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Venezuela Begins Charging in Foreign Currency for Gas Sales Along Border

Gas sales in foreign currency begin along the Colombia-Venezuela border. (AFP)

The policy change is aimed at ending fuel contraband along the border.

 

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Former Opposition Presidential Candidate Freed in Venezuela

Manuel Rosales confirmed his release via Twitter. (Ultimas Noticias)

Former opposition presidential candidate and state governor Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest in Venezuela. Six other opposition supporters were also freed. 

 

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Venezuela Sends Condolences to Turkey Following New Year's Terror Attack

A mourner cries over the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Yunus Gormek, 23, one of the victims of the NYD attack (Associated Press/

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry has sent condolences to Turkey following a terror attack on New Year's which left 39 people dead. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Pushes Back Currency Deadline, Sees ‘Economic Expansion’ in 2017

President Nicolas Maduro says Venezuelans will now have until January 20 to use their BsF100 bills. (Prensa Presidencial)

President Nicolas Maduro again extended Thursday the window for Venezuelans to use their old BsF100 bills, just days before the currency was slated to be removed from circulation.

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Venezuela Expresses Concern Over Colombia-NATO Cooperation

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (EFE).

Venezuela released an official statement Monday expressing concerns for regional peace after Colombia and NATO agreed to expand upon an agreement against organized crime.

 

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Venezuelan Opposition Calls off Participation in Dialogue with Government

MUD opposition spokesperson Jesús Torrealba (AFP).

The opposition threatens to pull back from dialogue with the Bolivarian government citing unfulfilled agreements.

 

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Christmas Crackdown Continues for Venezuela’s Consumer Protection Agency

SUNDDE head William Contreras has alleged EPK was selling products at mark ups of over 500 percent. (SUNDDE/hand out)

Venezuela’s consumer protection agency isn’t wishing price speculators a merry Christmas.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Upholds Rights of Same-Sex Families in Landmark Ruling

“I am the Inclusion Revolution [play on words combining ‘revolution’ with ‘inclusion’]” (Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) ruled earlier this month that children of same-sex married couples are entitled to the full rights and protections guaranteed by the state under the nation’s constitution.

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Venezuela Condemns Assassination of Russian Ambassador in Turkey

Turkish authorities carry the Russian flag-draped coffin of Andrei Karlov during a ceremony at Ankara’s Esenboga airport. (Ade

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry issued an official communiqué Monday repudiating the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

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Maduro Extends Legal Circulation of 100 Bolivar Bills Until January

President Maduro announces the extension on Saturday night (Prensa Presidencial).

The president backpedaled Friday on a decision announced last week to withdraw the notes as legal tender, citing claims of "international sabotage". 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Extends Border Closure, Decreases Window for Swapping Old Currency

President Nicolas Maduro says the value of the BsF has been drained by criminal groups hoarding the currency abroad. (Prensa Pre

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday he had extended the closure of its land borders with Colombia and Brazil, and decreased the time window for Venezuelans to deposit old bills at the central bank. Meanwhile the value of the dollar on the black market appears to have plummeted as a result of the initiative. 

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Venezuelan FM Attacked by Argentine Police Outside MERCOSUR Meeting

Venezuelan FM Delcy Rodriguez is obstructed by Argentinian police (Pagina12).

Rodriguez says she was “thrown to ground” by riot police who sought to physically prevent her from attending the foreign ministers' conference. 

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Venezuelan Government Orders Reduction in Electronic Payment Taxes

Venezuelan Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas made the announcement on Tuesday. (Archive)

 The Venezuelan government announced Tuesday a two percent reduction in value added taxes paid in electronic transactions as part of an initiative to encourage less physical currency use.

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“Dólar Today” Admits Support for Venezuelan Opposition

Dólar Today logo. (Archive)

Dólar Today founder and current US resident Gustavo Díaz voiced support for ultra-right Venezuelan opposition leaders linked to anti-government violence and coups attempts. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Appoints New Rectors to National Electoral Body

The TSJ appointed new CNE rectors on Tuesday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court appointed two new rectors to the National Electoral Council Tuesday amid an ongoing standoff with the opposition-held National Assembly. 

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