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Venezuela Sees New Charges in Odebrecht Case

According to the US plea bargain, Odebrecht and its business representatives had handed over roughly US$98 million in bribes to

Venezuelan authorities announced Wednesday charges against two individuals reportedly linked to a government official accused of involvement in the continent-spanning Odebrecht scandal.

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Venezuelan Court Limits Rogue Prosecutor’s Powers

Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega is locked in a protracted legal battle with the Supreme Court. (AFP)

Venezuela’s highest court moved Wednesday to further limit the powers of Attorney General Luisa Ortega, restricting her office’s powers to prosecute.

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Venezuelan Attorney General Skips Court Hearing, Alleges “Coup”

The Supreme Court will issue its decision within the next five days. (@TSJ_Venezuela)

The standoff between Venezuela’s branches of government further escalated Tuesday as the Supreme Court held an impeachment hearing for Attorney General Luisa Ortega over allegations of “grave misconduct”. 

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Pope Urges Peace in Venezuela as 6 More Die in Anti-Government Unrest

Pope Francis called for an end to civil strife in Venezuela from Saint Peter's Square on Sunday. (AFP)

Pope Francis called for a “peaceful and democratic solution” in Venezuela over the weekend as six more people died in anti-government unrest across the South American country. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Condemns Helicopter Attack on Supreme Court, Justice Ministry

The banner reads "350 Liberty" in reference to the Venezuelan constitutional article authorizing civil disobedience in

The helicopter flew over the Venezuelan Supreme Court and Justice Ministry offices, opening fire and dropping hand grenades. 

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Venezuela: Soldier Killed, Three More Burned Alive

Three more people were reportedly burned alive in Venezuela by opposition supporters. (Archive)

One soldier was reportedly killed in a looting while another three people were allegedly lynched by opposition supporters. 

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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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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Admits Legal Request to Impeach Attorney General

Legislator for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Pedro Carreño, filed the challenge against Ortega last Friday. (AVN)

The Supreme Court has officially accepted a legal request filed by Venezuelan legislator Pedro Carreño, asking the body to assess the possibility of bringing impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Luisa Ortega.

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General’s Demands for Judge Removals

Venezuela's highest court has dismissed two cases by Ortega this week. (TSJ)

Venezuela’s highest court dismissed Wednesday a call from the attorney general for the removal of its judges.

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Demands Supreme Court Judges be Removed, Put on Trial

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, has filed a motion to remove 33 Supreme Court judges. (Reuters).

Attorney General Luisa Ortega has filed a motion for the removal of more than 30 Supreme Court judges, and will attempt to bring charges against eight of them. 

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