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National Assembly Demands Suspension of Venezuela from OAS

Venezuela could face suspension from the OAS if the regional bloc's head Luis Almagro agrees to call a vote on whether to i

Venezuelan legislators have officially petitioned for their own country to be suspended from the Organisation of American States, amid ongoing political deadlock.

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Ramos Allup Security Chief Arrested for Allegedly Financing Anti-Police Violence

Angel Coromoto Rodriguez standing guard behind ex-president Carlos Andres Perez. (Ciudad CCS archive)

A life long bodyguard to ex-president Carlos Andres Perez, Rodriguez has been accused of serving as a torturer for Venezuela's infamous political police. 

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Seven Arrested for Attacking Police in Violent Opposition Protests

Demonstrators attack police near Avenida Libertador. (teleSUR)

An opposition march turned violent Wednesday, as demonstrators attacked police with sticks and rocks and attempted to burn down a leftwing student residence in downtown Caracas.

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Venezuelan Students Relaunch Nationwide Protests amid Anti-Government Violence

A Cantv truck burns after having been set alight by hooded militants (Sources)

Students from Venezuela’s autonomous public universities mobilized in anti-government protests across the country on Monday amid reports of fresh violence in Tachira state.

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190,000 Dead Venezuelans 'Support' Recall Referendum on Maduro

A Venezuelan woman signs the petition backing a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelan

The commission overseeing the referendum process said tens of thousands of names that were submitted belong to people who are not alive.

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Venezuela Expands State of Exception Citing Threats of Foreign Intervention

Venezuela's Bolivarian Armed Forces have begun military exercises in response to the decree (Ultimas Noticias).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday the expansion of the country’s state of exception in a bid to confront a deep economic crisis as well as national security threats posed by international right-wing forces.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Blocks Housing Privatization Law

The Great Venezuelan Housing Mission has seen the construction of over 1.2 million homes for low income Venezuelans. (AVN)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court found that the contentious law contravenes the Venezuelan Constitution’s principle of “progressivity” with regard to human rights, and constitutes a “regression” that reduces the right to housing to “a mere consumer necessity”.

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Opposition Lawmaker: Venezuelan Parliament to Seek Impeachment of Maduro

Popular Will party legislator Freddy Guevara. (Courtesy– VP)

Opposition legislator Freddy Guevara announced on Tuesday that the right-wing controlled National Assembly (AN) would pursue impeachment proceedings against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for an alleged breach of the country’s constitution.

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Infamous Paramilitary Leader Gunned down by Venezuelan Army

“El Picure”. (Ultimas Noticias)

One of Venezuela's top most wanted, “El Picure” was killed by National Guard troops on Tuesday, according to reports.

 
 

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Venezuelan Opposition Submits 1.85M Signatures against Maduro

The Venezuelan opposition handed over 1.8 million signatures in favour of holding a presidential recall referendum this Monday (

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), turned over 1.8 million signatures in support of a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro to the National Electoral Council (CNE) on Monday.

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Venezuela’s Opposition Collects 1.5 Million Signatures against Maduro

People signing against Maduro on Wednesday morning (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis).

The rightwing opposition began collecting signatures in support of a recall referendum against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this Wednesday.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Slams as “Null” Parliamentary Motion to Unseat Food Minister

President Maduro blasted the motion by the National Assembly to censor Food Minister Rodolfo Marco Torres. (AFP)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has denounced as “null” a motion by the country’s opposition-controlled parliament to remove the food minister, after the latter failed to show up for a scheduled hearing on food shortages.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: Amendment Shortening Presidential Term Not Retroactive

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that an opposition-proposed constitutional amendment reducing the presidential term from six to four years will not apply to the current president, Nicolas Maduro.

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Two Rival Marches Held in Caracas on Anniversary of Venezuela’s First Republic

The opposition rally (Alex Urbina/Sumarium)

Pro-government and opposition marches were held in Caracas this Tuesday, on the 206th anniversary of the founding of Venezuela’s First Republic.

 

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Venezuelan Opposition Rejects Truth Commission Despite Presence of UNASUR, Ex-Presidents

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup. (Archive)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition announced Tuesday it will not participate in the new Truth Commission established by the national government to investigate 2014’s violent anti-government protests known as the guarimbas.

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