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Maduro: Attempted Coup Has International Ties

TODAY VENEZUELA - A coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution was thwarted this week as a retired Venezuelan Air Force general and 10 military and civilian opposition figures were arrested. The...

Uruguay’s Mujica warns of leftist military coup in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - "It would be a terribly mistake if they (the military) would go against the Constitution," the president of Uruguay, José Mujica, remarked in an interview with Spanish newspaper El País Uruguayan President...

OAS calls for dialogue to stop violence in Venezuela

TODAY VENEZUELA - The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, deplored violence "wherever it comes from" in a communiqué On Wednesday, the Secretary General of the Organization of American...

Venezuelan trade with countries of the Persian Gulf has not taken off

TODAY VENEZUELA - In its foreign opening, the nations of the Persian Gulf and Member States of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) approached Venezuela as a natural ally because of their energy...

Venezuelan Armed Forces reject conspiracy against government

TODAY VENEZUELA - Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López offered a press conference accompanied by the Military High Command and voiced "strong rejection" against alleged coup plans reported by President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday The Bolivarian...

Half capacity of the Venezuelan industry is idle

"Companies can double their production capacity if there is availability of raw materials," said Eduardo Garmendia, the president of the Venezuelan Confederation of Industries (Conindustria)   TODAY VENZUELA - Eduardo Garmendia, the president of the Venezuelan...

Practimercados Día Día rebuts gov’t claims of boycott

The network of small supermarkets Día a Día refused the seizure by the Venezuelan State and took issue with the claims of "boycott and hoarding" TODAY VENEZUELA - The network of small supermarkets Día a...

Venezuelan oil up to US$44.64

For almost seven months, the Venezuelan oil basket had not experienced a weekly increase of more than one dollar TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan oil average price this week regained USD 5.82 compared to the previous...

Venezuela’s new foreign exchange system ready for kick-off

TODAY VENEZUELA - Brokers and authorities in Venezuela have agreed on the new technological platform for operation of the third forex system announced in recent weeks. The platform will be the same implemented for the...

Attorney general: US Lacks Will To Collaborate With Venezuelan Justice

TODAY VENEZUELA - Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz has informed that the Venezuelan State would "adopt measures" against the United States for failing to meet a number of applications for extradition Venezuela has filed. The...

President Maduro Slams U.S. Intelligence Report

TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday rejected a recent U.S. report which predicts an outbreak of violent anti-government protests in the South American nation in 2015. The report was presented to the U.S....

Rodríguez Torres: “On February 4 the time was ripe for a rebellion”

Venezuelan former minister of the Interior, Justice, and Peace, Miguel Rodríguez Torres, highlighted the achievements of the revolution TODAY VENEZUELA - Venezuelan Army Mayor General Miguel Rodríguez Torres, one of the leaders of the events...

Venezuela Running Out of Condoms: A 36-pack of Condoms Going For About $750

TODAY VENEZUELA - The country is broke. Its economy is on track to shrink 7% in 2015 alone, in large part because oil prices are so low. Now its economic crisis is leading to...

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Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other...

Russia Agrees to Wait for Venezuela Debt

Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15, about restructuring US$3.15 billion of debt to the Russian government. Venezuela's economy has been...

Number of Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in Brazil Has Doubled since Last Year

The number of Venezuelans who have requested asylum in Brazil has doubled since last year, according to the National Committee of Refugees. In the...

Nobody is going to bail out Venezuela

Venezuela, the South American country convulsed by economic and humanitarian catastrophe, has defaulted on some of its debt after missing an interest payment due...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and...

Venezuelan Supreme Court Bans Women in Bikinis from Covers of Newspapers, Magazines

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ordered for the removal of all images of scantily clad women circulating on the covers of publications available to the...

Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro and 18 government officers

Canada imposed sanctions on 52 government officers of Venezuela, Sudan and the Russian Federation on charges of human rights abuses and corruption. The Canadian government...