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UN: Rule of law ‘virtually absent’ in Venezuela

Security forces in Venezuela have carried out hundreds of unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, the United Nations has said in a new report, drawing a rejection from government officials in Caracas.

EU to ‘swiftly’ hit Venezuela with sanctions over election

EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to “swiftly” adopt new sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in Nicolas Maduro’s re-election, which they said “lacked any credibility”.

Donald Trump receives freed American, wife from Venezuela

An American and his wife held nearly two years in a Venezuelan jail received a hero’s welcome at the White House as they returned home Saturday following their release — a move by sanctions-hit Caracas in a bid to spur dialogue with Washington.

Donald Trump: Detained American released in Venezuela

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that Venezuela has released American Joshua Holt after nearly two years in jail in the leftist-ruled country.

US retaliates, expels Venezuela’s envoys

The US has expelled the Chargé d’Affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC and the Deputy Consul-General of the Venezuelan Consulate in Houston.

Venezuela’s Maduro wins presidential vote boycotted by opposition

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, the election board announced in what is being seen as a controversial vote.

Nicolas Maduro targets victory as voting begins in Venezuela

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Venezuela election: Nicolas Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans are heading to the polls on Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Brazil’s Lula spends first day in prison, already hoping to get out

Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva served the first day of a 12-year prison sentence for corruption Sunday, but was already hoping for a way out through the courts this week, threatening to extend the drama ahead of presidential elections.

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency on Tuesday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro reaches out to Donald Trump on Twitter

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro took to the US president’s favorite medium, Twitter, on Monday to ask him to start a dialogue between the two countries.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro wants stronger bilateral ties with Nigeria

President Nicolas Maduro of the Republic of Venezuela, has called for stronger bilateral ties between that country and Nigeria.

Nicolas Maduro named as Venezuela’s socialist party candidate

Venezuela's governing socialist party has officially tapped President Nicolas Maduro as its candidate for this year's election.

Gun battle in operation to arrest Venezuela’s pilot

A fierce gun battle ensued in an operation to capture Mr. Oscar Perez, a helicopter pilot who bombed Venezuela’s Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year.

Canada kicks out Venezuela ambassador in tit-for-tat row

Canada on Monday ordered Venezuela’s ambassador and charge d’affaires to leave, escalating a row two days after its top diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Venezuela was kicked out by President Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro bars opposition from next year’s election

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the country's main opposition parties will be banned from taking part in next year's presidential elections.

Bitcoin will end a bubble – experts

Several international bankers have sounded a warning about the mega risks involved in embracing bitcoin, which this week soared to a new record high of more than $8,000. Six years ago, it traded for just one dollar.

Venezuela, in ‘selective default’, signs debt deal with Russia

Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with major creditor Russia on Wednesday, as ratings agencies declared Caracas in partial default.

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OAU: Dismissing lecturer over sexual harassment not enough – ICPC

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