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Trump’s Appointed Secretary of State Confirms Support for Regime Change in Venezuela

 Rex Tillerson, a former CEO for Exxon and US President Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State. (Reuters)

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson told think tank Latin America Goes Global that he would actively seek a “transition to democratic rule” in Venezuela. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Names New Central Bank President

Ricardo Sanguino. (Archive)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the appointment of a new head of the country’s Central Bank (BCV) Sunday following the resignation of current president Nelson Merentes, who occupied the position since 2009.

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Venezuela Opens Registration for Social Missions Card

Venezuelans queuing up to register for their Homeland Cards. (UltimasNoticias)

The new identity card is intended to streamline access to social programs among the country’s most vulnerable sectors.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders Opposition-Led Parliament to Pay Its Workers

Venezuela's highest court has called on the National Assembly to properly pay its rank and file workers. (AVN)
Venezuela’s highest court sided Thursday with a group of public sector workers who alleged the opposition controlled National Assembly has failed to pay their wages.

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Venezuela’s PDVSA Sees Lower Debt in 2017

PDVSA is the Venezuelan government's single largest source of revenue. (AVN)

Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA revealed Friday it managed to reduce its debt obligations last year.

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Venezuela Signs Port Modernization Agreement with Texeira Duarte

Public Works and Ground Transport Minister Ricardo Molina signs the agreement with Texeira Duarte President Pedro Maria Texeira

The multi-million dollar deal will see the upgrading of the capacities of the La Guaira port in order to reduce loading and unloading times by an estimated 250 percent.

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Venezuela Launches New Public Security Plan to Reduce Violent Crime

President Maduro unveils his new security initiative on national television. (Twitter/Despacho presidencia)

 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a new anti-crime strategy aimed at “combatting insecurity” this week.  

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"Puerto Rico Vive": Venezuela Celebrates Independence Leader's Release

President Nicolás Maduro during Wednesday’s press conference at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. (Presidential Pres
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro lauded Tuesday US President Barak Obama’s decision to pardon Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera.
 
 

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2.75 Million New Banknotes Enter into Circulation in Venezuela

Venezuela's latest 20,000 banknote against the recently recalled 100 banknote featuring the image of Simón Bolivar (Archiv

Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) Director José Khan confirmed that the country's new higher denomination bank notes had entered into circulation on Monday.

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Venezuela to Open Currency Exchange Houses Along Colombian Border

Currency exchange house. (Archive)

The eight new currency exchange centers are aimed at combatting the cross-border smuggling of Venezuelan bolivars. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Social Achievements in Annual Address to the Nation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the Supreme Court for his annual address to the nation. (AVN and Prensa Presidenci

Maduro said his administration had managed to expand social welfare provision despite facing a severe economic crisis.  

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Obama Extends Executive Order Targeting Venezuela for Second Time

Outgoing US President Barack Obama renewed the Executive Order last Friday (teleSUR).

The executive order labels Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security.

 

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Venezuela Foils ‘Right-Wing Coup Plot’, Arrests More Opposition Politicians

Interior minister Nestor Reverol announced the latest arrests Thursday. (@NestorReverol)

Venezuelan authorities arrested Thursday two opposition politicians and a general after allegedly plotting to destabilise the country.

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Venezuela Authorities Detain Opposition Legislator on Charges of Terrorism

Gilber Caro. (Archive)

Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami confirmed Wednesday that Popular Will (VP) party legislator Gilber Alexander Caro Alfonzo was detained in connection to terrorist acts.

 

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Opposition Governor Summoned by Venezuelan Comptroller General for Odebrecht Case

Miranda state governor and opposition politician Henrique Capriles Radonski will appear before the Comptroller General’s offic

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles is cited to appear before the Comptroller General’s office this Thursday in connection to the region-wide Odebrecht corruption scandal.

 

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