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Armed pro-government militias wreak havoc on Venezuela protests

The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out last month.<p>The barricades' …

Joe Biden describes situation in Venezuela as 'alarming'

• Vice-president says Maduro does not respect basic rights • Biden in Chile for inauguration of President Bachelet<p>Vice-President Joe Biden has given a stark assessment of the ongoing unrest in Venezuela, accusing President Nicolás Maduro of widespread human rights violations and saying the …

Venezuela's Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama

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Venezuela protests on eve of Chavez's death anniversary

<b>Thousands of protesters in Venezuela have marched through the streets of Caracas shouting slogans against the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro.</b><p>They also demanded the release of dozens of activists detained since demonstrations began a month ago.<p>Tension is high ahead of planned events to mark …

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Venezuelan activists urge more protests

Venezuelan activists have called for nationwide protests after 41 people were arrested in street battles between government forces and protesters.<p>Leaders of the activist wing of the opposition, legislator Maria Corina Machado and members of the Popular Will party, led by jailed ex-mayor Leopoldo …

Venezuela protests to blame for 50 deaths, says Maduro

<b>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has said the number of deaths which can be connected to two weeks of anti-government protests has risen above 50.</b><p>Official estimates put the number killed in clashes at 13. Mr Maduro has blamed the violence on fascist groups.<p>He was speaking ahead of a meeting …

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Associated Press News

Venezuela opposition leader surrenders to police

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested Tuesday after emerging from days of hiding and making an impassioned speech to thousands of supporters, saying he hoped his detention will open Venezuelans' eyes to the increasingly authoritarian bent of their government.<p>Speaking with a megaphone to …

Venezuela opposition's Leopoldo Lopez hands himself in

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Jailed Protest Leader Urges Venezuelans To Keep Demonstrating

In a video released Wednesday, imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urges his supporters in Venezuela to continue pressing for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, Reuters reports from Caracas.<p>"Authorities have accused Lopez of inciting clashes that have led to at least four deaths over …

Exclusive: Read the Speech Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Made Before He Was Jailed

Before he was hauled off to prison on charges of “terrorism,” Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez explained his decision to turn himself</i> …

Manhunt underway for Venezuelan opposition leader

Security forces are now looking for Leopoldo Lopez, who hasn't been seen since Wednesday night<p>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that a police manhunt is underway for Leopoldo Lopez, the hard-line opposition leader behind anti-government demonstrations that ended with three …

Venezuela frees some student protesters; unrest continues

Venezuelan authorities have freed 25 student protesters pending trial and said that 74 others arrested after this week's deadly political turmoil would be processed within hours.<p>Demonstrators were still gathering in various cities as they have done since Wednesday. In a more affluent part of …