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A Not So Soft Coup in MERCOSUR: Suicide for Integration

Venezuela faces significant challenges to defend its MERCOSUR membership from opposing states Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay (Re

Latin American integration analyst Rubén Armendáriz explores the regional implications of recent attempts to suspend Venezuela from MERCOSUR. 

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Venezuela Invokes MERCOSUR Protocol to Mediate Conflict

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (center) has said right-wing governments in the region were trying to stage a coup i

Venezuela began the process to implement the Olivos Protocol Monday after MERCOSUR's founding nations suspended it last week for allegedly failing to implement internal agreements.

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Mercosur Suspends Venezuela

Venezuela has been a member of Mercosur since 2012. (Prensa Seniat)

South American trade bloc Mercosur has agreed to suspend Venezuela, officials reportedly said Thursday.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Pays Homage to Fidel Castro in Havana

President Maduro addresses nearly a million Cubans in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution. (Prensa Presidencial)

Speaking before nearly a million Cubans in Havana Tuesday, Maduro underscored Venezuela’s historic debt to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

 

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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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Venezuela’s Maduro Declares Three-Day National Mourning for Fidel Castro

President Maduro pays homage to the late Cuban leader. (Prensa Miraflores)

 President Nicolas Maduro ordered three days of national mourning for the legendary Cuban leader Fidel Castro who died on Friday night.

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MERCOSUR Threatens Venezuela with Suspension

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Member states Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay have accused Venezuela of failing to implement 300 MERCOSUR regulations.

 

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Maduro Slams Obama, Hopes for Better Relations with Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (@PresidencialVen).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at US President Barack Obama after the latter expressed veiled criticisms of Venezuela at an international trade summit in Peru.

 

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Senior Venezuelan Diplomat Detained Under Unclear Circumstances

Ricardo Moreno with President Nicolas Maduro (Ricardo Moreno via Facebook)

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry's North America director was arrested by authorities last week. No charges have been announced and the ministry has yet to issue a statement.

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