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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 »

US hits Nicolás Maduro with sanctions after Venezuela's 'sham' election - The Guardian

Sanctions freeze Venezuelan president's assets under US jurisdiction and prevent US citizens from doing business with him. Virginia López and Sibylla Brodzinsky. Mon 31 Jul 2017 15.33 EDT First published on Mon 31 Jul 2017 14.28 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Rioting, targeted killings as Venezuela votes on constitutional future - NEWS.com.au

MONTHS of unrest are coming to a violent head in Venezuela, with at least nine people dead over the weekend. These are the images of a country sliding into chaos. Reuters, AFP. News Corp Australia NetworkJuly 31, 20171:34pm. Anti-government activists ...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 »

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 »

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

Venezuela's National Electoral Council has said more than eight million people voted to grant President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party virtually unlimited powers with a constitutional assembly - a turnout more than double the estimates of both ...and more »

As Maduro takes Venezuela into uncharted waters, the opposition has few options - Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on President Nicolás Maduro, after an election that critics called a tipping point toward dictatorship. But even with international pressure building and Venezuela's economy ...and more »

Venezuela heading for dictatorship after 'sham' election, warns US amid clashes - The Guardian

Up to 14 feared dead in clashes with security forces as many voters boycott poll that President Nicolás Maduro hails as a 'vote for peace'. Sibylla Brodzinsky and agencies. Mon 31 Jul 2017 00.11 EDT First published on Sun 30 Jul 2017 13.09 EDT. Share ...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 »

Nicolás Maduro: will Venezuela's president drag his people to the edge? - The Guardian

When Hugo Chávez anointed Nicolás Maduro to succeed him as Venezuela's president, few realised that he would become Latin America's Robert Mugabe. After all, Maduro had a reputation as a conciliator. He was physically imposing – a big, burly man – but ...and more »