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By Edition On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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A Venezuela settlement will require pressure from outside

CARACAS - Venezuela is stuck between a rock and a very hard place. The government has vowed, in less than 30 days, to elect a “constituent assembly” that will further divide a country in dire straits. President More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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OAS adopts resolution on protecting journalists

WASHINGTON - The resolution was adopted by the OAS general assembly meeting in the Mexican city of Cancún (June 19 -21). Regarded as part of the regional organization’s duty to promote and protect human rights, More...

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By Edition On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Father of Venezuelan shot dead by security forces appeals to President for justice

CARACAS - A man who claims to be President Nicolas Maduro’s former boss, and whose son was killed during an opposition protest in Caracas, has made a personal plea to the Venezuelan leader. David Vallenilla’s More...

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By Edition On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Latin American nations denounce Venezuela crackdown

BOGOTA - Eight Latin American nations, including Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, have collectively denounced Venezuela’s “excessive use of force” against civilian protesters after the death toll from anti-government More...

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By Edition On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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OAS secretary general denounces ‘self-inflicted coup d’etat’ in Venezuela

WASHINGTON - The secretary general of the OAS has denounced what he described as a self-inflicted coup d’état perpetrated by the Venezuelan regime against the National Assembly, the last branch of government More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Venezuela expelled from Mercosur

BRASÍLIA - South American sub-regional economic bloc Mercosur on Friday expelled Venezuela, effective immediately, for violating the grouping’s democratic principles and trade bylaws. It will now be required More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

BOGOTA - Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it. The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Thousands cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food

CARACAS - Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home. It’s the More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Neighbors stand up to Venezuela

This summer, Venezuela was poised to assume the rotating presidency of Mercosur, a trade bloc that includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. But at the urging of Paraguay, Mercosur heads of state are considering More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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The new face of Simón Bolívar: Hyper-realism or distortion?

During the last three years a new image of Simón Bolívar's face has been promoted – first in Venezuela and then internationally – that was obtained by using advanced techniques of 3D facial reconstruction, More...