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Canada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but is not ready to follow US sanctions yet -

The Liberal government denounced Sunday's vote for a new legislative superbody in Venezuela that gives President Nicolas Maduro sweeping powers to reshape the country's political system but will not follow the Trump administration in imposing sanctions ...and more »

Venezuela opposition leaders taken from homes overnight -

Antonio Ledezma, left, and Leopoldo Lopez recently posted videos online denouncing President Nicolas Maduro's decision to hold a vote for an assembly with the power to overhaul Venezuela's political system. (Carlos Garcia/Reuters). U.S. President ...and more »

Venezuelans fear for their future after unpopular vote -

As the unpopular vote for a new constituent assembly went ahead on Sunday, the state of urgency in Venezuela was undeniable. Months of violence have led up to this election, but the aftermath could be even worse, leaving young Venezuelans — especially ...and more »

7 dead in clashes over Venezuela's unpopular vote for new assembly -

Violence marred Venezuela's controversial election on Sunday, marked by the deaths of at least seven people, as Venezuelans trickled to the polls to vote to elect a new assembly that would rewrite the country's constitution and give the government ...and more »

Maduro claims new mandate in Venezuela after bitter vote with disputed turnout -

The U.S. government has sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for undermining democracy, following Sunday's constitutional assembly elections, and said all of his assets subject to U.S. jurisdiction would be frozen. Americans would also be ...and more »

Venezuela's controversial new Constituent Assembly, explained - Washington Post

On Sunday, Venezuelans took to the streets to either vote in or boycott a controversial election to choose members of an all-powerful Constituent Assembly. The new assembly will be made up completely of government supporters but will have authority ...and more »

Venezuela's Unprecedented Collapse - Project Syndicate

With per capita GDP down by 40% since 2013, Venezuela's economic catastrophe dwarfs any in the history of the US, Western Europe, or the rest of Latin America. And yet headline GDP numbers actually understate the magnitude of the economy's decline ...and more »

Venezuela's economy is sliding into oblivion - Quartz

In Venezuela, runaway inflation, a collapsing currency, and chronic shortages have battered the South American nation's economy for years. Over the past five years, Venezuela's economy has shrank by a quarter, according to the IMF. Now, as president ...and more »

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Election to a Constituent Assembly in Venezuela - EU News

The events of the past 24 hours have reinforced the European Union's preoccupation for the fate of democracy in Venezuela. The European Union deeply regrets the violence and unrest during yesterday's election. It expresses condolences and its sympathy ...and more »

Venezuela: Government, Opposition Clash Over Turnout Numbers in Controversial Elections -

MIAMI — Betty Blanco refused to vote in Venezuela's elections on Sunday because she said she loves her country too much. The 77-year-old Caracas resident boycotted the controversial vote for a new constitutional assembly — a body that would vastly ...and more »