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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 democracy” 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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Venezuela Rejects US State Department Stance on Jailed Politician

PSUV Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (archive)

Venezuelan accused the State Department of “imperialism” after it called for the immediate release of jailed politician, Daniel Ceballos.

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Obama’s Latest Comments Reveal “Anti-Bolivarian Obsession”

Maduro publicly addresses the renewal of the decree, vowing to deepen the revolution. (VTV)
The leader of the South American country hit back at US President Barack Obama yesterday, after the latter urged a change of government in Venezuela. 
 
 

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The Murder of Chávez. The CIA and DEA Cover Their Tracks?

Hugo Chavez's former bodyguard, Leamsy Villafaña Salazar (circled-Strategic Culture)

Author Nil Nikandrov discusses the possibility that the leader of the Bolivarian revolution, Hugo Chávez, was murdered by his ex-bodyguard Leamsy Villafaña Salazar, who is now being protected by authorities in the US.

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New and Old Strategies for Ending the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

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Prof. Steve Ellner discusses US intervention in Venezuela, the opposition's amnesty law, and their latest strategies for ousting the president.

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