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Pope Francis’ Call for Dialogue In Venezuela Should Be Heeded, to Avoid Civil War

(Russia Today)

Economist Mark Weisbrot argues that talks between the national government and opposition must happen if Venezuela is to avoid a repeat of the civil wars that engulfed Central America in the 1980s.

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Venezuelan Authorities Make Arrests Linked to Destabilization Plots

Person in Venezuelan Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) uniform. (Es/Nacionales)

Venezuelan authorities made major arrests of individuals with paramilitary ties, who were also linked to planned opposition violence associated with last week's September 1st mobilizations.

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Opposition Activist Arrested with Explosives Equipment

Opposition activist Yon Goicoechea was arrested on Monday (VTV).

The Venezuelan government has confirmed that security forces have arrested US prize winning activist Yon Goicoechea with explosives equipment ahead of opposition marches scheduled for September 1st.

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The 2002 Coup: Destabilization and Revolution in Today’s Venezuela

"Chávez Lives". (AVN)

Katherine Castrillo, writer and queer organizer, recalls the mass protests against the 2002 U.S.- backed coup and contextualizes people’s power in Venezuela today.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Slams US Interference in Guyana Dispute and Internal Affairs

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Correodelorinoco)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at the US government on Tuesday after the latter publically declared its support for Guyana’s claim to the disputed Essequibo region. He also responded to recent disparaging remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding Venezuela's democracy. 

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Raul Castro to UN: Cuba Will Support Venezuela in the Face of Destabilisation Attempts

Raul Castro address the 70th UN General Assembly (VTV)

Cuban President Raul Castro vowed to support the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in the face of ongoing attempts to destabilise his administration.

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Venezuela’s Maduro to Present Evidence of US Economic Sabotage as Gold Tumbles

President Nicolas Maduro during the ALBA trade bloc meeting on Monday, in Caracas. (Presidential Press)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged yesterday evening to share evidence in the coming days of the United States’ “Plan Vulture”, which he claims is currently destabilizing leftist Latin American governments through economic sabotage. The upcoming revelation coincides with worsening economic difficulties befalling the Bolivarian nation as gold and oil prices collapse. 

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Rumour as a Weapon: The Case of the “Stolen Children”

Venezuela has in recent weeks been swept by a wave of false rumors concerning the kidnapping of children, which some claim is pa

The author contends that the recent wave of false rumors concerning the kidnapping of Venezuelan children is part of a campaign of psychological warfare aimed at destabilizing the Bolivarian government. 

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Venezuelan Assembly Grants Executive Powers while Military Drills in Defensive Exercises

Venezuelan President Maduro has solicited executive powers in order to deal with the imperialist threat. (Photo: NicolasMaduro.o

In response to US president Obama’s use of an executive order to sanction Venezuelan authorities, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro requested decree powers to pass an “anti-imperialist law to prepare for all scenarios.” The National Assembly voted by majority their approval this on Wednesday morning.

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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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