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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 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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Venezuelan protester dies in custody

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 0:13

A Venezuelan opposition activist arrested during last year's anti-government rallies has hanged himself in custody, his lawyer says.
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Venezuela chief attacks US sanctions

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slams the US government for imposing further sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses.
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Fresh US sanctions on Venezuela

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 3:41
related countries: United States United States

The US sanctions at least seven Venezuelan officials over Caracas' treatment of political opponents, but President Maduro calls them "heroes".
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Venezuela orders food store scanners

Monday, March 9th 2015, 9:57

Venezuela is installing fingerprint scanners in supermarkets, in a move designed to help reduce food hoarding and panic buying.
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Neighbours to give Venezuela food

Friday, March 6th 2015, 22:34

Foreign ministers from the regional Unasur bloc promise to help Venezuela overcome a shortage of food, medicine and other products.
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Is Venezuela losing faith in president?

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 1:39

Party faithful start to question Venezuela's president
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US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.
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Venezuela limits US diplomats

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.
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Venezuelan student killed in protest

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 2:02

A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.
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'Coup plot' charge for Caracas mayor

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 16:41
related places: Caracas

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma is indicted for plotting violence against Venezuela's government - a move condemned by the opposition.
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Mayor held in Venezuela police raid

Friday, February 20th 2015, 2:29

The mayor of Venezuela's capital is arrested amid accusations of a coup attempt, with President Nicolas Maduro saying he must "answer for his crimes".
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'Coup plot foiled' in Venezuela

Friday, February 13th 2015, 21:34

An ex-air force general is arrested and more than 10 others implicated in a plot to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, officials say.
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Venezuela seizes supermarket chain

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 2:44

The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, orders the takeover of a private supermarket chain by the state food agency.
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Venezuela arrests retail executives

Friday, February 6th 2015, 2:19

The Venezuelan authorities have arrested two more top executives under legislation aimed at controlling skyrocketing inflation.
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Venezuela seeks mediation with US

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a relationship with the US based on diplomacy, after the US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
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