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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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OAS Fails to Reach Consensus on Venezuela Suspension in Latest Extraordinary Session

OAS extraordinary session concludes without a formal vote regarding Venezuela’s suspension. (AP/El Heraldo)

OAS chief Luis Almagro's attempt to suspend Venezuela from the regional body ended in stalemate Tuesday as member-states failed to reach a decision on the matter. 

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Marco Rubio Threatens El Salvador, Haiti, and DR to Vote for Venezuela OAS Suspension

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) threatened Haiti, El Salvador, and Dominican Republic with cuts in US aid if they failed to support

The far-right Florida Republican threatened to cut off US aid to the three countries if they failed to vote in favor of suspending Venezuela under the OAS Democratic Charter.

 

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Venezuela Defends Sovereignty Against Possible OAS Suspension

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez speaks out against Luis Almagro’s call for an extraordinary session ag

Venezuela protested this Tuesday's OAS extraordinary session set to debate the South American nation's expulsion from the body. 

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Maduro Unveils Economic Reforms, Signs 48 Deals with Private Firms to Boost Production

Maduro presents economic announcements at the Venezuela Powerhouse 2017 Exposition in Caracas. (Prensa Presidential)

Among the measures is a revamped currency exchange mechanism as well as new executive orders to expand agriculture and mining.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Appeals to UN over Medicine Shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked the UN for help to resolve the country's difficulties in the health sector. (

The Venezuelan president announced Friday that he had requested assistance from the United Nations to help the country respond to critical issues in its health sector. 

 

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Poll: 66% of Venezuelans Reject US Drug Trafficking Accusations Against VP

Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

Nearly two-thirds of Venezuelans dismiss as false recent drug trafficking accusations against Vice-President Tareck El Aissami, reports a new study by the independent polling firm Hinterlaces.

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Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

Children studying in a state school in Caracas, Venezuela. May 23, 2014. (Reuters)

Despite the ongoing economic crisis, Venezuela has maintained a higher human development ranking than Brazil, Peru, and Colombia

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Venezuela Slams US-led Calls for Elections as ‘Interventionist’

President Nicolas Maduro hit back by accusing the US of using right wing governments in the region as “imperialist” stooges.

Venezuela has accused the US of “aggression”, after a group of 14 nations issued a joint statement Thursday demanding new elections in the South American country.

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Venezuelan Troops Retreat from Colombian Border, Clash with Paramilitaries

The porous, rugged Venezuela/Colombia border has long been a cause of tension between the two neighbours, and has repeatedly bee

Venezuela said Thursday a group of its soldiers had retreated from a border camp, after officials in Bogota accused the troops of straying into Colombian territory.

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Grassroots-Run Bakery Faces Opposition Guarimba Attacks

Opposition supporters protest outside of La Minka bakery Tuesday.(screen shot/LaIguana)

Just days after the grassroots organisation La Minka occupied a Caracas bakery, opposition supporters launched violent attacks against the store. 

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Venezuela’s Legislative Opposition Back Application of OAS Democratic Charter

Ninety opposition lawmakers voted in support of the application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Venezuela. (Tal

Opposition legislators backed an agreement this Tuesday in support of invoking the OAS Democratic Charter against Venezuela. 

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