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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 »

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 »

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 »

One Year Later, Utah Man Stuck in Venezuela Jail Amid Unrest - Voice of America

The parents of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela one year ago as of Friday fear their son will die in a Caracas jail with no relief in sight and growing volatility in the South American country. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has been brought ...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 »

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 »

Venezuela bans Attorney General from leaving country; UN rights office voices concern - UN News Centre

Amid the ongoing violence in Venezuela, the United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about a decision by the Supreme Court to null the appointment of the Attorney General, freeze her assets and ban her from leaving the country. “We ...and more »

Several killed in Venezuela anti-government protests - Deutsche Welle

An opposition member of Venezuela's parliament confirmed Saturday that the victims ranged in age from 20 to 49 and had died from gunfire in the city of Barquisimeto, 350 kilometers (about 215 miles) west of the capital, Caracas. The city's mayor ...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 »