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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 »

What lies ahead for divided Venezuela? - BBC News

What will be the aftermath of Venezuela's most controversial and violent election of recent times? "Good morning! We have a new constituent assembly!" began President Nicolás Maduro as he greeted his supporters in the Plaza Bolívar in Caracas shortly ...and more »

Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes amid tense election for assembly - BBC News

Venezuela's election of a controversial new assembly has been disrupted by violence, with widespread protests and at least 10 deaths reported. Those killed include an opposition youth leader, a pro-government candidate and a soldier. The government ...and more »

Venezuela opposition leaders are taken from their homes - Financial Times

Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma have been taken from their homes, where they were serving house arrest, family members said on Tuesday, adding that President Nicolás Maduro was responsible for their fate. Both leaders ...and more »

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro - BBC News

The US government has frozen any assets held by Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro in the US, after he held a controversial poll. Under the sanctions, US firms and individuals are banned from doing business with him. The election of a constituent ...and more »

What did Venezuelans vote for and why was it so divisive? - BBC News

On Sunday, Venezuelans chose members for a constituent assembly. The convening of the assembly has been controversial, with the opposition denouncing it as an attempt by the government to strengthen its power. What is a constituent assembly? A ...and more »

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

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during the closing campaign ceremony for the forthcoming election . Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters. Nicolás Maduro · The Observer profile. Nicolás Maduro: will Venezuela's president drag ...and more »

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

The United States has vowed to take strong and swift action against the “architects of authoritarianism” in Venezuela after protesters and security forces fought deadly street battles during voting for President Nicolás Maduro's controversial ...and more »

Venezuela's economy is sliding into oblivion - Quartz

In Venezuela, runaway inflation, a collapsing currency, and chronic shortages have battered the South American nation's economy for years. Over the past five years, Venezuela's economy has shrank by a quarter, according to the IMF. Now, as president ...and more »

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

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro celebrates the results of the election in Caracas. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images. Venezuela. US hits Nicolás Maduro with sanctions after Venezuela's 'sham' election. Sanctions freeze Venezuelan ...and more »