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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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Venezuela’s New Forex System Launches

(El Nacional)

Venezuela was set Thursday to hold its first currency auction under its newly reformed foreign exchange system, which the government says will be more transparent and effective than its predecessors.

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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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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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Venezuelan Attorney General Rejects National Constituent Assembly in Leaked Letter

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz criticized the Maduro government's decision to hold a National Constituent As

The top prosecutor warned that in lieu of promoting “national reconciliation”, the process of overhauling the constitution “would accelerate the crisis”

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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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Trump: ‘We Will do Whatever is Necessary’ to ‘Fix’ Venezuela

US President Donald Trump says he will work with Colombia to "fix" Venezuela. (Gage Skidmore/CC)
US President Donald Trump said Thursday he would work with Colombia to “fix” Venezuela, as he slapped Caracas with new sanctions.

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Russia to Export 60,000 Tons of Wheat to Venezuela per Month

Russia will export 60,000 tons of wheat to Venezuela each month under a new trade deal. (TT/CC)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday his government had secured a major wheat deal with Russia.

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Venezuelan Soldiers Arrested, 70 Businesses Looted in Miranda State

The remains of a barricade on a Miranda highway. (AVN)

Another Venezuelan police officer has died Friday after allegedly being shot by opposition protesters, while unrest continued in the states of Miranda and Aragua.

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Freed Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Phones Maduro, Backs Venezuelan Sovereignty

Oscar Lopez Rivera being interviewed on teleSUR. (teleSUR)
Newly released Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera held a televised phone conversation with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday in which he voiced his solidarity with the South American country. 
 

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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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Venezuela Officials, Supporters Targeted by International ‘Witch Hunt’

A Venezuelan opposition protest in Spain. (EFE)

Venezuelan government officials and supporters of the Maduro administration are facing a wave of abuse abroad, according to reports Thursday.

 

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US Accused of Promoting Venezuela Intervention at UN

Graffiti in Caracas that reads "imperialism". (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

The United States took to the United Nations Wednesday to compare Venezuela’s current political crisis to Syria.

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Venezuela’s Unrest: Three Police Officers Arrested, 1 Dead, Paramilitary Activity Reported

Venezuelan anti-government protesters attack a National Guard riot control vehicle on May 1st. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

In the last 24 hours, three police officers have been arrested, another minor has died and Venezuela’s Interior Minister has reported paramilitary activity in border states.

 

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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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