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U.S. Calls for Fresh Sanctions Following Maduro’s Win in Venezuelan Elections

President Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuelan election with eight million votes securing a second term over three candidates. Closest competitors Henri Falcon and Javier Bertucci claimed the election “illegitimate” and demanded a re-election in October while the U.S. State department threatens further oil sanctions on the OPEC nation over the elections. On Sunday, May 20th, Venezuela […]

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Venezuela and Palestine Start Bi-National Bank With Petros

Caracas (teleSUR) –  The binational bank will fund technological and industrial initiatives between the two countries. Venezuela and Palestinian leaders agreed to start a binational bank between the two countries to be kickstarted with 20 million Venezuelan Petros. Newly re-elected Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas landed in Caracas last night for a two-day diplomatic stay in Venezuela and already he and President Nicolas Maduro […]

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Jesus Rodriguez, ex-Cónsul General to US, Discusses Maduro, Petro, Venezuelan Grit

Caracas (MPN) – As Jesus Rodriguez explains to MintPress in an exclusive interview, while no single change can fix the current condition of Venezuela, the Maduro government’s response to the crisis has been both humane in the Bolivarian tradition, and also backed by solid principles and reasoning. With U.S. sanctions suffocating the South American nation of Venezuela, incumbent […]

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Venezuela, Spain Agree to Normalize Diplomatic Ties

Caracas (teleSUR) – The two nations are reinstating their ambassadors “in order to restore channels of diplomatic dialogue, within the framework of mutual respect and international law.” Venezuela and Spain have agreed to begin the process of normalizing their diplomatic relations, Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry says, reinstating their ambassadors “in order to restore channels of diplomatic dialogue, within the framework of mutual respect and international law.” “The Kingdom of […]

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Venezuela Seeks Dialogue with US, But Ready to Defend Itself

Caracas (GPA) – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told McClenny that come dialogue or aggression, Venezuela will “defend our country.” The Venezuelan government, having proceeded with its National Constituent Assembly to peacefully resolve months of political unrest, reiterated its position to maintain a healthy dialogue with the United States based on international law, mutual respect, […]

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Op-Ed: Why Maduro is Right to Resist the Venezuelan Opposition

Caracas (GPA) – In the wake of the the historic vote to form a Constituent Assembly, there has been a steady stream of complaints from the Venezuelan opposition to President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro dismisses most of the concerns and attacks by the opposition, and he has good reason to. The US corporate media has spent months championing […]

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Maduro Demands Explanation of CIA Chief’s ‘Interventional’ Words About Venezuela

Caracas (TN) – Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro demanded the United States to clarify the recent statement of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, suspecting Washington of intention to interfere with the affairs of the Latin American state. Pompeo said last week he had visited Mexico and Bogota in early July, talking about Venezuela and possible actions “for a […]

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Here’s Your Guide to Understanding Protest Deaths in Venezuela

Caracas (TS) – At least 87 people have died since opposition-led protests aimed at toppling the government began. Headlines about ongoing violence in Venezuela are practically inescapable, with at least 87 people dead since opposition-led protests aimed at toppling the government began in early April. In addition to those killed, over 1,200 have been injured […]

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Venezuela Opposition Leader Tries to Foment Military Uprising

Caracas (teleSUR) – As violent right-wing protests continue in Venezuela, jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez openly called for a military rebellion. Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has openly called on the military to rebel, continuing a longstanding trend of right-wing coup mongering in the South American country aimed at forcing the government of President Nicolas […]

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US Has Budgeted $49M for Venezuelan Right-Wing Since 2009

Caracas (teleSUR) – The funds have now become a mainstay of the U.S. State Department congressional budget for foreign operations. Since at least 2009 the U.S. Department of State has budgeted at least US$49 million in total to support right-wing opposition forces in Venezuela who are now in their seventh week of violent protests to oust […]

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