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Venezuela prosecutor chides government over military tribunals

Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday accused security officers of excessive force and condemned the use of military tribunals to judge protesters, deepening her split with President Nicolas Maduro's government.     

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Venezuela's Maduro vows to push ahead with new congress despite unrest

Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday vowed to push ahead with a new congress to rewrite the constitution, despite dissent within his own ranks and major protests in the OPEC nation convulsed by nearly two months of unrest.

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New Venezuela clashes after man set ablaze

Doctors rallied in Venezuela in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the death toll climbed to 49 with the deepening unrest entering its eighth week.

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Alea iacta est – by José Toro Hardy

In Venezuela the die is cast. There is no force capable of containing a people that is determined to attain liberty and justice.  Today I wish to refer to some cases that took place after WWII with very particular features: the struggle through peaceful demonstrations.

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Trump could save Venezuela. Here's how

For the last few weeks the most violent city in the world has been not Baghdad, not Kabul, but Caracas, a city right on our doorstep. Venezuela, a country awash with natural resources, has been systematically dismantled by two socialist dictators in two decades.  Economic mismanagement, nationalization and expropriation of private enterprise, exorbitant corruption, and a trickle-down culture of cronyism and impunity have left Venezuela as the poorest nation in the Americas; right on our doorstep.

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Venezuelan women march on Caracas against repression

Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela's socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a "women's march against repression."

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Venezuela unrest death toll rises; Chavez statue destroyed

A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester died on Friday after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking fatalities from a month of anti-government unrest to at least 37 as the opposition geared up for more demonstrations.

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Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37

Students battled tear gas-throwing police officers in demonstrations across Venezuela's capital Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives.

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Deadly clashes in Venezuela as Maduro starts constitutional rewrite; U.S. senators seek sanctions, other ways to address Venezuela crisis

Thousands of protesters were met with plumes of tear gas in Venezuela's capital Wednesday, just a short distance from where President Nicolas Maduro delivered a decree kicking off a process to rewrite the polarized nation's constitution.

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Venezuelan opposition blocks streets to protest Maduro power shakeup; U.S. and other governments express concern about Maduro's decision

Venezuela's opposition blocked streets in Caracas on Tuesday to denounce a decision by leftist President Nicolas Maduro to create a "constituent assembly," a move critics said was a veiled attempt to cling to power by avoiding elections.

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