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Venezuela minimum wage to rise by 50% 'to combat inflation'

Monday, January 9th 2017, 1:48

Venezuela announces a 50% increase in the minimum wage and pensions amid runaway price inflation.
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Venezuela helicopter crash survivors rescued after six days

Friday, January 6th 2017, 2:14

Survivors are rescued six days after their military helicopter crashed in Venezuela's Amazon region.
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Memo Morales, Venezuela pasodoble singer, dies after new year show

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 10:07

Venezuelan pasodoble singer Memo Morales dies aged 79, after a fatal heart attack on stage.
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Venezuela: President Maduro extends money swap deadline

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 20:24

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro extends to 20 January the deadline to scrap the 100 bolivar note.
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Venezuela reopens border with Colombia after eight days

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 21:00
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia, closed last week to "combat smuggling gangs".
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Venezuela's Maduro defends withdrawal of major banknote

Monday, December 19th 2016, 8:59

Venezuela's leader defends withdrawing a major banknote, saying it has smashed the black market.
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Venezuela delays 100-bolivar banknote withdrawal

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 0:44

Venezuela's president delays the scrapping of the 100-bolivar banknote until January, amid protests.
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Venezuela's 100-bolivar note withdrawal causes chaos

Friday, December 16th 2016, 10:37

Venezuela's highest denomination banknote is withdrawn, causing confusion and cash chaos.
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Venezuela pulls 100-bolivar note

Friday, December 16th 2016, 0:01

The government has unexpectedly pulled 100-bolivar banknotes, saying it will help combat cross-border smuggling and hoarding in Colombia.
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Venezuela Mercosur: Battle of rooms at Latin American summit

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 16:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Venezuela's foreign minister tries to gate-crash a summit in Argentina but the hosts switch rooms.
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Venezuela closes border with Colombia 'to destroy mafia'

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 1:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela closes its border with Colombia in a new move against what it calls a 'border mafia'.
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Venezuela pulls highest-value banknote 'to strike against mafia'

Monday, December 12th 2016, 10:22

Venezuela is removing its highest-value banknote from circulation to combat illegal hoarding.
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Venezuela seizes Christmas toys to distribute to poor

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 11:24

Venezuela's consumer agency confiscates four million toys from a company it accuses of hoarding.
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Venezuela issues new banknotes after inflation

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 17:37

Venezuela is issuing higher-value notes to help alleviate the problem of soaring inflation.
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Venezuela: Maduro says US fabricated drugs case against nephews

Friday, November 25th 2016, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela's president says the US fabricated a drug trafficking case against two nephews of his wife.
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Nephews of Venezuela first lady convicted of cocaine plot

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 1:29
related countries: United States United States

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady are found guilty trying to import 800kg of cocaine to the US.
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Fifa corruption probe: Venezuelan official Esquivel pleads guilty

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

A Venezuelan Fifa official admits taking bribes for marketing tournaments in a US court.
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Venezuela: Vatican-backed talks are 'last chance' for peace

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

Political talks taking place in Venezuela are the "last best effort" for peace, a US official says.
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Venezuela military to distribute medicine to hospitals

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 12:05

Venezuela's military is put in control of distributing medicine to public hospitals amid shortages.
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Venezuela rivals' 'truce' crumbles amid name calling

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 12:37

Tension rises again between Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and the opposition after a brief "truce".
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Venezuelan government frees five opposition politicians

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 11:26

The Venezuelan government frees five opposition politicians a day after talks with the opposition.
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Venezuela: Government and opposition hold talks on political crisis

Monday, October 31st 2016, 7:24

The Venezuelan government and opposition parties meet for the first time this year to try to resolve the country's political crisis.
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Venezuela: General strike staged against Nicolas Maduro

Friday, October 28th 2016, 20:54

A general strike is staged in Venezuela over calls for a referendum to remove the president from power.
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Venezuela anti-Maduro protests: Policeman shot dead

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 4:14

A police officer is shot dead and many people are hurt as anti-government protests are organised in cities across Venezuela.
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Venezuela political foes 'to hold talks' in surprise move

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 1:49

Venezuela's government and its opposition are to meet for talks on the country's political crisis, the Vatican says, after an intervention from Pope Francis.
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Venezuela opposition puts pressure on President Maduro

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:53

Venezuelan congressmen put President Nicolas Maduro under further pressure by voting on Sunday to put him on trial for violating democracy.
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Fighting for 'Cinderella'

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 23:58

Guyana is battling to retain its "Cinderella county", ceded under an 1899 ruling, but could Venezuela's claims spoil the fairy tale, asks Gemma Handy.
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Venezuelans protest after quashed referendum

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 23:24
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan government opponents marched through Caracas after officials blocked their attempts to hold a referendum.
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Venezuela opposition accuses government of 'coup'

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 0:14

Venezuela's opposition accuses the government of staging a coup by blocking their drive to hold a referendum on removing President Maduro from office.
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Venezuela's Maduro recall referendum drive suspended

Friday, October 21st 2016, 6:31

Venezuela's electoral body halts a campaign for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro, triggering opposition anger.
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Venezuela MPs hit by power cut as they discuss electricity

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 15:49

A power cut leaves Venezuela's parliament in the dark as MPs were discussing electricity.
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Venezuela election delay sparks opposition anger

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 9:30

Venezuela's elections for state governorships are postponed until next year, with the opposition branding the move unconstitutional.
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Key Venezuela-Brazil football match interrupted by power cut

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 14:08
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A World Cup qualifying football match hosted by Venezuela against Brazil is interrupted by a power cut, prompting anti-government chants.
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Critical condition

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 23:14
related places: Caracas

The BBC's Julian Keane visits a children's hospital in Caracas, where the sorry state of Venezuela's health system is in evidence.
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Venezuela crisis: Opposition leader Capriles vows to end Maduro rule

Friday, October 7th 2016, 4:36

The Venezuelan opposition leader tells the BBC he is confident he will be able to force President Nicolas Maduro to step down.
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Hungry and angry

Friday, October 7th 2016, 0:19

The BBC's Julian Keane speaks to the long-suffering residents of Venezuela's industrial heartland, where food and jobs are now scarce.
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