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Why is Venezuela in Crisis Again?

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a painting depicting late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan liberator Simon

As the opposition and the government clash in the streets of Caracas, Venezuelans have reverted to survival mode.

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Venezuela Issues Arrest Warrants for 15 Soldiers Tied to Fatal Shooting

Fifteen GNB troops have been accused of involvement in the death of opposition demonstrator Gruseny Antonio Canelon. (Archive)

Venezuelan authorities have ordered the arrest of a group of soldiers accused of involvement in the fatal shooting of an opposition protester.

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Venezuelan Opposition Accused of Attacking Maternity Hospital, 10 Dead in Riot

Anti-government protests and riots have left at least 10 people dead in Caracas overnight. (Reuters)

Venezuela’s opposition has been accused of endangering the lives of more than 50 newborn babies, while at least 10 people have died in a riot.

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Venezuela's Opposition Marches, April 19th 2017

An opposition demonstrator. (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

VA reports from the opposition march this past April 19th.

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Maduro: Opposition Activists Confess Being Paid to Promote Violent Protests

President Maduro addressed the Venezuelan nation on Sunday. (Prensa Presidencial)

“The orders were to set Caracas alight,” says a Venezuelan opposition leader involved in the past weeks' violent protests. 

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It Takes a Lot More Than Votes to Govern

An anti-government protester in Caracas, Venezuela. (Reuters)

Oscar Schémel, head of prominent independent pollster Hinterlaces, argues that the Venezuelan opposition has no vision for the country beyond violent regime change. 

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Support for Chavismo Climbs in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro. (Ciudad Caracas)

Support for Chavismo has risen to 35% from 27%, while President Nicolas Maduro's popularity has surged by 6 points since November. 

 

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Maduro Calls to Investigate Opposition's False Chemical Weapons Claims

Red smoke seen at a distance during opposition protest in Caracas on Saturday. (LaPatilla)

Opposition mayor David Smolanksy falsely claimed that President Maduro had used chemical weapons against the Venezuelan people. 

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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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Venezuela Sees Third Day of Violent Protests, 1 Death

An anti-government demonstrator holds a police riot shield during a protest in Caracas on Tuesday. The Venezuelan opposition say

The Venezuelan government has accused the opposition of trying to provoke violence, after a day of clashes between demonstrators and state security forces.

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