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Venezuela

Venezuela signs $500 million credit line deal with Iran, President Nicolas Maduro says - @Reuters

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Honduras

Honduras lodges formal complaint against Venezuela, accusing country of helping fund former President Zelaya's travel to Washington, DC, where he criticized Honduran government - @Reuters

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Venezuelan unrest 2015

Venezuelan political prisoner Leopoldo López has ended his hunger strike after 30 days of fasting, his wife says - @IBTimes

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Brazil

Brazilian senators seeking to visit jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela say their minibus was stoned and blocked, forcing them to return to the airport - @Reuters

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FIFA corruption case

Military raids Venezuelan Football Federation offices following last week's detainment of organization's former head Rafael Esquivel - @AP_Sports

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FIFA corruption case

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona should be next FIFA president - @AP

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Venezuela political protests 2014

Venezuela denies that opposition leader Leopold Lopez is on hunger strike or in solitary confinement - @AFP

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United States

Editor's note: The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, says a leading target of the US investigation of Venezuelan officials for cocaine trafficking includes National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello. The Journal says he is considered the country’s second most-powerful man. - Tom

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Venezuela

Sources: US investigating Venezuelan officials in cocaine trafficking probe - @WSJbreakingnews

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Venezuelan unrest 2015

Venezuelan officer who killed teen at protest is sentenced to 18 years in prison - @AP

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Venezuela

Venezuela announces 30% increase in minimum wage and pension benefits - @AP

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Summit of the Americas

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tells Summit of the Americas he wants to talk to President Obama, ease tensions - @AFP

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Summit of the Americas

Venezuela President Maduro, at Summit of the Americas, says he respects President Obama even though 'he has threatened our motherland' - @mikememoli

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Germanwings plane crash, March 2015

Germanwings CEO gives provisional casualty data for each country: Germany: 72, Spain: 35, UK: 1, Netherlands: 1, Colombia: 1, Mexico: 1, Japan: 1, Denmark: 1, Israel: 1, Australia: 2, Argentina: 2, Iran: 2, Venezuela: 2, USA: 2 - live video

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Venezuela

Venezuelan parliament approves law giving President Nicolas Maduro power to legislate by decree for 9 months - @AP

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Venezuela

World Bank tribunal orders Venezuela to pay oil service company Tidewater approximately $46 million in compensation for seized vessels - @Reuters

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Venezuela political protests 2014

Opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro committed suicide in jail, Interior Minister says - @Reuters

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Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seeks special powers from parliament in response to new US sanctions - @Reuters

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Cuba

Cuba says it gives its 'unconditional support' to Venezuela against US - @AFP

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Venezuela

'There's no direct effect from these sanctions' on Venezuelan energy sector, a senior US administration official says in conference call - @Reuters

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