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Venezuela Is Under Attack for Asserting That Black Lives Matter

Government supporters shout at opposition protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, April 19, 2017. (Photo: Meridith Kohut / The New Yor

It is precisely because of the Venezuelan government's audacity to stand up against racist US imperialism -- and to unapologetically assert that Black lives matter by empowering poor people of African descent -- that it is under constant assault from the white US ruling class and the international corporate media.

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3 Die in Venezuelan Opposition Barricades

Venezuelan opposition groups have been accused of endangering civilians with barricades covering roads. (Reuters/ Carlos Barria)

Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they were investigating two deaths possibly caused by opposition barricades.

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Protester, Soldier Killed as Venezuela Unrest Continues

At least 75 people have died amid ongoing protests in Venezuela. (AVN)

Two more people died Wednesday as protests continued to grip Venezuela, with the country’s wave of political unrest showing no signs of abating.

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Venezuelan Court Orders Mayors of Protest-Stricken Regions to Clear Roads

Protesters blocking a highway in Caracas, using fencing to create a barricade. (AVN)

Venezuela’s highest court ordered a group of municipal governments to ensure citizens can exercise their right to free movement, including by clearing critical thoroughfares of opposition barricades.

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Venezuelan Soldiers Arrested, 70 Businesses Looted in Miranda State

The remains of a barricade on a Miranda highway. (AVN)

Another Venezuelan police officer has died Friday after allegedly being shot by opposition protesters, while unrest continued in the states of Miranda and Aragua.

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Right-Wing Protest Venezuela Solidarity Event in Spain

Protesters chanted "Franco, Franco" while protesting against what they say is a dictatorship in Venezuela. (Kike Para/

Around 100 people were allegedly trapped in Venezuela’s embassy in Madrid Thursday by far right protesters.

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‘Snipers’ Take to the Streets of Venezuela as Death Toll Surges Past 2014 Record

Venezuela's current wave of unrest is the most deadly to have hit the country since 1989. (Reuters)

Two more Venezuelans died Wednesday amid ongoing unrest, with officials in Caracas calling for an official investigation into the role of right-wing snipers in the violence.

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Berta Cáceres’ Organization Expresses Solidarity with Bolivarian Revolution

Thousands of Venezuelan women marched Saturday chanting "No to violence, yes to peace and to life" to voice their supp

The indigenous organization of recently assassinated leader Berta Cáceres expressed their solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution and especially women in light of recent opposition violence and US threats for tougher sanctions.

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Arson, Killings and Chaos: Photos of Venezuela’s ‘Peaceful’ Protesters

Protesters torch a National Guard armoured personnel carrier (APC). (AVN)

The past week has seen yet another round of violence, as the opposition continues to demand the overthrow of the government. While the protesters have been largely depicted in the international media as victims of police repression, the reality is a little more complicated. A picture says a thousand words, so here’s some photos of those ‘peaceful’ protesters being repressed.

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Maduro Condemns Violence as Venezuela Death Toll Nears 40

Speaking at the Tiuna Military Fort in Caracas, Maduro called for an end to “violence and guarimbas”. (AVN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro spoke out Thursday against the wave of political violence gripping his country, as the death toll continued to rise.

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