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China Urges Respect for Venezuela’s Sovereignty


China pressed for calm in Venezuela Wednesday, stating the fate of the country lies in the hands of its people.

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1 Dead as Venezuela’s Opposition Protests Constituent Assembly

Anti-government protesters again erected burning barricades on Wednesday. (AVN)

Violent anti-government protests continued Wednesday in Venezuela, leaving one person dead and hundreds injured.


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Bipartisan US Senate Bill Pushes Tougher Sanctions against Venezuela

The bill will be filed before the US Senate. (HRF)

A bi-partisan bill leaked to press calls on the US government to sanction more Venezuelan government officials, as well as work to isolate the South American country in the Caribbean region. 


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UPDATED: 4 Killed in Venezuelan Opposition’s “National Barricade”

Two people were killed and ten wounded in Carabobo state when a bus flipped over while attempting to avoid an opposition barrica

Four people were killed and over a dozen wounded Tuesday as a result of the Venezuelan opposition’s “National Barricade” that saw anti-government demonstrators block roads throughout the country.  

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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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Chavistas and Opposition March for May Day amid Fresh Clashes

Monday's marches saw fresh clashes between opposition protesters and authorities. (Pedro Mattey/AVN)

Hundreds of thousands marched in defense of the government as opposition protests saw renewed focos of violence.

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Autopsy Confirms Venezuelan Opposition Student Was Not Killed by Tear Gas Grenade

Metropolitan University student Juan Pernalete (20) was killed by the impact of a close range weapon during an opposition protes

Preliminary autopsy results indicate Pernalete was killed by a captive bolt pistol fired at point-blank range, and not by a tear gas grenade as opposition leaders and private media initially claimed. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Comes Under Fire from Mujica and Pope

Former Uruguayan President Jose "Pepe" Mujica. (Reuters)

Former Uruguayan President Jose “Pepe” Mujica accused the opposition of acting in a radical and irrational way, while the Pope suggested that opposition internal divisions had led to the breakdown of national dialogue. 


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Venezuela's National Minimum Wage Increases by 60% on May Day

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Reuters)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced an increase to the minimum wage Sunday, which he said would help to shield workers' from the effects of the economic crisis in the country.

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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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Venezuelan Women March for Revolution, Against Opposition Violence

Venezuelan women chant "Long live Chavez, the fight continues." (Reagan Des Vignes/teleSUR)
Hundreds of women rallied in Caracas Thursday, demanding an end to violent opposition protests.

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Venezuelan Far Right Hackers Release Public Workers’ Details, Urges Followers to “Seek Them Out”

(screen shot of YoSoyJustin's twitter account)

A group of far right hackers leaked the personal details of thousands of public workers Wednesday evening, just days after two local government workers were assassinated by sniper fire in Merida.

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Venezuelan Govt Hands $10.5m to Small Businesses Attacked by Opposition

Dozens of stores have been looted amid riots and anti-government protests. (Reuters)

The Venezuelan government announced plans Thursday to provide financial relief to more than 50 small stores and other businesses hit by vandalism and looting.

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Venezuela Prepares to Leave OAS

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the OAS of trying to undermine Venezuelan democracy. (AVN)

Venezuela will begin Thursday preparations for leaving the Organisation of American States (OAS), after months of tension with the regional bloc’s head Luis Almagro.

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National Assembly Threatens Ombudsman, 1 Fatality in Demonstration

Protests turned violent again this Wednesday. (AVN)

One Venezuelan died during an anti-government demonstration this Wednesday, after opposition leaders called on their supporters to march on the national ombudsman’s office in downtown Caracas.

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