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Venezuelan senior official detained in Aruba on drug charges

Venezuelan senior official detained in Aruba on drug charges

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, July 25 (UPI) --At the request of the U.S., Dutch officials on the island of Aruba detained senior Venezuelan official Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who is accused of drug trafficking.
JC Finley
3 prominent opposition politicians in Venezuela accused of plotting to kill President Maduro

3 prominent opposition politicians in Venezuela accused of plotting to kill President Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, June 12 (UPI) --Arrest warrants have been issued for three prominent opposition politicians in Venezuela accused of plotting to kill President Nicolas Maduro.
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Venezuelan judge orders opposition leader to stand trial

Venezuelan judge orders opposition leader to stand trial

CARACAS, Venezuela, June 5 (UPI) --A judge in Venezuela has rules that opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez must stand trial to face charges of instigating violence at anti-government demonstrations.
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Airlines begin denial of service to Venezuela over unpaid tickets

Airlines begin denial of service to Venezuela over unpaid tickets

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 29 (UPI) --International air carriers said Venezuela has not paid $4 billion in ticket fees, and are stopping flights in and out of the country.
Ed Adamczyk
Wives of jailed Venezuelan mayors win election in opposition stronghold cities

Wives of jailed Venezuelan mayors win election in opposition stronghold cities

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 27 (UPI) --The wives of two Venezuelan mayors jailed earlier this year for failing to contain opposition protests have run for their husbands' seats, and won.
JC Finley
Kerry threatens Venezuela with economic sanctions

Kerry threatens Venezuela with economic sanctions

MEXICO CITY , May 22 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Venezuela of not negotiating in good faith with political opponents, and warned of economic sanctions.
Ed AdamcZyk
U.N. signals concern over renewed violence in Venezuela

U.N. signals concern over renewed violence in Venezuela

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 9 (UPI) --The UN Human Rights agency expressed concern Friday about renewed violence in Venezuela and the detention of more than 200 youth movement protesters.
JC Finley
Protest camps disassembled by Venezuelan security forces; 243 detained

Protest camps disassembled by Venezuelan security forces; 243 detained

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 8 (UPI) --Venezuelan security forces broke up four protest camps in eastern Caracas after the government claimed the camps were being used to launch "violent attacks."
JC Finley
Venezuela orders U.S.-made helicopters

Venezuela orders U.S.-made helicopters

MENOMINEE , Mich., May 8 (UPI) --Enstrom Helicopters is to supply 16 training helicopters to Venezuela for its military.
Richard Tomkins
Venezuela's cure for inflation: raise minimum wage 30 percent

Venezuela's cure for inflation: raise minimum wage 30 percent

CARACAS , Venezuela, April 30 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the country’s minimum wage will rise 30 percent, effective Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Venezuelan opposition and government meet for peace talks

Venezuelan opposition and government meet for peace talks

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 11 (UPI) -- Venezuelan opposition leaders sat down with President Nicolas Maduro late Thursday evening following months of unrest that has left 39 dead.
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Venezuelan President Maduro agrees to meeting with opposition for first time since unrest began

Venezuelan President Maduro agrees to meeting with opposition for first time since unrest began

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 8 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to meet with opposition leaders for the first time since protests began in February.
JC Finley
Maduro asks U.S. not to impose sanctions in Venezuela in op-ed

Maduro asks U.S. not to impose sanctions in Venezuela in op-ed

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 2 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wrote an op-ed in the New York Times urging the U.S. to not impose sanctions or support opposition groups.
Aileen Graef
Venezuelan mayor arrested by secret police for inciting anti-government protests

Venezuelan mayor arrested by secret police for inciting anti-government protests

March 20 (UPI) -- Venezuelan secret police arrested San Cristobal Mayor Daniel Ceballos on Wednesday in continued crackdown on anti-government protesters.
JC Finley

Student leader Requesens rises as leader in Venezuelan protests

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 11 (UPI) -- Student leader Juan Requesens has risen from campus politics to a leading role in helping stop Venezuela's internal unrest, a report said Tuesday.
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