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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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Mosquito Borne Diseases Surge in Venezuela, Infant and Maternal Deaths Rise

(Muhammad Mahdi Karim / CC)

Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria surged last year in Venezuela while infant deaths have likewise increased, according to recently released government data.

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Maduro Condemns Violence as Venezuela Death Toll Nears 40

Speaking at the Tiuna Military Fort in Caracas, Maduro called for an end to “violence and guarimbas”. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro spoke out Thursday against the wave of political violence gripping his country, as the death toll continued to rise.

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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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Venezuelan Supreme Court Eases CNE Party Registration Requirements

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) issued a ruling Friday loosening the requirements for political party renewal set down by the National Electoral Council (CNE) earlier this year.

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Support for Chavismo Climbs in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro. (Ciudad Caracas)

Support for Chavismo has risen to 35% from 27%, while President Nicolas Maduro's popularity has surged by 6 points since November. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for Regional and Municipal Elections

President Maduro called for regional and local elections on Sunday. (@PRESIDENCIALVEN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro placed a call Sunday for the National Electoral Council (CNE) to set a date for regional and municipal elections due this year.

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Venezuela’s Communist Party Hints at Break with PSUV

The PSUV, PPT and REDES say they are forming a "program of joint struggle". (Contrapunto)

The Communist Party of Venezuela says the PSUV’s electoral coalition, the GPP “doesn’t exist” anymore.

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Chavistas and Opposition Forces March on Caracas amid Clashes

Opposition protesters attack Venezuelan security personnel on Liberator Avenue in Caracas, April 4, 2017. (AVN)

Chavistas and opposition supporters took to the streets of the capital this week as international pressure mounts against the Venezuelan government. 

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Accuses Supreme Court of Violating the Constitution

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz says the Supreme Court violated the constitution by assuming the powers of the Nat

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has violated the country’s constitution, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz warned Friday.

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Venezuelan Opposition Announces Preliminary Candidates for 2018 Presidential Elections

Julio Borges, President of the National Assembly, announces that Henrique Capriles Radonski (left of Borges) will stand as First

The three candidates named so far will face-off in opposition primaries later this year. 

 

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Majority of Venezuela's Small Parties to Boycott CNE Registration Process

The CNE registration process will now begin on March 4th. (MinCi)

Just 11 out of 59 parties will re-register with the National Electoral Council. 

 

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