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Black Market Bullets Are Killing Venezuelans

  (Bloomberg) — The Venezuelan military’s failure to comply with bullet coding laws is fueling the world’s second-highest murder rate and enriching black market speculators, according to lawmakers, police officers and activists. Almost two years after President Nicolas Maduro ordered Cavim, the army-owned munitions company, Read More

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U.S. Seeks to Destabilize Venezuela

By Bill Fletcher, Jr NNPA Columnist   Whether under Bush or Obama the U.S. appears determined to destabilize the Bolivarian government of Venezuela.  The U.S. political establishment, including these two administrations, regularly provoke the Venezuelan government, make false allegations, and demonstrate their support for the Read More

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Venezuelan President Maduro Given Power to Rule by Decree

[The Washington Post] CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s legislature on Tuesday gave President Nicolás Maduro decree powers that he says are necessary for an “economic offensive” against the spiraling inflation and food shortages buffeting the country’s economy ahead of important municipal elections. The 50-year-old former union Read More