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Constituent Assembly: Why Venezuela voted, and why it matters - Christian Science Monitor

Economic and political crises have continued escalating throughout months-long protests – a situation President Nicolás Maduro says can only be fixed with a new assembly, and a new constitution. Critics call it a final turning point away from democracy ...and more »

Venezuela Vote: Opposition Taken From Homes After Controversial Poll - NBCNews.com

Venezuelan security officials seized two opposition leaders from their homes in overnight raids, their families said on Tuesday, after they urged protests against a new legislative superbody widely denounced as anti-democratic. Leopoldo Lopez and ...and more »

Remember all those left-wing pundits who drooled over Venezuela? - Los Angeles Times

The majority of Venezuelans oppose the assembly and the new charter it will draft, fearing it will give Maduro dictatorial powers. "Pundits should have fixed terms," left-wing author Naomi Klein recently told the BBC. Awarded "jobs for life," most ...and more »

Venezuelan opposition leaders arrested as crisis escalates - Independent.ie

Teams of heavily armed security agents seized two of Venezuela's senior opposition leaders from their homes in the middle of the night, dragging one into the street in his pyjamas. The arrests came as President Nicolas Maduro's government defied US ...and more »

EU's Tajani reacts to Venezuela arrests - New Europe

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani listens to a speech by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (unseen) at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 04 July 2017. Author. NEOnline | TB By NEOnline | TB. Read ...and more »

Everything you need to know about the crisis in Venezuela - ABC News

The decision to send two prominent Venezuelan opposition leaders back to prison this morning in the wake of a controversial vote over the weekend has once again ratcheted up tensions in the South American country. Leopoldo López, a former presidential ...and more »

Venezuela Reported False Election Turnout, Voting Company Says - New York Times

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The Venezuelan government reported false turnout figures for its contentious election over the weekend, announcing a tally that had been altered by at least one million votes, a software company involved in setting up voting systems ...and more »

To Venezuela, This Week's Sanctions Are a Joke - ProPublica

President Nicolas Maduro is building his brand of populism by celebrating each time the U.S. punishes officials for abuses. by Hannah Dreier. Aug. 2, 2017, 8 a.m. EDT. Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, speaks during a press conference in Caracas ...and more »

Nicolas Maduro: The Path From Bus Driver to Venezuelan President - NBCNews.com

At the center of Venezuela's massive political and economic crisis is President Nicolas Maduro, an unpopular socialist who this week taunted President Donald Trump and was placed in an "exclusive club" of dictators subject to U.S. sanctions. Maduro ...and more »

E-voting firm: Venezuela turnout figures 'manipulated' - Aljazeera.com

Provider of voting machines says turnout of July 30 election for National Constituent Assembly was 'manipulated'. 3 Aug 2017. The firm that provided Venezuela's election technology has cast doubt on the outcome of its polls for a new assembly, saying ...and more »