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…

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

Larry Luxner - December 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.…

Venezuelan opposition wants to free prisoners, push Maduro
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Venezuelan opposition wants to free prisoners, push Maduro

Nathan Crooks and Noris Soto | Bloomberg - December 16, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela -- After 16 years of rubber-stamp impotence, the Venezuelan opposition plans to use its overwhelming electoral victory to free political prisoners -- including its most…

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

AFP - December 7, 2015

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…

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

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - December 7, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan government lost control of its National Assembly early Monday morning, a major electoral defeat that revealed the deep discontent with President Nicolás Maduro's…

Venezuela elections: Opposition declares victory, wins control of legislature
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Venezuela elections: Opposition declares victory, wins control of legislature

AFP - December 7, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela – 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…

Oil-rich Venezuela votes amid tense economic crisis
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Oil-rich Venezuela votes amid tense economic crisis

Roland Lloyd Parry | AFP - December 6, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela – The scene was tense for Venezuela elections Sunday, which could see the opposition seize legislative power from the socialist government and risk sparking violence in the…

Quick Venezuela facts on Election Day
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Quick Venezuela facts on Election Day

AFP - December 6, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela –Here are some facts about Venezuela, which votes on Sunday in elections that could see the opposition win control of the legislature: History Explorer Christopher…