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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 ...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 ...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'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 - Constituent assembly elections (31 July 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

Q - Several countries have indicated that they would not recognize the outcome of the constituent assembly elections in Venezuela. What is France's position? Will it recognize the results? A - The initiative to hold this election, its organizational ...and more »

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 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.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 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 »

US slaps sanctions on Maduro and labels him a 'dictator' - Miami Herald

The Trump administration promised to punish Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro — and now, it has. After what was widely seen as a fraudulent vote that usurped power from Venezuela's democratically elected lawmakers, Washington froze Maduro's ...and more »