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Venezuela Election Body: Recall Referendum Will Be in 2017

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (EFE)

If the opposition meets all of the requirements, a recall referendum could be held early next year. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Blocks Swearing-In of Amazonas Legislators

Venezuela’s Supreme Court blocked the swearing-in of three legislators from Amazonas state. (TSJ)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) declared unconstitutional Monday a move by the opposition-led National Assembly to swear-in three lawmakers from Amazonas state, citing ongoing investigations into voter fraud.

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CNE Clears Opposition to Request Recall Referendum in Venezuela

CNE President Tibisay Lucena indicated that the MUD has met the requirements necessary to formally begin the recall referendum p

The MUD is now authorized to submit a written request to the CNE’s regional offices for a recall, at which time the electoral body will be obliged to announce a three-day window for the opposition coalition to collect signatures from 20% of the electorate necessary to trigger the referendum.

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Venezuela's Justice Minister Accuses Detained US Citizen of Paramilitary Ties

Joshua Holt with then fiancee, Thamara Belen Caleño Candelo (noticierodigital).

Gustavo González López confirmed that US citizen Joshua Holt was in possession of high calibre weapons and had links to “political organisations” in Venezuela.

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Pablo Iglesias Slams Venezuelan Parliament’s PODEMOS Probe as “Ridiculous”

Podemos Secretary Pablo Iglesias has branded the international probe “ridiculous”. (Telesur).

The leftist Spanish politician said that Venezuelan opposition parties do not have the authority to investigate his party. 

 

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The Real Reasons Behind Borges' Bloody Nose

Julio Borges with riot helmet accompanied by bodyguards. (Screenshot from Tvs Pueblo video/Aporrea)

The Venezuelan government repudiated an attack on opposition lawmaker Julio Borges after protesters stormed the CNE Thursday. 

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Capriles Blasts MUD for Refusing to Back Fresh Anti-Government Protests

Venezuelan opposition leader and Governor of Miranda state Henrique Capriles speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas,

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles lashed out at fellow leaders of the right-wing opposition coalition Tuesday after the latter failed to back calls for renewed anti-government protests this week.

 

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Two Opposition Police Officers Arrested in Connection to Army General Murder

Venezuelan Interior Minister Gustavo Gonzalez Lopez, who appears in this file photo, indicated the killing of Felix Velasquez wa

Two police officers from the opposition-controlled municipality of Chacao were charged with the crime. 

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OAS Secretary General Invokes Venezuela with Democratic Charter

OAS Secretary General Luis Almargo released an official statement on Tuesday applying the Democratic Charter against Venezuela (

The Secretary General has called an immediate gathering of the permanent council to assess Venezuela’s current “institutional crisis”.

 

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Venezuelan Government Opens Dialogue with Opposition in Dominican Republic

The Venezuelan opposition explains to UNASUR its preconditions for talks with the Maduro government. (El Universal)

Top-level representatives of the Maduro government held indirect talks with the country’s right-wing opposition in Punta Cana Friday under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

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Opposition Protests Supreme Court Ruling as CNE Divides over Referendum Date

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles has called for further protests outside of the CNE in violation of the TSJ order. (Courtesy o

Venezuelan opposition supporters took to the streets Wednesday to protest a Supreme Court ruling restricting demonstrations near the country’s electoral authority due to violence.

 

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National Assembly Demands Suspension of Venezuela from OAS

Venezuela could face suspension from the OAS if the regional bloc's head Luis Almagro agrees to call a vote on whether to i

Venezuelan legislators have officially petitioned for their own country to be suspended from the Organisation of American States, amid ongoing political deadlock.

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Ramos Allup Security Chief Arrested for Allegedly Financing Anti-Police Violence

Angel Coromoto Rodriguez standing guard behind ex-president Carlos Andres Perez. (Ciudad CCS archive)

A life long bodyguard to ex-president Carlos Andres Perez, Rodriguez has been accused of serving as a torturer for Venezuela's infamous political police. 

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Seven Arrested for Attacking Police in Violent Opposition Protests

Demonstrators attack police near Avenida Libertador. (teleSUR)

An opposition march turned violent Wednesday, as demonstrators attacked police with sticks and rocks and attempted to burn down a leftwing student residence in downtown Caracas.

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Venezuelan Students Relaunch Nationwide Protests amid Anti-Government Violence

A Cantv truck burns after having been set alight by hooded militants (Sources)

Students from Venezuela’s autonomous public universities mobilized in anti-government protests across the country on Monday amid reports of fresh violence in Tachira state.

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