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US Condemns Venezuela Opposition Leaders' Return to Jail, Hints at Regime Change

US President Donald Trump has called for the immediate release of jailed rightwing politicians Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezm

US President Donald Trump has released an official statement condemning the Maduro administration as a “dictatorship” for the first time, after right-wing politicians Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were returned to prison Tuesday. Authorities say both men had violated the conditions of their house arrest.

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Venezuela: 10 Dead, 200 Voting Centers Attacked as US Sanctions Maduro

Sunday's vote was rocked by a roadside bomb explosion in the wealthy eastern Caracas municipality of Chacao. (screenshot)

Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro one day after the South American country saw record turnout in National Constituent Assembly elections amid deadly opposition violence. 

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Venezuelan Military Hits Back at US Sanctions Threat

Mural of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez. (Prensa Libre)

The military has also denounced opposition street actions that set people on fire, attack medical and educational centers and attempt to destroy cities.

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US Senator Threatens More Sanctions on Venezuela

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has demanded more sanctions on Venezuela if the ANC goes ahead. (AP)

US Senator Marco Rubio took aim at Venezuela Wednesday, hinting of more unilateral sanctions if a constituent assembly tasked with revamping the South American country's constitution goes forward. 

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US National Security Advisor: Quick, Peaceful Solution Needed in Venezuela

US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster met with opposition leader Julio Borges last Saturday. (NPR)

The US official released the statement after meeting with opposition leader Julio Borges in Washington. 

 

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Bipartisan US Senate Bill Pushes Tougher Sanctions against Venezuela

The bill will be filed before the US Senate. (HRF)

A bi-partisan bill leaked to press calls on the US government to sanction more Venezuelan government officials, as well as work to isolate the South American country in the Caribbean region. 

 

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Venezuelan FM Slams “Interventionist” Statement from Regional Governments

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez responds to the 11 country statement on state TV Tuesday. (ElUniversal)

FM Delcy Rodriguez has accused the 11 government that signed the declaration of hypocrisy. 

 

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Venezuela Rejects "Interventionist" Statement by US Southern Command Chief

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry. (Archives)

Venezuela denounces a recent report by US Southern Command chief Admiral Kurt W. Kidd labeling the South American country a "destabilizing" force in the region. 

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US Southern Command Warns of 'Response' to Venezuela 'Instability'

Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, presides over a ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, on July 7, 2016. (

The statement to the Senate Committee also warns of the Russian, Chinese and Iranian "influence" in the region.

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Venezuela Condemns US Human Rights Report as Interventionist

The US report includes a chapter on Venezuela criticizing the nation for alleged human rights violations and abuses. (Archive)

The Venezuelan government issued a statement Monday accusing Washington of double standards in failing to acknowledge its own systematic human rights violations.  

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