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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldier Shoots Protester Dead: Nestor Reverol Interior Minister Says

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldier Shoots Protester Dead: Nestor Reverol Interior Minister Says 0

“I have ordered an investigation to see if there was a conspiracy behind this,” President of Venezuel Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Delcy Rodriguez Steps Down to Run for Constituent Assembly

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Delcy Rodriguez Steps Down to Run for Constituent Assembly 0

Rodriguez “truly deserves the recognition of the entire country because she has defended Venezuelan sovereignty, peace and independence like a tiger,” Maduro said. “Congratulations comrade! Job well done.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Ministers at OAS Meeting Fail to Agree on Venezuela Resolution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Ministers at OAS Meeting Fail to Agree on Venezuela Resolution 0

“I do not want our hemisphere to continue breaking apart anymore,” Morales said. “We need to look for solutions, to continue the dialogue and the only way to continue this dialogue is to keep this session open without a determinate date.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldiers Guard Chavez Statue, Opposition Activists Dream of Pulling it Down

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldiers Guard Chavez Statue, Opposition Activists Dream of Pulling it Down 0

“Chavez gave his life for his country and Maduro is continuing his work so I support him,” Frias said, wearing a red T-shirt with Chavez’s image statue.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback 0

“His speech was aggressive and threatening, … revealing his contempt and ignorance,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech. “We reject Donald Trump’s declarations against our brother Cuba. It is an offence against Latin America.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Condemns ‘Vandalism’ in Apartment Block Raids

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Condemns ‘Vandalism’ in Apartment Block Raids 0

“These subjects were involved in violent acts in which several officials were injured by gun fire,” Reverol said, describing clashes at a barricade close to the apartments as the trigger for the raid.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 17-Year-Old Neomar Lander Killed in Political Unrest

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 17-Year-Old Neomar Lander Killed in Political Unrest 0

Fierce clashes between police and people opposing the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela have claimed the life of a teenager in the capital, Caracas, raising the overall death toll from recent unrest in the country to 66. Violence

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Sit-in Blocked, Lawmaker Says Pushed in Manhole

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Sit-in Blocked, Lawmaker Says Pushed in Manhole 0

Juan Requesens and Miguel Pizarro, both of the First Justice party and proponents of civil disobedience, were surrounded by National Guard soldiers when they approached a highway in Caracas that demonstrators had sought to occupy from dawn.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution 0

“I shall propose it explicitly: the new constitution will go to a consultative referendum so it is the people who say whether they are in agreement or not with the new, strengthened constitution,” Nicolas Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Stage Violent Rally

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Stage Violent Rally 0

Anti-government protesters have clashed with police in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, as unrest continues in the Latin American country.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: December Set for Delayed Regional Elections

VENEZUELA POLITICS: December Set for Delayed Regional Elections 0

Electoral officials in Venezuela are scheduling long-delayed regional elections for December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Man Set on Fire Sparks More Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Man Set on Fire Sparks More Protests 0

Fernando Gudayol, a 50-year-old surgeon, said “the country is verging on catastrophe. The health system is a disaster.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 5,000 Russian Surface-to-Air MANPADS Missiles Exist in Venezuela: Venezuelan Military

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 5,000 Russian Surface-to-Air MANPADS Missiles Exist in Venezuela: Venezuelan Military 0

Venezuela’s socialist government has long used the threat of an “imperialist” invasion by the United States to justify an arms buildup.

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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 0

“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: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest 0

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accuses Anti-Maduro protesters of seeking a violent coup.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests 0

Venezuela’s neighbouring governments, in spite of their considerable internal discontent, have explicitly taken up the cause of the Venezuelan opposition.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals 0

Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is facing mounting unrest as his opponents take to the streets in growing numbers demanding overdue elections.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans Plan to Throw Feces During Anti-Government Rallies

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans Plan to Throw Feces During Anti-Government Rallies 0

Adan Chavez accused the opposition of choosing “a way of violence” by having been out for at least six weeks to demand the ouster of Maduro.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: National Guard Uses Tear Gas at Residential Home in Maracaibo

VENEZUELA POLITICS: National Guard Uses Tear Gas at Residential Home in Maracaibo 0

Venezuelan National Guard has thrown grenades with tear gas to the building of a residential home for children and elderly people in the city of Maracaibo, according to reports.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Women Oppose to Maduro Proffering Roses to Security Forces Who Blocked Their Way

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Women Oppose to Maduro Proffering Roses to Security Forces Who Blocked Their Way 0

Tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way.

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