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Jury Deliberations Begin in Venezuelan “Narco Nephews” Case

Venezuelan nationals Flores de Freitas and Campo Flores are accused of plotting to smuggle cocaine to the US. (US Attorney'

A US jury began deliberations Friday in the trial of two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Affirms Right to Peaceful Protest

A demonstrator walks past a burning tire during an right-wing protest demanding the ouster of President Maduro in San Cristobal,

Venezuela’s political opposition blasted a Supreme Court ruling this week that found violent demonstrators may not be protected under freedom of assembly laws.

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Venezuela Leaves Latest OAS Session Citing “Interventionism”

Organization of American States member state flags (Archive).

The Venezuelan OAS delegation denounced “interventionist” behavior at the regional organization’s latest extraordinary session.

 

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Amazonas Legislators Resign After Dialogue with Bolivarian Government

MUD Amazonas legislators Romel Guzamana (L), Julio Ygarza (2nd R), Nirma Guarulla (R), and Amazonas state governor Liborio Guaru

Three Amazonas legislators accused of electoral fraud in December 2015’s congressional elections stepped down Tuesday after months of defying the Venezuelan Supreme Court.  

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Venezuelan Prosecution Orders Trial for Top Food Officials Charged with Corruption

Venezuela’s Public Prosecution ordered trials against top food officials on Tuesday. (Archive)

The heads of the Venezuelan Food Corporation and the Abastos Bicentenario supermarket chain will be tried for embezzlement among other charges.

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Maduro Calls for Obama to Repeal Decree Against Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro leading the campaign to repeal the executive order last year. (Archive)

Venezuela will launch a campaign advocating that the US government reverse the decree declaring the South American nation a “threat to national security”.  

 

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Economic Emergency Decree Extended in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announces that the economic emergency decree will be extended for a period of sixty days (V

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that the country’s economic emergency status will be prolonged for a period of 60 days. 

 

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Venezuela Sends Team to Rebuild Homes in Haiti

The Venezuelan medical brigade composed of Haitian and Venezuelan doctors returned on Monday from its medical mission (Correo de

The Bolivarian government sent another mission to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew's devastation in October, this time focused on rebuilding homes. 

 

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Opposition and Government Reach Five Agreements for Continued Dialogue

Archbishop Claudio María Celli announcing the agreements of the dialogue process from the Gran Melia Hotel in Caracas on Saturd

The MUD recognized for the first time the existence of an economic war against the government, among other key agreements. 

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Venezuelan Attorney General Files Injunction Against Parliament Over “Constitutional Violations”

Venezuela’s largest opposition coalition, the MUD, currently holds a majority in the AN, with the president’s socialist part

Venezuela’s Attorney General Reinaldo Munoz said Thursday told the country’s Supreme Court Thursday he had filed an injunction against the National Assembly (AN) over alleged violations of the constitution.

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Bolivarian Govt Responds to Trump Presidency, Maduro Speaks with Kerry

Donald Trump during his acceptance speech Tuesday night after the US elections (Reuters).

Maduro sent his regards to the new president elect after speaking with Secretary of State John Kerry about ongoing efforts to re-establish respectful diplomatic relations. 

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Poll: Majority of Venezuelans View Opposition as Divided and Lacking Program

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup (L), MUD Secretary General Jesus Torrealba (C), and MUD parliamentary majority lea

Over 60 percent of Venezuelans view the country’s right-wing political opposition as deeply divided, as well as lacking a program to tackle the nation’s economic difficulties, reports a new poll.

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Venezuela Strikes Oil Deals Worth US$1.45 Billion

enezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino (left) and businessman Oswaldo Cisneros (right) signing the agreements on Friday. (VTV)

Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA signed the financing agreements with the Indian government’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and local company Delta Petroleum on Friday. 

 

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Venezuela Congratulates Nicaragua’s Ortega on Reelection Triumph

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega speaking following his reelection victory on Sunday. (Radio La Primerisima)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry issued a communiqué Monday congratulating incumbent Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on his landslide victory in Sunday’s elections.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Urges Opposition to Continue Dialogue

President Nicolas Maduro and the MUd held talks mediated by the Vatican over the weekend. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his country’s political opposition to continue negotiations Thursday, after the right-wing set a series of preconditions on the next round of talks.

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