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US judge sentences former Venezuela treasurer for role in money laundering scheme
Alejandro Andrade, former national treasurer for the government of Venezuela, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday by Judge Robin Rosenberg of the US District Court Southern District of Florida for his role in a $1 billion bribery and money- (More)
Exiled Venezuela supreme court justices hear corruption charges against Nicolás Maduro
Exiled Venezuelan supreme court justices met in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday to conduct a preliminary hearing on corruption allegations against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro brought by the country's former top prosecutor, Attorney General Luisa O (More)
DOJ charges top Venezuela officials with money laundering
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday unsealed an indictment against five Venezuelan officials for allegedly participating in an international bribery and money laundering scheme involving Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), a state-owned oil (More)
Former Venezuela chief prosecutor files complaint against nation's president in ICC
Luisa Ortega Díaz, Venezuela's deposed chief prosecutor, filed a complaint on Thursday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling for the arrest and trial of top Venezuela officials for crimes against humanity. These officials include, Pre (More)
Venezuela president announces arrest of generals accused of plotting coup
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday that three air force generals were arrested and brought before a military tribunal for plotting a coup. In his remarks on Venezuela's state run broadcast, Maduro stated that the three gene (More)
UN experts call for answer on violence in Venezuela
A group of UN independent experts on Thursday asked Venezuela's government to provide a clear answer to allegations of arbitrary detention and excessive force against journalists, media workers and demonstrators during the country's recent protests. (More)
UN human rights chief calls for end to violence in Venezuela
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday condemned the recent political violence in Venezuela, and urged all parties involved to move towards meaningful dialogue in hopes of resolving the situation. In an official statement , (More)
UN rights office calls for peaceful resolution of Venezuela protests
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday called on all parties involved in the violent protests in Venezuela to open dialogue to resolve the situation after three were killed in demonstrations on (More)
Venezuela officially withdraws from international human rights court
Venezuela's government officially withdrew from an international human rights court on Tuesday, fulfilling a plan by former president Hugo Chavez [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted that the country woul (More)
Venezuela high court dismisses presidential election lawsuit
The Supreme Court of Venezuela on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by presidential candidate Henrique Capriles challenging the results of the March election. Capriles lost narrowly to Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela's presidential election, which took pl (More)
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