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UN Human Rights Body Makes an Outlandish Statement on Venezuela

Orlando Figuera is but one of the victims of protester violence. (@TarekWiliamSaab)

According to a United Nations statement that was widely reported by the media today, it is “unclear” if opposition rioters in Venezuela have killed a single person over the past four months.

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UN Human Rights Report on Venezuela Ignores Opposition Violence

Opposition protestors create barricades to stop flow of pedestrians and cars

Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher of Drexel University analyzes the latest developments in Venezuela, including a new UN human rights report and US sanctions.

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Venezuela: 7 Dead in 48-Hour Opposition Strike as UN Calls to Respect ANC Vote

An opposition barricade blocks a Caracas highway on Friday morning. (Reuters)

The United Nations made a call Friday for Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections to be respected following two days of violent unrest that claimed seven lives across the South American country.

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Venezuela Condemns Attack on UN Ambassador in New York

Venezuela’s UN ambassador, Rafael Ramirez. (Archive)

Caracas demanded Washington guarantee the security of its diplomatic personnel after a family member of Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez was reportedly bitten at a New York steakhouse.

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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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US Accused of Promoting Venezuela Intervention at UN

Graffiti in Caracas that reads "imperialism". (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

The United States took to the United Nations Wednesday to compare Venezuela’s current political crisis to Syria.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Appeals to UN over Medicine Shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked the UN for help to resolve the country's difficulties in the health sector. (

The Venezuelan president announced Friday that he had requested assistance from the United Nations to help the country respond to critical issues in its health sector. 

 

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Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

Children studying in a state school in Caracas, Venezuela. May 23, 2014. (Reuters)

Despite the ongoing economic crisis, Venezuela has maintained a higher human development ranking than Brazil, Peru, and Colombia

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Venezuela Rejects UN Call for Release of “Political Prisoners”

Flags of UN member states stand outside the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The international human rights body called for the release of “political prisoners” in Venezuela last week.

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Venezuela to Cooperate with UN in Importing Medicines

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez meets with representatives from UN agencies. (@vencancilleria)

Venezuela held meetings with top international agencies on Thursday with the aim of coordinating efforts to guarantee access to key imported medicines in the South American country. 

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