Colombian Government – ELN Peace Talks To Begin February 7

In March 2016 the Colombian government and the ELN met in Caracas, Venezuela, announce the launch of official peace talks in May 2016.

nsnbc : The government of Colombia and the leftist ELN agreed to finally launch official peace talks on February 7. The parties agreed the ELN releases ex-Congressman Odin Sanchez and others and that the government pardon two ELN members in return on February 2. In March 2016 the Colombian government and the ELN met in Caracas, Venezuela, announce More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Venezuela’s PSUV Implements Semi-Fascist “Security Initiative”

nsnbc : The administration of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the implementation of a new “anti-crime strategy”. While containing social elements aimed at preventing violent crime, More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Venezuelan Authorities Detain Opposition Legislator on Charges of Terrorism

Jeanette Charles (VA) : Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami confirmed Wednesday that opposition assembly member representing the Popular Will Party (Voluntad Popular), Gilber Alexander Caro Alfonzo was arrested More...

Miranda state governor and opposition politician Henrique Capriles Radonski will appear before the Comptroller General’s office on Thursday in connection to the Odebrecht corruption case (Anthony AsCer Aparicio).
By nsnbc On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Capriles Summoned by Venezuelan Comptroller General for Odebrecht Case

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : The opposition state governor for Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski, has been summoned to appear before the Venezuelan Comptroller General’s office this Thursday in connection More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Promises Of 50% Minimum Wage Hike Amidst Venezuela’s Runaway Inflation

nsnbc : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proudly announced a50 percent increase in the country’s national minimum wage in 2017. However, those struggling to survive on minimum wage will hardly see any benefits More...

Venezuelans cross over to Colombia to purchase food and other basic goods in recent border opening (El Heraldo).
By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Colombia Won’t Open Border to Venezuela for Cars

nsnbc : Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin stated that Colombia won’t currently re-open its border to Venezuela for vehicles, citing the recent decision by Venezuela’s State oil company More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Colombian Government Delays Official Peace Talks With ELN Again

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government announced that it delayed the official peace talks with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) again. The talks were scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Julius Borges Elected to Head Venezuela’s National Assembly

nsnbc : Venezuelan legislators , this week, elected Julius Borges to head the country’s National Assembly where Venezuela’s Democratic Rountable (MUD) opposition holds a firm majority that creates difficulties More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Maduro Replaces VP and Top Ministers in Cabinet Shuffle

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the appointment of a new vice-president Wednesday in addition to changes to top-level cabinet posts as his government enters the new year. The More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Venezuela Begins 95,000 BPD Production Cut Under OPEC Deal

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuela’s state oil company, PDVSA, began on Sunday a 95,000 barrels per day (BPD) reduction in its crude output as part of a production cap agreement brokered by the Organization of Petroleum More...