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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Slams Spain’s Mariano Rajoy Over ‘Repression’ in Catalonia

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Slams Spain’s Mariano Rajoy Over ‘Repression’ in Catalonia

“Mariano Rajoy has chosen blood, sticks, blows, and repression against a noble people. Our hand goes out to the people of Catalonia. Resist, Catalonia! Latin America admires you,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Urges Venezuelans to Unite Against US

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Urges Venezuelans to Unite Against US

“We have no doubt that the new methods of the US government cannot last for long,” Rouhani said on the sidelines of the first science and technology summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Astana.

Rouhani underlined the importance of unity and further cooperation among independent countries in the face of US efforts to create divisions.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: French President Macron Held Talks With Julio Borges

VENEZUELA POLITICS: French President Macron Held Talks With Julio Borges

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said he had filed complaints with the ambassadors of France and three other European countries planning to meet with the Venezuelan opposition figures during their European tour for interference in the nation’s internal affairs.

“These types of expressions are absurd and offensive to the functioning of Venezuelan democracy and its institutions,” Arreaza said.
The developments came two days after a Venezuelan activist was barred from leaving the country in order to join the opposition European tour.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF:
Maduro will speak shortly after an opening address by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein, who said last week democracy was “barely alive” in the Latin American country. An Aug. 30 report from Zeid’s office said security forces had committed extensive and apparently deliberate human rights violations in crushing anti-government protests. The report called for further investigation and accountability and urged Maduro to release arbitrarily detained demonstrators and to halt the unlawful use of military courts to try civilians.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Swaps Oil Minister and PDVSA President

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Swaps Oil Minister and PDVSA President

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Eulogio Del Pino will help drive forward negotiations among producer nations to strengthen energy markets.

“Eulogio is the architect of the OPEC/non-OPEC agreements. Soon we will have a set of trips with respect to that,” Maduro said during a televised broadcast, referring to deals negotiated by oil-producing nations since last year to boost prices.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Seeks to Meet Trump

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Seeks to Meet Trump

“If he (Trump) is so interested in Venezuela, here I am. Mister Donald Trump, here is my hand,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: United States Hits Venezuela With New Sanctions

VENEZUELA POLITICS: United States Hits Venezuela With New Sanctions

“President Maduro swore in this illegitimate Constituent Assembly to further entrench his dictatorship, and continues to tighten his grip on the country,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

“This regime’s disregard for the will of the Venezuelan people is unacceptable, and the United States will stand with them in opposition to tyranny until Venezuela is restored to a peaceful and prosperous democracy.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Rejects Vote Rigging Charge

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Rejects Vote Rigging Charge

“Nothing can stain this process, because it’s transparent,” said the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a meeting with the delegates elected to the new Constituent Assembly on Wednesday.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Mocks US After New Legislative Superbody

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Mocks US After New Legislative Superbody

“A spokesperson for emperor Donald Trump said they would not recognise the results of Venezuela’s constituent assembly election,” Maduro told supporters.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Venezuela Assembly Vote Result Unacceptable: Juan Manuel Santos

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Venezuela Assembly Vote Result Unacceptable: Juan Manuel Santos

“This constituent assembly has an illegitimate origin, and because of that, we cannot recognise its result,” said Santos, speaking at an education event and repeating a call for a peaceful solution to unrest in Venezuela.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Warns Trump: ‘Stop Aggression Against Venezuela’

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Warns Trump: ‘Stop Aggression Against Venezuela’

“Think well, US strategists, Venezuela wants to live in peace, it wants to live quietly. Stop your aggression,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

US President Donald Trump: “If Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, United States will take strong and swift economic actions.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to fend off a “coup attempt,” shortly after a grenade and gunfire attack on key government buildings in the country’s capital.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution

“We are the new Jews of the 21st century that Hitler pursued,” Maduro said during the cabinet meeting. “We don’t carry the yellow star of David … we carry red hearts that are filled with desire to fight for human dignity. And we are going to defeat them, these 21st century Nazis.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

“I am anxious for an electoral process to be called,” Maduro told supporters on the live show, saying the election board, or CNE, first had to finish legalizing political parties.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

“I have just spoken with President Maduro,” Santos said. “He has assured me he has ordered the withdrawal of troops from Colombian territory.”

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