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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

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

“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

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

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

“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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Censures Judges

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Censures Judges

Venezuela newly militant opposition leaders also announced another round of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro for Thursday, despite chaos and violence in Caracas on Tuesday that left 20 injured and 18 arrested.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Called ‘Dictator’, Maduro Tries to Defuse Court Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Called ‘Dictator’, Maduro Tries to Defuse Court Protests

“This controversy is over … the constitution has won,” Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech just after midnight.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Top Official Breaks With Maduro, Protests Escalate

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Top Official Breaks With Maduro, Protests Escalate

Venezuela’s powerful attorney general on Friday rebuked the judiciary’s takeover of congress, breaking ranks with President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government as protests and international condemnation grew.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: OAS Pushes Venezuela to Engage in Dialogue As Tensions Flare

VENEZUELA POLITICS: OAS Pushes Venezuela to Engage in Dialogue As Tensions Flare

“We’ve defeated the State Department, we’ve defeated the Mexican foreign ministry, we’ve defeated the Venezuelan right wing” a jubilant Maduro said later during a televised Cabinet meeting.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Nicolas Maduro ‘Terrified’ of Calling Election

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Nicolas Maduro ‘Terrified’ of Calling Election

But the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s successor, President Nicolas Maduro, appears to have lost interest in testing the will of the people.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

The UN Development Program released its 2016 Human Development report this week, ranking Venezuela 71st out of the 188 countries examined.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

“I have just spoken with President Maduro,” Santos said. “He has assured me he has ordered the withdrawal of troops from Colombian territory.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Calls Regional Body Chief ‘Garbage’

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Calls Regional Body Chief ‘Garbage’

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) “garbage” for highlighting the crisis in the Latin American country.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Opposition Stages Flash Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Opposition Stages Flash Protests

“Three million Venezuelans are eating out of rubbish today,” said the 28-year-old legislator Carlos Paparoni, nursing a few bruises after the Food Ministry protest.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

“We have great ideological and political differences with what Trump is doing and we will show our opposition in all possible scenarios,” Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Raul Castro Endorses Ecuador’s Ruling Party Candidate Lenin Moreno

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Raul Castro Endorses Ecuador’s Ruling Party Candidate Lenin Moreno

Cuban President Raul Castro on his recent visit to Caracas, backs Lenin Moreno, former vice president and candidate of Ecuador’s ruling Alianza Pais party.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

Chavez is also perceived as being Venezuela’s most democratic president, with 51 percent of the vote, and the country’s most efficient president, with 57 percent of the vote.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

Venezuela’s government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country’s collapsing economy.

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