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Venezuela Condemns US Human Rights Report as Interventionist

The US report includes a chapter on Venezuela criticizing the nation for alleged human rights violations and abuses. (Archive)

The Venezuelan government issued a statement Monday accusing Washington of double standards in failing to acknowledge its own systematic human rights violations.  

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Public Letter to the Treasury Department of the United States of America

Vice-President Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

The Venezuelan Vice-President defiantly challenges Washington over drug trafficking allegations recently leveled against him. 

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Venezuela's Maduro Vows "Legal and Diplomatic" Response to US Sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stands with Vice-President Tarek El Aissami (left). (AVN)

President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that “legal and diplomatic actions” will be taken in response to US sanctions targeting the nation's vice-president.  

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Freedom House Brands Venezuela “Not Free”, Whitewashes Brazilian Coup

Washington-based NGO Freedom House is funded by the US State Department and USAID. (Archive)

For Freedom House , "democracy promotion" means toppling governments the US doesn't like. 

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Trump’s Appointed Secretary of State Confirms Support for Regime Change in Venezuela

 Rex Tillerson, a former CEO for Exxon and US President Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State. (Reuters)

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson told think tank Latin America Goes Global that he would actively seek a “transition to democratic rule” in Venezuela. 

 

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Obama Extends Executive Order Targeting Venezuela for Second Time

Outgoing US President Barack Obama renewed the Executive Order last Friday (teleSUR).

The executive order labels Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security.

 

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Long-Time Venezuelan Diplomat Bernardo Álvarez Dies, 60

Bernardo Alvarez served as a high-level diplomat under both the Chávez and Maduro administrations. (AVN)

Venezuela's ambassador to the Organization of American States died Friday at the age of 60 in Caracas. 

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Maduro Calls for Obama to Repeal Decree Against Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro leading the campaign to repeal the executive order last year. (Archive)

Venezuela will launch a campaign advocating that the US government reverse the decree declaring the South American nation a “threat to national security”.  

 

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Colombia Peace Accords Set Stage for Meeting Between Maduro and Kerry

President Nicolás Maduro (center left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (center right) met in Cartagena, Colombia Monday af

The two held their first meeting in Cartagena after the official ceremony honoring the historic signing of the Colombian Peace Accords between the Santos government and the FARC.

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Venezuela’s CNE Rejects US “Concerns” over Impartiality of Recall Referendum

Venezuela's National Electoral Council. (Archive)

Venezuela's electoral authority urged the US to “abstain from expressing opinions” about Venezuelan democracy Friday after the latter criticized the body’s decision to hold a recall referendum next year.

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