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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

Venezuela to raise minimum wage

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:26

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announces he will raise the minimum wage by 15% to counteract an inflation rate of more than 60%.
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Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
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Venezuela announces police 'purge'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 11:21

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he will "purge" the police force after alleging officers were involved in the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra.
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VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 16:59

Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Venezuela murder blamed on Colombia

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 10:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says Colombian paramilitaries ordered the murder of a governing party lawmaker in his home in Caracas.
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Arrests in Venezuela lawmaker murder

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:58

Two suspects are arrested in Venezuela in connection with the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra of the governing PSUV party on 1 October.
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Venezuelan lawmaker Serra buried

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 0:38

Thousands of Venezuelans, including President Maduro, attend the funeral of lawmaker Robert Serra and his partner, who were murdered this week.
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Venezuela murder blamed on far right

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:34

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blames right-wing opposition groups at home and abroad for the murder of governing party lawmaker Robert Serra.
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Venezuelan lawmaker Serra killed

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 8:34
related places: Caracas

A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.
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Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.
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VIDEO: Modern architecture photography on show

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:30
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, New York

The "Constructing Worlds" exhibition opening at London's Barbican Centre features powerful photographs of modern architecture, from the first skyscrapers in New York to the tower blocks of Venezuela, to modern construction around China's Three Gorges
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Venezuela beauty queen killers jailed

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Venezuelan men are sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for the murder of beauty queen Monica Spear and her British partner in January.
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Venezuela launches disarmament plan

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 10:44

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.
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Venezuela opposition leader on trial

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 22:57
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appears in court in Caracas, charged with inciting violence during protests earlier this year.
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Venezuelan fingerprinting 'optional'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 0:09

Venezuela's recently announced fingerprinting system, aimed at combating food shortages, is to be voluntary, the president says.
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The malaria mines of Venezuela

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 23:38

Venezuela's illegal mines, where malaria is on the rise
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VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 9:21

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.
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Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 23:42

Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.
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Venezuela arrests 13 for smuggling

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 17:39
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela says it has made 13 arrests and seized tonnes of food since launching a major anti-smuggling operation along its border with Colombia.
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Venezuela anti-smuggling move begins

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 3:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela deploys 17,000 troops along its Colombian border, shutting it for the first of a month of nightly closures to tackle smuggling.
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Venezuela to close border at night

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela says it will close its border with Colombia each night from Monday to try to curb large-scale smuggling of petrol and food.
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US travel ban on Venezuela officials

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
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Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

Monday, July 28th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
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Aruba frees top Venezuela official

Monday, July 28th 2014, 0:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
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Venezuela party in key congress

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 23:34

Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party holds its first congress since the death of President Hugo Chavez last year.
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Aruba detains top Venezuela official

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 19:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
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Venezuela trial 'test for democracy'

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 16:58

One of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, says his trial for inciting violence will "test the quality" of the Venezuelan democracy.
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Venezuela opposition leader on trial

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 22:43

The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests in February.
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Mass eviction of Venezuela squatters

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 18:09
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan soldiers remove hundreds of families from a notorious 45-storey Caracas skyscraper that dominates the city skyline.
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China signs Venezuela oil deal

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 0:44
related countries: China China

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.
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Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 23:17

Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela
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US gives Venezuela stolen Matisse

Monday, July 7th 2014, 23:39
related countries: France France, United States United States

A painting by the French artist Henri Matisse, stolen more than a decade ago, is handed back to Venezuela by the United States.
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Venezuelan ex-leader Velasquez dies

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 12:58
related places: Caracas, Velasquez

Venezuelan journalist and historian Ramon Velasquez, who led the country from 1993 to 1994 as interim president, dies in Caracas aged 97.
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