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Three National Guard Officials Arrested After Fatal Shooting of Protester

Three GNB sergeants will be charged for their responsibility in the death of a protester this past Monday. (Aporrea)

Three Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) soldiers have been arrested following the fatal shooting of an anti-government protester in Caracas this past Monday.

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Is Venezuela’s Attorney General Biased Towards the Opposition?

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega is fueling a climate of impunity vis-a-vis deadly opposition violence, argues VA's Lucas Koerner.

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2 Protesters, Opposition Politician Killed in Venezuela

A prominent member of Voluntad Popular, Jose Santiago Molleton Quintero was killed in Bolivar state by an unknown attacker. (Han
Two opposition protesters were killed in Venezuela Thursday, in the wake of the assassination of a prominent right-wing politician.

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One Police Officer Killed, Four Soldiers Wounded in Ongoing Opposition Protests

Local police supervisor Douglas Acevedo Sánchez was gunned down in Merida Tuesday. (Telesur)

A police officer in Merida was reportedly shot dead, while four national guard soldiers were wounded in Caracas. 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Torched as Jailed Opposition Leader Urges Coup

The Supreme Court’s Executive Magistracy (DEM) in Chacao was also attacked for the fourth time in 70 days on Monday, leading t

Venezuela’s Housing Ministry and Supreme Court executive office were attacked Monday as jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on the country’s armed forces to “rebel” against the Maduro government.

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Abby Martin: World Ignores Opposition Violence at Venezuela Protests

Abby Martin. (screenshot)

Renowned journalist Abby Martin talks to The Real News about her recent time in Venezuela, where she became the target of a rightwing harassment campaign for covering the opposition's violent actions in the country's ongoing unrest. 

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Leopoldo Lopez Meets with Spain’s Zapatero, Calls for More Protests

Right-wing politician Leopoldo Lopez took to Twitter to call for more unrest Saturday after meeting with former Spanish presiden

Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez released a video on Twitter calling for more protests Saturday, amid raging civil unrest that has cost 73 lives to date. 


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Venezuelan Man Burned Alive Dies as Death Toll Tops 73

Orlando Figuera was burned alive by opposition demonstrators who took him for a government supporter. (AFP)

A Venezuelan man burned alive by opposition protesters has died of his injuries as anti-government unrest claimed two more lives over the weekend. 

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Judge Linked to Leopoldo Lopez Trial Shot Dead in Venezuela

Nelson Antonio Moncada Gomez (L) was killed Wednesday, in what authorities suspect may have been a political assassination. (MPP

A judge involved in the sentencing of a prominent Venezuelan politician has been killed under mysterious circumstances, authorities announced Thursday.

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The Need to Radicalise the Bolivarian Revolution – Interview With Jorge Martín (Part 2)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a Constituent Assembly on May 1st, 2017 (AVN)

Venezuela watcher Jorge Martín argues the country’s constituent assembly must radicalise the Bolivarian revolution.

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