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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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Women defend Venezuela against OAS Aggression

Women's Anti-Imperialist Trial against aggressiones from the OAS

Venezuelan women present during anti-imperialist rally give their opinions on the position of Luis Almagro and the OAS, and the Supreme Court's decision to hold the National Assembly in contempt.

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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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Chavistas and Opposition Forces March on Caracas amid Clashes

Opposition protesters attack Venezuelan security personnel on Liberator Avenue in Caracas, April 4, 2017. (AVN)

Chavistas and opposition supporters took to the streets of the capital this week as international pressure mounts against the Venezuelan government. 

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Venezuela and Bolivia Condemn “Coup” at OAS

Honduran OAS ambassador Leonidas Rosa Bautista (right) acted as "interim president" in what was widely denounced as an

Caracas and La Paz condemned a "coup" in the OAS after 15 member-states approved a resolution on Venezuela in violation of internal norms. 

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Venezuela Denounces “Serious Altercation of Constitutional Order” at OAS

Venezuelan OAS representative Samuel Moncada denounced a "coup" at the OAS. (@vencancilleria)

Venezuela blasted several right-wing governments' "usurpation" of the OAS Permanent Council Presidency to push through an interventionist resolution on Monday afternoon. 

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Venezuelan Parliament Seeks to Remove Supreme Court Judges

Opposition supporters holding a Venezuelan flag protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government duri
The symbolic move will likely further inflame tensions in a country mired in a political impasse.
 
 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court: The President Has Not Abandoned His Post

The TSJ has blocked an attempt by Congress to unconstitutionally unseat president Nicolas Maduro. (archives)

Venezuela’s highest court ruled against an attempt by Congress to remove President Nicolas Maduro through Article 233 of the Constitution.

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Highlights Social Achievements in Annual Address to the Nation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the Supreme Court for his annual address to the nation. (AVN and Prensa Presidenci

Maduro said his administration had managed to expand social welfare provision despite facing a severe economic crisis.  

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Upholds Rights of Same-Sex Families in Landmark Ruling

“I am the Inclusion Revolution [play on words combining ‘revolution’ with ‘inclusion’]” (Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) ruled earlier this month that children of same-sex married couples are entitled to the full rights and protections guaranteed by the state under the nation’s constitution.

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