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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

Looting ravages Venezuela, unrest death toll hits 36

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LOOTING. View of damages in a supermarket in Valencia, Carabobo State, on May 5, 2017, the day after anti-government protesters looted stores, set fire to cars and clashed with police, leaving at least five people injured, and one dead after being hit in the head by a projectile. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Anger boils over in the western municipality of Rosario de Perija, where young protesters burned, pulled down and then smashed a statue of former president Hugo Chavez, Maduro’s late predecessor and mentor

VALENCIA,Venezuela (May 6, 2017) — A young man died Friday, May 5, after he was injured in violence as looting broke out in impoverished Venezuelan cities, an official said, bringing the toll from unrest in more than a month of anti-government protests to at least 36. Continue reading Looting ravages Venezuela, unrest death toll hits 36

Deadly unrest grips Venezuela as students rally

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UNREST. Students from the Central University of Venezuela run through a cloud of tear gas in clashes with the police during a protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on May 4, 2017. File photo by Federico Parra/AFP

According to the latest toll provided by prosecutors, 35 people have been killed in just over a month of protests against President Nicolas Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 5, 2017) — A student leader was shot dead as protests raged on in the streets of Venezuela Thursday, May 4, in the latest spasm of anger aimed at removing President Nicolas Maduro from power. Continue reading Deadly unrest grips Venezuela as students rally

Venezuela protests rage, death toll hits 33

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PROTESTS. Opposition activists march during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017.Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Scores of students begin marching in the sunshine in Caracas in the latest rallies against President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 5, 2017) — Anti-government protests raged on in Venezuela on Thursday, May 4, as students launched fresh marches after a day of flames and tear gas brought the death toll to 33. Continue reading Venezuela protests rage, death toll hits 33

Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader’s crisis maneuver

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VIOLENCE. Opposition demonstrators and riot police clash during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017. Carlos Becerra/AFP

Protesters were enraged by the socialist president’s launching of procedures by the electoral council to draw up a new constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 4, 2017) — An 18-year-old man died Wednesday, May 3, in violent protests against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, prosecutors said. Continue reading Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader’s crisis maneuver

Crisis-hit Venezuela sets clocks ahead to save power

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OUSTER BID. Venezuela’s opposition collects signatures as part of the process to seek a referendum to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, April 27, 2016. File photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Venezuela shifts its time ahead by 30 minutes as it deals with a massive electricity shortage

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 1, 2016) — With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans lost half an hour of sleep early Sunday, May 1, as their clocks were moved forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro’s order. Continue reading Crisis-hit Venezuela sets clocks ahead to save power