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Revolutionary Socialism Devours Venezuela - Newsmax

The president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Julio Borges (C), accompanied by opposition deputies, offers a press conference, at the National Assembly building in Caracas on July 31, 2017. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images). By Rich Lowry Tuesday, 01 ...and more »

Venezuela: UN rights chief 'deeply concerned' by detention of opposition leaders - UN News Centre

1 August 2017 – The top United Nations human rights official today expressed deep concern about the detention of two opposition leaders by Venezuelan authorities after Sunday's elections for a Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolás Maduro ...and more »

Venezuelan Default Fears Rise With Billions in Debt Coming Due Soon - Wall Street Journal

Investors have been bracing for a Venezuela debt default for more than a year, but fallout from the country's widely criticized election last weekend could prove to be the tipping point. The government and state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela ...and more »

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 »

Ways the US can hit Venezuela oil with sanctions - Financial Times

Venezuela's oil sector is at risk of US sanctions following President Nicolás Maduro's decision to push ahead with an election for an all-powerful political assembly, which critics fear will snub out the last vestiges of democracy in the Opec member ...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 »

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

As pro-government forces prepare to re-write Venezuela's constitution, the opposition faces an existential threat — and a desperate nation hangs in the balance. By: Stefan Labbé. /. August 2, 2017. Flames erupt as clashes break out while the ...and more »

Globe editorial: In Venezuela, the despotic Maduro has got to go - The Globe and Mail

The ongoing collapse of Venezuela's economy, and the official demise of its democracy this past weekend, have brought the South American country to the brink of anarchy. Those who can are fleeing the country, while President Nicolas Maduro consolidates ...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 »

Venezuelan opposition leaders arrested as crisis escalates -

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 »