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Venezuela jails opposition leaders - POST-COURIER

13:07 PM - Venezuela has jailed two leading critics of President Nicolas Maduro in a fresh blow to the opposition after the election of a new political body with sweeping powers to strengthen the hand of the leftist government. August 2, 2017. 13:07 PM ...and more »

Venezuelan election turnout figures manipulated by one million votes: election company - Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Turnout figures in Venezuela's Constitutional Assembly election were manipulated up by least 1 million votes, Smartmatic, a company which has worked with Venezuela since 2004 on its voting system, said on Wednesday. “We know ...and more »

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

August 1, 2017 —After four months of steady anti-government protests, clashes between citizens and armed forces, and increasingly dire shortages of food and medical supplies, the world watched last weekend as Venezuela stepped into uncharted waters.and more »

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

This week, the Trump administration took the rare step of declaring Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a “dictator,” freezing his assets and banning Americans from doing business with him. It looked like a big deal. Phones pinged with alerts, and ...and more »

EU declines to recognize Venezuela election but shies away from sanctions - Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Wednesday declined to recognize the result of Venezuela's violence-marred election and said it was ready to “gradually step up” pressure on leftist President Nicolas Maduro, though shied away from ...and more »

The Epic Collapse of Venezuela's Opposition - Daily Beast

Sunday's watershed vote in Venezuela turned into an unprecedented tragedy when at least 16 people were killed across the country after the government violently cracked down on protests. For many Venezuelans in Caracas, Sunday was indicative of a new ...and more »

Venezuela election results 'manipulated' by at least 1 million votes, polling company says - Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — Results from a controversial election for a new Venezuelan political assembly were “manipulated” and are off by at least 1 million participants, the company that provided the voting system said Wednesday. The disclosure came as ...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 »

Dictatorship Or Diversions, Eye On The End Game In Venezuela - Worldcrunch

Holding a contested vote to replace parliament with a loyal popular assembly may give Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro a little more power and time. But how long for? Marcelo Cantelmi. CLARIN. 2017-08-02. English edition • WORLDCRUNCH.and more »

Venezuela After the Constituent Assembly - Foreign Affairs

Venezuela's democracy has crumbled. Over the past several years, the country's separation of powers, freedoms of speech, and press, and rule of law have been on life support—enshrined in the constitution, but often disregarded in practice. Until ...and more »