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Leader in Worker Controlled Company Killed in Venezuela

Rexol Acevedo (first on left) was killed by opposition protesters, according to reports from his family. (Aporrea)

Rexol Acevedo, 32, was allegedly shot by opposition protesters. 

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Indigenous Yukpa Leader Assassinated in Venezuela

The National Indian Council of Venezuela (CONIVE) vehemently denounced the indigenous chief’s murder on Sunday. (Twitter: Rusb

Cristóbal Romero was shot several times by armed assailants on Saturday night. 

 

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In Campaign Against Venezuela, NYT Cites Former Member of Death Squad Alliance

Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Lozaiga. (archive)

The Times interviewed Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Lozaiga, who is accused of involvement in the assassination program run by the World Anti-Communist League and Operation Condor. 

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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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Venezuela's Political Killings: A Sign of the Repression to Come?

From the 2002 coup to the violence of 2014, there has always been a sector of the right-wing that has never been afraid to use t

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim argues that the silence of Venezuela's right-wing in the face of a recent wave of political killings is a sign of elites' willingness to use terrorist violence in order to bring about the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro and the restoration of the neoliberal order. 

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Haitian-Venezuelan Politician and Solidarity Activist Assassinated Outside of Caracas

Fritz Saint Louis. (archive)

Haitian-Venezuelan political leader and solidarity activist Fritz Saint Louis, 54, was shot dead in his home by masked gunman on Saturday evening.

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Prominent Chavista Journalist Assassinated in Caracas

Ricardo Duran (archives- El Universal)

Journalist Ricardo Duran, official Press Secretary for Venezuela’s socialist government, was shot dead in the early hours of Wednesday morning while arriving at his Caracas home.

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Opposition Candidate’s Alleged Killer Identified as Mafia Member

Oscar de Jesús Noguera Hernández, alias “El Pipi”, prime suspect in the murder of opposition politician and union leader L

Venezuelan authorities have identified a member of the criminal gang “El Maloni” as a prime suspect in last week’s murder of opposition parliamentary candidate and trade union leader Luis Manuel Diaz.

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Colombian Paramilitary Devised Serra Assassination, All Killers Identified

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, during his speech, in the Miraflores Palace. (Photo: AVN)

All eight men who participated in the murder of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra have been identified, said Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in a press conference last night.

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The Disturbing Message of Robert Serra’s Murder

The gruesome assassination of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra (27) and his partner Maria Herrera last Wednesday has shaken

A number of political, trade union, and academic figures from British civil society state their worry about the murder of young Venezuelan parliamentarian Robert Serra and what implications this may have for the country’s political stability.

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