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Hugo Chavez Still Venezuela’s Most Popular President, Says New Poll

Hugo Chavez was identified as Venezuela’s most popular president by 79% of respondents in Hinterlaces’ poll. (chavez.org)

A staggering 79% of respondents identified Chavez as Venezuela’s most well-liked president.

 

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Venezuelan Housing Mission Reaches 1.5 Million Homes

The GMVV’s 1.5 millionth house was unveiled in Cua, Miranda state. (Gregorio Terán/AVN)

Venezuela’s Great Housing Mission (GMVV) has reached the record of 1.5 million homes built nationwide since 2011. 

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Venezuelan VP Releases Open Letter to US Treasury as Parliament Demands Resignation

Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami published an open letter to the US Treasury Department in the New York Times Tuesday in which he lambasted the body’s recent drug trafficking accusations as an attempt to further derail bilateral relations.

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Alternative Chavista Website Aporrea Reports Cyber Attack in Venezuela

Caption: The alternative Chavista website Aporrea was formed in 2002. (Aporrea)

The alternative Chavista website Aporrea is operational again after almost a week offline due to a string of “intense and sustained” cyber attacks, says the media collective.

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Venezuela Increases Food Vouchers by 70% Effective March 1

Monthly state food tickets will be increased to 108,000 Bolivars as of March 1. (GacetaOficial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday a 70 percent hike in the value of state food vouchers in a bid to safeguard workers’ salaries against rising inflation. 

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MERCOSUR Parliament Rejects Suspension of Venezuela

PARLASUR rejected the suspension of Venezuela from the regional bloc. (Archive)

The legislative organ of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) unanimously approved a resolution Monday rejecting Venezuela’s suspension from the regional trading bloc.

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Venezuelan Opposition Divides over CNE Registration as Largest Parties Accept Process

Major opposition parties manifested their willingness to participate in the registration process. (Archive)

Five leading parties of the right-wing Venezuelan opposition have agreed to participate in a new registration procedure mandated by Venezuela’s national electoral body.

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Guarimba Victims Pursue New Charges Against Leopoldo Lopez as Opposition Marches

Victims of the Guarimbas march in Caracas. (Zurimar Campos/AVN)

Venezuela’s Committee of Victims of the Guarimba petitioned the Attorney General’s office to re-open its case against right-wing politician Leopoldo Lopez on Saturday, marking the third anniversary of his arrest. 

 

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Venezuela and Jamaica Sign Deal to Upgrade Kingston Refinery

Venezuelan Oil Minister Nelson Martinez and Jamaican Minister for Science, Energy and Technology Andrew Wheatley sign the much a

The upgrade will enable the Jamaican government to meet its domestic demand for oil.

 

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Odebrecht Accounts Blocked in Venezuela in Corruption Probe

Odebrecht’s accounts in Venezuela were frozen Wednesday. (UnionRadio)
Bank accounts in Venezuela belonging to the construction giant Odebrecht were officially frozen on Wednesday pending ongoing investigations by the country's Public Prosecution into corruption allegations.
 

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Venezuela Pulls CNN off Air Amid Iraq Passport Controversy

CONATEL says CNN's removal from Venezuela's airwaves is a temporary measure. (Chris Rank/Bloomberg)

Venezuela’s broadcast authority pulled CNN’s Spanish language channel off air this week, after the government accused the news network of airing an unsubstantiated story on corruption among diplomatic officials.

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Trump Meets with Venezuela's Lilian Tintori, Demands Release of Leopoldo Lopez

Trump with Tintori, Vice-President Pence, and Senator Rubio (left to right). (@realDonaldTrump)

Trump met Leopoldo Lopez's wife, Lilian Tintori, as the Venezuelan Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the jailed ultra-right opposition leader.

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Venezuela's Maduro Vows "Legal and Diplomatic" Response to US Sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stands with Vice-President Tarek El Aissami (left). (AVN)

President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that “legal and diplomatic actions” will be taken in response to US sanctions targeting the nation's vice-president.  

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Venezuela and China Sign New $2.7 Billion Development Deal

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Chinese National Reform Commission Vice-President Ning Jizhe. (@PartidoPSUV)

Venezuela and China ratified 22 new agreements totaling US $2.7 billion Monday in a bid to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.

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Venezuela Blasts “Illegal” US Sanctions Against VP

Venezuelan Vice-President Tarek El Aissami. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry called the move an “unprecedented act” that “flagrantly violates international law”. 

 

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