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  1. Venezuela Is Falling off the Map

    Moderntokyotimes.com - Latin America 05.24 / 21:08 moderntokyotimes.com
    Venezuela Is Falling off the Map Phil Gunson Senior Analyst, Andes International Crisis Group Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign-policy surprise could pop up just a few hours’ flying time south of Miami. A tense political standoff between an increasingly desperate population and a dictatorial regime in Venezuela worsened in early January after the [&#…
  2. Venezuela prosecutor chides government over military tribunals

    Stabroeknews.com - Washington (WA) 05.24 / 21:06 stabroeknews.com
    CARACAS, (Reuters) – Deepening her split with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro’s government, Venezuela’s chief prosecutor today accused security officers of excessive force and... View full article at…
  3. Top Venezuela prosecutor says protesters killed by police

    Billingsgazette.com - World 05.24 / 20:42 billingsgazette.com
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday further distanced herself from the socialist administration, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of p…
  4. Venezuela Attorney General Blames Police for Injuries

    Naharnet.com - World 05.24 / 20:13 naharnet.com
    Venezuela's attorney general Wednesday accused the country's military police of being responsible for hundreds of injuries and the death of at least one young man during recent political…
  5. Top Venezuela prosecutor says protesters killed by police

    Wgmd.com -  Delmarva 05.24 / 20:07 wgmd.com
    CARACAS, Venezuela –  Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday further distanced herself from the socialist administration, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests. Public Prosecutor Luisa Ortega said that a 20-year-old protester had been killed by a tear gas canister fired by state security…
  6. Venezuela braces for possible U.S. oil sanctions

    Worldoil.com - Venezuela 05.24 / 18:08 worldoil.com
    Venezuela would be hit from two directions if the U.S. were ever to impose oil-related sanctions against the South American nation where at least 30 have died in anti-government protests in the past month. American drivers may pay more at the pump as…
  7. Venezuela's Maduro targeted by 'shamanic curse' from former Amazonas governor

    Sott.net - World 05.24 / 16:13 sott.net
    Venezuela's embattled government has endured weeks of violent street protests, criticism from its neighbours, and sustained diplomatic pressure - including the announcement on Thursday of fresh US sanctions against eight supreme court judges. This week, however, Nicolás Maduro's administration was targeted by a very different strategy: a shamanic curse. The ritual was performed by Liborio Guarulla, the former governor of Amazonas state, who earlier this month became the second opposition …
  8. U.S.: Venezuela Vice President Is Drug Trafficker

    Wkrb13.com - World 05.24 / 16:13 wkrb13.com
    On Monday, U.S. authorities said the Venezuela Vice President is an international drug trafficker. At the same time, the U.S. placed a number of sanctions against him. The Office of Foreign Assets Control or OFAC of the U.S. Department of Treasury said that Tareck El Aissami has had a significant role in narcotics trafficking, said…
  9. Barricades, protests spread over Venezuela 'sham' elections

    Thestar.com.my - World 05.24 / 14:15 thestar.com.my
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Angry Venezuelans barricaded streets in parts of Caracas and the opposition geared up for another protest on Wednesday as the announcement of two election dates failed to appease anger against President Nicolas Maduro and an economy in…
  10. AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Cardinal Urosa invokes the appeal of Blessed Romero: "Please, I beg you, I order you to stop the rep

    Fides.org - World 05.24 / 12:15 fides.org
    Caracas - "The Day of Prayer for Peace in Venezuela was held in all the dioceses of the country on May 21, to ask the Lord for the solution regarding the political and economic problem, to put a stop to violence, to end the repression of the people in demonstrations, respect for human rights, in particular towards political prisoners, the validity of democratic values, reconciliation and peace". This is what Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Archbishop of Caracas, said during his…
  11. Rage, pain, and hunger in Venezuela

    Theweek.com - Business 05.24 / 11:37 theweek.com
    Venezuela's economic devastation has erupted into all-out chaos. Once one of Latin America's wealthiest countries, the oil-rich nation is now enduring one of the world's deepest recessions. People are starving, hospitals have run out of supplies, and the capital is locked in a near-constant violent clash between protesters and riot police, as the regime of President Nicolas Maduro and opposition groups wrestle for political control. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard block the…
  12. Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections

    Presstv.com - Media 05.24 / 05:32 presstv.com
    Electoral officials in Venezuela are scheduling long-delayed regional elections for…
  13. Venezuela election board prepares for assembly vote in July

    Thestar.com.my - World 05.24 / 05:15 thestar.com.my
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's election board head said on Tuesday it was preparing to hold voting for the new controversial constituent assembly in July and then hold delayed regional elections in…
  14. Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

    Thegardenisland.com - Garden Island 05.24 / 04:24 thegardenisland.com
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Electoral officials in Venezuela are scheduling long-delayed regional elections for December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition, as a special a…
  15. Venezuela to push ahead with assembly in July despite unrest

    Zeenews.india.com - World 05.24 / 03:55 zeenews.india.com
    At least 53 people have been killed as a result of unrest that began in early…
  16. Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

    Newstalk650.com - World 05.24 / 03:07 newstalk650.com
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Electoral officials are scheduling long-delayed regional elections in Venezuela for December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition as a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution is slated to take place first. The chief of the embattled South American nation's electoral council said Tuesday officials were looking to hold elections for President Nicolas Maduro's constituent assembly tasked with rewriting the nation's constitution in J…
  17. Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

    Billingsgazette.com - World 05.24 / 02:07 billingsgazette.com
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's electoral council is announcing plans to hold regional elections in December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition as a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution is slated to take p…
  18. Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections

    Abcnews.go.com -Crime 05.24 / 01:59 abcnews.go.com
    The chief of Venezuela's electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by nearly two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in…
  19. Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

    MiamiHerald-World 05.24 / 01:53 miamiherald.com
    Venezuela's electoral council is announcing plans to hold regional elections in December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition as a special assembly to rewrite the nation's … Click to Continue…
  20. Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

    Lethbridgeherald.com - World 05.24 / 01:41 lethbridgeherald.com
    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s electoral council is announcing plans to hold regional elections in December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition as a special assembly to rewrite the nation’s constitution is slated to take place first. The chief of the embattled nation’s electoral council said Tuesday that officials were looking to The post Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke appeared first on The Lethbridge Herald -…