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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 »

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

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 »

Venezuelans snub Maduro vote on day marred by violence - Financial Times

Venezuelans on Sunday largely snubbed Nicolás Maduro's election for a new all-powerful political assembly, in a vote marred by violence that killed at least 10 people and left seven police officers injured by a bomb attack. Opposition leaders rejected ...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 »

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 »

Protests, killings on tense election day in Venezuela - Axios

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is predicting a "big victory" Sunday in an election to form a new constituent assembly, with the goal of adopting a new constitution. The opposition has boycotted the election, which has been condemned ...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 »

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'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 »

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.and more »