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Extreme Poverty in Venezuela Drops to Record Low

More than 36,000 Venezuelans escaped extreme poverty in 2014. (AVN)

The level of extreme poverty in Venezuela dropped to a record low of 5.4 percent in 2015, Social Development Minister Hector Rodriguez said Monday.

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US Solidarity Organizations Plan National Day of Action for Venezuela on March 5th

Poster for the NYC march on Human Rights Watch, in defense of Venezuelan sovereignty. (design by yekoland@gmail.com)

As the two-year anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death approaches, US-based solidarity organizations rally for a nation-wide Day of Action to celebrate the late socialist leader’s legacy and condemn US intervention in Venezuelan affairs.

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Maduro: “US Human Rights Abusers Not Welcome in Venezuela”

The US embassy in Caracas (Aporrea)

The Venezuelan government has responded to increased pressure from Washington by revoking visa rights for former US politicians such as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, described by President Nicolas Maduro as “terrorists against the peoples of the world”. The head of state also went on to call for a “global rebellion against US imperialism”.

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Venezuelan Government Announces Further Reparations for Victims of Caracazo

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President Nicolas Maduro announced on Saturday that the Venezuelan state would pay reparations to 74 new families who were victims of the 1989 massacre perpetrated by state security forces, known as the "Caracazo".

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Venezuela Continues to be Chavista, According to New Poll

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The poll also highlighted that 57% of citizens have faith in President Nicolas Maduro's capacity to improve the economy, while a substantial 80% of those questioned believe that human rights are guaranteed in the country.

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Venezuelans Commemorate 26th Anniversary of the Caracazo

The armed forces massacred thousands of people on February 27th 1989 (Archives United Socialist Party of Venezuela)

Dozens gathered in the South Cemetery of Caracas on Friday to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the "Caracazo", the 1989 popular rebellion which saw Venezuela's poor and excluded majority rise up against the IMF structural adjustment package imposed by President Carlos Andres Perez.

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New Evidence Links Ledezma, COPEI to Thwarted Coup

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez claim that there are "very few opposition le

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello unveils new evidence that could lend further support to allegations concerning Antonio Ledezma's  role in the "Blue" coup. A stash of weapons, including explosives, was also discovered at the Caracas headquarters of opposition party COPEI.

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Venezuela’s New Forex System Sees Steady Results

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The new foreign exchange mechanism Simadi, introduced by the Venezuelan finance minister on February 10th, has so far seen promising results. 

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Venezuelan Government Detains Police Officer Following Death of Teenager

The state of Tachira was the birthplace of last year's protests (AFP)

The Venezuelan Minister of Interior Relations, Peace and Justice confirmed that the officer in question is currently in police custody. 

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Venezuela Denounces Foreign Interference at UN Security Council

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez (TeleSUR)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced foreign interference and the economic war being waged on Venezuela during her presentation Monday at the United Nations Security Council.

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Caracas Mayor Indicted in Venezuela, Will Face Trial

Indicted Mayor, Antonio Ledezma, alongside currently jailed terror plotter, Lorent Saleh (Archives)

A Venezuelan judge has found sufficient evidence linking arrested Caracas Mayor, Antonio Ledezma, to a conspiracy against the national government in order to proceed to trial, the Venezuelan Public Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed. 

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"March of the Red Carnations" Commemorates Living Legacy of Ali Primera 30 Years After His Death

The March of the Red Carnations began in Paraguana 30 years ago at the burial of Ali Primera (VTV)

Thousands took part in the March of the Red Carnations this Sunday in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary Venezuelan folksinger and revolutionary icon, Ali Primera, known as "the People's Singer." 

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Venezuelan Health Ministry to Distribute 18 Million Free Condoms

Last year the Venezuelan government distributed more than 17 million male and female condoms to the population (Radiomundial)

The Venezuelan Health Ministry announced on Friday that the National Public Health System will distribute 18 million condoms for men and women free of charge over the course of 2015.

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Venezuelan Opposition Mayor, Alias “The Vampire,” Arrested for Role in Blue Coup Plot

Opposition politician, Antonio Ledezma, was arrested by SEBIN on Thursday afternoon (Telesur).

Venezuelan opposition Mayor and longtime rightwing politician, Antonio Ledezma, has been arrested by the country’s intelligence services, SEBIN, for his alleged role in plotting to stage a coup against the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro. 

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Opposition Protesters Mark Anniversary of Rightwing Leader's Arrest by Attempting to Kill Air Force Sergeant

Opposition protesters brutally attack Bolivarian Air Force Seargent Luis Alejandro Linares Espinoza (Credit: Contrapunto).

In the latest round of opposition street violence, a group of masked youth violently assaulted an unarmed official of the Bolivarian Air Force in the wealthy Caracas neighborhood of Chacao on Wednesday

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