirmed that 10,995 signatures collected by the opposition belonged to dead persons, among 605,727 total irregularities

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Venezuela Condemns Orlando Massacre, Voices Solidarity with LGBT Community

Venezuela's Ministry of Foreign Relations (VTV).

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced the killing of 50 people in an Orlando nightclub Sunday in what is being described as the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in US history.

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The Real Reasons Behind Borges' Bloody Nose

Julio Borges with riot helmet accompanied by bodyguards. (Screenshot from Tvs Pueblo video/Aporrea)

The Venezuelan government repudiated an attack on opposition lawmaker Julio Borges after protesters stormed the CNE Thursday. 

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Venezuelan Government Launches Investigation Into 12 POLICHACAO Officers

Venezuela's interior minister Gustavo Gonzalez says nine Polichacao officers have been suspended without pay, while another

The Venezuelan government said Thursday it had opened an investigation into the conduct of 12 police officers from the opposition stronghold of Chacao.

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Maduro Unveils Proposals for Dialogue with Opposition

Maduro presented three proposals to advance the mediation process this week (Prensa Presidencial).

The South American president announced three proposals for the UNASUR mediated talks between his government and the opposition this week.

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