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Leader of Venezuela Congress says he is prepared to assume presidency

The leader of Venezuela’s opposition-led congress said on Friday he was prepared to assume the country’s presidency on an interim basis and call elections, just one day after leftist President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a disputed second term.

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Russia sends two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

Two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived in Venezuela today (AEST), a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-US tensions.

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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro further consolidates power in municipal vote

In a vote to select 2,459 members for 335 of Venezuela’s city councils, the government of Nicolas Maduro won 90 percent of the posts on Sunday — although only around 27 percent of Venezuelans participated in the election.

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Venezuela’s Petro and Iran’s Crypto Token to Launch Soon

Reports coming out of Venezuela point to an imminent unveiling of the nation’s proprietary oil-backed cryptocurrency, dubbed Petro, to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to be used as a unit of account for oil. Local news outlet Telesur, quoted the country’s petroleum minister and the president of state-run oil and natural gas company PDVSA, Manuel Quevedo, saying that Petro transactions will begin in the “first semester of 2019.”

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Venezuela: Refugee Crisis Requires Concerted Regional Response, Says HRW

Governments in the Americas should develop a collective and uniform response to the exodus of people fleeing Venezuela, Human Rights Watch said in a report. They should consider adopting a uniform temporary protection regime to afford security and legal status to Venezuelans seeking protection. Venezuela’s deepening crisis has triggered the largest migration flow of its kind in recent Latin American history.

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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos.

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Venezuela, Turkey Set Up Bases for Expanding Cooperation

Nicolas Maduro stated the governments of Turkey and Venezuela are setting up the bases for consolidating the strategic relations of union and cooperation.

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۳ OPEC members will veto Saudi-backed oil production boost

Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.

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OAS says to present evidence of Venezuela rights violations to The Hague

The Organization of American States (OAS) will present evidence that Venezuela’s government under President Nicolas Maduro has committed “crimes against humanity” to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the bloc’s chief said on Tuesday.

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U.S. missionary home after two years behind bars in Venezuela

American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, returned home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country’s socialist government unexpectedly released them.

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Oil rises amid concern about sanctions against Iran

Oil prices rose on Thursday, supported by an expectation that the US will re-impose sanctions against Iran, a decline in output in Venezuela and strong demand.

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Venezuela health system in worse condition than expected, according to survey

A survey of 104 health facilities in Venezuela, commissioned by the opposition-controlled National Assembly, paints a grim picture of a collapsed system hurting for even the most essential goods and services.

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Maduro challenger shakes up Venezuela’s presidential vote

At each other’s throats for two decades, militants of Venezuela’s socialist state and opposition seldom agree on anything. Yet mention the name of presidential candidate Henri Falcon, and both are liable to spit.

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Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

With two months to go before Venezuela’s presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Ready to Sign Agreement With Opposition

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said that his government was ready to sign an agreement with the opposition within the framework of the talks resuming in the country.

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Venezuela: France’s Macron calls for tougher sanctions

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called for tougher sanctions against Venezuela, accusing it of violating democracy and human rights.

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