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Venezuela Sees New Charges in Odebrecht Case

According to the US plea bargain, Odebrecht and its business representatives had handed over roughly US$98 million in bribes to

Venezuelan authorities announced Wednesday charges against two individuals reportedly linked to a government official accused of involvement in the continent-spanning Odebrecht scandal.

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Venezuelan Court Limits Rogue Prosecutor’s Powers

Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega is locked in a protracted legal battle with the Supreme Court. (AFP)

Venezuela’s highest court moved Wednesday to further limit the powers of Attorney General Luisa Ortega, restricting her office’s powers to prosecute.

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Venezuelan Attorney General Skips Court Hearing, Alleges “Coup”

The Supreme Court will issue its decision within the next five days. (@TSJ_Venezuela)

The standoff between Venezuela’s branches of government further escalated Tuesday as the Supreme Court held an impeachment hearing for Attorney General Luisa Ortega over allegations of “grave misconduct”. 

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Pope Urges Peace in Venezuela as 6 More Die in Anti-Government Unrest

Pope Francis called for an end to civil strife in Venezuela from Saint Peter's Square on Sunday. (AFP)

Pope Francis called for a “peaceful and democratic solution” in Venezuela over the weekend as six more people died in anti-government unrest across the South American country. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Condemns Helicopter Attack on Supreme Court, Justice Ministry

The banner reads "350 Liberty" in reference to the Venezuelan constitutional article authorizing civil disobedience in

The helicopter flew over the Venezuelan Supreme Court and Justice Ministry offices, opening fire and dropping hand grenades. 

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Venezuela: Soldier Killed, Three More Burned Alive

Three more people were reportedly burned alive in Venezuela by opposition supporters. (Archive)

One soldier was reportedly killed in a looting while another three people were allegedly lynched by opposition supporters. 

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Three National Guard Officials Arrested After Fatal Shooting of Protester

Three GNB sergeants will be charged for their responsibility in the death of a protester this past Monday. (Aporrea)

Three Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) soldiers have been arrested following the fatal shooting of an anti-government protester in Caracas this past Monday.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Admits Legal Request to Impeach Attorney General

Legislator for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Pedro Carreño, filed the challenge against Ortega last Friday. (AVN)

The Supreme Court has officially accepted a legal request filed by Venezuelan legislator Pedro Carreño, asking the body to assess the possibility of bringing impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Luisa Ortega.

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General’s Demands for Judge Removals

Venezuela's highest court has dismissed two cases by Ortega this week. (TSJ)

Venezuela’s highest court dismissed Wednesday a call from the attorney general for the removal of its judges.

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Demands Supreme Court Judges be Removed, Put on Trial

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, has filed a motion to remove 33 Supreme Court judges. (Reuters).

Attorney General Luisa Ortega has filed a motion for the removal of more than 30 Supreme Court judges, and will attempt to bring charges against eight of them. 

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Protester, Soldier Killed as Venezuela Unrest Continues

At least 75 people have died amid ongoing protests in Venezuela. (AVN)

Two more people died Wednesday as protests continued to grip Venezuela, with the country’s wave of political unrest showing no signs of abating.

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Judge Linked to Leopoldo Lopez Trial Shot Dead in Venezuela

Nelson Antonio Moncada Gomez (L) was killed Wednesday, in what authorities suspect may have been a political assassination. (MPP

A judge involved in the sentencing of a prominent Venezuelan politician has been killed under mysterious circumstances, authorities announced Thursday.

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Challenges Court Ruling on Constituent Assembly

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz has questioned whether Venezuela's participatory democracy is in decline. (AFP)

Venezuela’s attorney general took on the country’s highest court Thursday, challenging a ruling that could pave the way for a rewriting of the constitution.

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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 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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