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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro orders public worker dismissals over referendum call - Reuters

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United States

Venezuelan interior minister says US indictment alleging he abetted cocaine trafficking 'unfounded' political ploy - Reuters

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2016 Olympics

Colombia's Mariana Pajon wins gold in women's BMX, Alise Post of US wins silver; Venezuela's Stefany Hernandez wins bronze - NBC Sports

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says any coup bid in country would meet tougher reaction than Turkey's - Reuters

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Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela

Venezuelan police crush 2,000 guns in Caracas public square, plans registry of bullets in anti-crime effort - Reuters

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Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says country signed $4.5 billion in mining deals; no other details announced - Reuters

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Venezuela

Venezuelan ambassador to the UN denies the country is in midst of humanitarian crisis after political instability - BBC

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Colombia-Venezuela border closure

Venezuela and Colombia reopen border crossings for first time in nearly a year - AFP

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Colombia-Venezuela border closure

Thousands of Venezuelans cross reopened border to Colombia for food, medicine - Reuters

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Colombia-Venezuela border closure

Colombia, Venezuela agree on limited reopening of border, official says - AFP

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Editor's note: For the Venezuelan opposition to trigger a recall referendum against President Maduro, it would need to gather signatures from 20% of registered voters. The country's election council said Tuesday that a referendum could be held in October. - Tom

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Venezuela's National Electoral Council says 1st step of recall referendum process was achieved with collection of enough signatures, despite nearly 11,000 signatures belonging to deceased persons - @telesurenglish

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

President of Venezuela's National Electoral Council makes national address to explain procedures for presidential recall request - Consejo Nacional Electoral

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petroleum

Oil prices fall on continued worries over global oil glut; Venezuela oil minister says meeting between OPEC, non-OPEC members likely to take place - CNBC

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Venezuela

Venezuelan officials charge Aeroméxico security official, 15 others with conspiracy to traffic cocaine - AP

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Paraguay recalls ambassador after Venezuelan President Maduro's disparaging remarks about country - Reuters

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has 'deep concerns' about Venezuela failing to embrace robust, productive dialogue - Reuters

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Venezuela Supreme Court declares opposition-run national assembly activities 'null' until banned legislators withdrawn - Reuters

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Venezuela opposition meets requirements to proceed with recall referendum of President Maduro, official says - AFP

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Venezuela

US indicts 2 ex-Venezuelan anti-narcotics agency leaders on drug charges - Reuters

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