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Friday, July 31st 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Maduro takes over brewers complex as Venezuela runs out of beer because of lack of barley

Maduro has accused Polar of sabotaging the economy by hoarding goods and intentionally creating shortages, a charge the company denies.

Venezuela's largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods. Soldiers took over the warehouse complex used by Empresas Polar late Wednesday just as Venezuela's federation of brewers announced that Polar's beer manufacturing subsidiary is shutting two of its six plants because of a lack of imported barley.

Monday, March 16th 2015 - 10:48 UTC

President Maduro will rule the rest of the year with decree powers

“The US want to stick their hands into Venezuela's wealth, just as they have done in other countries,” ruling party legislator Tania Díaz said, on presenting the “anti-imperialist” bill

Venezuela's parliament has granted President Nicolas Maduro decree powers for the rest of 2015 in a move he says is to defend the country from US meddling but opponents decry as evidence of autocracy. In a noisy National Assembly session, ruling Socialist Party legislators, who have a majority, applauded the “Enabling Law” as a legitimate response to a US declaration that Venezuela is a security threat and sanctions on seven officials.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker and supporters cleared from square with tear gas

Maria Corina Machado pledged to keep protesting (Photo Reuters)

Venezuelan troops dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas on Tuesday and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

Saturday, November 16th 2013 - 07:25 UTC

Next Tuesday Venezuelan president Maduro will begin governing by decree

Maduro pledged deep discounts in the prices of toys, cars and clothing once he has the “enabling powers”

Venezuela's legislature gave initial backing this week to a measure granting extraordinary powers over the economy to President Nicolas Maduro, which means next Tuesday, when the second vote, he will be able to govern by decree without having to seek parliamentary approval.

Thursday, May 2nd 2013 - 07:12 UTC

Following the beatings of opposition members, OAS calls for dialogue in Venezuelan congress

Insulza supports President Maduro’s call for the creation of a ‘peaceful environment’

The Organization of American States (OAS) expressed concern over the acts of violence that took place on Tuesday in the National Assembly of Venezuela and noted that “this reflects, in a dramatic way, the absence of a political dialogue that could reassure the public and the branches of government, in order to resolve the outstanding issues in this country in a climate of peace between all Venezuelans”.

Wednesday, May 1st 2013 - 06:04 UTC

Major brawl in Venezuelan congress over the disputed presidential election

Assembly president Cabello said that as long as the opposition does not recognize Maduro president, they will not be allowed to address the house

Political tensions over Venezuela’s disputed presidential election boiled over Tuesday in the National Assembly as government and opposition lawmakers said they physically clashed.

Thursday, January 10th 2013 - 03:54 UTC

Brazilian corporations fearful of Venezuelan situation despite Brasilia support for Maduro

FIESP president Rubens Barbosa recalls Venezuela is now a full member of Mercosur

Brazilian corporations with strong interests in Venezuela have expressed concern about the future of the country and its impact on Mercosur if the political transition, because of President Hugo Chavez health condition, does not follow the constitutional process

Wednesday, January 9th 2013 - 19:46 UTC

Venezuela top court endorses inauguration postponement; massive ‘legitimization’ rally on Thursday

Chief Judge Luisa Morales: “as president re-elect there is no interruption of performance of duties”

Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal constitutional chamber endorsed the postponement of Hugo Chavez inauguration scheduled for Thursday and ruled that the cancer-stricken leader remained as the constitutional president of the country since he was re-re-elected and was granted a leave of absence for medical reasons by the National Assembly.

Wednesday, January 9th 2013 - 05:35 UTC

Venezuelan government postpones inauguration because of Chavez health problems

The president of the National Assembly reads the message from Maduro

Venezuela will postpone Thursday's presidential inauguration due to President Hugo Chávez' continuing health problems, the government announced on Tuesday. Chavez who has dominated Venezuelan politics almost undisputedly since 1999 has not been heard from or seen in public since his Dec. 11 cancer surgery in Cuba.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013 - 07:19 UTC

Chavez “virtual taking office” next Thursday in Caracas with leaders from friendly countries

Diosdado Cabello has called on the Venezuelan people for a grand gathering next to the Miraflores Palace

The Venezuelan government is organizing a massive turnout for Thursday January 10 in support of re-re-elected president Hugo Chavez with the attendance of several Latinamerican leaders in what has been described as a “virtual taking office” ceremony.

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