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OAS Fails to Pass Anti-Venezuela Resolution, amid Rumors of More US Sanctions

The OAS voted down a US-backed resolution aimed at condemning Venezuela. (Reuters/OAS Pool)

The United States failed Wednesday to persuade the Organisation of American States to condemn Venezuela’s government, amid growing speculation of a new round of unilateral sanctions.

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Venezuela Declares Victory at OAS and UN

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has welcomed the defeat of an OAS declaration against Venezuela. (Archive)

The Organisation of American States (OAS) failed Wednesday to pass a proposed declaration condemning Venezuela, while the country also secured majority support to head a comission at the UN. 

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Right-Wing Terrorism in Venezuela

Fifty-four public buses were torched in Ciudad Guyana on May 22. (@TransBolivar)

Washington has given the green light to opposition political violence aimed at regime change "without delay" in Venezuela. 

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Honduran Diplomat Fired over Gaff: “More Bloodshed” Is “Crucial” in Venezuela

Honduran Foreign Minister Maria Dolores Agüero (second to left) confirmed that the diplomat had been fired over the "grave

Honduras’ charge d’affaires in Belize has been fired over a “grave error” in an official communiqué on Venezuela, the Central American country’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

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Venezuela Accuses OAS of Hypocrisy Over Brazil

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned the OAS for refusing to address the political crisis in Brazil. (AVN

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the Organisation of American States (OAS) of double standards Thursday, after the regional body refused to discuss the political crisis in Brazil.

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Standoff in Venezuela

A lone National Guardsperson stares down a line of right-wing demonstrators. (Pedro Mattey/AVN)

Professor Steve Ellner challenges claims that the Maduro government is "on its last legs", pointing to the opposition's failure to convince the popular sectors to join their protests thus far. 

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Uruguay Joins CELAC Talks on Venezuela Unrest

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said his country would offer a helping hand to Venezuela. (El Pais)

Uruguay agreed Thursday to attend international talks called by Venezuela to promote dialogue between the government in Caracas and the opposition.

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Venezuelan Opposition’s Baffling OAS Hypocrisy

Venezuela's opposition has decried the government's decision to leave the OAS as a coup, despite having pushed for the

VA's Ryan Mallett-Outtrim argues that the Venezuelan government's decision to withdraw from the OAS last week is a game of chicken gone wrong for the opposition, which has repeatedly lobbied for the country to be suspended since 2016.

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Venezuela And The OAS: The Logic Of Withdrawal

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski and OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. (archives)

The OAS, especially under its current secretary general, Luis Almagro, is not the multilateral body that it pretends to be, says Mark Weisbrot. 

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Venezuela Prepares to Leave OAS

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the OAS of trying to undermine Venezuelan democracy. (AVN)

Venezuela will begin Thursday preparations for leaving the Organisation of American States (OAS), after months of tension with the regional bloc’s head Luis Almagro.

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