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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 »

1 year later, Utah man stuck in Venezuela jail amid unrest - Chicago Tribune

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Parents of Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela "won't give up" - CBS News

Friday marks one year since an American newlywed, Josh Holt, became a prisoner of Venezuela. The case has now become a focus for the Trump administration. Police in Caracas arrested Holt last summer on weapons charges. The Utah native was also ...and more »

'A continual nightmare': A year after capture, Utahn still in Venezuelan prison - Deseret News

RIVERTON — A year after their son was imprisoned in Venezuela, parents of 25-year-old Josh Holt say they are trying to remain hopeful he will return. "It's like we've been living in a fog, in a continual nightmare that we just aren't waking up from ...and more »

Venezuela's Ex-Security Chief Charged With Human Rights Violations - The Atlantic

The former head of Venezuela's National Guard, Antonio Benavides, has been charged with “serious and systematic” human rights violations, the state prosecutors' office announced Thursday. Benavides was removed from his post last week after his troops ...and more »