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Saturday's Unrest: Guarimba Violence vs. Chavista Salsa Therapy

Opposition supporters engaged in violent protest against the Bolivarian government and clashed with authorities. (AFP)

This weekend, Venezuela witnessed two distinct mobilizations: one peacefully favoring the Bolivarian process and the other, bent on its demise, taking to the streets in violent protest.

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Venezuelan Opposition Erupts in Violent Protests over Capriles Office Ban

Anti-government demonstrators clash with authorities on Liberator Avenue in central Caracas. (AFP)

Anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Caracas in violent protests Saturday following the announcement of a 15-year office ban on leading opposition leader Henrique Capriles. 

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Sentences Ex-Policeman for Homicide

Opposition student Bassil Alejandro Da Costa was shot dead on February 12 2014 (ElUniversal).

José Ramón Perdomo Camacho, 43, was sentenced to more than 29 years of prison for the murder of opposition student Bassil Alejandro Da Costa in February 2014.

 

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Guarimba Victims Denounce OAS Secretary General

Members of the Committee present official statement (El Universal).

The Committee of Victims of the Guarimba and the Ongoing Coup in Venezuela made public their official letter denouncing OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro.

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A History of Violence

An opposition protest in Caracas, Venezuela in 2014 (Carlos Díaz/Flickr).

What mainstream accounts of Venezuela’s “peaceful” opposition leave out.

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Opposition Activist Arrested with Explosives Equipment

Opposition activist Yon Goicoechea was arrested on Monday (VTV).

The Venezuelan government has confirmed that security forces have arrested US prize winning activist Yon Goicoechea with explosives equipment ahead of opposition marches scheduled for September 1st.

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The Fight for Justice, Truth and Peace in Venezuela

Photo caption: Luis Durán shares his personal testimony with the guarimbas that took his son's life. (Paola Martucci)

The Committee of Victims of the Guarimba and Ongoing Coup internationally denounces the Venezuelan opposition’s terror campaign and attempts to silence victims’ families through the Amnesty Law.

 

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Parliament Approves Contentious Amnesty Law, Potential Reforms to Supreme Court

Convicts jailed for carrying out the 2014 violent barricades will benefit from the law. (archives)

Opposition lawmakers approved legislation that could set free scores of violent anti-government hardliners over the coming months, despite substantial opposition. 

 

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Venezuela's Right Wing Confesses to 17 years of Political Delinquency: The Amnesty Bill

Right-wing protesters erect burning street barricades during 2014 guarimbas. (Orinoquia Photo)

Dominguez argues that the Venezuelan opposition's Amnesty Law is a written confession detailing seventeen years of right-wing efforts to overthrow the democratically-elected Bolivarian government. 

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Social Movements Decry Conflict of Interest, as Amnesty Law Passed in First Discussion

The legislation would set free many of those who participated in the 2014 guarimbas (archive).

Venezuela’s opposition-majority National Assembly approved the controversial Amnesty and National Reconciliation Law in first discussion yesterday, which could exonerate dozens convicted of various crimes over the last seventeen years, including those responsible for 2014’s violent anti-government protests known as the guarimbas. 

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