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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Languishes In Jail As Protests Continue

Leopoldo Lopez was jailed shortly after Venezuela's anti-government protests began. "In Venezuela there's no justice. And he represents that," one activist said.<p>LOS TEQUES, Venezuela — The prison where Leopoldo Lopez is being held sits high on the mountainside above the small city of Los Teques, …

Venezuela troops take back protest-torn city

The Venezuelan army and police had taken back entire neighbourhoods of a city at the centre of anti-government demonstrations, with soldiers clearing the streets of barricades after clashes with protesters.<p>Thousands of troops cleared the structures with bulldozers and armed vehicles on Sunday, …

Venezuela protests: Three killed in fresh unrest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1060000/1060079_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524726131_c9fbde2f42eae8792ef2d654bf5e563f<p><b>Three people have died in fresh protests in Venezuela, this time in the central city of Valencia.</b><p>A policeman and two other men were shot dead in …

Venezuela cuts ties with Panama, calling country a 'lackey' for the United States

Venezuela's President severed diplomatic relations with Panama Wednesday, accusing the Central American nation of being a "lackey" for the United States in a conspiracy plot against his government.<p>"There are maneuvers by the U.S. government plotting with a lackey government that has a right-wing …

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 …

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Major rival protests staged in Venezuela

<b>Caracas -</b> Venezuelans have held a new wave of demonstrations as both supporters of the government and opposition staged major rallies in a country that has been roiled by violence in recent days.<p>Pro-government "Chavista women" held a march "against fascism" on Saturday in Caracas, while the …

Rival protests continue in Venezuela

<b>Caracas, Venezuela -</b> The streets of Venezuela's capital were quiet on Sunday morning. Throughout the day and night previously, competing demonstrations brought tens of thousands onto the streets in the biggest rallies since recent tensions erupted in early February. <br>Backers of Socialist President …

Protests Persist in Venezuela: 24 Photos From the Conflict

Protests have been sweeping Venezuela for more than a week, with student groups, backed by opposition leaders, demanding more security against …

Beauty queen the latest victim of Venezuela unrest

Genesis Carmona, 22, was shot in the head at a protest on Tuesday in the central city of Valencia<p>A local beauty queen has died of a gunshot wound, becoming the fifth fatality from Venezuela's political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the …

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez 'to stay in custody'

<b>A Venezuelan court has ordered that detained opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez remain in custody pending further hearings, Mr Lopez's lawyer said.</b><p>Lawyer Bernardo Pulido tweeted that the court had "confirmed the detention order".<p>Mr Lopez, of the opposition Popular Will party, was arrested on …

Venezuelan protest leader calls new rally

A Venezuelan opposition leader who has spearheaded days of protests against the government has released a new video, calling for a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday.<p>Leopoldo Lopez's pledge to surrender after staging one more demonstration came after hundreds of people gathered peacefully in the …

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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 …

Is This the End of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela?

In the midst of runaway violence, inflation, and shortages of basic goods, Venezuela’s youth have taken to the streets—to take on its Orwellian …

Venezuela president orders expulsion of three US diplomats

President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday ordered the expulsion of three U.S. Embassy officials after Washington came to the defense of an opposition hard-liner accused by Venezuela's leader of responsibility for bloodshed during anti-government protests.<p>Maduro didn't identify the consular officials but …

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 …

Maduro accused of silencing dissent as Venezuelan press runs short of paper

For the editors of Venezuela's oldest newspaper, going web-only is not a commercial strategy to reflect dwindling circulation figures. El Impulso halved its print edition from four sections to two in October, and on Friday it will be reduced to one – because the regional daily is simply running out …

Venezuela anti-government rally turns deadly

At least four people have been killed, including a police officer, after thousands of Venezuelans opposing President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets of Caracas following two weeks of anti-government protests across the country.<p>Gunfire erupted in the centre of the capital when armed members of a …

Venezuelan minister targets corrupt police

<b>Venezuela's interior minister has given out his personal mobile phone number on live television, and urged police officers to call him directly to report cases of corruption within the force.</b><p>Miguel Rodriguez said rooting out corruption was the only way for the police to regain public trust.<p>Police …

Venezuela: Funeral of ex-beauty queen killed in robbery

The funeral of an ex-Miss Venezuela gunned down with her British-born husband was being held on Friday, with their orphaned five-year-old daughter expected to attend.<p>Thousands have been paying tribute to Monica Spear, 29, killed in a highway robbery in her homeland, one of Latin America’s most …

Murder in Venezuela: from bad to worse | Financial Times

More tragic news from the frontline of Venezuela’s crime scene: the murder in front of their five year-old daughter of Mónica Spear, a former beauty …

As Inflation Soars, Venezuela's Leader Opts For Drastic Steps

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has closely followed the economic policies of his predecessor, and by one measure, he has already outpaced Hugo Chavez — inflation.<p>Inflation has hit 54 percent this year, giving Venezuela one of the highest rates in the world and far surpassing the relatively …

Venezuela's governing PSUV leads in local elections

<b>Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party (PSUV) has won the greatest share of the vote in Sunday's local elections, the National Electoral Council has said.</b><p>With most votes counted, the PSUV has 49% while the opposition has about 43%.<p>The opposition were ahead in most of the larger cities, …

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