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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 »

Pictures show what a conflict-ridden sham Venezuela's election really was - Quartz

Venezuela voted to elect a constituent assembly on July 30. The new body will have the power to bypass the opposition-dominated national assembly, potentially eliminating most checks and balances on the government. The opposition, as well as numerous ...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 »

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 »

Venezuela just moved one step closer to authoritarianism - Vox

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has just claimed victory in a historic election that will vastly expand his power and potentially lead to a new era of authoritarianism in what had once been a vibrant democracy. The outcome wasn't a surprise ...and more »

US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan president Maduro - CNNMoney

The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Monday, sending a clear signal of the Trump administration's opposition to his regime. The move comes a day after Maduro declared a sweeping victory in a vote that will ...and more »

Venezuela's Maduro threatens to jail opposition leaders, is sanctioned by US - Los Angeles Times

Emboldened by a violence-marred vote to elect a new constitutional assembly, President Nicolas Maduro promised Monday to take punitive measures against protest leaders, the opposition-controlled congress, the news media and his own attorney general, ...and more »

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 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 next for Venezuela? Crisis and isolation - CNNMoney

President Nicolas Maduro's government held a vote Sunday that will replace the opposition-controlled National Assembly with an entirely new legislature known as the Constituent Assembly filled with his supporters. Ten people were killed Sunday in the ...and more »