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Venezuelan shops halve work hours

Monday, February 8th 2016, 2:25
related places: Caracas

Shopping centres in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, say they will be halving their opening times to four hours a day.
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Venezuela decrees economic emergency

Friday, January 15th 2016, 22:15

The Venezuelan government announces a 60-day economic emergency to deal with the country's worsening crisis.
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Venezuela MPs quit amid power struggle

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 22:09

Three opposition politicians in Venezuela agree to give up their seats in the National Assembly to break a political deadlock.
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Venezuela high court voids legislature

Monday, January 11th 2016, 23:49

Venezuela's Supreme Court rules that all actions of the opposition-held National Assembly are void until three banned members are removed from office.
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Barred Venezuelan MPs sworn in

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 22:13

Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress swears in three of its members suspended for alleged election fraud, in defiance of a supreme court ruling.
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Venezuela opposition Assembly sworn in

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 20:21

A new National Assembly controlled by opposition parties is sworn in in Venezuela, putting an end to 16 years of government majorities.
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Venezuela limits Congress's power

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 11:51

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro curbs the National Assembly's powers over the Central Bank just before a new legislature is to be sworn in.
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Venezuela Congress leader chosen

Monday, January 4th 2016, 11:29

Veteran Venezuelan politician Henry Ramos Allup is chosen by opposition lawmakers as the new head of the country's legislative body.
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Argentine leader clashes with Venezuela

Monday, December 21st 2015, 18:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Venezuela accuses new Argentine President Mauricio Macri of meddling in its internal affairs after he criticised its human rights record.
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Venezuela releases Pepsi workers

Monday, December 21st 2015, 10:52

Employees at a Venezuelan Pepsi-Cola plant are released days after being detained by government inspectors for allegedly hoarding goods and halting production.
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Venezuela opposition boost confirmed

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 5:40

Venezuelan electoral authorities confirm that the opposition has won a key two-thirds majority in parliament giving it the power to make significant changes.
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Venezuela opposition 'has key majority'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:40

Venezuela's opposition claims it has won a two-thirds majority in parliamentary polls, allowing it to reverse key policies of the Socialist government.
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Venezuela's Socialists trounced in vote

Monday, December 7th 2015, 9:15

The opposition in Venezuela wins a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the governing Socialists.
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VIDEO: Memories of Chavez ahead of Venezuela poll

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 0:05
related places: Chavez

Venezuelans go to the polls this weekend in one of the most tightly fought elections in years. Wyre Davies reports.
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Venezuelan healthcare in collapse

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 0:50

Venezuelan healthcare in collapse as economy ails
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Venezuela arrests three suspects

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:59

Venezuela arrests three people suspected of the murder of a regional opposition leader ahead of parliamentary elections.
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Venezuela opposition figure 'killed'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 4:48

A regional opposition leader in Venezuela is shot dead at a public meeting, his party says, less than two weeks before parliamentary elections.
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Venezuela in US kidnap claim

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela's top lawmaker, Diosdado Cabello, says two nephews of first lady Cilia Flores were "kidnapped" by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
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Venezuela leader's relatives charged

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 17:42

Two nephews of Venezuela's First Lady, Celia Flores, are charged with drugs trafficking in a court in New York just weeks before legislative elections.
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Venezuela president's relatives held

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 3:52
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady are arrested in Haiti and taken to the US to face drug trafficking charges, US media reports say.
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Venezuela in US spy plane allegation

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:51
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan Defence Minister Gen Vladimir Padrino says a plane which apparently violated Venezuelan airspace belonged to the US Coast Guard.
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Venezuela: Ex-prosecutor is a 'thug'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 15:54

Venezuelan National Assembly head Diosdado Cabello says former prosecutor Franklin Nieves - who alleges that the Venezuelan judiciary is corrupt - was bribed.
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Venezuela ex-prosecutor speaks out

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 13:19

A Venezuelan ex-prosecutor in the case of Leopoldo Lopez says the opposition leader was wrongly imprisoned because the government feared him.
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Venezuelan Lopez trial prosecutor fired

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 3:14

Venezuela's attorney general sacks a prosecutor who fled the country after criticising the trial and imprisonment of the opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez.
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Venezuela sues DolarToday website

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 10:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delaware

Venezuela's Central Bank has filed a lawsuit in the US state of Delaware against DolarToday website, accusing it of cyberterrorism.
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Venezuela leader wants $88 oil price

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 13:09

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says an average global oil price of $88 a barrel is needed to guarantee investments worldwide.
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Colombia: 'Venezuela border safer'

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 1:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's government says crime and smuggling have decreased since Venezuela deployed thousands of troops along their common border in August.
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Venezuela politician Rosales arrested

Friday, October 16th 2015, 5:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Netherlands Netherlands

Opposition Venezuelan politician Manuel Rosales, who fled the country in 2009, is arrested after returning from the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.
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VIDEO: Can yoga bring peace to Caracas slums?

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 2:19
related places: Caracas

A yoga scheme has been set up in the slums of Caracas to improve the quality of life for the people that live there.
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Venezuela to let deported Colombians in

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 11:31

Venezuela says it will allow Colombians it expelled from its border states in an anti-smuggling operation to return to Venezuela.
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Guyana and Venezuela restore envoys

Monday, September 28th 2015, 10:13
related countries: Guyana Guyana, United States United States

South American neighbours Venezuela and Guyana agree to restore ambassadors, despite a dispute over the region west of the Essequibo river.
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Swiss approve new Fifa extradition

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Swiss authorities approve the extradition to the US of Venezuelan football official Rafael Esquivel, as part of a probe into corruption at Fifa.
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Guyana attacks Venezuela 'escalation'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 1:08
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Guyana's President David Granger says Venezuela has deployed troops along the oil-rich border area in a "dangerous escalation".
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Venezuela, Colombia to normalise ties

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 13:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The leaders of Venezuela and Colombia agree to "normalise" the situation at their joint border, which Venezuela closed a month ago.
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Venezuela extends state of emergency

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 16:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela extends a state of emergency to another 10 municipalities on its border with Colombia as it tries to crack down on smuggling in the region.
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