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Death Toll in Venezuela Clashes Rises to Ten (Updated)

Violent protests in the Altamira area of Caracas (AP)

According to authorities and press reports a total of ten people have now died in connection with violent protests in Venezuela. The government and the opposition blame each other for the situation.

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Venezuelan Government Reiterates Calls For Dialogue With Opposition

Maduro again called for dialogue last night (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has again called for dialogue, as part of a national peace plan.

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Death Toll Rises in Venezuela; Opposition Demonstrators Say They're Fighting a War of "Attrition"

An opposition group in Merida today. (Ewan Robertson/Venezuelanalysis)

Anti-government demonstrations turned deadly again today, following yesterday's arrest of far right leader Leopoldo Lopez.

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Venezuelan Workers Demand Nationalisation of Automotive Industry

An automotive worker's rally in 2007 (UNT)

Venezuelan automotive workers have slammed multinational car manufacturers for cutting back production in the country, while the country's largest trade union federation has called for the nationalisation of the industry.

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Large Marches by Venezuelan Opposition and Government Supporters, Leopoldo Lopez Turns Himself In

The pro-government march today in Caracas (AVN)

At a large opposition march in Caracas, far right leader Leopoldo Lopez handed himself in to the National Guard. Other large opposition and pro-government rallies and marches were held peacefully around the country.

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Maduro Expels Three U.S. Officials from Venezuela for “Conspiracy”

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has expelled three U.S. consular officials from the country due to suspected conspiracy with

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has expelled three U.S. consular officials from the country due to suspected conspiracy with the conservative opposition. Meanwhile opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has announced he will lead another march against the government in Caracas tomorrow. 

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Venezuelan Intelligence Official Arrested in Connection with 12 February Violence in Caracas

An official of Venezuela’s intelligence service has been arrested in connection with the violent clashes last Wednesday in Car

An official of Venezuela’s intelligence service has been arrested in connection with the violent clashes last Wednesday in Caracas which left three dead, a Venezuelan newspaper has reported. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Holds Mass Rally to Reject Violence as Protests Continue (+video)

Yesterday's rally (agencies)

Thousands of government supporters gathered yesterday in Caracas to call for “peace” after violent clashes left three dead on Wednesday. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles today called supporters to gather for a national march “against paramilitaries and violence”. 

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Third Day of Protests in Venezuela Sees Lower Turnout, Calls for Peace

Last night President Nicolas Maduro commented on the investigations underway into the violent clashes in Caracas on Wednesday. (

Opposition street protests continue in Venezuela, although with lower turnouts and intensity than earlier this week.

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Inflation and Shortages Remain High in Venezuela

A breakdown of January's inflation by sectors (BCV)

Inflation and shortages remained high in January according to a report by the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV), however levels of food shortages have decreased.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Demand More Demonstrations Following Deadly Clashes

Violent opposition demonstrators in Caracas yesterday (Ángel de Jesús/AVN)

Venezuela's opposition have continued to stage violent demonstrations amid calls for calm.

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Peaceful Marches and Opposition Violence, Two Deaths Mark Day of Youth in Venezuela

In Caracas today (Aporrea)

Violent opposition groups attacked government buildings and civilians, and clashed with police and government supporters following peaceful marches commemorating the Day of Youth.

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Opposition Violence Continues in Some Venezuelan Cities, Attacks on Journalists

Violent opposition protestors in Merida this afternoon (Tamara Pearson / Venezuelanalysis.com)

Violent sectors of the opposition have continued protests over the weekend and yesterday, leaving parts of Merida and Tachira closed, and some serious injuries.

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Venezuelan Government Applies Law Limiting Costs, Prices and Profits

Karlin Granadillo, a top official of the government agency enforcing the new price law, said today that the maximum profit limit

 The period allowed for businesses to adjust their prices to the new Fair Prices Law ended today, with the government planning a wave of inspections to ensure the legal measure is applied. 

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Spanish – Venezuelan Production Wins Best Ibero-American Film at Goya Awards

“This is the first Goya for Venezuela!” explained the film’s Venezuelan director Miguel Ferrari (centre) in his acceptance

The film Blue and Not So Pink (Azul y No Tan Rosa) has become the first Venezuelan film to win a Goya at the Spanish Academy of Art’s prestigious annual Goya awards ceremony. 

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