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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

Decade ban for Venezuela ex-governor

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 22:59

The state prosecutor's office in Venezuela bars a former state governor, Pablo Perez, from holding office, the third such banning this week.
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Venezuelan opposition figure barred

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 2:07

A leading Venezuelan opposition figure, Maria Corina Machado, has been barred from public office for a year.
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How videos of supermarket raids show what life is like in Venezuela

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 23:11

How videos of supermarket raids show what life is like in Venezuela
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VIDEO: Living with Venezuela's high inflation

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 23:08

The BBC's Daniel Pardo explains how inflation affects what Venezuelans buy everyday, like the popular snack called Arepa.
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Venezuelans face beer drought

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 7:22

Venezuela is facing the prospect of a national beer shortage after striking workers close two major breweries.
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Brazil senators travel to Venezuela

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 22:59
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian senators are in Venezuela to try to promote dialogue, a week after a rival Brazilian team was allegedly attacked by government supporters.
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Venezuela sets December poll date

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 21:26

Venezuela's election body sets the date of 6 December for legislative polls, following weeks of pressure from the opposition.
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Vet held over 'drugs in puppies'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 16:00
related countries: Spain Spain

A Venezuelan veterinarian wanted for 10 years is arrested in Spain on charges of trying to smuggle drugs via the stomachs of puppies.
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Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 23:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Thiago Silva and Roberto Firmino goals book Brazil's place in the Copa America quarter-finals as they defeat Venezuela.
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Brazil senators flee Venezuela attack

Friday, June 19th 2015, 2:55
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A group of eight Brazilian senators on a visit to Venezuela to meet a jailed opposition leader say they had to flee after their bus was attacked.
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US and Venezuela praise talks

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

The United States and Venezuela both welcome talks held on Saturday between the two sides aimed at reducing diplomatic tensions.
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US and Venezuela in high-level talks

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 19:42
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

US and Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti as both sides work to address strained relations between the two ideological opponents.
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Ex-Spain PM enters Venezuela dispute

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 19:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Former Spanish PM Felipe Gonzalez arrives in Venezuela to help defend two jailed opposition politicians.
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Thousands attend Venezuela march

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 1:42
related places: Caracas

Thousands of Venezuelans have marched through the streets of Caracas to call for the release of opposition leaders and for the date for elections to be set.
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Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 3:01

Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.
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Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
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Venezuela's Lopez on hunger strike

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 22:34

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez announces on a leaked video he has gone on hunger strike demanding "freedom for political prisoners".
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Venezuela court sentences policeman

Friday, May 8th 2015, 23:02

A court in Venezuela sentences a policeman to 18 years in jail for the death in February of a 14-year-old protester in the western state of Tachira.
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Colombia extradition over Serra death

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 23:41
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Caracas

Colombia is to extradite a man wanted in Venezuela over the murder of Caracas politician, Robert Serra, last October.
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Mass grave found on Venezuela border

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A mass grave containing seven bodies has been found on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, according to officials.
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Ex-leaders express Venezuela concerns

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 15:51

A group of 26 former heads of state and governments demands that the Venezuelan government release jailed opposition leaders.
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Venezuela cuts hours to save energy

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 0:33

Venezuela announces a nationwide electricity rationing plan that includes cutting the working day for public sector employees.
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Mango-thrower gets presidential flat

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 2:23

Venezuela's President Maduro allocates a woman a flat, after she hits him on the head with a mango.
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Venezuela 'receives $5bn from China'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 12:18
related countries: China China

Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.
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The surreal world of Venezuela's queues

Monday, April 20th 2015, 0:46

The surreal world of Venezuelan shopping
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VIDEO: Spending the day queuing in Venezuela

Friday, April 17th 2015, 17:25

Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world, yet its economy is in crisis.
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VIDEO: Venezuelans petition Obama

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:42
related places: Caracas

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Caracas, where Venezuelans are signing a petition calling on President Obama to withdraw sanctions imposed on a group of Venezuelan officials.
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Fidel Castro makes rare appearance

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 23:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The former Cuban president Fidel Castro, 88, makes his first public appearance in 14 months to meet a Venezuelan delegation.
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Brazil ex-leader joins Lopez defence

Monday, March 30th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's ex-leader Fernando Henrique Cardoso is the latest former president to join a team defending jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders.
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VIDEO: Trying to buy basic goods in Venezuela

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 1:52

The travails of buying food amid Venezuela's shortages
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Venezuela bus crash kills 11 people

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 1:41

A bus veers off a highway and plunges into a lake in central Venezuela, killing at least 11 people and injuring 36.
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Alba backs Venezuela over US spat

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:58
related countries: United States United States

Members of the left-wing Latin American Alba group express their support for Venezuela as tensions between the country and the US rise.
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Venezuela decree powers divide opinion

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:38

Venezuelan opposition politicians slam a new law which grants President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until 31 December.
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Venezuela leader to govern by decree

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:00

The Venezuelan National Assembly approves legislation granting President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until the end of the year.
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