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Colombia to install electronic readers at Venezuela borders

BOGOTA Colombia will install electronic readers on doors at border controls with Venezuela to identify valid passports and entry visas in a bid to better monitor thousands of people fleeing an economic and social crisis in the oil producing nation.

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Tillerson raises prospect of Venezuelan military ouster of Maduro 22 Feb 2018

(This version of the Feb. 1 story has been corrected to amend Tillerson quote in paragraph 4. Subsequent updates of story on Feb. 1 had the correct phrasing of the quote) | Video

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Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive' 22 Feb 2018

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Thursday that he went into hospital in the United States for medical checks, saying in a television interview that the results were "positive."

Venezuelans' legal entry to Colombia dips 30 pct with tighter border -government 22 Feb 2018

BOGOTA The legal daily entry of Venezuelan migrants into Colombia has fallen by 30 percent in the last two weeks, the Colombian migration agency said on Thursday, after the government imposed stricter border controls.

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Argentina eases residency application for Venezuelan immigrants 22 Feb 2018

BUENOS AIRES Argentina is giving Venezuelan immigrants extra time to present documents needed to obtain residency due to delays in obtaining paperwork from their homeland, the head of the country's migration authority said on Thursday.

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Venezuela evangelical candidate pushes Christian values in midst of crisis 22 Feb 2018

CARACAS A Venezuelan evangelical pastor who is running for president said on Wednesday that religious leaders have earned the right to enter politics in Latin America due to the failure of politicians in the region, where Protestant candidates are on the rise.

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In Chavez-era throwback, Venezuela seizes part of a golf course 21 Feb 2018

CARABALLEDA, Venezuela Venezuelan authorities have seized part of a coastal golf course in a move reviving memories of late leader Hugo Chavez's threats against the "bourgeoisie" but angering residents who worry officials' plan to build a school there will be abandoned.

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Venezuela opposition to boycott 'fraudulent' presidential vote 21 Feb 2018

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition coalition said on Wednesday it could not participate in a "fraudulent, illegitimate" presidential election on April 22 due to unfair conditions created by President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Venezuelans report big weight losses in 2017 as hunger hits 21 Feb 2018

CARACAS Venezuelans reported losing on average 11 kilograms (24 lbs) in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty, according to a new university study on the impact of a devastating economic crisis and food shortages.

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Venezuela ruling party VP proposes early congress election 20 Feb 2018

CARACAS The vice president of Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party on Tuesday proposed holding an early congressional election alongside the April 22 presidential vote, a move that could shorten the tenure of the currently opposition-run legislature.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?

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Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article