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Guaido and rival both claim to be Venezuela’s parliament speaker

The United States congratulated Guaido on being re-elected as speaker and said it condemned the failed efforts of the former Maduro regime to negate the will of the democratically elected National Assembly.

Venezuela legislature suspends session voided by court

Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature suspended its session Tuesday after the Supreme Court declared it null and void on grounds that the new speaker defied the judiciary by swearing in three banned lawmakers.

Venezuela court blocks a defiant opposition

Venezuela's highest court on Wednesday effectively blocked the two-thirds majority that the opposition won in this month's landmark legislative elections by suspending the inauguration of three incoming lawmakers.

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.

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.

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.

US judge postpones hearing in drug case of Venezuela first lady’s nephews

A U.S. federal judge has postponed until next month a hearing in the drug smuggling case of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady. The hearing will now take place just days before Venezuelans go to the polls.

US, Latin lawmakers urge Venezuela to allow election observers

More than 150 U.S. and Latin American lawmakers sent a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Wednesday, urging him to let international observers monitor the country's crucial Dec. 6 legislative elections.

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