The United Nations’ International Labor Organization seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela

A photo of 332nd session of the governing body of the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, 8–22 March 2018. (Photo by ILO) The UN’s labor body on Wednesday set up an investigation into alleged violations in Venezuela, following a request by a private-sector group long opposed to the Caracas government. The United Nations’ International […]

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US President Donald Trump not Venezuela’s boss: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and First Lady Cilia Flores (R) greet supporters during a rally in Caracas on January 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has started his campaign for another term in office with fierce rhetoric against the United States’ meddlesome behavior toward his country, saying US President Donald Trump […]

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says his patience with the United States has run out

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has censured United States sanctions on four former and current Venezuelan government officials, warning that the incumbent US president and his administration in Washington has “exhausted his patience.” […]

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Canada expels Venezuela diplomats in reciprocal move

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (photo by AFP) Canada has decided to revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s ambassador and chargé d’affaires in the country, reciprocating a similar move earlier by Caracas. Venezuela’s Ambassador to Canada Wilmer Barrientos Fernandez and its chargé d’affaires, Angel Herrera, were stripped of their diplomatic credentials in Canada, the […]

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Venezuelan government decides to expel Brazil, Canada top diplomats

The president of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez (C), speaks at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, December 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Venezuelan government has decided to expel the top diplomats of Brazil and Canada over accusations of meddling in Venezuela’s domestic affairs. Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly decided to expel Brazil’s Ambassador […]

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President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party wins 90 percent of municipalities in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Venezuela’s governing Socialist Party has won more than 300 of the 335 mayorships in local elections, a victory that strengthens the hand of its leader, President Nicolas Maduro, in next year’s presidential race. Speaking to supporters in a Caracas square shortly before midnight on Sunday, the 55-year-old Maduro said winning 90 […]

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Venezuelan government, opposition resume crisis talks in Dominican

Former President of Spanish government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (C-L) Dominican President Danilo Medina (C) and Dominican Republic’s Foreign Relations Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado (C-R) take part in a meeting between representatives of the Venezuelan government and members of the opposition, at the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santo Domingo on December 1, 2017. […]

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Venezuela sacks defiant opposition governor-elect Juan Pablo Guanipa

Juan Pablo Guanipa, one of five opposition governors elected in recent elections in Venezuela, was reportedly sacked on Thursday. A newly-elected Venezuelan governor affiliated with the opposition who had refused to pledge allegiance to a government body has been sacked. Juan Pablo Guanipa, one of five opposition governors elected in recent elections, was dismissed by […]

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warns of repeating elections in states won by opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned that elections may be repeated in the states won by the opposition if the elected governors refuse to be sworn in before the newly-formed constituent assembly. “Anyone who wants to be governor will have to recognize the National Constituent Assembly; otherwise elections […]

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warns of repeating elections in states won by opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned that elections may be repeated in the states won by the opposition if the elected governors refuse to be sworn in before the newly-formed constituent assembly. “Anyone who wants to be governor will have to recognize the National Constituent Assembly; otherwise elections […]

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warns the United States, European Union against new sanctions after election win

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, on October 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned the United States and the European Union (EU) against imposing new sanctions on his country over alleged fraud in recent regional elections in which his socialist […]

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