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National Communal Economy Conference Calls for Communal Markets, Increased Funding of Communal Banks in Venezuela

The National Communal Economy conference was held in Barinas state   (Prensa CRBZ)

Representatives from 225 communes met on 31 January and 1 February in Barinas to discuss strengthening the communal economy.

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Government Rejects Attacks on Cuban Baseball Players in Margarita, Venezuela

One of the protestors outside the state run Hotel Venetur, where the Cuban team was staying. His placard says “communism is th

Six people have been arrested after opposition supporters protested and attacked the Cuban baseball team, currently competing in the Caribbean Series in Margarita, Venezuela. The opposition also held meetings over the weekend to discuss methods to “get rid of” the national government.

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Chavismo Marks 15 Years in Power, Venezuelan Government’s Coalition to Restructure

President Nicolas Maduro has announced the restructuring of the pro-government Great Patriotic Pole coalition, arguing the bloc

President Nicolas Maduro has announced the restructuring of the pro-government Great Patriotic Pole coalition, arguing the bloc should achieve “grassroots revolutionary hegemony” in Venezuelan politics. 

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New Security Measure Causes Controversy among Venezuelan Motorcyclists

Many citizens share the perception of motorcycles as a transit pest and facilitator of violent crime, and publicly applaud the p

A government proposal to restrict the circulation of motorcycles during night-time hours has caused controversy among bikers. The measure is one of several being implemented to reduce crime in Venezuela.

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Venezuelan LGBT Movement Submits Proposal for Same Sex Marriage

Venezuela’s LGBT movement today gathered outside Venezuela’s National Assembly to hand over a legal proposal for debate that

Venezuela’s LGBT movement today gathered outside the National Assembly to hand over a legal proposal for debate that would legalise same sex civil marriage in the South American country.

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Car Assembly Workers Say Sector Faces Difficulty in Venezuela

A Venezuelan car assembly worker union has warned that the sector faces production and labour difficulties, and has requested th

A Venezuelan car assembly worker union has warned that the sector faces production and labour difficulties, and has requested that the government implements a strategy to promote greater national car manufacturing.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Tells U.S. to “Swallow” Criticism of CELAC Summit

(Indira Guerrera / Noticias 24)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has told the United States to “swallow” its criticism of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States’ (CELAC) summit, after the U.S. accused the CELAC of “betraying democracy” by supporting Cuba.

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Venezuela Speaks Out Against “Colonialism” at CELAC Summit

This year's CELAC summit hosted talks on regional concerns that have historically been discussed through the Organisation o

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for an “eradication” of “colonialism” in Latin America at the annual summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

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Venezuela’s Catatumbo Lightning Enters Guinness Book of World Records

The Catatumbo lightening (Prensa Mintur)

Venezuela’s Catatumbo lightening phenomenon yesterday entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of average lightning bolts per square kilometre per year, at 250.

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Venezuelan Government Blames “Import Mafias” for Alleged Paper Shortage

The Venezuelan government claims that sufficient dollars have been supplied for paper purchase, and instead blames paper import

International and local private media have accused the Venezuelan government of infringing “freedom of expression and information” by restricting newspapers’ access to official exchange rate dollars, and therefore their ability to import paper. The government however says the dollars have been supplied, and blames speculating paper import companies.

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Venezuelan Government Continues to Provide Free HIV and AIDS Treatment

While the government is providing free HIV treatment and workshops, the virus is still stigmatised by many, affecting the abilit

Although the Venezuelan government has provided people with HIV or AIDS with free medicine and care since 2000, the health ministry met with national and regional coordinators of the HIV and AIDS national program to discuss strategies to improve the service on Friday.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Proposes Solutions to Violent Crime

Reiterating advances in poverty and inequality reduction under the Bolivarian government since 1998, Maduro concluded that a tra

In a speech on security yesterday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro outlined his opinion on the causes of violent crime in the South American country. 

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Law Limiting Costs, Prices and Profits Comes into Force in Venezuela

A new law limiting costs, prices and profit margins across the Venezuelan economy came into effect yesterday. (AVN)

A law limiting costs, prices and profit margins across the Venezuelan economy came into effect yesterday.

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Venezuela Undertakes Controversial Overhaul of Currency Exchange Regime

Ramirez denied that the new measures constitute a devaluation when he announced that Venezuelan travellers will no longer be eli

The Venezuelan government has tightened access to its preferential currency exchange rate, and says it's considering changes to laws prohibiting the parallel currency market.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela to Hold National Congress in July

Meeting of the national leadership of the PSUV yesterday in Anzoategui (AVN)

During a press conference yesterday in Anzoategui state, President Nicolas Maduro announced that the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will hold its national congress on 26 to 28 July.

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