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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 »

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

30 June 2017 – 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 ...and more »

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

“When you are at the climax of polarization, the truth is seen as a betrayal.” 06/30/2017 07:11 pm ET Updated Jun 30, 2017. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. In Caracas, so much is an illusion. CARACAS, Venezuela ― As the day came to a close on Tuesday ...and more »

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

Venezuela attorney-general Luisa Ortega Díaz's office announced Friday that it was summoning intelligence chief Gustavo Gonzalez on suspicious of human rights violations. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA. Venezuela. Venezuela chief prosecutor seeks ...and more »

Why one man's bizarre attack on the government is reverberating in Caracas - Washington Post

Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez is an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and consults on Latin American geopolitics. Venezuelans have long since become accustomed to the unexpected, but what happened in downtown ...and more »

Venezuela: Helicopter Attack as Opposition Steps up Campaign to Overthrow Maduro -

Police official Oscar Perez is accused of attacking two government buildings from a helicopter on June 27. (Christian Veron/Reuters). Things in Venezuela are changing by the day, sometimes by the hour. Yesterday, June 27, a police officer commandeered ...and more »

The region cannot just stand by as Venezuela veers toward civil war - Washington Post

VENEZUELA'S POLITICAL and humanitarian crisis, which has long been desperate and deadly, this week tipped toward the surreal. On Tuesday, a helicopter swooped over the Supreme Court and interior ministry, dropping grenades and firing shots; President ...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. In extraordinary ...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 »