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Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado arrives to state prosecutor office in Caracas, 3 December 2014.
04/12/2014 - Venezuela

Venezuela opposition leader charged over conspiracy to kill president

A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has been charged for her alleged involvement in an assasination plot against the country's President. Maria Corina Machado denies the accusations.

Venezuela fingerprints shoppers to tackle shortages
16/10/2014 - International report

Venezuela fingerprints shoppers to tackle shortages

In Venezuela shoppers continue to suffer shortages of the most basic goods, from shampoo to insect repellent.
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls with some of the seized cocaine
19/10/2013 - Venezuela - France

Venezuela arrests four more in Air France cocaine smuggling bust

Venezuelan authorities have arrested four more people linked to a foiled attempt to smuggle 1.3 tons of cocaine into Paris from Caracas on an Air France jet last month.

Trade Minister Nicole Bricq
28/06/2013 - France - EU

Verbal spat heats up as French minister slams European Commission chief as useless

A French minister said Friday that European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has achieved nothing, in the latest episode of verbal jousting between France and Brussels.
Posters in support of Nicolas Maduro hang in the staunchly Chavista slum of 23 de enero, a stone's throw from the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas.
18/06/2013 - Report: Venezuela

Venezuela's Maduro in shadow of charismatic Chavez

Venezuela is starting to change after the death of Hugo Chavez, and there are huge hurdles to overcome...

After Chavez, Venezuela's next steps under Nicolas Maduro
17/06/2013 - International report

After Chavez, Venezuela's next steps under Nicolas Maduro

During the fourteen year presidency of Hugo Chavez, the country underwent much change. The poor, who were largely ignored before he came to power, now have a louder voice.
Venezuela’s new president
25/05/2013 - The Sound Kitchen

Venezuela’s new president

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Venezuela elects a new president
14/04/2013 - World news explained

Venezuela elects a new president

Venezuela will elect a new president today.

French press review 7 March 2013

Where now for Venezuela? That's the question posed by three of this morning's Paris dailies in the wake of the death of President Hugo Chavez.