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Pablo Iglesias Slams Venezuelan Parliament’s PODEMOS Probe as “Ridiculous”

Podemos Secretary Pablo Iglesias has branded the international probe “ridiculous”. (Telesur).

The leftist Spanish politician said that Venezuelan opposition parties do not have the authority to investigate his party. 

 

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Venezuela’s Public Prosecution Indicts Two Tumeremo Massacre Suspects

“Justice for our loved ones. We have hope.” (AP)

The suspects are alleged to have acted as part of a criminal gang that carried out the mass murder of at least 17 miners in Bolivar state earlier in March.

 

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Maduro Meets US Envoy, Travels to Havana for Colombia Peace Deal Signing

President Nicolas Maduro meets with top US diplomat Thomas Shannon on June 22. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with US envoy Thomas Shannon on Wednesday before flying to Havana to attend the signing of an historic peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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China Denies Allegations of Dialogue with Opposition

Deputy Director of Foreign Ministry Information Department Hua Chunying (South China Morning Post).

The Chinese government dismissed allegations that they met with the opposition after a Financial Times’ recent report stated otherwise.

 

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Demands Immediate Resignation of OAS Secretary General

Image: Minister of Foreign Relations Delcy Rodriguez made her comments regarding General Secretary Luis Almagro via Twitter on S

The demand comes as a recent poll affirms that over two-thirds of Venezuelans oppose international intervention in their country.

 

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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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Venezuela Relaxes Forex Ceiling as Oil Prices Remain Stable

President Nicolas Maduro has long vowed to stamp out Venezuela's currency black market, which he has argued has contributed

Venezuela's official currency exchange rate is gaining ground on the country's thriving dollar black market, according to data released by the central bank Thursday.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Opposition Health Law, Declares AN’s May Activities Invalid

Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice building in Caracas (Reuters).

Venezuela’s high court declared an emergency health law approved by the opposition-controlled parliament unconstitutional due to its infringement upon the Executive branch’s powers.

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Over 400 Arrested in Cumana Lootings, Authorities Finger Opposition

Residents looted dozens of commercial outlets in Cumana on Tuesday. (Twitter)

Venezuelan authorities arrested over 400 during widespread looting in the eastern coastal city of Cumana on Tuesday. 

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OAS Makes "Historic" Decision to Review Secretary General for Actions Against Venezuela

Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez (Reuters).

The regional body’s permanent council will gather next Tuesday to assess Luis Almagro’s controversial call for immediate intervention in Venezuelan domestic affairs and its suspension from the organization last month. 

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Venezuela’s Public Prosecution Investigates Alleged “Looting” Deaths

Caption: Venezuela’s Public Prosecution has indicted scores of officials from Venezuela’s security forces over the past two

The public legal body announced that it will prosecute a sergeant major in connection to one of the fatal shootings. 

 

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United Nations: Solutions to Venezuela’s Crisis Mustn’t Be Imposed from Outside

N High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Courtesy: United Nations).

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a peaceful, nationally agreed solution to the country’s problems.  

 

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International Social Media Campaign Shows Solidarity with Venezuela

Movements across Venezuela the globe have expressed their solidarity in recent weeks (Prensa Presidencial).

“I Believe in Venezuela” built an international platform on Twitter this week to express solidarity with the South American nation in light of the recent OAS Summit. 

 

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Venezuela and US to Prepare for Diplomatic Talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez met this week to discuss plans for a

Following this week’s OAS Summit, the US proposed high-level talks with Venezuela to address diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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Venezuelan Government Seeks Supreme Court Injunction over Fraudulent Recall Signatures

El Libertador Mayor Jorge Rodriguez. (Globovision)

The head of the presidential commission auditing Venezuela’s recall process, Jorge Rodriguez, petitioned the Supreme Court Monday for a protection order against the opposition following revelations of fraud in signature collection.

 

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