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Venezuelan lawmaker vows opposition will go on - CBS News;

Venezuelan lawmaker vows opposition will go on - CBS News

CBS NewsVenezuelan lawmaker vows opposition will go onCBS NewsCARACAS, Venezuela -- The Trump administration slapped economic sanctions on Venezuela's president Monday. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said Nicolas Maduro has become a dictator -- after holding an election Sunday designed to give himself ...and more »

Venezuela defiant as US moves to sanction president - Arizona Daily Star;

Venezuela defiant as US moves to sanction president - Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily StarVenezuela defiant as US moves to sanction presidentArizona Daily StarPedestrian walk past the main entrance of Venezuela's National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 31, 2017. Electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted Sunday to create a constitutional assembly endowing President ...and more »

Canada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but won't join US sanctions yet - Radio Canada International;

Canada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but won't join US sanctions yet - Radio Canada International

Radio Canada InternationalCanada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but won't join US sanctions yetRadio Canada InternationalThe Liberal government “denounces and condemns” Sunday's vote for a new legislative superbody in Venezuela that gives President Nicolas Maduro sweeping powers to reshape the country's political system but will not follow the Trump administration in ...and more »

US announces sanctions against Venezuelan President Maduro - ABC News;

US announces sanctions against Venezuelan President Maduro - ABC News

ABC NewsUS announces sanctions against Venezuelan President MaduroABC NewsThe U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro just one day after his government held elections for a constituent assembly that would rewrite the country's constitution. Today's decision by the Treasury freezes all of ...and more »

Opposition leaders, election experts decry Venezuela vote - Reuters UK;

Opposition leaders, election experts decry Venezuela vote - Reuters UK

Reuters UKOpposition leaders, election experts decry Venezuela voteReuters UKVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro casts his vote at a polling station during the Constituent Assembly election in Caracas, Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/via REUTERS. CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro says 8 million Venezuelans cast ...and more »

What's next? New Venezuela assembly has vast powers - National Post

What's next? New Venezuela assembly has vast powersNational PostBOGOTA — The newly elected assembly that will rewrite Venezuela's constitution will have nearly unlimited legal power to install an even more staunchly socialist state, but its very creation has spawned opposition at home and abroad that threatens to ...and more »

Venezuela increasingly isolated after election violence - Japan Today;

Venezuela increasingly isolated after election violence - Japan Today

Japan TodayVenezuela increasingly isolated after election violenceJapan TodayVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was increasingly isolated internationally on Monday following a bloody vote that handed his Socialist party almost total power to rule -- but whose legitimacy is broadly rejected. The United States, Mexico, Colombia, ...and more »

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan 'dictator' - Sky News Australia;

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan 'dictator' - Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaUS imposes sanctions on Venezuelan 'dictator'Sky News AustraliaThe US has hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with financial sanctions after the country held an election to rewrite the constitution. 'Yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan ...and more »

Oil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for now - Reuters UK;

Oil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for now - Reuters UK

Reuters UKOil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for nowReuters UKPedestrians walk next to a PDVSA gas station in Caracas, Venezuela, July 25, 2017. Picture taken July 25, 2017.Andres Martinez Casares. NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil markets had a muted reaction on Monday after Washington slapped sanctions on ...and more »

White House sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro after 'farce' election - Washington Post;

White House sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro after 'farce' election - Washington Post

Washington PostWhite House sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro after 'farce' electionWashington PostThe White House on Monday slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for his "outrageous seize of power." "Maduro is not just a bad leader. He is now a dictator," said President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly. The sanctions freeze all ...and more »

Venezuelan government defiant as US moves to sanction Maduro - The Globe and Mail;

Venezuelan government defiant as US moves to sanction Maduro - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailVenezuelan government defiant as US moves to sanction MaduroThe Globe and MailVenezuela's socialist government on Monday claimed a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country's political system even as condemnations of the process poured in from governments around the world and the opposition at home. The United States ...and more »

US slaps financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro - Deutsche Welle;

US slaps financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleUS slaps financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas MaduroDeutsche WelleThe US is to impose financial sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro after an election giving the ruling party virtually unlimited powers. The measures bar Americans doing business with the South American leader. Venezuela Präsident Maduro Rede in ...and more »

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro - BBC News;

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro - BBC News

BBC NewsUS imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolás MaduroBBC NewsThe US government has branded Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro "a dictator" and frozen any US assets, after he held a controversial poll. Under the sanctions, US firms and individuals are banned from doing business with Mr Maduro. The election of a ...and more »

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro - Loop PNG;

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro - Loop PNG

Loop PNGUS imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolas MaduroLoop PNGThe US government has branded Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro "a dictator" and frozen any US assets, after he held a controversial poll to elect a constituent assembly. Under the sanctions, US firms and individuals are banned from doing business ...and more »

White House Sanctions Venezuelan President After Election Adds Power to Ruling Party - TIME;

White House Sanctions Venezuelan President After Election Adds Power to Ruling Party - TIME

TIMEWhite House Sanctions Venezuelan President After Election Adds Power to Ruling PartyTIME(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration slapped financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday after a weekend election that gave the South American country's ruling party virtually unlimited powers. The sanctions freeze any ...and more »

Trump just sanctioned President Maduro. What does this mean for Venezuela? - Washington Examiner;

Trump just sanctioned President Maduro. What does this mean for Venezuela? - Washington Examiner

Washington ExaminerTrump just sanctioned President Maduro. What does this mean for Venezuela?Washington ExaminerOn Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. The sanctions mean that ".... all assets of Nicolas Maduro subject to U.S. jurisdiction are frozen, and U.S. persons are prohibited from dealing ...and more »

Venezuela's Maduro cheers election, opposition barricades streets - Reuters Africa;

Venezuela's Maduro cheers election, opposition barricades streets - Reuters Africa

Reuters AfricaVenezuela's Maduro cheers election, opposition barricades streetsReuters AfricaCARACAS (Reuters) - Anti-government demonstrators barricaded streets on Monday and promised a fresh wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, after an election a day earlier giving the Venezuelan leader and his ruling Socialist Party sweeping ...and more »

Venezuela's Maduro a 'Dictator' After Vote: White House - U.S. News & World Report;

Venezuela's Maduro a 'Dictator' After Vote: White House - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportVenezuela's Maduro a 'Dictator' After Vote: White HouseU.S. News & World ReportVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) gestures next to his wife Cilia Flores during the closing campaign ceremony for the upcoming Constituent Assembly election in Caracas, Venezuela, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Reuters.and more »

Trump administration sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro - Washington Examiner;

Trump administration sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro - Washington Examiner

Washington ExaminerTrump administration sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas MaduroWashington ExaminerThe Trump administration imposed sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday following what it called a "sham" election of a new, powerful legislative assembly on Sunday. The Treasury Department added Maduro to a list of sanctioned ...and more »

US cracks down on Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro after 'illegitimate' election - International Business Times UK;

US cracks down on Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro after 'illegitimate' election - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKUS cracks down on Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro after 'illegitimate' electionInternational Business Times UK'Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said. James Tennent. By James Tennent. Updated July 31, 2017 21:20 BST. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: ...and more »