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Venezuela Takes on Pro Tempore Presidency of Mercosur

Venezuela takes on the presidency following Uruguay's recent service in the position (Archive).

Venezuela assumes the economic trade bloc’s presidency despite several other member states’ objection to the lawful transition.

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Venezuela's PSUV Distances Itself From Calls to Dissolve National Assembly

Podemos party leader Didalco Bolivar has called for the GPP to discuss whether to launch a case in the Supreme Court to dissolve

The vice president of Venezuela's ruling socialist party distanced himself Thursday from a campaign led by one of his minor allies for the country's National Assembly (AN) to be dissolved.

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Obama Urges Dialogue in Deadlocked Venezuela, Sides with Opposition

US President Barack Obama speaks alongside his Mexican and Canadian counterparts from the North American Leaders Congress on Can

The US president called on the government to “respect” the country’s National Assembly and to release what he described as “political prisoners”.

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Venezuelan Government Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry in Caracas (Aporrea)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry has released the following statement in reaction to the terrorist attacks that rocked the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday. 

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Grassroots Chavista Leader Assassinated in Caracas

Elizabeth Aguilera was assassinated on Monday night (@FreddyBernal).

Local PSUV leader Elizabeth Aguilera, 43, was gunned down in her home in Cota 905 Monday night by an alleged criminal group who later burnt her body. 

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Venezuelan Fourth Republic Found Guilty of State Terror

Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega on Jose Vicente Rangel's program Jose Rangel Hoy (Entorno Inteligente).

Venezuela’s Chief Prosecutor announced that more than 11,000 cases of state terror were found from 1958 to 1998. 

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Trinidad Begins Food Exports to Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley, standing left, in Port of Spain discuss

Trinidad began shipment of goods to Venezuela last week just one month after signing historic trade deals.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Admits Lawsuit against Mega-Mining Project

Venezuela’s Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against the Orinoco Mining Arc on Tuesday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court announced that it would hear a lawsuit filed by former high ranking cabinet members against a government plan to open 12 percent of the South American nation’s territory to open-pit mining.

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War of Words Continues at OAS over Venezuela Vote

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused Almagro of trying to use his position to “to twist the arms” o

The Organisation of American States concluded another marathon discussion on Venezuela Thursday without voting on whether Caracas should be suspended from the regional bloc.

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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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