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Timeline: Venezuela’s Chavez Era

by CFR Multimedia Team - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez took office in 1999 on a populist platform. But three terms into his "socialist revolution," critics say the country increasingly resembles an authoritarian state. This timelime...

LatAm ex-presidents: “There was a clear, convincing victory”

The six former Latin American presidents invited by the opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) expect that the final count of the votes of the parliament election held on Sunday, December 6, in Venezuela,...

Venezuelan dissent scores 112 seats at the National Assembly

The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) handed over on Monday night to the political parties who took part in the legislative election of Sunday, December 6 the final results of the polls. The CNE posted...

CNE announces vote results: opposition wins 99 seats; gov’t wins 46 seats

TODAY VENEZUELA- President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena informed on Monday early morning that the parliament vote held on Sunday, December 6, was held in calm and peace. She praised the behavior...

Top electoral body nullifies credentials of some international observers

TODAY VENEZUELA - President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena reported on Sunday afternoon that the credentials given to a number of international observers earlier on Sunday have been revoked. "A few minutes...

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Suriname should mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

PARAMARIBO – Suriname should take on the role of mediator in order to prevent an armed conflict in the region as a result of...

Venezuelan Armed Forces prepare against possible military intervention

Each day, it becomes increasingly common to hear about a military intervention in Venezuela with the aim of deposing the dictatorial regime of Nicolás...

Little-known Evangelical Pastor Launches Venezuela Presidential Bid

(Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence...

Venezuelan dictator Maduro takes advantage of the same “feminism” that condemns Trump

The two most controversial presidents in the Americas decided to speak out on feminism last weekend. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro declared himself a feminist,...

Venezuelan Leader Nicolas Maduro Not Welcome At Summit of Americas

The Mexican Foreign Ministry supports the decision of the Peruvian government not to invite Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to the Lima-hosted Summit of the...

Venezuela Seeks Oil Equipment Supply Deals With Russian Companies

Caracas seeks to secure deals for supplies of oil equipment with Russian companies Rosneft and Gazprombank, Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa...

Opposition Wants ‘National Front’ to Protect Venezuelans’ Rights

enezuela’s opposition will present a nationwide front to protect people’s rights, its negotiator Julio Borges said Thursday after talks with the government collapsed. "We are...