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Cuba congratulates Venezuela on poll before result was out

And while a government victory was widely anticipated in most states, many Venezuelans commented on a tweet by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who congratulated his ally, Mr Maduro, on the “convincing victory” even before Venezuela’s electoral authorities had announced the first results.…
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Venezuela starts closing polling stations in regional elections

CARACAS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Polling stations in Venezuela started closing on Sunday following regional and local elections, the country’s top electoral authority said on Sunday, without hinting at when results would start coming in. “As established by law, voting tables have started the process of closing,” the country’s National Electoral Council (CNE) said in a message on Twitter. Defense minister General Vladimir Padrino said voting centers were being closed…
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Venezuela votes in regional election under international eye – WDRB

Venezuela votes in regional election under international eye  WDRB…
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Bloodied Venezuelan Opposition Returns to Elections for First Time in Years

UPATA, Venezuela — His opposition to Venezuela’s authoritarian leader had left him bloodied by government thugs, forced him into hiding in a foreign embassy and pushed him into a nearly two-year exile in Italy, where he sold bread in a train station as he thought of home. Américo De Grazia’s political defiance had also cost him his marriage and his savings. And yet here he was, back in his hometown…
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Venezuelan elections are missing a key voice: Women

But what it looked like was more of the same: another campaign here made up predominantly of men. The three politicians at the center of the rally — one candidate for regional governor and two for mayoral races — were men. Two women, running for city council with the same party, stood behind them. But neither spoke. Advertisement Story continues below advertisement Opposition candidates here are preparing to compete in…
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Explainer-What Is at Stake in Venezuela’s Regional Elections? – U.S. News & World Report

Explainer-What Is at Stake in Venezuela’s Regional Elections?  U.S. News & World Report With catchy jingles and cautious optimism, Venezuela opposition returns to the ballot  Reuters Venezuelan opposition calls for change as campaign wraps up  National Post Venezuela: Upcoming mega elections dispel “dictatorship” myth  Liberation Electoral officials monitoring elections in Venezuela | World News  Jamaica Gleaner View Full Coverage on Google News…
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Alex Saab pleads not guilty in high profile corruption court case

Saab is accused of paying bribes to siphon $350m from state contracts to build housing for Venezuela’s government. Alex Saab, a businessman accused of laundering millions on behalf of the Venezuelan government, pleaded not guilty in a federal court in the United States in a case that has strained relations between the two countries. Dressed in a beige jumpsuit, Saab was tethered by the legs to five other inmates on…
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Mixed results for duo in Suriname | Upstream Online

A 50:50 joint venture between TotalEnergies and Apache has suffered a disappointment with a non-commercial discovery on the closely-watched Bonboni-1 wildcat in Block 58, offshore Suriname. Block 58 operator TotalEnergies also gave details of the successful Sapakara South-1 appraisal well, drilled four kilometres from the Sapakara discovery well. Bonboni outcome The joint venture is plugging and abandoning the Bonboni-1 exploration well in the northern part of Block 58. It was…
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Miami prof gets jail for laundering ‘dirty’ Venezuela money – WREX-TV

Miami prof gets jail for laundering ‘dirty’ Venezuela money  WREX-TV…
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Businessman in Venezuela corruption case pleads not guilty – Madison.com

Businessman in Venezuela corruption case pleads not guilty  Madison.com U.S.-Venezuela Tensions Heat Up Again After Extradition of Maduro Ally  The New York Times Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally’s extradition to U.S.  NPR Venezuela’s Maduro ally Saab pleads not guilty to U.S. money laundering charge  National Post Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally’s extradition to US | Loop Trinidad & Tobago  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago View Full Coverage on…
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