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No Referendum Needed for Constituent Assembly, Venezuela’s Top Court Rules

(Archive)

Venezuela’s highest court dealt a blow against the country’s opposition Wednesday, when it ruled President Nicolas Maduro can call a constituent assembly without a referendum.

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Venezuela Declares Victory at OAS and UN

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has welcomed the defeat of an OAS declaration against Venezuela. (Archive)

The Organisation of American States (OAS) failed Wednesday to pass a proposed declaration condemning Venezuela, while the country also secured majority support to head a comission at the UN. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Threatens Goldman Sachs over $2.8bn Bond Deal

National Assembly head Julio Borges has threatened the Wall Street bank with non-payment. (Archive)

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly has threatened not to pay US $2.8 billion in PDVSA bonds purchased by Goldman Sachs through a third party broker this week.

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Honduran Diplomat Fired over Gaff: “More Bloodshed” Is “Crucial” in Venezuela

Honduran Foreign Minister Maria Dolores Agüero (second to left) confirmed that the diplomat had been fired over the "grave

Honduras’ charge d’affaires in Belize has been fired over a “grave error” in an official communiqué on Venezuela, the Central American country’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

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Three Dead in Venezuela as Violent Protests Enter 9th Week

Lt. Danny José Subero (34) was brutally beaten and shot dead by a mob of opposition supporters who accused him of being a Chavi

Among those killed was a retired National Guard lieutenant brutally beaten and shot dead by opposition supporters, who accused him of being an “infiltrator”. 

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Venezuela Prepares to Select Candidates for ANC Election

Once delegates are elected, the ANC itself will have the power to propose changes to Venezuela’s constitution, though any prop

Venezuelan grassroots movements are gearing up for a weekend of popular assemblies to nominate candidates for the upcoming Constituent Assembly elections.

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Venezuela Accuses OAS of Hypocrisy Over Brazil

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned the OAS for refusing to address the political crisis in Brazil. (AVN

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the Organisation of American States (OAS) of double standards Thursday, after the regional body refused to discuss the political crisis in Brazil.

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Venezuela Announces Charges Against 3 Police in Student Death

Venezuela's State Prosecution (Archive)

Venezuelan prosecutors announced Thursday they will be pressing charges against three police officers accused of involvement in the death of a student in Bolivar state.

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Venezuelan Attorney General Comes Under Fire After Controversial Press Conference

Attorney General Luisa Ortega's leadership of the state prosecution has come under criticism since her press conference on

Attorney General Luisa Ortega has been accused of exercising excessive leniency in prosecuting those arrested during violent opposition protests.

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Venezuelan Court Orders Mayors of Protest-Stricken Regions to Clear Roads

Protesters blocking a highway in Caracas, using fencing to create a barricade. (AVN)

Venezuela’s highest court ordered a group of municipal governments to ensure citizens can exercise their right to free movement, including by clearing critical thoroughfares of opposition barricades.

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Venezuela’s New Forex System Launches

(El Nacional)

Venezuela was set Thursday to hold its first currency auction under its newly reformed foreign exchange system, which the government says will be more transparent and effective than its predecessors.

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Dates for Regional Elections Announced, Constituent Assembly Moves Forward in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro announced the details of the ANC electoral process this past Tuesday. (Prensa Presidencial)

The National Electoral Council has confirmed that state governor elections will go ahead on December 10, while delegates to the Constituent Assembly will be elected at the end of July. 

 

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Six Dead, 30 Public Institutions Attacked in Barinas as Violent Protests Continue

Barinas was the scene of statewide opposition violence on Monday that left six dead and over thirty public institutions attacked

Six more people were killed in Venezuela Monday amid nationwide opposition attacks on public institutions and government personnel.

 

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Venezuelan Attorney General Rejects National Constituent Assembly in Leaked Letter

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz criticized the Maduro government's decision to hold a National Constituent As

The top prosecutor warned that in lieu of promoting “national reconciliation”, the process of overhauling the constitution “would accelerate the crisis”

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Venezuela Violence: Alleged Chavista Set on Fire as Death Toll Hits 55

A man accused of being a supporter of President Nicolas Maduro was doused in gasoline and set on fire by opposition protesters S

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned the latest round of opposition violence Saturday that saw one youth doused in gasoline and set ablaze by protesters.  

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