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Former Venezuelan Attorney General Flees to Colombia, Offered Asylum

Luisa Ortega and her husband, German Ferrer, arrived in Colombia on Friday. (Archive)

Former Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega has been offered political asylum in Colombia after fleeing to the neighboring South American country on Friday. 

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Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Assumes Parliamentary Powers


Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved Friday a decree that will allow it to legislate on national security issues.

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Venezuela’s ANC to Approve New Hate Crime Legislation


Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) was set Friday to approve new anti-hate crime laws, after endorsing a series of law and order proposals the previous day.

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Venezuela’s ANC Orders End to Military Trials for Protesters

Protesters burning barricades during political unrest in 2014. (Reuters)

Venezuela will end the use of military trials for anti-government protesters, the country’s national constituent assembly (ANC) said Tuesday.

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US Intervention in Venezuela "Could be Inevitable," Says Opposition Politician

Former Chacao mayor Ramon Muchacho speaks to CNN on August 14. The lower third reads, “Muchacho: the military alternative coul

A prominent Venezuelan opposition politician has warned US military action to topple the Maduro administration is now almost guaranteed.

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Venezuelan Authorities Raid Former Ex-Prosecutor’s Home in Corruption Case

Venezuelan prosecutor Tarek William Saab displays documents allegedly linking legislator German Ferrer with UBS accounts in the

Venezuelan authorities raided the home of former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega Wednesday, accusing her husband of running a multi-million dollar extortion ring.

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Venezuela Brings Forward Regional Elections as Pence Vows More Intervention

US Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Colombia. (AP)

Washington threatened further actions against Venezuela Tuesday as the country’s National Constituent Assembly brought forward gubernatorial elections to October. 

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Trump Considers Military Option in Venezuela

Donald Trump speaks to reporters meeting at Trump’s golf estate

On Friday, August 11, a day after Maduro has reiterated his invitation to a "mutually respectful" dialogue.  Trump spoke about possible US responses to the situation in Venezuela   at improvised press conference after talks with US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, indicating possible military actions.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for 25 Year Prison Terms for Political Killings, Violent Protesters

More than 100 people have died in Venezuela's latest unrest. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Thursday for tougher penalties on political violence, including 25 year prison terms for offenders.

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Venezuelan Opposition Faces Internal Split

Vente Venezuela head Maria Machado has condemned the opposition for agreeing to run candidates in the December 10 regional elect

Venezuela’s opposition’s internal strife spilled over Thursday, when a prominent far right party announced plans to split over an election boycott.

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Venezuelan Court Sentences Mayor Over Street Barricades

El Hatillo's right-wing opposition mayor David Smolansky has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for failing to abide

Venezuela’s highest court ordered Wednesday the arrest of an opposition mayor accused of failing to stem political violence in his municipality.

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Venezuela’s ANC Calls for Economic Diversification

ANC head Delcy Rodriguez addresses a joint meeting with a the National Council of the Productive Economy. (@DrodriguezVen)

Venezuela’s national constituent assembly called Wednesday for an end to the country’s dependence on oil, and a diversification of the economy.

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ANC Takes Actions for 'Truth, Justice and Peace'

The ANC held its third session on Wednesday. (Gregorio Teran/AVN)

The National Constituent Assembly says it has taken steps towards tackling impunity and improving human rights, after holding a series of key meetings in recent days.

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ALBA Expresses Support for Venezuela as Neighbours Declare ‘Dictatorship’

Members of ALBA countries reiterate their support for the Venezuelan government. (Cancilleria Venezuela)

Venezuela’s internal crisis continued to divide Latin America Tuesday, with rival regional groups issuing statements both in support and against President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

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Venezuela's CNE Opens Registration for Regional Elections as it Plans to Press Charges Against "Smartmatic"

Venezuelan National Electoral Council headquarters in Caracas (archive).

The Venezuelan electoral branch opened its candidate registration for this year's regional elections. Twenty-two parties are eligible to register candidates, while the MUD has been excluded from in 7 states.  

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