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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Sentences Ex-Policeman for Homicide

Opposition student Bassil Alejandro Da Costa was shot dead on February 12 2014 (ElUniversal).

José Ramón Perdomo Camacho, 43, was sentenced to more than 29 years of prison for the murder of opposition student Bassil Alejandro Da Costa in February 2014.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Says Dialogue Should Continue

President Nicolas Maduro says dialogue with the MUD will continue. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government says it will continue pushing for dialogue with the country’s opposition, despite right-wing leaders announcing talks were frozen.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Affirms Right to Peaceful Protest

A demonstrator walks past a burning tire during an right-wing protest demanding the ouster of President Maduro in San Cristobal,

Venezuela’s political opposition blasted a Supreme Court ruling this week that found violent demonstrators may not be protected under freedom of assembly laws.

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Amazonas Legislators Resign After Dialogue with Bolivarian Government

MUD Amazonas legislators Romel Guzamana (L), Julio Ygarza (2nd R), Nirma Guarulla (R), and Amazonas state governor Liborio Guaru

Three Amazonas legislators accused of electoral fraud in December 2015’s congressional elections stepped down Tuesday after months of defying the Venezuelan Supreme Court.  

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Opposition and Government Reach Five Agreements for Continued Dialogue

Archbishop Claudio María Celli announcing the agreements of the dialogue process from the Gran Melia Hotel in Caracas on Saturd

The MUD recognized for the first time the existence of an economic war against the government, among other key agreements. 

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Venezuelan Attorney General Files Injunction Against Parliament Over “Constitutional Violations”

Venezuela’s largest opposition coalition, the MUD, currently holds a majority in the AN, with the president’s socialist part

Venezuela’s Attorney General Reinaldo Munoz said Thursday told the country’s Supreme Court Thursday he had filed an injunction against the National Assembly (AN) over alleged violations of the constitution.

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Poll: Majority of Venezuelans View Opposition as Divided and Lacking Program

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup (L), MUD Secretary General Jesus Torrealba (C), and MUD parliamentary majority lea

Over 60 percent of Venezuelans view the country’s right-wing political opposition as deeply divided, as well as lacking a program to tackle the nation’s economic difficulties, reports a new poll.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Urges Opposition to Continue Dialogue

President Nicolas Maduro and the MUd held talks mediated by the Vatican over the weekend. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his country’s political opposition to continue negotiations Thursday, after the right-wing set a series of preconditions on the next round of talks.

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MUD Scraps Miraflores March as Venezuelan Gov’t Releases More Opposition Activists

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup announces the suspension of Thursday's march. (Archive)

Venezuela's opposition has announced the suspension of its Thursday march on the Miraflores palace, and the postponement of its "political trial" against President Nicolas Maduro.

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Maduro and MUD Agree to Dialogue Agenda as Opposition Divisions Deepen

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands with MUD head Jesus Torrealba at the onset of the talks. (Prensa Presidencial)

Popular Will and 15 other opposition parties boycotted the talks, calling on their supporters to march on Miraflores Thursday.

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Chavismo Marches as Opposition Reels from Failed Strike

(Gregorio Terán, Juan Carlos La Cruz, Zurimar Campos)

The opposition’s call for a national strike last Friday was largely ignored by the majority of the population.  

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CEPAL: There Is “Definitely No Humanitarian” Crisis in Venezuela

 (AFP 2016/ Vladimir Rodas)

The organisation’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, confirmed there was “definitely no” humanitarian crisis in the country. 

 

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Massive Venezuelan Opposition Protests Spark Fresh Anti-Government Violence

Thousands of opposition supporters march on the outskirts of Caracas. (Cordon Press)

One police officer was killed in a wave of attacks on government facilities and personnel. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Fractures over Pope-Sponsored Dialogue Initiative

MUD General Secretary Jesus Torrealaba, congressman Julio Borges, and other opposition politicians pose with Vatican envoy monsi


Top MUD leaders slammed the Pope’s overture, which they say they found out about on TV.

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CNE Reports Molotov Attack in Lara State

Five molotov cocktails were thrown at the CNE’s Lara offices on Monday morning. (Ultimas Noticias)

The attack against the national electoral institution’s regional headquarters took place in the early hours of Monday morning. 

 

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