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'Many sign' Venezuela recall petition

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 21:28

The Venezuelan opposition claims that 600,000 people have signed a petition for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro.
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Venezuela imposes two-day week

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 2:45

Venezuela public sector employees are told to work only Monday and Tuesday until the country overcomes a worsening energy crisis.
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Bid to oust Venezuela's Maduro blocked

Monday, April 25th 2016, 22:07

Venezuela's supreme court rejects an opposition-backed constitutional amendment to cut short the term of President Nicolas Maduro.
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Venezuela to cut power for four hours

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 0:38

Venezuela introduces power cuts of four hours a day from next week to deal with a worsening energy crisis.
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Venezuela court overturns amnesty bill

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 4:49

Venezuela's Supreme Court overturns an amnesty for political prisoners approved last month by the opposition-controlled parliament.
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Grassroots democracy feels the strain in Venezuela

Monday, April 4th 2016, 23:34

Grassroots democracy meets party power in Venezuela
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Venezuela lawmakers pass amnesty bill

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 10:44

The opposition-controlled National Assembly in Venezuela passes an amnesty bill aimed at freeing dozens of jailed opposition leaders.
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Venezuela's media reflect the country's political divisions

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 0:43

Venezuelan media reflect country's division
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Venezuela opposition launches protests

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 21:28

Venezuela's opposition hold a day of nationwide protests at the start of a campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from office.
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Cuban concerns over Venezuela's economic woes

Friday, March 11th 2016, 1:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Venezuela's bilateral healthcare programmes with Cuba are under pressure
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Clashes in Venezuela over court ruling

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 12:02
related places: San Cristobal

Students in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal clash with police as they protest against a court ruling curtailing the legislature's powers.
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Venezuela's farmers: 'Planting for the revolution'

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 0:18

Venezuela's farmers battle crippling shortages
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Plunging oil prices send Venezuela into steep decline

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 17:18

Plummeting oil prices drag down Venezuela's economy
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Venezuela hikes petrol prices amid crisis

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 4:17

Venezuela raises petrol prices for the first time in 20 years as part of a series of measures aimed at easing an economic crisis.
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Oil falls despite Saudi-Russian deal

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 16:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Oil prices fell on Tuesday despite Saudi Arabia and Russia agreeing to freeze oil output at January levels if other producers follow suit.
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Venezuela leader's foes move to oust him

Friday, February 12th 2016, 19:11

The new opposition-controlled National Assembly in Venezuela plans to speed up moves to oust the government of Nicolas Maduro as economic woes deepen.
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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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