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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Man Set on Fire Sparks More Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Man Set on Fire Sparks More Protests 0

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 0

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: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Likens Harassment of Officials Abroad to Nazi Persecution 0

“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 0

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

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests 0

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

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals 0

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

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans Plan to Throw Feces During Anti-Government Rallies 0

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 0

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: Women Oppose to Maduro Proffering Roses to Security Forces Who Blocked Their Way

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Women Oppose to Maduro Proffering Roses to Security Forces Who Blocked Their Way 0

Tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Backers of Jailed Leopoldo Lopez Stage Prison Vigil

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Backers of Jailed Leopoldo Lopez Stage Prison Vigil 0

President Nicolas Maduro’s leftist government later issued a short video in which Lopez said he is fine, and officials accused Lopez’s family of stirring up a media frenzy to get attention.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro to Form New Constituent National Assembly

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro to Form New Constituent National Assembly 0

“I don’t want a civil war,” Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro told a May Day rally of his supporters in the capital, Caracas.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017 0

“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: Pope Francis to Venezuela: End Violence, Respect Human Rights

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Pope Francis to Venezuela: End Violence, Respect Human Rights 0

“I make a heartfelt appeal to the government and all components of Venezuelan society to avoid any more forms of violence, respect human rights and seek a negotiated solution …,” Pope Francis said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Death Toll in Political Protests Rises to 26

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Death Toll in Political Protests Rises to 26 0

“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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Calls for Talks With Opposition

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro comments came as new demonstration is planned for Monday after three weeks of tense protests across the country.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans March in Memory of People Killed in Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans March in Memory of People Killed in Protests 0

The protesters, dressed in white shirts, marched peacefully to the headquarters of Venezuela’s Catholic bishops’ confederation on the west end of Caracas on Saturday, carrying Venezuelan flags.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Capriles Protests Again Amid Sustained Anti-Maduro Demonstrations

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Capriles Protests Again Amid Sustained Anti-Maduro Demonstrations 0

“It’s working, the government is scared and making mistakes like banning Capriles, because that generates more support for him,” said homemaker Imelda Guerrero, 66, who said her three children have emigrated due to the crisis.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Take to Streets After Key Politician Banned From Office

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Take to Streets After Key Politician Banned From Office 0

Thousands of people, some carrying signs reading “No to dictatorship!” and “Capriles for President,” took part in marches against the unpopular leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Henrique Capriles Says Barred From Political Office

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Henrique Capriles Says Barred From Political Office 0

Capriles decision will stoke tensions in Venezuela, where more than 100 political prisoners are being held, according to the opposition and rights groups.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Again Takes to Streets, Pushing For Earlier Election

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Again Takes to Streets, Pushing For Earlier Election 0

“The objective is to put the magistrates on trial (and) get the government to publish an electoral timetable,” opposition lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told Caracas-based Union Radio. “This country has changed and wants to get out of the crisis.”

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