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Venezuelan Military Hits Back at US Sanctions Threat

Mural of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez. (Prensa Libre)

The military has also denounced opposition street actions that set people on fire, attack medical and educational centers and attempt to destroy cities.

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Venezuelans Vote in Rival Symbolic Polls

Venezuelans vote in a mock ANC election in Caracas. (Prensa del Ministerio de Educación)

Venezuela’s government and opposition both claimed millions voted in rival symbolic elections Sunday, with at least one death being reported.

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71% of Venezuelans Say Opposition Has No Economic Plan: Poll

Venezuela's economy is facing its worst downturn in decades. (Reuters)

The majority of Venezuelans believe a future right-wing government won’t be able to solve the country’s economic crisis, according to a new poll released Thursday.

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85% of Venezuelans Oppose Joining Violent Protests: Poll

Around 100 people have died amid political unrest in Venezuela over the past three months. (AVN)

An overwhelming majority of Venezuelans say they are unwilling to join violent opposition protests, according to a new survey.

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Venezuela's Supreme Court Orders Travel Ban, Asset Freeze Against Attorney General

Venezuela's top prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, has become a fierce critic of the TSJ. (MPPRIJP)

Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered a travel ban and asset freeze against Attorney General Luisa Ortega Wednesday over alleged misconduct in her office's response to 13 weeks of violent anti-government protests that have claimed 93 lives to date. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Replaces Foreign Minister, Chief of Staff

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has overseen at least six major cabinet shuffles since being elected in 2013. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reshuffled his cabinet Wednesday, appointing a veteran diplomat to the foreign ministry and a controversial military figure as chief of staff.

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Venezuela Releases Regional Election Timetable, Provokes Opposition Ire

CNE head Tibisay Lucena confirmed Thursday that regional elections will take place on December 10. (AVN)

The Venezuelan government met a key demand of the opposition Thursday, setting an official timetable for regional elections.

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3 Die in Venezuelan Opposition Barricades

Venezuelan opposition groups have been accused of endangering civilians with barricades covering roads. (Reuters/ Carlos Barria)

Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they were investigating two deaths possibly caused by opposition barricades.

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Demands Supreme Court Halt Constituent Assembly

Attorney General Luisa Ortega has accused President Nicolas Maduro of undermining the legacy of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez. (E

Venezuela’s attorney general has accused President Nicolas Maduro of “destroying the legacy” of Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela Sets Date for Constituent Assembly Elections

Venezuelans can start campaigning on July 9 for ANC positions, with elections taking place at the end of July. (Archive)

Venezuela’s electoral authority formally set a date for constituent assembly elections Wednesday, as the country’s highest court dismissed a challenge to the process to draft a new constitution for the South American nation. 

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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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Venezuelan Court Orders Mayors of Protest-Stricken Regions to Clear Roads

Protesters blocking a highway in Caracas, using fencing to create a barricade. (AVN)

Venezuela’s highest court ordered a group of municipal governments to ensure citizens can exercise their right to free movement, including by clearing critical thoroughfares of opposition barricades.

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Dates for Regional Elections Announced, Constituent Assembly Moves Forward in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro announced the details of the ANC electoral process this past Tuesday. (Prensa Presidencial)

The National Electoral Council has confirmed that state governor elections will go ahead on December 10, while delegates to the Constituent Assembly will be elected at the end of July. 

 

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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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Venezuela’s Health Minister Replaced After Controversial Report

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reported Friday to have replaced his health minister, just days after new data from the ministry surfaced, showing major increases in mosquito-borne diseases and infant deaths.

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