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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 EDT ...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 »

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 »

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'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 »

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 »

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 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 »