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Venezuelan FM Slams “Interventionist” Statement from Regional Governments

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez responds to the 11 country statement on state TV Tuesday. (ElUniversal)

FM Delcy Rodriguez has accused the 11 government that signed the declaration of hypocrisy. 

 

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Venezuela Rejects "Interventionist" Statement by US Southern Command Chief

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry. (Archives)

Venezuela denounces a recent report by US Southern Command chief Admiral Kurt W. Kidd labeling the South American country a "destabilizing" force in the region. 

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US Southern Command Warns of 'Response' to Venezuela 'Instability'

Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, presides over a ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, on July 7, 2016. (

The statement to the Senate Committee also warns of the Russian, Chinese and Iranian "influence" in the region.

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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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