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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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Protester, Soldier Killed as Venezuela Unrest Continues

At least 75 people have died amid ongoing protests in Venezuela. (AVN)

Two more people died Wednesday as protests continued to grip Venezuela, with the country’s wave of political unrest showing no signs of abating.

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Leopoldo Lopez Meets with Spain’s Zapatero, Calls for More Protests

Right-wing politician Leopoldo Lopez took to Twitter to call for more unrest Saturday after meeting with former Spanish presiden

Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez released a video on Twitter calling for more protests Saturday, amid raging civil unrest that has cost 73 lives to date. 

 

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Venezuelan Man Burned Alive Dies as Death Toll Tops 73

Orlando Figuera was burned alive by opposition demonstrators who took him for a government supporter. (AFP)

A Venezuelan man burned alive by opposition protesters has died of his injuries as anti-government unrest claimed two more lives over the weekend. 

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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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Venezuela’s Attorney General Challenges Court Ruling on Constituent Assembly

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz has questioned whether Venezuela's participatory democracy is in decline. (AFP)

Venezuela’s attorney general took on the country’s highest court Thursday, challenging a ruling that could pave the way for a rewriting of the constitution.

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No Referendum Needed for Constituent Assembly, Venezuela’s Top Court Rules

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Venezuela’s highest court dealt a blow against the country’s opposition Wednesday, when it ruled President Nicolas Maduro can call a constituent assembly without a referendum.

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Venezuela Declares Victory at OAS and UN

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has welcomed the defeat of an OAS declaration against Venezuela. (Archive)

The Organisation of American States (OAS) failed Wednesday to pass a proposed declaration condemning Venezuela, while the country also secured majority support to head a comission at the UN. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Threatens Goldman Sachs over $2.8bn Bond Deal

National Assembly head Julio Borges has threatened the Wall Street bank with non-payment. (Archive)

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly has threatened not to pay US $2.8 billion in PDVSA bonds purchased by Goldman Sachs through a third party broker this week.

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Honduran Diplomat Fired over Gaff: “More Bloodshed” Is “Crucial” in Venezuela

Honduran Foreign Minister Maria Dolores Agüero (second to left) confirmed that the diplomat had been fired over the "grave

Honduras’ charge d’affaires in Belize has been fired over a “grave error” in an official communiqué on Venezuela, the Central American country’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

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Three Dead in Venezuela as Violent Protests Enter 9th Week

Lt. Danny José Subero (34) was brutally beaten and shot dead by a mob of opposition supporters who accused him of being a Chavi

Among those killed was a retired National Guard lieutenant brutally beaten and shot dead by opposition supporters, who accused him of being an “infiltrator”. 

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Venezuela Prepares to Select Candidates for ANC Election

Once delegates are elected, the ANC itself will have the power to propose changes to Venezuela’s constitution, though any prop

Venezuelan grassroots movements are gearing up for a weekend of popular assemblies to nominate candidates for the upcoming Constituent Assembly elections.

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Venezuela Accuses OAS of Hypocrisy Over Brazil

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned the OAS for refusing to address the political crisis in Brazil. (AVN

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the Organisation of American States (OAS) of double standards Thursday, after the regional body refused to discuss the political crisis in Brazil.

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Venezuela Announces Charges Against 3 Police in Student Death

Venezuela's State Prosecution (Archive)

Venezuelan prosecutors announced Thursday they will be pressing charges against three police officers accused of involvement in the death of a student in Bolivar state.

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