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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 »

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 »

Deadly election day in Venezuela as protesters clash with troops - CNN

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) Deadly clashes between protesters and police marred voting on Sunday, as Venezuelans cast ballots on a controversial measure that could mark a turning point for their country. The election will allow President Nicolás Maduro to ...and more »

Venezuela: Government, Opposition Clash Over Turnout Numbers in Controversial Elections - NBCNews.com

MIAMI — Betty Blanco refused to vote in Venezuela's elections on Sunday because she said she loves her country too much. The 77-year-old Caracas resident boycotted the controversial vote for a new constitutional assembly — a body that would vastly ...and more »

US Freezes Assets of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro - Wall Street Journal

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrating election results Monday in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: nathalie sayago/European Pressphoto Agency. By. Ian Talley in Washington and. Ian Talley. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyIan Talley · @iantalley ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Phone calls, dismissal threats: Venezuela pressures state workers to vote - Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - State workers in Venezuela are receiving frequent phone calls, pressure from bosses and threats of dismissal to ensure they vote in favor of President Nicolas Maduro's controversial new congress on Sunday. Venezuela's President ...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 assets ...and more »