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Venezuelan National Assembly
Friday, November 27th 2015 - 08:21 UTC

Maduro blames killing of opposition leader to score-settling among gangs

The event was also attended by Lilian Tintori, the wife of a jailed opposition leader and a high-profile critic of Maduro.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the fatal shooting of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling dismissing claim it was politically motivated ahead of elections. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz dead on Wednesday evening in the central Guarico region at a campaign rally for the December 6 legislative elections, party officials said, ratcheting up fears that violence could erupt in the lead-up to the polls.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:28 UTC

OAS calls for immediate end to violence in Venezuela

Secretary General of Acción Democrática Guarico, Luis Manuel Diaz, was shot several times from a passing vehicle as he stood in the rally's stage

The Organization of American States (OAS), secretary general Luis Almagro condemned the killing in Venezuela of an opposition leader during a political rally ahead of the 6 December legislative election, and called for an immediate end to violence in the country.

Friday, July 31st 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Maduro takes over brewers complex as Venezuela runs out of beer because of lack of barley

Maduro has accused Polar of sabotaging the economy by hoarding goods and intentionally creating shortages, a charge the company denies.

Venezuela's largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods. Soldiers took over the warehouse complex used by Empresas Polar late Wednesday just as Venezuela's federation of brewers announced that Polar's beer manufacturing subsidiary is shutting two of its six plants because of a lack of imported barley.

Monday, March 16th 2015 - 10:48 UTC

President Maduro will rule the rest of the year with decree powers

“The US want to stick their hands into Venezuela's wealth, just as they have done in other countries,” ruling party legislator Tania Díaz said, on presenting the “anti-imperialist” bill

Venezuela's parliament has granted President Nicolas Maduro decree powers for the rest of 2015 in a move he says is to defend the country from US meddling but opponents decry as evidence of autocracy. In a noisy National Assembly session, ruling Socialist Party legislators, who have a majority, applauded the “Enabling Law” as a legitimate response to a US declaration that Venezuela is a security threat and sanctions on seven officials.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker and supporters cleared from square with tear gas

Maria Corina Machado pledged to keep protesting (Photo Reuters)

Venezuelan troops dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas on Tuesday and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

Saturday, November 16th 2013 - 07:25 UTC

Next Tuesday Venezuelan president Maduro will begin governing by decree

Maduro pledged deep discounts in the prices of toys, cars and clothing once he has the “enabling powers”

Venezuela's legislature gave initial backing this week to a measure granting extraordinary powers over the economy to President Nicolas Maduro, which means next Tuesday, when the second vote, he will be able to govern by decree without having to seek parliamentary approval.

Thursday, May 2nd 2013 - 07:12 UTC

Following the beatings of opposition members, OAS calls for dialogue in Venezuelan congress

Insulza supports President Maduro’s call for the creation of a ‘peaceful environment’

The Organization of American States (OAS) expressed concern over the acts of violence that took place on Tuesday in the National Assembly of Venezuela and noted that “this reflects, in a dramatic way, the absence of a political dialogue that could reassure the public and the branches of government, in order to resolve the outstanding issues in this country in a climate of peace between all Venezuelans”.

Wednesday, May 1st 2013 - 06:04 UTC

Major brawl in Venezuelan congress over the disputed presidential election

Assembly president Cabello said that as long as the opposition does not recognize Maduro president, they will not be allowed to address the house

Political tensions over Venezuela’s disputed presidential election boiled over Tuesday in the National Assembly as government and opposition lawmakers said they physically clashed.

Thursday, January 10th 2013 - 03:54 UTC

Brazilian corporations fearful of Venezuelan situation despite Brasilia support for Maduro

FIESP president Rubens Barbosa recalls Venezuela is now a full member of Mercosur

Brazilian corporations with strong interests in Venezuela have expressed concern about the future of the country and its impact on Mercosur if the political transition, because of President Hugo Chavez health condition, does not follow the constitutional process

Wednesday, January 9th 2013 - 19:46 UTC

Venezuela top court endorses inauguration postponement; massive ‘legitimization’ rally on Thursday

Chief Judge Luisa Morales: “as president re-elect there is no interruption of performance of duties”

Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal constitutional chamber endorsed the postponement of Hugo Chavez inauguration scheduled for Thursday and ruled that the cancer-stricken leader remained as the constitutional president of the country since he was re-re-elected and was granted a leave of absence for medical reasons by the National Assembly.


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