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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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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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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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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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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…

Venezuela opposition figure arrested on return from exile
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Venezuela opposition figure arrested on return from exile

AFP - October 15, 2015

MARACAIBO, Venezuela -- Venezuelan opposition politician Manuel Rosales, who fled into exile after authorities charged him with corruption in 2009, was arrested Thursday after returning from Aruba, officials said.…

Venezuela and mature democracies
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Venezuela and mature democracies

Tomás Quesada-Alpízar - April 20, 2015

Recommended: #ThePoliticsofReligion For decades, political leaders repeated the phrase that Latin America had finally reached democracy, except for the case of Cuba: "the only dictatorship in the…

Costa Rican lawmakers urge political asylum for Venezuela opposition
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Costa Rican lawmakers urge political asylum for Venezuela opposition

Zach Dyer - February 25, 2015

Costa Rican lawmakers are weighing in on Venezuela's political turmoil, asking the government to consider asylum for opposition leaders. Following last Saturday's jailing of Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma…

Venezuela arrests three generals for alleged coup plot
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Venezuela arrests three generals for alleged coup plot

AFP - March 25, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela has arrested three air force generals suspected of plotting an uprising against the leftist government, President Nicolás Maduro said Tuesday. Maduro told a…

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