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Venezuela's Unprecedented Collapse - Project Syndicate

With per capita GDP down by 40% since 2013, Venezuela's economic catastrophe dwarfs any in the history of the US, Western Europe, or the rest of Latin America. And yet headline GDP numbers actually understate the magnitude of the economy's decline ...and more »

Venezuela's controversial new Constituent Assembly, explained - Washington Post

On Sunday, Venezuelans took to the streets to either vote in or boycott a controversial election to choose members of an all-powerful Constituent Assembly. The new assembly will be made up completely of government supporters but will have authority ...and more »

Venezuela faces bloody protests and sanctions after election 'win' - Independent.ie

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory yesterday in an internationally criticised election for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition cried fraud and vowed to keep protesting despite a deadly crackdown. Ten people were ...and more »

Venezuela Vote Marred by Violence, Including Candidate's Death - New York Times

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The legitimacy of Sunday's election to overhaul Venezuela's Constitution was under threat as many voters avoided the ballot box, nations across the region rejected the predetermined result and the streets erupted in the deadliest ...and more »

Deadly election day in Venezuela as opposition dismisses 'eight million votes' claim - Independent.ie

A demonstrator aims a pistol during clashes with government forces in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo 7 A demonstrator aims a pistol during clashes with government forces in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares Venezuela's President ...and more »

US considering some sanctions on Venezuela oil sector: sources - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering imposing U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's vital oil sector in response to Sunday's election of a constitutional super-body that Washington has already denounced as a “sham” vote, U.S ...and more »

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Election to a Constituent Assembly in Venezuela - EU News

The events of the past 24 hours have reinforced the European Union's preoccupation for the fate of democracy in Venezuela. The European Union deeply regrets the violence and unrest during yesterday's election. It expresses condolences and its sympathy ...and more »

Venezuela's Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul - BBC News

Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition. The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election. It ...and more »

Venezuela constitutional vote marred by violence, death - Aljazeera.com

At least nine killed as opposition protests against election for new legislative body turn violent. 30 Jul 2017. Fast Facts. 545: Strength of Constituent Assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution 364: Chosen by local constituency level 181 ...and more »

US brands Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro a 'dictator' and imposes sanctions on leader amid bloodshed - Telegraph.co.uk

The United States has branded Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, a "dictator" on a par with Syria's Bashar al-Assad or North Korea's Kim Jong-un, and imposed sanctions on him following Sunday's controversial vote on the the constitution. The ...and more »