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News: Venezuela

We have started to collect the most important news related to Venezuela in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Venezuela: news

Brazil ex-leader joins Lopez defence

Monday, March 30th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's ex-leader Fernando Henrique Cardoso is the latest former president to join a team defending jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders.
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VIDEO: Trying to buy basic goods in Venezuela

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 1:52

The travails of buying food amid Venezuela's shortages
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Venezuela bus crash kills 11 people

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 1:41

A bus veers off a highway and plunges into a lake in central Venezuela, killing at least 11 people and injuring 36.
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Alba backs Venezuela over US spat

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:58
related countries: United States United States

Members of the left-wing Latin American Alba group express their support for Venezuela as tensions between the country and the US rise.
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Venezuela decree powers divide opinion

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:38

Venezuelan opposition politicians slam a new law which grants President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until 31 December.
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Venezuela leader to govern by decree

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:00

The Venezuelan National Assembly approves legislation granting President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until the end of the year.
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Venezuelan protester dies in custody

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 0:13

A Venezuelan opposition activist arrested during last year's anti-government rallies has hanged himself in custody, his lawyer says.
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Venezuela chief attacks US sanctions

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slams the US government for imposing further sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses.
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Fresh US sanctions on Venezuela

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 3:41
related countries: United States United States

The US sanctions at least seven Venezuelan officials over Caracas' treatment of political opponents, but President Maduro calls them "heroes".
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Venezuela orders food store scanners

Monday, March 9th 2015, 9:57

Venezuela is installing fingerprint scanners in supermarkets, in a move designed to help reduce food hoarding and panic buying.
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Neighbours to give Venezuela food

Friday, March 6th 2015, 22:34

Foreign ministers from the regional Unasur bloc promise to help Venezuela overcome a shortage of food, medicine and other products.
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Is Venezuela losing faith in president?

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 1:39

Party faithful start to question Venezuela's president
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US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.
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Venezuela limits US diplomats

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.
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Venezuelan student killed in protest

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 2:02

A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.
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'Coup plot' charge for Caracas mayor

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 16:41
related places: Caracas

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma is indicted for plotting violence against Venezuela's government - a move condemned by the opposition.
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Mayor held in Venezuela police raid

Friday, February 20th 2015, 2:29

The mayor of Venezuela's capital is arrested amid accusations of a coup attempt, with President Nicolas Maduro saying he must "answer for his crimes".
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'Coup plot foiled' in Venezuela

Friday, February 13th 2015, 21:34

An ex-air force general is arrested and more than 10 others implicated in a plot to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, officials say.
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Venezuela seizes supermarket chain

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 2:44

The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, orders the takeover of a private supermarket chain by the state food agency.
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Venezuela arrests retail executives

Friday, February 6th 2015, 2:19

The Venezuelan authorities have arrested two more top executives under legislation aimed at controlling skyrocketing inflation.
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Venezuela seeks mediation with US

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a relationship with the US based on diplomacy, after the US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
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US expands Venezuela visa bans

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 0:22
related countries: United States United States

The United States imposes visa restrictions on unnamed Venezuelan officials over alleged human rights violations and corruption.
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Venezuelan shop owners arrested

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 3:08

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the owners of an unnamed chain of shops have been arrested for artificially creating long queues.
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Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 5:56
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
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Venezuela issues new protest rules

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 1:00

New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.
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Nuclear scientist jailed in US

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 3:33
related countries: United States United States

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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Mission to Venezuela denied access

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 22:09
related countries: Chile Chile, Colombia Colombia
related places: Lopez

The Venezuelan authorities prevent the former presidents of Chile and Colombia from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
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Rugby rehab in Venezuela

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:18

The rum king who turns gangsters into good citizens in Venezuela
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US rejects Venezuela prisoner swap

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States

US officials rule out swapping a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist for imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
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Venezuela leader seeks help over oil

Monday, January 5th 2015, 1:08
related countries: China China

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is beginning a tour to China and oil-producing countries as he tries to stem the impact of falling oil prices.
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Maduro demands respect from the US

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he demanded respect from the US during an encounter with American Vice-President Joe Biden in Brazil.
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Venezuelan economy enters recession

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 7:14

The Venezuelan economy is now officially in recession after the central bank released figures showing that it has been shrinking all year.
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Venezuela denies ice-cream crisis

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 11:40

Venezuelan officials deny reports that a milk shortage is behind the temporary closure of an ice-cream shop famous for its wide range of flavours.
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Record-breaking ice cream shop shuts

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 2:35

A world record-breaking ice cream shop in Venezuela closes due to a milk shortage, the latest victim of a continuing economic crisis.
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