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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

(AVN/Archive)

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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Opposition Mayor Sentenced to Jail Time for Violating Supreme Court Order

Gustavo Marcano, mayor for Lecheria, Anzoátegui state. (Lecheria.gov.ve)

Gustavo Marcano has been removed from his position and will face 15 months jail time for failing to adhere to a Supreme Court order to clear roads blocked by opposition supporters.

 

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Trump Hits Venezuela with New Sanctions as CIA Chief Plugs Intervention

(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington has imposed new sanctions against 13 high-level Venezuelan officials in the run-up to  National Constituent Assembly elections on July 30.

 

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FMLN and Via Campesina Back Constituent Assembly in Venezuela

FMLN International Relations Secretary Nidia Diaz expresses her party's solidarity with Venezuela. (Prensa Latina)

Two prominent grassroots organizations have voiced support for National Constituent Assembly elections in Venezuela amid mounting international pressure for Caracas to withdraw the initiative.

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