Venezuela

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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, March 29th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez will remain in a military prison

The Court of Appeals maintained the charges against Lopez

The Caracas Court of Appeals rejected on Friday the defense attorney's plea for the release of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, locked up in a military prison since last Feb. 18, Venezuela's Supreme Court said Friday.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 05:50 UTC

Venezuela’s Failing State

The opposition leader at the moment of his arrest; he has been in jail since February 18

By Leopoldo López - Los Teques, Venezuela — As I compose these words from the Ramo Verde military prison outside Caracas, I am struck by how much Venezuelans have suffered.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 09:37 UTC

Unasur delegation expected Tuesday in Caracas 'to follow the political dialogue'

While the death toll climbs to at least 36, the Venezuelan government announced opposition lawmaker Machado is no longer a member of the National Assembly

The Unasur (Union of South American Nations) committee to follow the political dialogue in Venezuela will be meeting in Caracas Tuesday and Wednesday this week in Caracas, reported officially the Ecuadorean Foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño.

Monday, March 24th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Venezuela's state prosecutor says security forces have 'committed excesses'

Luisa Ortega said that at least 60 investigations have been opened

Venezuela's top state prosecutor has affirmed that security forces had committed “excesses” in breaking up nearly two months of opposition protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that have left at least 34 dead

Wednesday, March 19th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Venezuelan congress wants opposition lawmaker on trial for 'treason'

The move against María Corina Machado comes a month after the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez

Venezuela's Congress on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation of opposition deputy Maria Corina Machado for crimes including treason in relation to her involvement in anti-government protests that have left at least 28 dead.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Unasur delegation begins dialogue-contacts next week to help with Venezuelan situation

Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro made the announcement in Montevideo

Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro confirmed that next week a delegation from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) will be ready to sponsor dialogue and help de-compress the situation in Venezuela as was agreed at the recent foreign ministers meeting held in Santiago de Chile when the inauguration of president Michelle Bachelet.

Saturday, March 15th 2014 - 04:26 UTC

February annual inflation in Venezuela soars to 57.3%; Maduro blames the 'economic war'

Venezuelans for months have been struggling for basic items such as flour, cooking oil and toilet paper

Venezuela's annual inflation rate rose to 57.3% in February, the central bank said as violent opposition demonstrations during the month disrupted the economy. However the bank also pointed out that despite the protests inflation slowed on a month-on-month basis to 2.4% from 3.3% in January.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 08:52 UTC

Venezuela reassures fearful Caribbean allies about ALBA and PetroCaribe

Ambassador Escalona Barrueta: agreements will continue in full force

Venezuela said the current political unrest in the country poses no danger to the future of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas(ALBA) and the oil initiative PetroCaribe.

Friday, March 14th 2014 - 08:49 UTC

Death toll in a month of violent protests in Venezuela has risen to 28

State prosecutor Luisa Ortega Díaz made the announcement of the sidelines of the UN meeting on human rights in Geneva

Venezuela's state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation's top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.

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