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Venezuela and Mercosur Meet with UN’s Ban Ki-moon to Reject US Spying

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon (third left) with Venezuelan foreign minister Elias Jaua (fourth left) and other Mercosur forei

Mérida, 6th August 2013 ( – On Monday the foreign ministers of Mercosur, including Venezuela’s Elias Jaua, met with the general secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, in New York, to express their rejection of “global spying” by the United States.

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Venezuela Increases Local Chocolate Production

The Los Teques Cimarron plant (PSUV Miranda)

Yesterday members of the Venezuelan national government inaugurated another chocolate factory, part of a push to increase local production of a product which for centuries was Venezuela’s main export, but was always processed and consumed overseas.

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Venezuela-U.S. Relations May Improve, Following Meeting of Foreign Ministers

Jaua and Kerry pledged to strengthen bilateral ties, following a meeting in Guatemala on Wednesday (JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFP)

Venezuelan foreign minister Elias Jaua and United States Secretary of State John Kerry pledged to improve bilateral relations during a meeting on Wednesday, following the release of a U.S. citizen detained in Venezuela.

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Venezuela to Obama: “Please Get Informed”

Comments made by Obama in Mexico on Friday have ignited criticism from Caracas (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Venezuelan government hit back at a series of what it describes as “false and “interventionist” statements made by U.S. President Barack Obama over the weekend.

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Laughing Hyenas and Circling Vultures: Glimpses of Post-Chavez Venezuela

Left to right: Nicolas Maduro, Elias Jaua, and president Hugo Chavez (Prensa Presidencial)

On December 10th Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returned to Cuba for urgent cancer surgery, sparking a predictable wave of speculation about the seriousness of his illness. Here, timing reveals as much as anything: while Chávez was successfully reelected in October, this Sunday will see regional elections that are crucial for the consolidation of the Bolivarian Revolution.

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