Venezuelan VP Releases Open Letter to US Treasury as Parliament Demands Resignation

Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami. (Archive)

Lucas Koerner (VA): Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami published an open letter to the US Treasury Department in the New York Times Tuesday in which he lambasted the body’s recent drug trafficking accusations as an attempt to further derail bilateral relations. Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami. (Archive) On February 13, the US Treasury Department’s More...

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PARLASUR rejected the suspension of Venezuela from the regional bloc. (Archive)
By nsnbc On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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MERCOSUR Parliament Rejects Suspension of Venezuela

Lucas Koerner (VA) : The legislative organ of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) unanimously approved a resolution Monday rejecting Venezuela’s suspension from the regional trading bloc. PARLASUR rejected More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Colombian Government and ELN Ask European Countries to Help Fund Peace Talks

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will ask a number of European countries to help raise funds for ELN peace negotiators. Official peace talks between the More...

Venezuelan Oil Minister Nelson Martinez and Jamaican Minister for Science, Energy and Technology Andrew Wheatley sign the much awaited agreement in Caracas. (PrensaPresidencial)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Venezuela and Jamaica Sign Deal to Upgrade Kingston Refinery

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : Venezuela and Jamaica reached a much awaited deal to upgrade their jointly owned Kingston refinery at a ministerial meeting in Caracas on Wednesday.  Venezuelan Oil Minister Nelson More...

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is at the center of a corruption scandal spanning 12 countries. (Reuters/Rodrigo Paiva)
By nsnbc On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Odebrecht Accounts Blocked in Venezuela in Corruption Probe

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : Bank accounts in Venezuela belonging to the construction giant Odebrecht were officially frozen on Wednesday pending ongoing investigations by the country’s Public Prosecution More...

The Communist party has said it will refuse to take part in the registration process. (TribunaPopular)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Venezuelan Leftist Movements Criticise CNE Registration Process

Rachel Boothroyd-Rojas (VA) : Venezuelan leftist parties have denounced a new CNE registration process, which they view as a veiled attempt to clamp down on small political organisations in the South American country.  The More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Socialism Gone Totalitarian? Rodriguez Condemns Brazilian FM for Meeting Borges

nsnbc : Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned the Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra for meting with the speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly Julio Borges. Rodriguez accused her More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Strategic Move: Colombia’s ELN Moves Into Some Former FARC Territories

nsnbc : With official peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), the leftist guerrilla admits that it is moving into some formerly FARC controlled areas. ELN spokesmen stress More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Venezuela: PDSV Administration Supports Second Round of Dialog with MUD

The PDSV administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced its support for a second round of dialogue with the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) which holds a majority in the National Assembly. Courtesy More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Colombian Government and ELN Launched Official Peace Talks

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) launched official peace talks in Ecuador’s capital Quito. Peace talks were initially scheduled to start in More...