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By Edition On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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U.S. calls on Venezuelan President Maduro to resign

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration called Tuesday for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down. "For the safety and security of all the peoples of Latin America, it is time for Maduro to go," U.S. Ambassador More...

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Revolution Palace in Havana
By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Underlining alliance, Venezuela’s Maduro visits new Cuban leader

HAVANA  - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Venezuela arrests ex-oil refining boss for alleged graft

PUNTO FIJO - Venezuela has arrested the former refining boss of state oil company PDVSA for alleged corruption, two sources told the news agency Reuters on Monday, extending a crackdown on the OPEC nation’s ailing More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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U.S. sanctions and worries of a coup erode Maduro’s control of Venezuelan military

CARACAS - When military counter-intelligence officers went to Fort Tiuna in Caracas on March 2, they found the Ayala Battalion's Russian-made armored vehicles loaded with ammunition, in violation of regulations. The More...

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By Edition On Monday, February 26th, 2018
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The Blockchain won’t save Venezuela

The petro is just a way to hide new international debt behind crypto mumbo-jumbo. I don’t know why Venezuela’s “petro” cryptocurrency annoys me so much. It is partly that the promise of cryptocurrency was More...

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By Edition On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Venezuela launches world’s first government-backed digital currency

CARACAS -Venezuela has formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, as it seeks to pull itself out of economic crisis. The Nicolás Maduro government plans to issue a total of 100 million digital More...

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a gathering in support of him and his proposal for the National Constituent Assembly in Caracas
By Edition On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles

CARACAS - The Venezuelan government’s decision to plow ahead with early presidential elections over the objections of the opposition risks spurring more international sanctions and exacerbating an economic and More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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In Venezuela, early elections, ‘rigged’ elections

CARACAS - Venezuela is having elections earlier than planned. Instead of October, they will be in April now. And they will be rigged in favor of the Socialists United Party of Venezuela, aka PSUV. PSUV once enjoyed More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Venezuela keeps the border with the ABC Islands closed for a while longer

WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela keeps the border with Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire closed for at least three more days. That was announced in Venezuela. The meeting this afternoon between the Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Update: Venezuelan ties to oil-linked isles further sour

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela says it will not reopen its air and sea borders with the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao until the local authorities implement measures to halt smuggling of coltan, diamonds More...