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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 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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Venezuelan Soldiers Arrested, 70 Businesses Looted in Miranda State

The remains of a barricade on a Miranda highway. (AVN)

Another Venezuelan police officer has died Friday after allegedly being shot by opposition protesters, while unrest continued in the states of Miranda and Aragua.

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Maternity Hospital Attacked in Venezuela, Death Toll Rises to 53

Opposition protesters erect burning barricades outside the Carrizal Maternity Hospital in Miranda state. (@ErickLozanoDice)

A maternity hospital was attacked in Miranda state Wednesday as the death count in seven weeks of violent anti-government protests ascends to 53.

 

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Venezuela’s Unrest: Three Police Officers Arrested, 1 Dead, Paramilitary Activity Reported

Venezuelan anti-government protesters attack a National Guard riot control vehicle on May 1st. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

In the last 24 hours, three police officers have been arrested, another minor has died and Venezuela’s Interior Minister has reported paramilitary activity in border states.

 

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Autopsy Confirms Venezuelan Opposition Student Was Not Killed by Tear Gas Grenade

Metropolitan University student Juan Pernalete (20) was killed by the impact of a close range weapon during an opposition protes

Preliminary autopsy results indicate Pernalete was killed by a captive bolt pistol fired at point-blank range, and not by a tear gas grenade as opposition leaders and private media initially claimed. 

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Venezuela Issues Arrest Warrants for 15 Soldiers Tied to Fatal Shooting

Fifteen GNB troops have been accused of involvement in the death of opposition demonstrator Gruseny Antonio Canelon. (Archive)

Venezuelan authorities have ordered the arrest of a group of soldiers accused of involvement in the fatal shooting of an opposition protester.

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Two Venezuelan Police Officers Indicted for Killing of Opposition Protester

The two Carabobo state police officers were indicted on Monday. (Archive)

Officers Marcos Ojeda (47) and Edwin Romero (33) were charged by the Public Prosecution Monday.

 

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Venezuela Arrests Opposition Lawyer, Partner of Source in Iraq Passport Controversy: Reports

A photo La Tabla claims shows lawyer Ana Teresa Argotti in police custody. (La Tabla)

A lawyer for right-wing Venezuelan opposition leader Lilian Tintori was detained Tuesday in Caracas, after allegedly being found with materials used in counterfeiting. 

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Venezuelan Authorities Arrest COPEI President for Treason and Conspiracy

Roberto Enriquez (Archive)

Christian Democratic leader Roberto Enriquez was arrested by military counter-intelligence officials on Sunday. 

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Annuls Controversial Decisions on Legislature

The urgent meeting of the National Security Council was called Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. (MINCI)

The country’s top court took the measure following an urgent meeting of the National Security Council, convened this past Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls National Security Council Meeting amid Supreme Court Controversy

The Maduro administration is facing mounting controversy over the Supreme Court's decision to assume legislative power. (Pr

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday plans to immediately convoke the National Security Council, amid growing controversy over a Supreme Court verdict earlier this week.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court to Temporarily Assume Role of National Assembly

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ruled that it will temporarily assume the legislature’s constitutional responsibilities. (VTV)

The country’s Supreme Court announced that it would temporarily assume the functions of the legislative branch until the body ceases to be “in contempt of court”.

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PDVSA Boss Arrested for Sabotaging National Oil Supply

Long queues outside of gas stations last week. (Panorama Venezuela)
Senior management figure Marco Malavé (47) was charged with causing “irregularities” in the country’s domestic fuel market following widespread gas shortages last week. 

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