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Six Dead, 30 Public Institutions Attacked in Barinas as Violent Protests Continue

Barinas was the scene of statewide opposition violence on Monday that left six dead and over thirty public institutions attacked

Six more people were killed in Venezuela Monday amid nationwide opposition attacks on public institutions and government personnel.

 

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Venezuela Violence: Alleged Chavista Set on Fire as Death Toll Hits 55

A man accused of being a supporter of President Nicolas Maduro was doused in gasoline and set on fire by opposition protesters S

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned the latest round of opposition violence Saturday that saw one youth doused in gasoline and set ablaze by protesters.  

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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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Constitutional Changes to Be Put to Referendum, Maduro Confirms 2018 Elections

 Constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra announced that any new Constitution would have to approved by voters. (Globovision)

Constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra confirmed that any new Constitution will have to be approved by voters. 

 

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UPDATED: Venezuela’s Political Violence Claims Five More Lives

 The death count in Venezuela reached 48 this past Monday after six weeks of violent anti-government protests. (AFP)

Forty-nine people have died since opposition protests turned violent at the beginning of April. 

 

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‘Snipers’ Take to the Streets of Venezuela as Death Toll Surges Past 2014 Record

Venezuela's current wave of unrest is the most deadly to have hit the country since 1989. (Reuters)

Two more Venezuelans died Wednesday amid ongoing unrest, with officials in Caracas calling for an official investigation into the role of right-wing snipers in the violence.

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Three Shot in Merida as Violent Opposition Protests Continue

Los Andes University student Freilan Alvarez (21) was shot in the right eye. (Prensa Gabinete de Seguridad y Paz)

Among the wounded is a state police officer, a student, and a motorcycle taxi driver.

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New Evidence Points to Protesters in Death of Venezuelan Violinist

Armando Cañizales was killed by an eight-millimeter ball bearing allegedly fired by fellow opposition demonstrators. (FundaMusi

New evidence released Friday suggests Venezuelan opposition demonstrators may be responsible for the death of Armando Cañizales at a protest last week.

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US National Security Advisor: Quick, Peaceful Solution Needed in Venezuela

US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster met with opposition leader Julio Borges last Saturday. (NPR)

The US official released the statement after meeting with opposition leader Julio Borges in Washington. 

 

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Venezuelan Opposition, Business Lobby to Boycott Constituent Assembly

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles announced the Venezuelan opposition’s decision to boycott the constituent assembly on Sunda

The Venezuelan opposition and the country’s largest business lobby have rejected an invitation to participate in the process of convoking a national constituent assembly unveiled by the Maduro government.

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Leader in Worker Controlled Company Killed in Venezuela

Rexol Acevedo (first on left) was killed by opposition protesters, according to reports from his family. (Aporrea)

Rexol Acevedo, 32, was allegedly shot by opposition protesters. 

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US Senator Circulates Bogus Health Rumour on Venezuela’s Lopez

Leopoldo Lopez appeared late Wednesday on state media to confirm he is alive and well. This came amid claims he was in a critica

US Senator Marco Rubio joined a handful of right-wing Venezuelans in sharing a fake story about imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

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1 Dead as Venezuela’s Opposition Protests Constituent Assembly

Anti-government protesters again erected burning barricades on Wednesday. (AVN)

Violent anti-government protests continued Wednesday in Venezuela, leaving one person dead and hundreds injured.

 

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UPDATED: 4 Killed in Venezuelan Opposition’s “National Barricade”

Two people were killed and ten wounded in Carabobo state when a bus flipped over while attempting to avoid an opposition barrica

Four people were killed and over a dozen wounded Tuesday as a result of the Venezuelan opposition’s “National Barricade” that saw anti-government demonstrators block roads throughout the country.  

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for National Constituent Assembly to End Political Impasse

Workers celebrate International Workers' Day in Caracas. (Gregorio Terán &Henry Tesara/AVN)

The National Constituent Assembly will re-draft the country’s Constitution from the bottom up, says the Venezuelan president. 

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