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Clashes at fresh Venezuela anti-government demos

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NOT BACKING DOWN. A Venezuelan opposition demonstrator waves a flag at the riot police in a clash during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 8, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Riot cops fire tear gas at protesters in Venezuela as thousands demonstrated against President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to reform the constitution in a deadly political crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 9, 2017) — Riot cops fired tear gas at protesters in Venezuela Monday, May 8, as thousands demonstrated against President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to reform the constitution in a deadly political crisis. Continue reading Clashes at fresh Venezuela anti-government demos

Venezuela opposition rejects Maduro plan to rework constitution

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Venezuelan opposition activists take part in a women’s march aimed to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose authority is being increasingly challenged by protests and deadly unrest, in Caracas on May 6, 2017. Juan Barreto/AFP

Some analysts said they fear the opposition is leaving the way open for Nicolas Maduro to change the constitution at will, possibly cementing his grip on power

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 8, 2017) — President Nicolas Maduro’s plan for an elected assembly to draw up a new Venezuelan constitution faced headwinds Sunday, May 7, when opposition parties refused to join the process amid continuing violent anti-Maduro protests. Continue reading Venezuela opposition rejects Maduro plan to rework constitution