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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »