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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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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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