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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 »

40 countries protest Venezuela's new assembly amid fraud accusations - The Guardian

Opposition decries election of new constituent assembly made up of Socialist party and allies after claims eight million people voted were proved wrong. Venezuela opposition has few options to combat Maduro's power grab · Sibylla Brodzinsky and Daniel ...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: 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 »

Venezuela poll turnout figures 'manipulated by at least 1m votes' - The Guardian

Election company Smartmatic casts doubt on outcome of vote for constituent assembly to write a new constitution. Sibylla Brodzinsky and agencies. Wed 2 Aug 2017 11.35 EDT First published on Wed 2 Aug 2017 09.58 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Boris Johnson accuses Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro of acting like 'dictator' as UK embassy staff evacuated - The Independent

Boris Johnson accused Venezuela's president of behaving like the "dictator of an evil regime" after two of the country's leading opposition leaders were seized from their homes at night by state security agents. The Foreign Secretary stepped up his ...and more »

US Sanctions on Venezuela President Promise Zero Impact, Experts Say - Insightcrime.org

The rare move by the United States to place economic sanctions on Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro will do little to reduce criminality within his regime and across his beleaguered country. The question is whether matters could get worse in ...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 »