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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'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 - Aljazeera.com

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 »

Venezuela: The Constituent Assembly Sham - Human Rights Watch

Demonstrator injured during protests in Caracas, Venezuela, against the Constituent Assembly proposed by President Nicolás Maduro, July 30, 2017. © Francisco Bruzco 2017. Late on July 30, the president of Venezuela's Electoral Council announced that ...and more »

US considering some sanctions on Venezuela oil sector: sources - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering imposing U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's vital oil sector in response to Sunday's election of a constitutional super-body that Washington has already denounced as a “sham” vote, U.S ...and more »

Venezuela faces bloody protests and sanctions after election 'win' - Independent.ie

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory yesterday in an internationally criticised election for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition cried fraud and vowed to keep protesting despite a deadly crackdown. Ten people were ...and more »

Venezuela's Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul - BBC News

Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition. The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election. It ...and more »