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'What many are calling the end of the world': The latest on the crisis in Venezuela - OpenCanada

Venezuela is in crisis — the opposition faces liquidation as the country sits on the tipping point between authoritarianism and full-blown civil war. Amid massive public opposition and an electoral boycott, on Sunday, the government of President ...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 »

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 »

Venezuela: Maduro condemned after opposition duo arrested in midnight raids - The Guardian

The rearrest of two of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders in midnight operations has prompted further condemnation of President Nicolás Maduro's government – which was already accused of attempting to seize absolute power in the crisis-hit ...and more »

Jailings Raise Fears of Dictatorship in Venezuela - New York Times

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The government agents barged into the homes of two prominent former mayors, hauling them off to jail in the dark. They dragged one of them into the street in his blue pajamas as witnesses screamed that he was being kidnapped.and more »

Venezuela election turnout figures manipulated, voting firm says - CNN

(CNN) Turnout figures for an election to a controversial new legislative body in Venezuela were manipulated, the company that provided the voting technology has said. Antonio Mugica, CEO of London-based Smartmatic, said there was a discrepancy of at ...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 »

Top Venezuelan opposition leaders taken into custody amid fears of wider crackdowns - Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — Masked security forces carried out predawn raids Tuesday and hauled away two top Venezuelan opposition leaders, suggesting an expanded crackdown on dissent after a widely denounced election aimed at boosting the ...and more »

US, others condemn Venezuela's detention of opposition figures - CNN

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) The international community condemned the detention of two political opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, with the White House saying it holds Maduro personally responsible for their safety.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 »