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After 17 years of socialist rule, Venezuela’s opposition sweeps National Assembly polls

The opposition victory deals a serious setback to the socialist revolution started almost 17 years ago by the late Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela expands anti-smuggling crackdown with new border closure

Nicolas Maduro also declared a state of emergency in three cities in the state, which is home to Maracaibo, the country’s second-largest city.

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Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border tension

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday that his nation “wanted to tell the world… what had happened, because it was totally unacceptable.”


Venezuela, Colombia vow more cooperation in border dispute

Diplomats left the meeting in this Caribbean coastal resort without announcing a decision to re-open the border crossing or end the deportations from Venezuela.

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Senior US official in Venezuela for meetings with Maduro

US diplomat visits Venezuela in an attempt to smooth relations after recent sanctioning of its officials.

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Maduro slams Obama sanctions as ‘aggressive, unjust and poisonous’

‘The most aggressive, unjust and poisonous step that the US has ever taken against Venezuela.’ – President Maduro

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Nicolas Maduro rejects speculation he’ll suspend Venezuela elections

“Rain, thunder or lightning, this country is going to have parliamentary elections in 2015,” Maduro told supporters at a rally.

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Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

Maduro said all comers would be welcome, except for a few US officials, who would be banned from the country.


Venezuelan students protest deadly force order

Students were circulating a petition Friday to call on the justice ministry to repeal the regulation.


Venezuelan 14 year-old killed during anti-government protest

The student was shot in the head and killed during a confrontation between police and protesters.

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Unrest in Venezuela unravels with the arrest of Caracas mayor

Men in camouflage uniforms smashed into Ledezma’s office on Thursday and carried the opposition figure away.

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Venezuela, Brazil leaned heavily on secret Swiss accounts

Venezuela and Brazil emerge among the countries with the highest amount of illicit money holding up in swiss bank – ICIJ report

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Venezuelan general appears in New York after 11 months on the run

Retired Venezuelan General asks for UN support in his first public appearance since his arrest order.

Venezuela’s government recalls ambassador to Spain

Venezuela’s socialist government on Tuesday recalled for consultations its ambassador to Spain.


Three sentenced in Venezuela over ex-beauty queen killing

All three, aged 18, 19 and 21, pleaded guilty to the crime on Tuesday.