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New Evidence Links Ledezma, COPEI to Thwarted Coup

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez claim that there are "very few opposition le

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello unveils new evidence that could lend further support to allegations concerning Antonio Ledezma's  role in the "Blue" coup. A stash of weapons, including explosives, was also discovered at the Caracas headquarters of opposition party COPEI.

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Venezuela’s New Forex System Sees Steady Results

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The new foreign exchange mechanism Simadi, introduced by the Venezuelan finance minister on February 10th, has so far seen promising results. 

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Venezuelan Government Detains Police Officer Following Death of Teenager

The state of Tachira was the birthplace of last year's protests (AFP)

The Venezuelan Minister of Interior Relations, Peace and Justice confirmed that the officer in question is currently in police custody. 

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Venezuela Denounces Foreign Interference at UN Security Council

Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez (TeleSUR)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounced foreign interference and the economic war being waged on Venezuela during her presentation Monday at the United Nations Security Council.

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Caracas Mayor Indicted in Venezuela, Will Face Trial

Indicted Mayor, Antonio Ledezma, alongside currently jailed terror plotter, Lorent Saleh (Archives)

A Venezuelan judge has found sufficient evidence linking arrested Caracas Mayor, Antonio Ledezma, to a conspiracy against the national government in order to proceed to trial, the Venezuelan Public Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed. 

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"March of the Red Carnations" Commemorates Living Legacy of Ali Primera 30 Years After His Death

The March of the Red Carnations began in Paraguana 30 years ago at the burial of Ali Primera (VTV)

Thousands took part in the March of the Red Carnations this Sunday in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary Venezuelan folksinger and revolutionary icon, Ali Primera, known as "the People's Singer." 

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Venezuelan Health Ministry to Distribute 18 Million Free Condoms

Last year the Venezuelan government distributed more than 17 million male and female condoms to the population (Radiomundial)

The Venezuelan Health Ministry announced on Friday that the National Public Health System will distribute 18 million condoms for men and women free of charge over the course of 2015.

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Venezuelan Opposition Mayor, Alias “The Vampire,” Arrested for Role in Blue Coup Plot

Opposition politician, Antonio Ledezma, was arrested by SEBIN on Thursday afternoon (Telesur).

Venezuelan opposition Mayor and longtime rightwing politician, Antonio Ledezma, has been arrested by the country’s intelligence services, SEBIN, for his alleged role in plotting to stage a coup against the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro. 

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Opposition Protesters Mark Anniversary of Rightwing Leader's Arrest by Attempting to Kill Air Force Sergeant

Opposition protesters brutally attack Bolivarian Air Force Seargent Luis Alejandro Linares Espinoza (Credit: Contrapunto).

In the latest round of opposition street violence, a group of masked youth violently assaulted an unarmed official of the Bolivarian Air Force in the wealthy Caracas neighborhood of Chacao on Wednesday

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Maduro Voices Solidarity with Argentina's Kirchner Amid Destabilization Effort

President Nicolas Maduro meets with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Credit: Aporrea).

President Nicolas Maduro voiced support for his Argentine counterpart, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, on Wednesday in the face of a destabilization effort against her government following the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

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Venezuela Reminds Spain that it is “Sovereign” Country as Relations Deteriorate

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has hit back at her Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel García-Margallo, after he claimed that the country’s Maduro administration had “undemocratically” threatened Spanish businesses with expropriation.

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Venezuela’s OAS Ambassador Reacts to Secretary General’s Claims

Roy Chaderton, Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (Agencies)

In an interview on Monday, OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza claimed the Venezuelan government was unwilling to dialogue with the opposition, provoking a vehement response from Roy Chaderton, the Caribbean nation’s OAS representative. 

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Amid International Outcry, Venezuelan Officials Allege Blackwater, U.S. and Canadian Links to Thwarted Coup

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New revelations  in Venezuela have linked U.S. private security firm Blackwater, now known as Academi, to the aircraft that was to be used as part of Thursday's thwarted "Blue Coup" attempt. 

 

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Opposition Students Divided as Anniversary of Guarimba Sees Fresh Wave of Violence in Caracas, San Cristobal

Gangs of guarimba protestors destroy cars in Chacao on Thursday. (Credito: Agencias / Aporrea.org)

On February 12th, the anniversary of the start of violent anti-government protests in 2014, opposition student leaders from major universities throughout the country gathered in the Aula Magna theater of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) on Thursday to commemorate the national “Youth Day" as well as unveil their “plan of struggle for 2015."

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Coup Plot in Venezuela Thwarted

The coup involved plans to assassinate Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro (TeleSUR)

Coup plotters planned on assassinating the Venezuelan president and installing a de facto government.

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