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Venezuela military chiefs stand behind controversial election

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PROTESTS CONTINUE. A truck set ablaze by opposition activists blocking an avenue during a protest burns in Caracas, on July 18, 2017. Juan Barreto/AFP

The military chiefs say their forces would protect a controversial vote Nicolas Maduro has called for next week to elect a body to rewrite the constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (Jul. 20, 2017) — Venezuela’s military chiefs reaffirmed their loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, July 19, by saying their forces would protect a controversial vote he has called for next week to elect a body to rewrite the constitution. Continue reading Venezuela military chiefs stand behind controversial election

Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests up to 75

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MORE PROTESTS. An injured protester is assisted by medics and fellow demonstrators as opposition activists and riot police clash during an anti-government protest in Caracas, on June 22, 2017. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

A 22-year-old man was killed during a demonstration in the capital’s Altamira area

CARACAS, Venezuela (Jun. 23, 2017) — A 22-year-old man was shot dead Thursday, June 22, during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in 3 months of unrest over the rule of President Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests up to 75

Clashes as Venezuela opposition turns up heat on government

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DEFIANCE. Opposition activists and riot police clash during a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas on May 29, 2017. Luis Robayo/AFP

Monday’s (May 29) rally is the first since the weekend announcement of the stepping up of pressure on Nicolas Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 30, 2017) — Thousands of Venezuelans demonstrated Monday, May 29, after the opposition vowed to intensify pressure on President Nicolas Maduro as they seek to stop him from strengthening his grip on power. Continue reading Clashes as Venezuela opposition turns up heat on government

Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro

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POLITICAL CRISIS. Opposition activists protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela, on May 20, 2017. AFP Photo

Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent. Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 21, 2017) — More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, May 20, on the 50th day of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro