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Venezuela crisis: Bus drivers bring chaos to Caracas

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 9:47
related places: Caracas

A strike by Venezuelan bus drivers over a worsening economy crisis paralyses Caracas while the electoral authorities all but rule out a recall referendum this year.
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Venezuelan football team left barefoot after robbery

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 10:28

Players for Venezuela's Trujillanos Football Club are left barefoot and shirtless after their team bus is held up by robbers after a first division game.
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Spreading shortages

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 0:59

As an economic crisis continues to grip Venezuela, what can you find on the shelves of the supermarkets?
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Venezuela protests: Large anti-Maduro march held in Caracas

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 9:24
related places: Caracas

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the Venezuelan capital to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, while a rival march is also held.
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Venezuela opposition leader Daniel Ceballos sent to prison again

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 0:03

A prominent opposition leader in Venezuela, Daniel Ceballos, is sent back to prison for allegedly planning political acts of violence.
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Venezuela public workers face sack over referendum

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:04

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives key ministries 48 hours to sack senior public workers who signed a petition calling for a recall referendum against him.
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Venezuela envoy disputes UN chief's "humanitarian crisis" remarks

Monday, August 15th 2016, 11:01

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's charge that Venezuela is suffering a humanitarian crisis is dismissed by Venezuela's UN ambassador.
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Venezuela and Colombia to partially reopen border

Friday, August 12th 2016, 4:54
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia and Venezuela agree to partially re-open their border from Saturday, almost a year after it was closed on security grounds.
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Venezuela sets recall referendum timetable

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 0:32

Venezuela officials have set out the timetable for a recall referendum on whether President Nicolas Maduro should remain in power.
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Venezuelan general on drugs charges named justice minister

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 15:04

Nestor Reverol, a Venezuelan general who was indicted on Monday on charges of having links with drug traffickers, is named as Venezuela's new justice minister.
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Venezuela crisis: Desperate crowd loots flour lorry

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 22:32
related places: Puerto

Amateur footage shows people taking flour off a lorry in Puerto la Cruz in Venezuela, as the country continues to struggle with shortages of basic goods.
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Venezuelan campaign for Maduro recall passes first hurdle

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 9:22

The National Electoral Council in Venezuela approves the first step in an opposition campaign to recall President Nicola Maduro.
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Animals go hungry in Venezuela zoos due to shortages

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 1:03

Animals in one of Venezuela's main zoos are reported to be dying of hunger because of chronic food shortages.
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Venezuela opposition angry at recall referendum delays

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 11:52

Venezuelan opposition leaders call for protest marches to the National Electoral Council, which they accuse of stalling their efforts for a recall referendum.
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Venezuela first lady's nephews 'confessed' in drug case

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 8:59
related countries: United States United States

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady confessed to conspiring to import cocaine into the US after being arrested last year, court filings by US prosecutors say.
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Colombia seeks open Venezuela border

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 17:58
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The government in Colombia calls for the permanent opening of its border with Venezuela after crisis-hit Venezuelans flock to buy basic items.
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Venezuela reopens Colombian border to allow shoppers to cross

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 23:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela opens its border with Colombia for the second time this month to allow people to cross over to shop for foods and medicines.
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Venezuela army deployed to control food production and distribution

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 18:35

Venezuela's military has started monitoring ports and food processing plants, in a new effort to guarantee supplies of food and medicines.
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Kimberly-Clark: Venezuela seizes and re-opens US-owned factory

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 1:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kimberly

The government of Venezuela says it has seized a factory owned by the US firm Kimberly-Clark and it will now be "in the hands of the workers".
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Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 21:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Thousands of Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food and medicine after Venezuela opens the border for the first time in a year, officials say.
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Venezuelan women push past border controls for food

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 10:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Hundreds of Venezuelan women push past border guards to cross into Colombia to buy food and goods which are scarce in Venezuela.
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Venezuela opposition says petition to oust Maduro is validated

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 0:45

Venezuelan opposition leaders say they have validated enough signatures on a petition to move to the next stage in a process to remove President Maduro.
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Venezuela police arrest 400 for looting in food shortage

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 10:15
related places: Cumana

At least 400 people have been arrested in Venezuela after over 100 shops were looted in the coastal town of Cumana amid a food shortage.
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Venezuela recall: Maduro goes to court to block referendum

Monday, June 13th 2016, 22:36

Venezuela's government requests that the Supreme Court block the opposition's proposal to hold a referendum to remove President Maduro from office.
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Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro says no referendum this year

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 0:14

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says the opposition will have to wait until next year to hold a referendum to oust him.
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Crowdsourcing drugs

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 8:08

Patients in Venezuela are turning to Twitter and Facebook to crowdsource the drugs they can't find elsewhere.
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Venezuela recall referendum: Voters told to confirm identities

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 1:45

Venezuela's electoral council says more than 1.3m people who signed a petition for a referendum to oust President Maduro will have to confirm their identities.
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Cuba will never rejoin OAS, says Castro

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 1:27
related countries: United States United States

Cuba's president says the country will not return to the Organization of American States (OAS) in a show of solidarity with Venezuela.
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Venezuela awaits referendum decision

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 13:26

Venezuela's opposition is awaiting a decision by the country's electoral authorities on whether it can proceed with its efforts to call a recall referendum.
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VIDEO: Venezuela's president 'defiant' speech

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 5:44
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela's president has reacted angrily to a decision by the Organisation of American States to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the country.
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OAS seeks emergency Venezuela meeting

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 22:17
related countries: United States United States

Organization of American States head Luis Almagro calls for an emergency meeting which could lead to the expulsion of Venezuela from the regional body.
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Latam suspends Venezuela flights

Monday, May 30th 2016, 21:02

The largest airline in Latin America, Latam, says it is suspending its flights to Venezuela because of the worsening economic situation.
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Eleven gunned down in Venezuela

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Unidentified gunmen have killed 11 people, including three teenagers and a Colombian national, in western Venezuela, officials say.
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Lufthansa to suspend Venezuela flights

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 3:48
related countries: Germany Germany

The German airline, Lufthansa, says it will suspend flights to Venezuela from next month due to growing economic difficulties in the country.
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Key Chavez supporter decries Venezuela 'anarchy'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 7:21
related places: Chavez

Chavez ally describes disillusion with Venezuelan government
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VIDEO: Growing discontent in Venezuela

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 21:27

Fresh street rallies were held in Venezuela on Wednesday, as protesters voiced their discontent about President Nicolas Maduro, who they want ousted from office.
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