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US calls for additional sanctions on Venezuela

US calls for additional sanctions on VenezuelaUS Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called for more sanctions on Venezuela to isolate President Nicolas Maduro and his administration, overshadowing the opening of a summit in Peru with Latin American leaders. Pence urged the extra measures as he met with Venezuelan opposition figures in Lima who called for more sanctions and “intervention” in their crisis-hit country. Maduro was not invited to take part in the summit, which began on Friday but was overshadowed by Pence’s calls for sanctions and US-led strikes in Syria, which caused the vice president to abruptly leave the opening ceremony.



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Venezuela suspends ties with Panama airline, risking deeper isolation

Venezuela suspends ties with Panama airline, risking deeper isolationVenezuela on Thursday risked worsening its travel isolation by declaring a suspension of commercial ties with Panama’s main airline Copa after Panama put President Nicolas Maduro and his top officials on a list of possible money launderers. The state-run Venezuela News Agency (AVN) said Caracas had “suspended for 90 days economic and financial relations with 22 individuals and 46 national entities from Panama to protect Venezuela’s financial system.” It said Copa was on the list.



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Relatives await bodies after fire kills 68 at Venezuela jail

Relatives await bodies after fire kills 68 at Venezuela jailVALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Relatives of 68 people killed in a fire at a Venezuelan police station jail waited Thursday for officials to turn over the remains of their loved ones, after having spent much of the previous day clamoring for information and clashing with police.



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Venezuela president solution to inflation: Change money

Venezuela president solution to inflation: Change moneyCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro attempted to tackle Venezuela's staggering inflation Thursday by lopping three zeros off the increasingly worthless currency called the bolivar.



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Colombia says needs international aid to cope with Venezuela crisis

Colombia says needs international aid to cope with Venezuela crisisColombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday the country needs international aid to help cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing over the border to escape the economic crisis at home. “I appreciate the offers of financial and other aid from the international community. Last week, Santos tightened border controls and heightened security in frontier towns.



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Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's deathTalks between Venezuela’s government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants. Oscar Perez, a photogenic former pilot who once starred in an action film, was killed on Monday along with six others in a police raid on a remote house. Last year he used a hijacked helicopter to attack government buildings and stole weapons from a military base in what he called a rebellion against President Nicolas Maduro.



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Photos Of Empty Grocery Shelves Show Dire Situation In Venezuela

Photos Of Empty Grocery Shelves Show Dire Situation In VenezuelaDesperate Venezuelans swarmed supermarkets on Saturday in a rare chance to stock up on basic goods amid a spiraling economic crisis that has resulted in widespread poverty and food shortages.



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Venezuela frees first of 80 opponents in rare good will move

Venezuela frees first of 80 opponents in rare good will moveVenezuelan authorities late Saturday began releasing some of those detained during demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government, a rare goodwill gesture to the opposition at the end of a politically torrid year. Delcy Rodriguez, the president of the assembly and head of its Truth Commission investigating the protests, said that Christmas was “a moment of reconciliation” as she announced the decision to release around 80 people. Among the first freed was Alfredo Ramos, mayor of the northwestern municipality of Iribarren, who was arrested late July and handed a 15 month sentence, and a dozen police officers from Chacao municipality, an opposition stronghold of Caracas.



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Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally's patience

Chinese firm sues Venezuela as crisis tests ally's patienceCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — One of China's biggest state-run conglomerates has sued a Venezuelan counterpart in a U.S. court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing's growing impatience with its socialist South American ally as it slides into bankruptcy.



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Venezuela blames oil woes on 'sabotage'

Venezuela blames oil woes on 'sabotage'Venezuela’s oil industry is being sabotaged, the general newly installed as the crisis-hit country’s oil minister and head of state crude giant PDVSA said Thursday. “We have managed to arrest 20 people involved in a plan to sabotage production,” Manuel Quevedo told reporters at a meeting of OPEC in Vienna. The South American country, teetering on the brink of a full-blown default on its massive debt pile, has the world’s biggest reserves of oil.



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