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Venezuela says suspected Maduro attack plotter kills himself
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Venezuela says suspected Maduro attack plotter kills himself

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a press conference to launch the international trading of oil-backed cryptocurrency called "Petro", on October 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA Venezuela’s government said Monday an opposition member accused of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas […]

Trump to meet Chile’s president for talks on Venezuela
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Trump to meet Chile’s president for talks on Venezuela

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera US President Donald Trump will receive his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera, late this month for talks on “efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela,” the White House said Friday. The Chilean president had planned to visit the United States for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting […]

US officials met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid
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US officials met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency showing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking during the broadcasting of a television programme, at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO Officials from President Donald Trump’s administration met secretly with Venezuelan military […]

Venezuela claims ‘thousands’ of migrants want to come home
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Venezuela claims ‘thousands’ of migrants want to come home

Venezuelan migrants wait for their turn to get a resident visa or temporary stay permits at an Interpol facility in Lima on August 29, 2018. Peru allowed the entry of hundreds of Venezuelan citizens as cooperation agreements between Colombia and Peru are drawn to filter migrants with criminal records, and […]

Peru relaxes entry requirements for some categories of Venezuelans
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Peru relaxes entry requirements for some categories of Venezuelans

An official of UNHCR speaks with Venezuelan migrants on August 25, 2018, upon their arrival in Huaquillas, Ecuador, border with Peru, after touring in buses facilitated by the Ecuadorian authorities as part of a "humanitarian corridor" to facilitate the passage of Venezuelans who migrated due to the economic crisis in […]

Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes Venezuela
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Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes Venezuela

6.5-magnitude earthquake,  (AFP Photo/Frederick Florin) Venezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast, the US Geological Survey said Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The tremor was felt for several seconds and caused panic in Caracas, notably in tall buildings, many of […]

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms
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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

People buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche, a neighbourhood of Caracas, on August 18, 2018 ahead of Monday, when Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar.<br />Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform […]

Venezuela relaunches currency, analysts warn of worsened crisis
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Venezuela relaunches currency, analysts warn of worsened crisis

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro presenting fresh currency in the framework of new economic measures, during the broadcasting of a television programme at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 17, 2018. Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five […]

Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela
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Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency showing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaking during the broadcasting of a television programme, at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO /  President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela’s dirt-cheap […]

Venezuela vows to eradicate plots after Maduro ‘assassination’ bid
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Venezuela vows to eradicate plots after Maduro ‘assassination’ bid

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) attends a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard in Caracas on August 4, 2018. A loud bang interrupted Maduro's speech during the military ceremony. / AFP PHOTO / Juan BARRETO Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday renewed his accusation against his […]

Venezuela arrests six ‘terrorists’ over attempted Maduro hit
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Venezuela arrests six ‘terrorists’ over attempted Maduro hit

Venezuelan Defence Minister Padrino Lopez (2-R) flanked by the military high command, delivers a press conference in Caracas on August 05, 2018, a day after an alleged attack using explosive-laden drones during a military parade took place.<br />Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was "more determined than ever" after he […]

Maduro says he escaped ‘assassination’ attempt claimed by rebel group
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Maduro says he escaped ‘assassination’ attempt claimed by rebel group

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard in Caracas on August 4, 2018. Maduro was unharmed after an exploding drone "attack", the minister of communication Jorge Rodriguez said following the incident, which saw uniformed military members break ranks […]

Controversial Venezuelan legislature’s term could be extended
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Controversial Venezuelan legislature’s term could be extended

President Diosdado Cabello.<br />Photo: LaPrensa Venezuela’s controversial Constituent Assembly could extend its term for up to four years, its government loyalist president Diosdado Cabello said on Monday. The controversial body, dominated by allies of President Nicolas Maduro, was created a year ago to supplant the opposition-controlled National Assembly, amidst deadly […]

US pushes for Venezuela to be suspended from OAS
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US pushes for Venezuela to be suspended from OAS

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 04, 2018 Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (2nd L) is seen during the Organization of American States (OAS) 48th General Assembly in the OAS Main Building in Washington, DC. At left is Antigua and Barbuda's Foreign Minister Everly Paul Chet Greene. The […]

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Venezuela’s Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate. Maduro, the political heir to the late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez, has presided […]

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro becomes first leader to meet Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel
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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro becomes first leader to meet Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel (R) and visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meet at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba, April 21, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has become the first foreign leader to visit new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, signifying the importance of relations […]

The United Nations’ International Labor Organization seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela
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The United Nations’ International Labor Organization seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela

A photo of 332nd session of the governing body of the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, 8–22 March 2018. (Photo by ILO) The UN’s labor body on Wednesday set up an investigation into alleged violations in Venezuela, following a request by a private-sector group long opposed to the Caracas […]