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Venezuela Brings Forward Regional Elections as Pence Vows More Intervention

US Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Colombia. (AP)

Washington threatened further actions against Venezuela Tuesday as the country’s National Constituent Assembly brought forward gubernatorial elections to October. 

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Trump Considers Military Option in Venezuela

Donald Trump speaks to reporters meeting at Trump’s golf estate

On Friday, August 11, a day after Maduro has reiterated his invitation to a "mutually respectful" dialogue.  Trump spoke about possible US responses to the situation in Venezuela   at improvised press conference after talks with US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, indicating possible military actions.

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UN Human Rights Body Makes an Outlandish Statement on Venezuela

Orlando Figuera is but one of the victims of protester violence. (@TarekWiliamSaab)

According to a United Nations statement that was widely reported by the media today, it is “unclear” if opposition rioters in Venezuela have killed a single person over the past four months.

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We Mustn’t Back Another US-Led Regime Change In Latin America

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L), Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party (R). (Reuters)

British MP Chris Williamson is frustrated by the Blairites joining the Tories to use Venezuela for a proxy war on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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UN Human Rights Report on Venezuela Ignores Opposition Violence

Opposition protestors create barricades to stop flow of pedestrians and cars

Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher of Drexel University analyzes the latest developments in Venezuela, including a new UN human rights report and US sanctions.

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Corbyn Calls for Dialogue Not Violence in Venezuela

The UK's leader of the Labour party has refused to condemn the Maduro government. (Reuters)

The leader of the opposition Labour Party in Britain, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he is saddened by the violence and loss of life in Venezuela and calls for dialogue.

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Harsher Sanctions on Venezuela Will Only Worsen the Nation's Crisis

The Trump administration issued tighter sanctions on Venezuela following the National Constituent Assembly elections on Sunday (

The Trump administration extended current economic sanctions against Venezuela last week, adding 13 more Venezuelans to the list of sanctioned individuals. Such sanctions have always been of dubious legitimacy and legality, to put it mildly. 

 

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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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US Vice-President Pence Telephones Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez

US Vice-President Mike Pence praise Lopez Friday, while promising more sanctions against Venezuela. (Reuters)
US Vice-president Mike Pence spoke with the rightwing politician Friday, the Whitehouse has confirmed.

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In Defense of Venezuela

Hundreds of thousands of Chavistas take part in the close of the campaign for National Constituent Assembly elections in Caracas

Renowned Portuguese intellectual Boaventura Sousa Santos calls on world powers to respect Venezuela's right to solve its current crisis democratically via a National Constituent Assembly. 

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