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Los Alamos, NM, US

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist sentenced to 5 years in prison, 3 years supervised release; Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon - @AP

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Venezuela

Venezuelan judicial authorities allow former opposition mayor Vicencio Scarano to leave jail for house arrest due to ill health - @Reuters

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Russia

Russia's Putin, Venezuela's Maduro had 'detailed discussion' on the situation in global oil markets, says Kremlin spokesman - @Reuters

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Venezuela

McDonald's in Venezuela run out of french fries, franchisers blame US West Coast dock workers dispute - @chibreakingbiz

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Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval rating slips to 22%, says closely-watched pollster Datanalisis - @Reuters

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United States

US State Department: Charging of opposition leader Maria Corina Machado shows lack of respect for human rights and democracy in Venezuela - @hannahdreier

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Venezuela

Opposition politician in Venezuela is charged with taking part in a plot to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro - @nytimes

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air travel

Venezuela suspends some private jet flights in security operation to curtail drug operations - @Reuters

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Venezuela

Police say at least 17 inmates have died of drug poisoning in Venezuela - @AFP

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Venezuela

Prosecutor: Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado to be charged with involvement in an alleged plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro - @Reuters

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Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries

Venezuela will meet with OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and major non-OPEC oil producers Russia and Mexico to discuss 'coordination' in the oil market, foreign minister says - @Reuters

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Guarico, VE

Gang shootout kills 11 in Venezuela, prosecutors say - @AFP

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Venezuela political protests 2014

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez refuses to appear in court in attempt to pressure government to respond to UN request for his freedom - @AP

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United Nations Security Council

Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola and New Zealand elected to United Nations Security Council for 2015-16 - @Reuters

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Venezuela

Venezuelan President Maduro says Colombian paramilitary group collaborated in killing of pro-government Venezuelan congressman earlier this month - @AP

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Venezuela

Venezuela ordered by World Bank arbitration tribunal to pay Exxon $1.6 billion for nationalization of oil projects - @Reuters

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Venezuela

Venezuela's government says parts of the capital, 7 western states left without electricity after technical problems - @AP

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Venezuela

Blackout cuts power in various states across Venezuela, residents and local media say - @Reuters

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Venezuela

3 jailed for killing former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband - @AFP, @Reuters

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PDVSA

Report: Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA seeks bids for Citgo in potential $8-10 billion deal, sources tell @Reuters

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