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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 »

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's chief prosecutor has asked the ...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'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

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

At least four people have been killed and eight injured in anti-government protests in Venezuela. The deaths brought to at least 80 the number of people killed since the protests erupted in April. Security forces ride on motorcycles during a rally ...and more »

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

Laurie Holt talks about her son Josh, who has been held in a Venezuelan prison for one year, while standing in his bedroom at the family's home in Riverton on Friday, June 30, 2017. Related Link. Timeline: Riverton man and former Mormon missionary ...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 »

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

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. The former head of Venezuela's National Guard, Antonio Benavides, has been charged with “serious and systematic” human rights violations, the state prosecutors ...and more »