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Venezuela opposition parliament names alternative Supreme Court justices; Mercosur urges Maduro to put off constituent assembly vote

Venezuela's opposition-led parliament on Friday appointed alternative judges to the country's Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ), whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Millions heed anti-Maduro strike in Venezuela; Two young opposition demonstrators killed

A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead.

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OAS chief backs targeted sanctions against Venezuela; Opposition presents action plan

Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro said Wednesday he backs targeted sanctions against high-ranking Venezuelan officials responsible for the political and economic turmoil gripping the South American nation.

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U.S. readies Venezuela sanctions; Maduro defies threat

The Trump administration is preparing sanctions against several senior Venezuelan government figures, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to abort plans for a controversial congress foes say would cement dictatorship.

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Venezuela opposition calls for national strike; Trump threatens sanctions if Maduro creates Constituent Assembly

Venezuela's opposition called on Monday for a national shutdown against President Nicolas Maduro in a major escalation of protests against a leftist government it accuses of flouting the people's will.

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U.N. urges Venezuela government to allow opposition-organized plebiscite and to respect dissent

The United Nations called on Venezuela's government to let people take part in an unofficial referendum on the constitution on Sunday and to make sure security forces do not use excessive force against protesters.

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Fugitive Venezuela police pilot pops up at opposition vigil

A rogue Venezuelan police pilot wanted for lobbing grenades and shooting at government buildings appeared briefly at an opposition vigil on Thursday night in a surreal twist to the crisis-worn country’s political drama. 

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Miguel Cabrera fears for family's safety in Venezuela, blasts the government for the crisis

Miguel Cabrera opened up on Tuesday about some of the serious issues that are going on in his native country of Venezuela, and the Detroit Tigers star said he fears for the safety of his family.

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