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Venezuela’s leaders shred the constitution to hold onto power

VENEZUELA’S FAILING populist government has responded to the opposition’s landslide victory in a congressional election last month with a crude political coup. The government of Nicolás Maduro first used its majority in...

Venezuela set for showdown as opposition confirms ‘5E peace’ march

The head of Venezuela’s opposition coalition, Jesús Torrealba, promised yesterday that his lawmakers will defy court orders and take their seats in the National Assembly, as he called on supporters...

Venezuela Opposition Chooses Henry Ramos Allup to Lead Congress

Venezuela’s opposition chose Henry Ramos Allup as president of Congress after winning a legislative majority for the first time in sixteen years at a time of unprecedented recession in the...

Venezuela court suspends three new opposition MPs

Venezuela's Supreme Court has suspended the inauguration of three opposition MPs who were due to take office next week.

Chilean top court to ask the OAS to visit López and Ceballos

The Chilean Supreme Court on Monday upheld an unprecedented ruling by which it will require the Organization of American States (OAS) to pay an on-site visit and ascertain the state...

Venezuela: Murder Rate for Year May Be World’s Worst, Report Says

A nongovernmental group that tracks crime in Venezuela says the homicide rate climbed in 2015, putting the country on track to be one of the most violent in the world. In a...

Argentina's Macri asks for Venezuela opposition leaders' freedom

Argentine President Mauricio Macri started his second week in office by asking regional trade bloc Mercosur to back his appeal for the freedom of jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela.

In Venezuela, the Opposition Is on the Right Side of History

The cruel and despotic regime criminalized protests and criticism. Dozens of opposition figures have been jailed, along with young people whose only crime was using Twitter. Journalists are being persecuted for reproducing stories...

Jailed Venezuela opponent says Maduro's exit should be priority

Ousting President Nicolas Maduro should be a priority of Venezuela's new legislature that meets in January, jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said in an interview.

Winning Big, Venezuela's Opposition Now Plans Push For Prisoner Release

Under former president Hugo Chavez and current leader Nicolas Maduro, the government has imprisoned dozens of opponents. But when the new Congress convenes next month, opposition leaders say one of...