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Venezuela rolls out new banknotes in response to high inflation

Weeks behind schedule and amid fears it will do little to resolve Venezuela's soaring inflation, the country's government has released new banknotes.

Weeks behind schedule and amid fears it will do little to resolve Venezuela's soaring inflation, the country's government has released new banknotes.

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Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage by 50 percent

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 50 percent increase in the minimum wage in a bid to combat runaway inflation.

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 50 percent increase in the minimum wage in a bid to combat runaway inflation.

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New anti-Maduro challenge looms in Venezuela

The stage is set for a fresh showdown between Venezuela’s opposition and embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

The stage is set for a fresh showdown between Venezuela’s opposition and embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuelan opposition activists freed, but '100 remain imprisoned'

After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.

After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.

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Scores of arrests in Venezuela in chaos over banknote withdrawal

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that 300 people have been arrested during protests and looting over the elimination of the country’s largest currency…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that 300 people have been arrested during protests and looting over the elimination of the country’s largest currency…

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Venezuela reinstates the 100-bolivar banknote

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has suspended the withdrawal of the country's most widely-used banknote after higher-denomination notes failed to arrive in time.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has suspended the withdrawal of the country's most widely-used banknote after higher-denomination notes failed to arrive in time.

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Venezuelan lawmakers back motion blaming Maduro for economic crisis

Venezuela’s National Assembly has taken a symbolic step by backing a motion blaming the country’s leftist president for the country’s political and economic…

Venezuela’s National Assembly has taken a symbolic step by backing a motion blaming the country’s leftist president for the country’s political and economic…

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Venezuela closes Colombian border to stop currency 'mafia'

A day after banning the 100-bolivar banknote from circulation, President Maduro has ordered the 72-hour closure of the Colombian border.

A day after banning the 100-bolivar banknote from circulation, President Maduro has ordered the 72-hour closure of the Colombian border.

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Maduro orders withdrawal of Venezuela's largest banknotes

The president says the move to take the 100-Bolivar note out of circulation is to combat smuggling, but it has been strongly criticised.

The president says the move to take the 100-Bolivar note out of circulation is to combat smuggling, but it has been strongly criticised.

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Vatican attempts to rekindle faltering Venezuela talks

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

Talks between the Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have reached a stalemate which facilitators from the Vatican are hoping to break.

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Latin Americans mourn "legendary" Fidel Castro

For many Latin Americans Fidel Castro was a hero, a David who took on the Goliath of US imperialism and won.

For many Latin Americans Fidel Castro was a hero, a David who took on the Goliath of US imperialism and won.

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Venezuela: policeman killed as anti-government unrest spreads

Anti-government protesters across Venezuela have clashed with security forces as unrest spreads. A policeman was shot dead on Wednesday night in

Anti-government protesters across Venezuela have clashed with security forces as unrest spreads. A policeman was shot dead on Wednesday night in

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Venezuela: Anti-government protests turn violent

Scores are injured and detained during anti-Maduro protests Opposition calls for national strike on Friday President Maduro blames Henrique Capriles for unrest Venezuela’s opposition is increasi

Scores are injured and detained during anti-Maduro protests Opposition calls for national strike on Friday President Maduro blames Henrique Capriles for unrest Venezuela’s opposition is increasi

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Students protest as Venezuela's political standoff continues

Masked youths burned rubbish and set up roadblocks in a volatile Venezuelan border city, witnesses said, in the latest protest over the suspension of a referendum drive to remove socialist President N

Masked youths burned rubbish and set up roadblocks in a volatile Venezuelan border city, witnesses said, in the latest protest over the suspension of a referendum drive to remove socialist President N

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Venezuelan MPs vote to put President Maduro on trial

Angry scenes within Venezuela’s National Assembly were on view on Tuesday (Oct 25) as lawmakers jostled each other during a heated debate.

Angry scenes within Venezuela’s National Assembly were on view on Tuesday (Oct 25) as lawmakers jostled each other during a heated debate.

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Venezuela: Government supporters storm National Assembly

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed Sunday’s opposition-led National Assembly session in which lawmakers vowed to put Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorit

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed Sunday’s opposition-led National Assembly session in which lawmakers vowed to put Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorit

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Venezuela's opposition holds protests after quashed referendum

Several thousand anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas following last’s weeks move by election officials to block a recall…

Several thousand anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas following last’s weeks move by election officials to block a recall…

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Venezuela's opposition accuses government of ''coup''

In Venezuela, the opposition has accused the government of staging a coup after their bid to hold a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro was suspended.

In Venezuela, the opposition has accused the government of staging a coup after their bid to hold a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro was suspended.

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Venezuela suspends recall referendum plans

It has sparked an outcry from the opposition, who have accused the Socialist government of dictatorial tactics.

It has sparked an outcry from the opposition, who have accused the Socialist government of dictatorial tactics.

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In Venezuela a small scratch can be fatal

Because of a disastrous economic crisis, in the 'oil rich' country, Venezuelan hospitals cannot cope and many are dying.

Because of a disastrous economic crisis, in the 'oil rich' country, Venezuelan hospitals cannot cope and many are dying.

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Venezuela's opposition demands 2016 recall vote despite ruling

In Venezuela, the opposition has vowed nationwide rallies next month in a bid to force an immediate recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s rule this…

In Venezuela, the opposition has vowed nationwide rallies next month in a bid to force an immediate recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s rule this…