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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Venezuela: Suspend Plans for Constituent Assembly

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Venezuela: Suspend Plans for Constituent Assembly

Mexican foreign ministry called on the government of President Nicolas Maduro to shelve the vote “and thereby open the door to a negotiation to resolve the serious democratic crisis Venezuela is going through.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

US President Donald Trump: “If Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, United States will take strong and swift economic actions.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

“Venezuela stood up with dignity to say freedom does not go backwards, democracy is not negotiated,” Borges, who leads opposition-controlled legislature.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

Maduro says his July 30 vote for the controversial constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace to Venezuela after three months of violent anti-government protests.

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VENEZUELA: How Socialist Dream Turned To Nightmare

VENEZUELA: How Socialist Dream Turned To Nightmare

Today that tsunami has receded, and what’s left behind is the catastrophic consequences of the world’s most garishly mismanaged economy.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

“Once again we are in Caracas, ready and willing to continue our struggle for the liberation of our country,” police pilot Oscar Perez said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Minimum Wage Going Up 50 Percent: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Minimum Wage Going Up 50 Percent: Maduro

It’s third time this year Maduro’s government hiked the country’s minimum wage to combat extremely high inflation and an increasingly worthless currency.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

The unrest was aggravated in early April after Venezuela’s Supreme Court decided to annul the powers of the opposition-controlled parliament.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘I Have Activated Army to Defend Peace’: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to fend off a “coup attempt,” shortly after a grenade and gunfire attack on key government buildings in the country’s capital.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Delcy Rodriguez Steps Down to Run for Constituent Assembly

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Delcy Rodriguez Steps Down to Run for Constituent Assembly

Rodriguez “truly deserves the recognition of the entire country because she has defended Venezuelan sovereignty, peace and independence like a tiger,” Maduro said. “Congratulations comrade! Job well done.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

“His speech was aggressive and threatening, … revealing his contempt and ignorance,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech. “We reject Donald Trump’s declarations against our brother Cuba. It is an offence against Latin America.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 17-Year-Old Neomar Lander Killed in Political Unrest

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 17-Year-Old Neomar Lander Killed in Political Unrest

Fierce clashes between police and people opposing the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela have claimed the life of a teenager in the capital, Caracas, raising the overall death toll from recent unrest in the country to 66. Violence

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Sit-in Blocked, Lawmaker Says Pushed in Manhole

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Sit-in Blocked, Lawmaker Says Pushed in Manhole

Juan Requesens and Miguel Pizarro, both of the First Justice party and proponents of civil disobedience, were surrounded by National Guard soldiers when they approached a highway in Caracas that demonstrators had sought to occupy from dawn.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution

“I shall propose it explicitly: the new constitution will go to a consultative referendum so it is the people who say whether they are in agreement or not with the new, strengthened constitution,” Nicolas Maduro said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Venezuela No Longer Functional Democracy: Luis Videgaray Mexico’s Diplomat

MEXICO POLITICS: Venezuela No Longer Functional Democracy: Luis Videgaray Mexico’s Diplomat

The comments mark one of the most aggressive critiques of the government of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro to date from Videgaray.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: December Set for Delayed Regional Elections

VENEZUELA POLITICS: December Set for Delayed Regional Elections

Electoral officials in Venezuela are scheduling long-delayed regional elections for December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Man Set on Fire Sparks More Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Man Set on Fire Sparks More Protests

Fernando Gudayol, a 50-year-old surgeon, said “the country is verging on catastrophe. The health system is a disaster.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution

“We are the new Jews of the 21st century that Hitler pursued,” Maduro said during the cabinet meeting. “We don’t carry the yellow star of David … we carry red hearts that are filled with desire to fight for human dignity. And we are going to defeat them, these 21st century Nazis.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Anti-Maduro Protests Persist, Teenager Dies in Unrest

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accuses Anti-Maduro protesters of seeking a violent coup.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals

Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is facing mounting unrest as his opponents take to the streets in growing numbers demanding overdue elections.

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