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Nicolas Maduro

Maduro scraps UN visit over 'threats to his life'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to "protect my life" after purported threats on it.

Thursday, 26 September, 2013, 10:44pm

Hitmen held over plot to kill Venezuelan president

Venezuela said it derailed a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, arresting two hitmen it said wanted to assassinate the leftist leader on orders from a Colombian right-wing former president.

28 Aug 2013 - 3:25am

Venezuela June inflation soars to 40pc

Venezuela’s June inflation slowed from the previous month to 4.7 per cent, the central bank said, but the annualised rate soared to 39.6 per cent following a currency devaluation and heavy state spending last year.

The annualised figure tops all the yearly inflation rates since 2008, when the central bank changed its inflation methodology and consumer prices rose 30.9 per cent.

10 Jul 2013 - 10:49am

Five Venezuelan officials charged over China fund embezzlement

Venezuela has arrested five officials and charged them with embezzling US$84 million from a China-financed development fund administered by state-run development bank Bandes.

10 Jul 2013 - 4:16am

S&P downgrades Venezuela’s sovereign credit rating to B

Standard & Poor’s downgraded Venezuela’s sovereign foreign currency credit rating by one notch on Monday, citing political turmoil as an impediment to enacting meaningful reforms in order to stop a slide in economic activity.

18 Jun 2013 - 10:25am

Venezuela's Maduro attacks 'devil' Barack Obama

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has taken a swipe at Barack Obama, calling him the "grand chief of devils" after the US president declined to recognise his contested re-election.

6 May 2013 - 4:08am

Venezuela’s Maduro pledges continued alliance with Cuba

Cuba and Venezuela signed cooperation accords on Saturday for 51 projects as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, on his first trip to the island since his election, pledged to maintain the close alliance forged by his late predecessor, Hugo Chavez.

28 Apr 2013 - 2:29pm

Venezuela faces political volatility as opposition rejects Maduro's win

Venezuelans faced the prospect of extended political instability after Nicolas Maduro was proclaimed president-elect and opposition supporters started to march in the streets for a second day to demand a full recount of Sunday's election.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:33am

Deeply divided Venezuela goes to the polls to pick a new president

A deeply divided Venezuela picked a new leader yesterday, with the rich calling for an end to the "Hugo Chavez nightmare" and the poor warning against the bourgeoisie returning to power.

Being poor is not a prerequisite for supporting the late Chavez's anointed heir, acting President Nicolas Maduro, and you do not have to be rich to support his rival, Henrique Capriles.

15 Apr 2013 - 9:16am

Venezuela polls open to decide Chavez successor

One month after Chavez died, supporters of acting President Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn and later voters stood in lines, from the capital’s hillside slums to its wealthier districts.

14 Apr 2013 - 7:07pm

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