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Corbyn Calls for Dialogue Not Violence in Venezuela

The UK's leader of the Labour party has refused to condemn the Maduro government. (Reuters)

The leader of the opposition Labour Party in Britain, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he is saddened by the violence and loss of life in Venezuela and calls for dialogue.

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Military Base Attacked in Venezuela, Two Dead

Captain Caguaripano circulated video with civilians in military uniforms

The 41st Armored Brigade of Fort Paramacay in Carabobo State was attacked by civilians and ex-military officials in the early hours of Sunday morning as part of an unsuccessful attempt to provoke a military rebellion, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has confirmed. 

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Venezuela’s ANC Names New Attorney General & National Ombudsman

Human rights activist Tarek William Saab is Venezuela’s new Attorney General. (RNV)

Human rights activist and former national Ombudsman Tarek William Saab became Venezuela’s new Attorney General Saturday, after former chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega was controversially dismissed by the country’s newly elected National Constituent Assembly. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Returned to House Arrest

Lilian Tintori and Leopoldo Lopez speaking from their home on July 17. (Reuters)

The wife of the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez says he has been returned to house arrest, while Antonio Ledezma once again arrived home on Friday.

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Venezuela’s Currency Nosedives, Maduro Cracks Down on Telecommunications Price Hike

(Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)
Venezuela’s troubled currency has lost twice its own value over the past two months, according to the latest black market data.

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Venezuelan Opposition Divided on Regional Election Boycott

Venezuela's opposition remains divided over whether to participate in long awaited regional elections. (Archive)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition failed Thursday to reach a consensus on whether to participate in upcoming regional elections.

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Venezuelans to Re-Vote for ANC in Violence-Stricken Areas


Venezuela’s electoral authority announced Thursday plans to re-run constituent assembly elections in two municipalities, after anti-government violence disrupted Sunday’s vote.

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US Condemns Venezuela Opposition Leaders' Return to Jail, Hints at Regime Change

US President Donald Trump has called for the immediate release of jailed rightwing politicians Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezm

US President Donald Trump has released an official statement condemning the Maduro administration as a “dictatorship” for the first time, after right-wing politicians Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were returned to prison Tuesday. Authorities say both men had violated the conditions of their house arrest.

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Venezuela Dismisses Electoral Fraud Allegations as ‘Baseless’

(Carlos Garica Rawlins/Reuters)

Venezuelan electoral authorities have defended the outcome of the country’s latest election, amid allegations of fraud from a voting machine supplier.

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Venezuela: 10 Dead, 200 Voting Centers Attacked as US Sanctions Maduro

Sunday's vote was rocked by a roadside bomb explosion in the wealthy eastern Caracas municipality of Chacao. (screenshot)

Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro one day after the South American country saw record turnout in National Constituent Assembly elections amid deadly opposition violence. 

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Venezuela Sees “Historic” Turnout in National Constituent Assembly Elections

CNE President Tibisay Lucena announces the results Sunday evening. (Ricardo Herdenez/AVN)

Venezuela’s national electoral body announced Sunday that 8,089,320 people had voted for the National Constituent Assembly, surpassing the 7,587,579 who voted for President Maduro in 2013. 

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US Vice-President Pence Telephones Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez

US Vice-President Mike Pence praise Lopez Friday, while promising more sanctions against Venezuela. (Reuters)
US Vice-president Mike Pence spoke with the rightwing politician Friday, the Whitehouse has confirmed.

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Venezuela: 7 Dead in 48-Hour Opposition Strike as UN Calls to Respect ANC Vote

An opposition barricade blocks a Caracas highway on Friday morning. (Reuters)

The United Nations made a call Friday for Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections to be respected following two days of violent unrest that claimed seven lives across the South American country.

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Avianca Suspends Flights to Venezuela as US Tightens Sanctions

Avianca suspends services to and from Venezuela. (Reuters)
The airline disclosed Wednesday that they would be suspending flights on Aug. 16, but changed the date to Thursday, leaving passengers scrambling for new arrangements.

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International Electoral Observers Report Irregularities with Opposition Plebiscite

Opposition supporters vote in the opposition plebiscite on July 16th. (Courtesy/Carlos de Mesa Gisbert)

The opposition electoral commission concluded that the secret ballot had not been guaranteed, while some voters may have cast multiple votes. 

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