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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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UPDATED: Venezuela’s Political Violence Claims Five More Lives

 The death count in Venezuela reached 48 this past Monday after six weeks of violent anti-government protests. (AFP)

Forty-nine people have died since opposition protests turned violent at the beginning of April. 

 

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Venezuelan Revolutionaries Demand ‘Truly Communal State’

Venezuela has around 1500 communes nationwide. (AVN)
Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas this week to rally in support of the country’s commune movement.

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Right-Wing Protest Venezuela Solidarity Event in Spain

Protesters chanted "Franco, Franco" while protesting against what they say is a dictatorship in Venezuela. (Kike Para/

Around 100 people were allegedly trapped in Venezuela’s embassy in Madrid Thursday by far right protesters.

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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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Uruguay Joins CELAC Talks on Venezuela Unrest

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said his country would offer a helping hand to Venezuela. (El Pais)

Uruguay agreed Thursday to attend international talks called by Venezuela to promote dialogue between the government in Caracas and the opposition.

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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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‘Snipers’ Take to the Streets of Venezuela as Death Toll Surges Past 2014 Record

Venezuela's current wave of unrest is the most deadly to have hit the country since 1989. (Reuters)

Two more Venezuelans died Wednesday amid ongoing unrest, with officials in Caracas calling for an official investigation into the role of right-wing snipers in the violence.

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Three Shot in Merida as Violent Opposition Protests Continue

Los Andes University student Freilan Alvarez (21) was shot in the right eye. (Prensa Gabinete de Seguridad y Paz)

Among the wounded is a state police officer, a student, and a motorcycle taxi driver.

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New Evidence Points to Protesters in Death of Venezuelan Violinist

Armando Cañizales was killed by an eight-millimeter ball bearing allegedly fired by fellow opposition demonstrators. (FundaMusi

New evidence released Friday suggests Venezuelan opposition demonstrators may be responsible for the death of Armando Cañizales at a protest last week.

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US National Security Advisor: Quick, Peaceful Solution Needed in Venezuela

US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster met with opposition leader Julio Borges last Saturday. (NPR)

The US official released the statement after meeting with opposition leader Julio Borges in Washington. 

 

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Venezuelan Opposition, Business Lobby to Boycott Constituent Assembly

Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles announced the Venezuelan opposition’s decision to boycott the constituent assembly on Sunda

The Venezuelan opposition and the country’s largest business lobby have rejected an invitation to participate in the process of convoking a national constituent assembly unveiled by the Maduro government.

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