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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

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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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Leader in Worker Controlled Company Killed in Venezuela

Rexol Acevedo (first on left) was killed by opposition protesters, according to reports from his family. (Aporrea)

Rexol Acevedo, 32, was allegedly shot by opposition protesters. 

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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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US Senator Circulates Bogus Health Rumour on Venezuela’s Lopez

Leopoldo Lopez appeared late Wednesday on state media to confirm he is alive and well. This came amid claims he was in a critica

US Senator Marco Rubio joined a handful of right-wing Venezuelans in sharing a fake story about imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

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