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TV Personalities make a strong call for peace after Spear’s tragedy

Has the killing of former miss, model, and actor Monica Spear by the hands of seemingly random assailants spark a new politics dynamics in Venezuela? Members of the Movement of Artists for Peace and Life urged the country to jo...


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New social mission: street animals to get shelter, food, home

The national government formally created the Mission Nevado on 30 December after a push by animal rights and environmental groups for greater assistance for street animals. Due to a lack of strict rules on the sterilisation of ...


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Venezuela’s Plan to Boost Tourism in 2014

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela, through its Ministry of People’s Power for Tourism, will create a special plan in 2014 to strengthen the country’s institutional capacity to expand tourism as a central economic activ...



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Leadership of National Assembly Reelected

On Sunday, the top leadership of Venezuela’s National Assembly, the legislative branch of government, was reelected for the 2014-2015 period “by the revolutionary majority.” Deputy Diosdado Cabello was reelected as presid...


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November Unemployment Falls to 6.6%

Venezuela’s unemployment rate for November of 2013 stood at 6.6%, according to a monthly report on labor by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The news was announced by INE President Elías Eljuri, who said that this...


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Maduro’s Bet For Dialogue with Opposition Leaders

To seal the collective will toward peace, unity, recognition and mutual respect and cooperation was the intention behind a meeting Wednesday between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and mayors and governors from opposition ...



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Unity in Latin America Key to Regional Development

The unity of the peoples and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean is a guarantee of true shared development that puts social considerations before economic ones, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday. He s...


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PDVSA Expects Oil Prices Above $100 Next Year

Oil prices in 2014 are projected to be above $100 per barrel, said Economic Vice President and Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez on Monday during a press conference at the headquarters of the national oil company PDVSA in Caracas. R...


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Venezuelan Vice President Calls for National Debate on Gasoline Prices

The world’s lowest petrol prices could be raised for the first time in 16 years, after the Venezuelan government called for a national debate on the country’s gasoline subsidies. “There have to be big debates in V...



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Summit of ‘Bolivarian Alliance’ to Debate Economic Treaty in Caracas

At the summit of the regional groups known as PetroCaribe and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) in Caracas next Tuesday, December 17, leaders will debate a treaty to establish a common economic zone ...


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President Maduro Receives Oliver Stone on his Visit to Venezuela

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, received on Wednesday at Miraflores Presidential Palace the US filmmaker Oliver Stone, who has recently vocally opposed his country’s spying practices. Du...


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Venezuelan Government Calls for Dialogue Based on Respect and Recognition

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua spoke with CNN on Tuesday, saying that last Sunday’s municipal elections gave a resounding victory to pro-government socialist candidates, and reiterating the willingness of the adminis...



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Government Party Wins 210 Mayoralities in Venezuela’s Municipal Elections

On Sunday night, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the preliminary results of the country’s municpal elections, saying that candidates of the United Socialist Party (PSUV) and allies had won 210 out of 335 mayora...


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Washington Residents Celebrate Venezuela on “Day of Love and Loyalty to Chávez”

Despite a winter storm that descended on Washington, DC, on Sunday, dozens of community members came to the Venezuelan Embassy’s Bolivarian Hall to attend a special forum to mark the “Day of Love and Loyalty to Hugo Chávez...


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President Maduro Decrees Three Days of Mourning for Nelson Mandela

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, lamented the death of the African leader Nelson Mandela on Thursday and decreed three days of national mourning in his honor. Using his Twitter account, @N...