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Watch: Venezuela vote triggers deadly 'war' in the streets - Firstpost

A wave of bloodshed swept Venezuela on Sunday, as troops cracked down on violent protests against elections to choose the members of a powerful assembly, that President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new constitution. Protesters attacked ...and more »

Venezuela's economy is sliding into oblivion - Quartz

In Venezuela, runaway inflation, a collapsing currency, and chronic shortages have battered the South American nation's economy for years. Over the past five years, Venezuela's economy has shrank by a quarter, according to the IMF. Now, as president ...and more »

Venezuela crisis: In Nicolas Maduro's move for greater power, shades of Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visible - Firstpost

On Sunday, Venezuela voted on the creation of a Constituent Assembly. The Socialist party claimed victory in the same but the opposition vowed to keep protesting despite deadly clashes. That the Socialist Party won did not come as a surprise to anyone ...and more »

Venezuelans stay away from polls to protest government vote - The Hindu

Firefighters watch as anti-government activists attack and set on fire a National Traffic Police station during a protest against the election of a Constituent Assembly proposed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on Sunday. | Photo ...and more »

Venezuela crisis: Nicolas Maduro's push for greater powers could mark end for democracy - Firstpost

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has provoked international criticism and enraged his political opponents by pushing for a special Assembly to rewrite the troubled South American nation's constitution. Sunday's election of delegates to the Assembly ...and more »

Venezuela's Unprecedented Collapse - Project Syndicate

With per capita GDP down by 40% since 2013, Venezuela's economic catastrophe dwarfs any in the history of the US, Western Europe, or the rest of Latin America. And yet headline GDP numbers actually understate the magnitude of the economy's decline ...and more »

Venezuela's controversial new Constituent Assembly, explained - Washington Post

On Sunday, Venezuelans took to the streets to either vote in or boycott a controversial election to choose members of an all-powerful Constituent Assembly. The new assembly will be made up completely of government supporters but will have authority ...and more »

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Election to a Constituent Assembly in Venezuela - EU News

The events of the past 24 hours have reinforced the European Union's preoccupation for the fate of democracy in Venezuela. The European Union deeply regrets the violence and unrest during yesterday's election. It expresses condolences and its sympathy ...and more »

Venezuela Vote Marred by Violence, Including Candidate's Death - New York Times

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The legitimacy of Sunday's election to overhaul Venezuela's Constitution was under threat as many voters avoided the ballot box, nations across the region rejected the predetermined result and the streets erupted in the deadliest ...and more »

Nicolas Maduro defiant as US slaps him with sanctions -

A defiant President Nicolas Maduro mocked fresh US sanctions against him after a disputed and deadly weekend vote in Venezuela to elect a new legislative body. The sanctions came as electoral authorities said more than eight million Venezuelans voted ...and more »