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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 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 »

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 Vote Marred by Violence, Including Candidate's Death - New York Times

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The legitimacy of Sunday's election to overhaul Venezuela's Constitution was under threat as many voters avoided the ballot box, nations across the region rejected the predetermined result and the streets erupted in the deadliest ...and more »

Nicolás Maduro: will Venezuela's president drag his people to the edge? - The Guardian

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during the closing campaign ceremony for the forthcoming election . Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters. When Hugo Chávez anointed Nicolás Maduro to succeed him as Venezuela's president, few ...and more »

Venezuela faces bloody protests and sanctions after election 'win' - Independent.ie

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory yesterday in an internationally criticised election for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition cried fraud and vowed to keep protesting despite a deadly crackdown. Ten people were ...and more »

Deadly election day in Venezuela as opposition dismisses 'eight million votes' claim - Independent.ie

A demonstrator aims a pistol during clashes with government forces in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo 7 A demonstrator aims a pistol during clashes with government forces in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares Venezuela's President ...and more »

Trump is prepared to slap sanctions on Venezuela - CNNMoney

The United States is considering sanctions that would strike at the only source of cash for troubled Venezuela: Oil. Two senior administration officials told CNN that sanctions could be announced as early as Monday. The Venezuelan government on Sunday ...and more »

Venezuela: What is a National Constituent Assembly? - Aljazeera.com

After months of protests, millions are called upon to choose representatives of an assembly to redraft the constitution. by Elizabeth Melimopoulos. 31 Jul 2017. Story highlights. National Constituent Assembly; Why did Maduro call this vote? How long ...and more »

US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan president Maduro - CNNMoney

The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday, sending a clear signal of the Trump administration's opposition to his regime. The move comes a day after Maduro declared a sweeping victory in a vote that will ...and more »