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Venezuela sinks deeper into messy political crisis

Venezuela sank deeper into a messy political crisis Tuesday as the opposition-controlled National Assembly suspended its session after the Supreme Court declared it null and void.

Former Colombian, Bolivian leaders warn of looming humanitarian crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela could be headed for economic and humanitarian chaos in 2016, warn two former South American presidents just back from observing that country’s Dec. 6 parliamentary elections.

Venezuelan opposition wants to free prisoners, push Maduro

After 16 years of rubber-stamp impotence, Venezuela's opposition plans to use its overwhelming electoral victory to free political prisoners -- including its most charismatic leader -- and offer President Nicolás Maduro six months to take painful economic steps or face removal.

Maduro under pressure as Venezuela opposition claims big win

Venezuelan opposition leaders said Tuesday they won a two-thirds majority in the legislature, which could challenge President Nicolás Maduro's grip on power in the oil-rich but crisis-hit nation.

Struggles loom as Venezuela opposition vows to fix crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's jubilant opposition vowed Monday to drag the oil-rich country out of its economic crisis and free political prisoners after winning control of congress from socialist President Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuelan voters showed ‘overwhelming desire for change,’ says John Kerry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A clear victory for Venezuela's opposition in weekend elections showed that voters had an "overwhelming desire for a change," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, calling for dialogue in the oil-rich, cash-poor country.

Opposition coalition wins control of Venezuela’s National Assembly: What that means

The victory by the opposition coalition set the stage for further confrontation and could energize a movement aiming to remove Maduro from power before the end of his term in 2019. The result also marked a turning point for the "revolution" launched 16 years ago by the late Hugo Chávez.

Venezuela elections: Opposition declares victory, wins control of legislature

Venezuela's opposition won control of the national legislature, electoral authorities said Monday, in a blow to the oil-rich country's socialist government that has held the congress for 16 years.

Oil-rich Venezuela votes amid tense economic crisis

Venezuelans voted Sunday in tense elections that could see the opposition seize legislative power from the socialist government and risk sparking violence in the oil-rich, cash-poor nation.

Quick Venezuela facts on Election Day

Here are some facts about Venezuela, which votes on Sunday in elections that could see the opposition win control of the legislature.

Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead at campaign event: lawmaker

A Venezuelan opposition leader was shot dead Wednesday evening during a rally for the country's upcoming legislative elections, a lawmaker said.
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