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Venezuela pro-government political figure shot dead

AFP - January 20, 2016

CARACAS -- Robbers shot dead a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Ricardo Durán Trujillo, 45, was shot near his home…

Venezuela opposition drops deputies to break deadlock
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Venezuela opposition drops deputies to break deadlock

AFP - January 13, 2016

CARACAS -- Venezuela's opposition moved Wednesday to try to break the country's political deadlock by removing from the state legislature three of its deputies rejected by the government.…

Venezuela legislature suspends session voided by court
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Venezuela legislature suspends session voided by court

AFP - January 12, 2016

CARACAS -- 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…

Venezuela opposition launches fight to oust government
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela opposition launches fight to oust government

María Isabel Sánchez and Valentina Oropeza | AFP - January 6, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela-- Venezuela's opposition launched an offensive Wednesday against President Nicolás Maduro at its first full session in control of the legislature, having vowed to oust him within…

Venezuela opposition controls legislature minus supermajority – for now
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Venezuela opposition controls legislature minus supermajority – for now

AFP - January 5, 2016

CARACAS – Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday took control of the legislature for the first time in 17 years but failed for the time being to clinch the two-thirds…

Venezuela court blocks a defiant opposition
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela court blocks a defiant opposition

María Isabel Sánchez | AFP - December 30, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela -- 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…

Maduro under pressure as Venezuela opposition claims big win
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Maduro under pressure as Venezuela opposition claims big win

Roland Lloyd Parry | AFP - December 8, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela -- 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…

Struggles loom as Venezuela opposition vows to fix crisis
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Struggles loom as Venezuela opposition vows to fix crisis

Roland Lloyd Parry | AFP - December 7, 2015

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…

Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead at campaign event: lawmaker
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Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead at campaign event: lawmaker

AFP - November 26, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A Venezuelan opposition leader was shot dead Wednesday during a rally for the country's upcoming legislative elections, an event also attended by the wife of a jailed opposition…

Venezuelan beer magnate accused of treason
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuelan beer magnate accused of treason

AFP - October 22, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Lawmakers from Venezuela's ruling Socialist party filed treason charges Wednesday against a prominent billionaire businessman for allegedly seeking an IMF bailout for the recession-ravaged oil…

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