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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

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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American cuts flights to Venezuela

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 23:08
related countries: United States United States

American Airlines says it is cutting nearly 80% of its flights from the US to Venezuela in a dispute over tight currency controls.
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Venezuelan politician questioned

Monday, June 16th 2014, 17:57

Venezuelan opposition politician Maria Corina Machado is questioned in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate President Maduro.
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Venezuelan politicians face arrest

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 22:15

Venezuela's attorney general issues arrest warrants for three opposition politicians for an alleged plot to assassinate President Maduro.
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A visit to Hugo Chavez's socialist city in Venezuela

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:02

Venezuela's socialist city gets residents' approval
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Trial for Venezuela opposition leader

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:13

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez must go on trial on charges related to mass anti-government protests, a judge rules.
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US approves Venezuela sanctions bill

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 23:46
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.
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Venezuela mayors' wives elected

Monday, May 26th 2014, 8:32

The wives of two Venezuelan mayors jailed over their failure to contain anti-government protests win an election to replace them.
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US 'losing patience' with Venezuela

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 22:57
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that impatience with Venezuela is growing over its failure to address the country's serious political crisis.
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Venezuela detains dozens in protest

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 22:59

Police in Venezuela detain some 80 demonstrators who were marching to demand the release of those arrested in recent anti-government protests.
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Venezuelan policeman dies in clashes

Friday, May 9th 2014, 0:56
related places: Caracas

A policeman has been shot dead in the Venezuelan capital Caracas after security forces broke up protest camps, officials say.
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Venezuela protest camp broken up

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 15:25
related places: Caracas

In a dawn raid, security forces in Venezuela clear four protest camps in the capital, Caracas, and arrest hundreds of anti-government activists.
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VIDEO: Venezuelan protesters 'abused' - HRW

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 4:15

Venezuelan security forces are accused of using excessive force, and even torture, against opposition protesters, in a report by Human Rights Watch.
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Venezuelan protesters 'abused'

Monday, May 5th 2014, 22:52

Venezuelan security forces are accused of using excessive force, and even torture, against opposition protesters, in a report by Human Rights Watch.
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Venezuela raises minimum wage by 30%

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 9:57

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces a raise in the minimum wage and pensions of 30% ahead of the May Day celebrations.
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Venezuela ex-intelligence chief shot

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 10:19

Major Eliecer Otaiza, who served as the head of the Venezuelan intelligence service under President Hugo Chavez, has been killed, officials say.
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Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela

Monday, April 21st 2014, 1:46
related places: Caracas

Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
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VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 7:44

The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
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Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 10:17

The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.
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Venezuelan journalist Pinto freed

Monday, April 14th 2014, 19:57
related places: Caracas, Pinto

A journalist with Venezuelan television news network Globovision is freed, eight days after being kidnapped in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.
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Venezuela admits 'protest excesses'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 1:48

The military in Venezuela admits it committed "some excesses" during weeks of political unrest that have left 41 people dead.
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Venezuela in landmark crisis talks

Friday, April 11th 2014, 8:33

Venezuela's president meets opposition leaders in crisis talks aimed at quelling weeks of protests, in which dozens have died.
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