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US Senator Threatens More Sanctions on Venezuela

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has demanded more sanctions on Venezuela if the ANC goes ahead. (AP)

US Senator Marco Rubio took aim at Venezuela Wednesday, hinting of more unilateral sanctions if a constituent assembly tasked with revamping the South American country's constitution goes forward. 

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Reinaldo Iturriza: "What Is at Stake Is the Fate of Venezuela’s Revolutionary Democratic Experiment"

Working class unity behind the National Constituent Assembly is the condition for both its success and the survival of the Bolivarian Revolution, argues the former communes minister. 

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Venezuelan Opposition to Hold “Plebiscite” on ANC, Vows “Zero Hour” Protests

Opposition leaders unveiled their plan for a "plebiscite" on Monday. (AVN)

Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition, the MUD, unveiled Monday that it will convene a non-binding national “plebiscite” on whether the country should go ahead with National Constituent Assembly elections slated for July 30.

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Venezuela Announces New Security Measures for ANC Elections

CNE President Tibisay Lucena announced the measures on Wednesday.
(Archive)

Venezuela’s electoral authority announced Wednesday new security measures for the upcoming constituent assembly elections.

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CNE Releases List of Approved Candidates for Elections to Constituent Assembly

The CNE released the list of candidates on Thursday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) released Thursday a list of approved candidates for elections to the National Constituent Assembly to be held on July 30.

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Venezuela: Our Programme for the Constituent Assembly

(Archive)

The convening of a Constituent Assembly has awoken important revolutionary aspirations among sections of the workers’ and people's vanguard, who are ready to fight to elect deputies to the Constituent Assembly who come from the rank and file and defend a programme of revolutionary demands.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General’s Demands for Judge Removals

Venezuela's highest court has dismissed two cases by Ortega this week. (TSJ)

Venezuela’s highest court dismissed Wednesday a call from the attorney general for the removal of its judges.

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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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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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