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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: 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 POLITICS: 123 Venezuelan Soldiers Detained Since Protests: Documents

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 123 Venezuelan Soldiers Detained Since Protests: Documents

“This shows low morale and discontent and, of course, economic necessity,” one former army general said of the detentions, asking not to be named for fear of reprisals.

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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: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

“The people have a right to vote and the people will vote on July 30, rain or shine!” Maduro said during a speech at an event with candidates to the new assembly.

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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: Soldier Shoots Protester Dead: Nestor Reverol Interior Minister Says

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldier Shoots Protester Dead: Nestor Reverol Interior Minister Says

“I have ordered an investigation to see if there was a conspiracy behind this,” President of Venezuel Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Ministers at OAS Meeting Fail to Agree on Venezuela Resolution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Ministers at OAS Meeting Fail to Agree on Venezuela Resolution

“I do not want our hemisphere to continue breaking apart anymore,” Morales said. “We need to look for solutions, to continue the dialogue and the only way to continue this dialogue is to keep this session open without a determinate date.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis

Peru’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna publicly floated the idea of Justin Trudeau acting as a mediator for the Venezuelan crisis, citing the Prime Minister’s “global power role,”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Condemns ‘Vandalism’ in Apartment Block Raids

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Condemns ‘Vandalism’ in Apartment Block Raids

“These subjects were involved in violent acts in which several officials were injured by gun fire,” Reverol said, describing clashes at a barricade close to the apartments as the trigger for the raid.

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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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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: 5,000 Russian Surface-to-Air MANPADS Missiles Exist in Venezuela: Venezuelan Military

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 5,000 Russian Surface-to-Air MANPADS Missiles Exist in Venezuela: Venezuelan Military

Venezuela’s socialist government has long used the threat of an “imperialist” invasion by the United States to justify an arms buildup.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

Venezuela’s neighbouring governments, in spite of their considerable internal discontent, have explicitly taken up the cause of the Venezuelan opposition.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans Plan to Throw Feces During Anti-Government Rallies

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans Plan to Throw Feces During Anti-Government Rallies

Adan Chavez accused the opposition of choosing “a way of violence” by having been out for at least six weeks to demand the ouster of Maduro.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: National Guard Uses Tear Gas at Residential Home in Maracaibo

VENEZUELA POLITICS: National Guard Uses Tear Gas at Residential Home in Maracaibo

Venezuelan National Guard has thrown grenades with tear gas to the building of a residential home for children and elderly people in the city of Maracaibo, according to reports.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

“I am anxious for an electoral process to be called,” Maduro told supporters on the live show, saying the election board, or CNE, first had to finish legalizing political parties.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Death Toll in Political Protests Rises to 26

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Death Toll in Political Protests Rises to 26

“Any death hurts, government or opposition,” chief state prosecutor Luisa Ortega said in a speech. He said that four fatalities were adolescents and 437 people had also been injured.

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