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Long-Time Venezuelan Diplomat Bernardo Álvarez Dies, 60

Bernardo Alvarez served as a high-level diplomat under both the Chávez and Maduro administrations. (AVN)

Venezuela's ambassador to the Organization of American States died Friday at the age of 60 in Caracas. 

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11 Venezuelan Military Officials Arrested Over Alleged Massacre

Twelve bodies were found in mass graves in Miranda state on Friday. (Archive)

Eleven members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) were arrested over the weekend for their alleged role in the murder of twelve people. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Declares Three-Day National Mourning for Fidel Castro

President Maduro pays homage to the late Cuban leader. (Prensa Miraflores)

 President Nicolas Maduro ordered three days of national mourning for the legendary Cuban leader Fidel Castro who died on Friday night.

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Venezuela’s Currency Takes Another Dive

The Bolivar (BsF) has lost over 40 percent since the start of November, according to unofficial exchange tracking website dolart

Venezuela’s beleaguered currency looked set Friday to lose around half its value in a month.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Says Dialogue Should Continue

President Nicolas Maduro says dialogue with the MUD will continue. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government says it will continue pushing for dialogue with the country’s opposition, despite right-wing leaders announcing talks were frozen.

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Venezuelan Government Laments Death of Ex Chávez Ally Luis Miquilena

Former Chávez ally Luis Miquilena died at the age of 97 on Thursday. (Archive)

The Bolivarian government issued an official communiqué Thursday mourning the death of long time Venezuelan politician and entrepreneur Luis Miquilena.

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Venezuela Launches "Indestructible Heart” Media Campaign

Youth in Coro, Falcon state form a heart to show their support for the campaign (Correo del Orinoco).

Communities and organizations across Venezuela have organized cultural and political events as part of the latest media campaign to defend Venezuelan sovereignty.

 

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Venezuela Mulls Suing JP Morgan over De Facto Economic Blockade

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during his weekly broadcast in La Victoria, Venezuela, Nov. 20, 2016 (Reuters).
The U.S. investment bank claimed that Venezuela's state oil company missed debt payments. The country hasn't missed payments since 2002.
 
 

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Senior Chavista Diplomat Freed After 12 Days in Venezuelan State Custody

Ricardo Moreno during an appearance on CNN Español. (CNN)

Ricardo Moreno was released Sunday evening after being detained for twelve days by state intelligence agents under unclear circumstances. 

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Venezuela Creates New Tourism and IT Universities

Venezuela’s new National Tourism University. (AVN)

The Bolivarian government announced Monday the creation of two new state universities dedicated to tourism and information technology. 

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MERCOSUR Threatens Venezuela with Suspension

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Member states Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay have accused Venezuela of failing to implement 300 MERCOSUR regulations.

 

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Maduro Slams Obama, Hopes for Better Relations with Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (@PresidencialVen).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at US President Barack Obama after the latter expressed veiled criticisms of Venezuela at an international trade summit in Peru.

 

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Senior Venezuelan Diplomat Detained Under Unclear Circumstances

Ricardo Moreno with President Nicolas Maduro (Ricardo Moreno via Facebook)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry's North America director was arrested by authorities last week. No charges have been announced and the ministry has yet to issue a statement.

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China and Venezuela Sign $2.2 Billion Deal to Boost Oil Output

PDVSA President Eulogio del Pino signs agreement with his Chinese counterpart. (AVN)

Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA signed a US $2.2 billion investment deal Thursday with China’s National Petroleum Company (CNPC) to increase production by 227 thousand barrels per day (BPD).

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Jury Deliberations Begin in Venezuelan “Narco Nephews” Case

Venezuelan nationals Flores de Freitas and Campo Flores are accused of plotting to smuggle cocaine to the US. (US Attorney'

A US jury began deliberations Friday in the trial of two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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