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Venezuela Pulls CNN off Air Amid Iraq Passport Controversy

CONATEL says CNN's removal from Venezuela's airwaves is a temporary measure. (Chris Rank/Bloomberg)

Venezuela’s broadcast authority pulled CNN’s Spanish language channel off air this week, after the government accused the news network of airing an unsubstantiated story on corruption among diplomatic officials.

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Trump Meets with Venezuela's Lilian Tintori, Demands Release of Leopoldo Lopez

Trump with Tintori, Vice-President Pence, and Senator Rubio (left to right). (@realDonaldTrump)

Trump met Leopoldo Lopez's wife, Lilian Tintori, as the Venezuelan Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the jailed ultra-right opposition leader.

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Venezuela's Maduro Vows "Legal and Diplomatic" Response to US Sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stands with Vice-President Tarek El Aissami (left). (AVN)

President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that “legal and diplomatic actions” will be taken in response to US sanctions targeting the nation's vice-president.  

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Venezuela and China Sign New $2.7 Billion Development Deal

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Chinese National Reform Commission Vice-President Ning Jizhe. (@PartidoPSUV)

Venezuela and China ratified 22 new agreements totaling US $2.7 billion Monday in a bid to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.

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Venezuela Blasts “Illegal” US Sanctions Against VP

Venezuelan Vice-President Tarek El Aissami. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry called the move an “unprecedented act” that “flagrantly violates international law”. 

 

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Venezuelan Leftist Movements Criticise CNE Registration Process

The Communist party has said it will refuse to take part in the registration process. (TribunaPopular)

The parties condemned the process as a veiled attempt to clamp down on small political organisations. 

 

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Venezuela Condemns Meeting Between Opposition Leader & Brazilian FM

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned her Brazilian counterpart for meeting with National Assembly head Julio Bo

Venezuela condemned Thursday Brazil’s foreign minister Jose Serra for meeting with right wing leader Julio Borges.

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Venezuelan Embassy Officials Accused of Selling Passports in Iraq

Venezuelan officials in Iraq have been accused of fraudulently selling passports. (Archive)

Venezuelan diplomatic officials in Iraq may have fraudulently sold hundreds of passports, according to allegations made in a CNN article this week.

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US Legislators Demand Tougher Sanctions Against Venezuela

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (right, R-Florida) and Senator Menendez (D-New Jersey). (Archive)

US legislators across both major political parties submitted a letter to President Trump calling for harsher sanctions against the South American nation.

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Venezuela Set to Export Fishing and Aquaculture Products to El Salvador

A socialist fish market in Venezuela. (INSOPECA)

Venezuela and El Salvador signed bilateral cooperation agreements this week in Caracas.

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Bolivarian Government Calls for "Second Phase" of Dialogue with Opposition

Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez called for a "second phase of dialogue" on Monday. (Archive)

Jorge Rodríguez expressed the Venezuelan government’s unwavering commitment to dialogue with the opposition on Monday. 

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Russia Reaffirms Support for Venezuelan Sovereignty

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (EFE)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov highlighted his government’s commitment to Venezuelan sovereignty Monday during a bilateral meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart in Moscow.

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Venezuela Mourns Passing of Brazilian Leftist Marisa Leticia Rocco

Marisa Leticia Rocco (L) with her husband, Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R). (Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

Venezuela issued condolences Thursday to the family of prominent leftist Marisa Leticia Rocco, the wife of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva.

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Venezuela’s PDVSA to Boost Gas Distribution

Venezuela has the world's eighth largest proven gas reserves. (AVN)

Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA announced Thursday plans to partner with private company Gavenplast to boost domestic gas production and distribution.

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Venezuela Reaffirms Support for Syria Against Foreign Intervention

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Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry released an official statement Tuesday congratulating the Syrian government on its recent military triumphs over armed groups attempting to destabilize the Arab Republic. 

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