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Venezuelan Supreme Court Orders Opposition-Led Parliament to Pay Its Workers

Venezuela's highest court has called on the National Assembly to properly pay its rank and file workers. (AVN)
Venezuela’s highest court sided Thursday with a group of public sector workers who alleged the opposition controlled National Assembly has failed to pay their wages.

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Venezuela Foils ‘Right-Wing Coup Plot’, Arrests More Opposition Politicians

Interior minister Nestor Reverol announced the latest arrests Thursday. (@NestorReverol)

Venezuelan authorities arrested Thursday two opposition politicians and a general after allegedly plotting to destabilise the country.

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Venezuela's Maduro Replaces Vice President

Venezuelan Right Wing Puts Coup Backer at Head of Parliament

The Venezuelan government says it will challenge Borges' swearing in at the Supreme Court. (Reuters/Marco Bello)

Venezuelan legislators appointed Thursday controversial right wing figure Julio Borges to head the National Assembly.

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‘70% of 2017 Budget for Social Investment,’ Says Venezuela’s Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro speaking at Miraflores Palace on Thursday. (VTV)

Almost three quarters of Venezuela’s 2017 budget will be dedicated entirely to social spending, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed Thursday.

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Venezuelan Parliament Blocks Emergency Economic Decree

Venezuela’s National Assembly. (AFP)

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly rejected Friday an emergency economic decree that would have granted President Nicolas Maduro special powers to confront the country’s worsening economic crisis.

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Catholic Church Backs Opposition on Approval of Controversial Amnesty Law

Cardinal Urosa Sabino has backed the MUD over its proposed amnesty law (Aporrea)

The Catholic Church in Venezuela has waded into the controversial debate on the opposition’s electoral promise to pass an “Amnesty Law” on gaining a two-third majority in the country’s parliament.  

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Here’s How the Opposition Got a Two-Thirds Supermajority in Venezuela

(Fernando Llano/AP)

Their supermajority is razor-thin. The MUD claims 112 seats out of 167 — exactly two-thirds. Anything less than perfect unity and the list of powers available to the MUD diminishes considerably. But how did the MUD achieve this landslide win in an electoral environment widely regarded as stacked in favor of the PSUV? A variety of factors were at play, and the MUD caught some remarkable breaks.

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Venezuelan Opposition Sweeps Parliamentary Elections

President of the CNE, Tibisay Lucena (EFE/Fabiola Ferrero)

In the early hours of this Monday morning, Tibisay Lucena, the President of the CNE, congratulated the Venezuelan people on its impressive “demonstration of civility” before announcing that the Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), had swept to victory in the Venezuelan legislative elections.

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US Study: Majority Not Enough to Take Over Venezuela Parliament

The current seats held by each party in the National Assembly. (TeleSUR English)

Winning a majority in Venezuela’s Dec. 6 parliamentary elections does not guarantee control of the country’s National Assembly, notes a study released Thursday by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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