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Feature: After bloodshed, Venezuelan government and foes battle for votes

BARINAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Tirelessly traversing the lethargic plains of Venezuela, a brother of former leader Hugo Chavez and an ally of a famous opposition detainee vie for votes.
Reuters India

New US penalties against 8 more people over Venezuela crisis

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on eight more individuals in Venezuela, including the brother of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in the latest US bid to try to deter further..

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News video: Venezuela’s Chavistas, loyal to the Bolivarian revolution

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In Petare shantytown, the biggest favela in Venezuela, Jose Yanez often doesn't have enough to eat. But he didn't hesitate before voting for government representatives in the country's regional..
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News video: Venezuela Vote Dispute Could Ignite More Violence

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On Monday Venezuela’s opposition refused to recognize a surprise win for the ruling socialists in weekend gubernatorial elections. The refusal raises the prospect of new protests and foreign..
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News video: Venezuela Vote Dispute May Trigger Unrest and Sanctions

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On Monday, Venezuela's opposition refused to recognize a surprise win for the ruling socialists in the weekend's regional elections. The pro-government electoral board said President Nicolas Maduro’s..
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News video: Maduro wins surprise election victory in Venezuela

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Venezuela’s opposition coalition has refused to recognize the results of gubernatorial elections where the ruling socialists won a surprise majority. The Democratic Unity’s election campaign..
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News video: Who Or What Is To Blame For Venezuela's Traumatized Children?

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Venezuela has spiraled deeper into chaos in recent years s President Nicolas Maduro has cracked down harder on the opposition. The country is home to the world's largest crude oil reserves and is..
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U.S. sanctions eight more Venezuelan officials, including Chavez brother

The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, including the brother of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, to punish them for their roles in President..

Venezuela's new assembly declares itself all-powerful

In Venezuela, the new constitutional assembly assumed even more power by declaring itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress...
All India Radio

New Venezuela assembly declares itself superior govt branch

Venezuela's new constitutional assembly has taken over the halls of the endangered, opposition-controlled congress, issuing a decree declaring itself superior to all other branches of government and..

Venezuela crushes small anti-Maduro uprising at military base near Valencia

Venezuelan authorities suppressed a small rebellion at a military base near the city of Valencia on Sunday, arresting seven men who they say participated in a "terrorist attack" against the government..

Venezuela govt launches ‘superbody’ to rewrite constitution to give ‘vast new powers’ to Socialist Party

Venezuela on Friday inaugurated a new legislative super body that is expected to rewrite the constitution and give vast new powers to the ruling Socialist Party, defying worldwide condemnation that the..

Venezuela: After US sanctions, defiant president Maduro mocks Trump

A defiant Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro mocked the sanctions Washington slapped on him Monday after Sunday's election of a new legislative superbody that prompted the White House to call him a..

U.S. 'sweetheart' of Venezuela sees worrying signs of authoritarianism

CARACAS (Reuters) - Dubbed the "sweetheart" of Venezuela's socialist revolution more than a decade ago by former President Hugo Chavez, American lawyer Eva Golinger accompanied him to eat lunch with..
Reuters India Also reported by •DNA

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

The opposition, which has now won majority backing after years in the doldrums during the rule of Maduro`s predecessor Hugo Chavez, also held nationwide rallies in the afternoon in honor of protesters..
Zee News

Venezuela's Maduro, foes head into crucial showdown

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown today as the country's opposition calls the first national strike since 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's..
IndiaTimes Also reported by •DNA

Insight: GM's judgment day - How two Venezuelan car dealers seized an auto factory

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government has seized assets from dozens of foreign corporations in nationalizations by the late President Hugo Chavez and the embattled current government of Nicolas..
Reuters India Also reported by •DNA

Venezuela soldiers guard Chavez symbols in seething heartland

In the dozy agricultural town of Hugo Chavez's birth, soldiers guard an immense statue of the former Venezuelan leader while nearby opposition activists dream of pulling it down.
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

Venezuela chief prosecutor accuses government of harassment; violence flares

Luisa Ortega, a former ally of President Nicolas Maduro who has turned against him and the ruling Socialist Party, has questioned Maduro's handling of opposition street protests in recent weeks and..
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

Venezuela assembly plan threatens Chavez legacy - prosecutor

President Nicolas Maduro's plan for a new popular congress to rewrite Venezuela's constitution threatens to destroy the political legacy of former leader Hugo Chavez, the chief state prosecutor said on..

Venezuela's Maduro vows referendum, death toll from unrest hits 62

Chief state prosecutor Luisa Ortega had said creating the assembly without a plebiscite, as happened in 1999 when Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez rewrote the constitution, threatened to "eliminate"..

Killing of teenager pushes Venezuela protest death toll to 40

The incident took place in central Barinas state, the birthplace of former president Hugo Chavez.

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