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Venezuela Sees New Charges in Odebrecht Case

According to the US plea bargain, Odebrecht and its business representatives had handed over roughly US$98 million in bribes to

Venezuelan authorities announced Wednesday charges against two individuals reportedly linked to a government official accused of involvement in the continent-spanning Odebrecht scandal.

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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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Venezuelan Embassy Officials Accused of Selling Passports in Iraq

Venezuelan officials in Iraq have been accused of fraudulently selling passports. (Archive)

Venezuelan diplomatic officials in Iraq may have fraudulently sold hundreds of passports, according to allegations made in a CNN article this week.

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US Congress Mulls New Sanctions against Venezuela over Alleged Food Corruption

US Congress members issued calls for new sanctions against Venezuela. (Archive)

Both Republican and Democrat members of the US Congress have issued calls for new sanctions against top Venezuelan food ministry officials over corruption allegations.

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Director of Venezuelan State Chemical Company Arrested

Pequiven produces chemical products such as plastic and fertiliser. (CorreodelOrinoco)

Pequiven President Juan Carlos de Pablos was dismissed from his post and subsequently arrested on corruption charges. 

 

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Former Opposition Presidential Candidate Freed in Venezuela

Manuel Rosales confirmed his release via Twitter. (Ultimas Noticias)

Former opposition presidential candidate and state governor Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest in Venezuela. Six other opposition supporters were also freed. 

 

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Where Now for Chavismo?

(Rachael Boothroyd Rojas)

Despite facing these everyday trials and tribulations, do those at the heart of Venezuela’s current storm believe, like the mainstream press, that the economic crisis means that the bell has tolled for Chavismo?

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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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What Happens if Venezuela Doesn't Pay its Foreign Debt?

(Archive)

Venezuelan economist Victor Alvarez explores the roots of the country’s critical financial situation and the consequences of placing a moratorium on its external debt. 

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