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Venezuela's shield-bearing protesters - Reuters

Drawing inspiration from Ukraine's 2013-14 revolt, Venezuela's young protesters are donning Viking-like shields in battles with security forces and eagerly watching a film on the Kiev uprising. Foes of Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro are ...and more »

Adiós to Venezuelan democracy - The Economist

Constitutions, like diamonds, are supposed to last. But that is not the view of Nicolás Maduro, a former bus driver chosen by a dying Chávez to replace him as president in 2013. He has ordered a new constituent assembly, to be chosen on July 30th.and more »

Venezuela chief prosecutor seeks protection amid conflict with Maduro - The Guardian

Luisa Ortega Díaz seeks help of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights after supreme court barred her from leaving country and froze her bank accounts. Associated Press in Caracas. Fri 30 Jun 2017 17.28 EDT Last modified on Fri 30 Jun 2017 17.36 ...and more »

Venezuela's Descent in Pictures - U.S. News & World Report

June 29, 2017 | A protester sits in front of an improvised barricade during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, the nation's capital. Maduro has been in power since April of 2013 and presents himself as an heir to Hugo ...and more »

Fake News Is Threatening Democracy In Venezuela - HuffPost

CARACAS, Venezuela ― As the day came to a close on Tuesday in the capital of Venezuela, a remarkable scene unfolded. Residents said they spotted a chopper circling above with a message. Government officials said the stolen police helicopter had ...and more »

From Copter Cops To Caricom Cop-Outs, Venezuela's Opposition Has To Play Smart - WLRN

COMMENTARY. Since the late Hugo Chávez's socialist revolution came to power in 1999, its opponents have made more missteps than hacks like me can count. And their diplomatic debacle in the Caribbean this month was another. (More on that later.).and more »

What the helicopter attack tells us about the Venezuela crisis - CNN

(CNN) Downtown Caracas was the scene of what authorities say was an audacious attempt to destabilize the faltering government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this week. A stolen police helicopter allegedly piloted by Oscar Perez -- an officer in ...and more »

Venezuela's top prosecutor charges ex-national guard chief with human rights violations - The Guardian

Chief prosecutor, a former government loyalist who has become one of president's leading critics, says police and military to blame for protest deaths. Associated Press in Caracas. Thu 29 Jun 2017 17.35 EDT Last modified on Thu 29 Jun 2017 18.15 EDT.and more »

Venezuela hunts rogue helicopter attackers, Maduro foes suspicious - Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuelan government hunted on Wednesday for rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been staged to justify repression.and more »

US Citizen Joshua Holt Marks One Year in Venezuelan Detention - Wall Street Journal

Joshua Holt, a 25-year-old former Mormon missionary from Utah, moved to Venezuela last year to marry his fiancée. But a year ago Friday, he and his Venezuelan bride, Thamara Caleño, were arrested in their apartment in Caracas and accused by President ...and more »