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MERCOSUR Blocks Venezuela from Taking Over Presidency

Venezuela entered MERCOSUR as a full member in 2012. (Archive)

The regional bloc announced that would assume the presidency for the remaining 6 month term.

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ICC Denies Receiving Opposition Activist's Case Against Maduro

Lilian Tintori (UN Watch).

The international court confirmed that it did not receive any documents stating a case against President Maduro from Lilian Tintori, self-proclaimed human rights activist and wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López.

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Pope Francis Agrees to Mediate Dialogue in Venezuela

Pope Francis (Reuters).

Pope Francis has agreed to facilitate dialogue between the Bolivarian government and opposition.

 

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Non-Aligned Movement Says 'No' to New Colonialism: Maduro

Venezuela Nicolas Maduro presents updates on the Non-Aligned Movement summit during his weekly television show (teleSUR).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he would propose to transform the Non-Aligned Movement into an international organization that defiantly says "no" to the new colonialism. 

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Diplomatic Tensions Rise Between Venezuela and Chile

Artistic rendition of Chilean and Brazilian flags (Noticia Al Dia).

The Venezuelan government denounces surfacing interventionism by Chile. Meanwhile, Brazil, under Temer, shows no interest in reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Maduro administration.

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Guarimba Victims Denounce OAS Secretary General

Members of the Committee present official statement (El Universal).

The Committee of Victims of the Guarimba and the Ongoing Coup in Venezuela made public their official letter denouncing OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro.

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Venezuela Ready to Host Non-Aligned Movement Summit

 Venezuela is currently hosting the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Nueva Sparta state, Margarita Island (Official).
The global body has been instrumental in the fight against colonialism, imperialism, racism and oppression.

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Venezuela Begins Controversial Mega Mining Project

The Orinoco Mining Arc project has been hailed by the Venezuelan government as a major source of foreign investment, though crit
The Venezuelan government began Wednesday the first phase of a controversial mining project that activists say could devastate vast swathes of the country’s wilderness.

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Venezuelan Central Bank Backs Down from DolarToday Legal Fight: Reports

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Venezuela’s central bank has quietly dropped its long running court battle with an exchange rate publisher, according to reports Friday.

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Greeted By Enraged Mob at Airport

Henrique Capriles was trapped in a Venezuelan airport for four hours Wednesday night. (Screengrab of Youtube footage uploaded by

Venezuela’s Henrique Capriles has been confronted by angry protesters on Margarita Island, less than a week after he praised locals for giving President Nicolas Maduro a similar welcome.

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Chavista and Opposition Mobilizations Continue Across Venezuela, CNE Closed over Concerns

Opposition (left) and Chavista (right) marches documented side by side in Nueva Esparta state on Wednesday (Globovision).

Mobilizations took place Wednesday in defense of the Bolivarian Process as well as in favor of the opposition’s demand for a recall referendum this year.

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Venezuela to Restructure National Police Force, Maduro Announces New Mission for Authorities

National Bolivarian Police officers (MinCi).

President Nicolás Maduro announced plans to restructure the National Bolivarian Police Force and a new social mission focused on authorities and their families.

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Venezuelan Authorities Make Arrests Linked to Destabilization Plots

Person in Venezuelan Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) uniform. (Es/Nacionales)

Venezuelan authorities made major arrests of individuals with paramilitary ties, who were also linked to planned opposition violence associated with last week's September 1st mobilizations.

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Venezuelan Government, Opposition Divided Over March Turnout, Violence

The opposition says as many as 2 million of its supporters rallied in Caracas Thursday, though the government has put turnout at

The Venezuelan government and opposition have issued starkly different accounts of Thursday’s massive rallies in Caracas, amid allegations of violence.

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Bolivarian Government Issues Arrest Warrant for Opposition Leader

Lestor Toledo, opposition leader with the Popular Will (VP) party in Zulia state (RunRun).

The Venezuelan government issued an arrest warrant this week against Lester Toledo for allegedly “financing terrorism” ahead of September 1st opposition marches.

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