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Tag: Venezuelan National Assembly

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 18:51 UTC

    Venezuela: close to fraudulent elections

    Despite the accusations made by the international community, the government is heading towards an election unilaterally called.

    Venezuela's National Assembly, with opposition majority, denounced on Wednesday the “undue” use of electoral material, noting that official papers that belongs to the National Electoral Council (CNE) was found in gambling centers to print bet vouchers and presented its final report about the investigation into the case of the ex-rebel agent, Oscar Pérez.

  • Friday, December 15th 2017 - 07:35 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition receives European Union prize for human rights

    “In the next few months, there should be a presidential election and we ask Europe and the free world to pay full attention,” Julio Borges said

    Venezuela’s opposition received a European Union prize for human rights and urged the world to keep a close eye on an upcoming presidential election where it aspires to end two decades of socialist rule in the OPEC nation. Foes of President Nicolas Maduro failed to dislodge him during months of street protests this year that turned violent killing more than 125 people, and have been dismayed to see him consolidate his power in recent months.

  • Sunday, August 6th 2017 - 00:23 UTC

    Venezuela suspended indefinitely: “Without democracy, you can't be part of Mercosur”

    In Sao Paulo, Mercosur ministers said the move was meant to send a message to their neighbor, which is in the throes of a deepening political and economic crisis.

    Mercosur foreign ministers meeting on Saturday in Brazil suspended Venezuela indefinitely for failing to uphold democratic norms amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent in the country. The bloc previously suspended Venezuela in December for failing to uphold commitments it made when it joined the group in 2012.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 06:46 UTC

    “Dictator” Maduro mocks “imperialist” Trump's sanctions

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the sanctions Monday, calling Maduro a “dictator” who ignores the will of the Venezuelan people.

    United States has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, over what it called his “illegitimate” election of an assembly to rewrite the constitution. All of Maduro's assets in the United States are frozen and Americans are forbidden from doing any business with him.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 04:53 UTC

    Maduro's goons storm Venezuela National Assembly and beat up lawmakers

    Allegedly military police guarding the site stood by as intruders brandishing sticks and pipes broke through the gate. The government vowed to investigate.

    About a hundred government supporters stormed into Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, where they beat up several lawmakers. Witnesses said the confrontation came after an assembly session to mark the country's Independence Day, Wednesday July 5th.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 07:00 UTC

    Venezuela: over fifty people killed in fifty days of protests

    Maduro personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations

    A young demonstrator has died from a gunshot wound to the chest, raising to over 50 the number of people killed in fifty days of protests targeting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday. The president personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been taken for a government supporter during one of several massive demonstrations across the country Saturday demanding early elections.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2017 - 23:12 UTC

    Domestic (military) and foreign pressure force Maduro to revoke annulment of Congress

    “This controversy is over,” Maduro said just after midnight to a specially convened state defense security committee that ordered the top court to reconsider.

    Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court on Saturday revoked its controversial annulment of the opposition-led Congress amid international condemnation and protests against populist president Nicolas Maduro. Unprecedented pressure from other Latin American nations and dissent within its own ranks, and the military, appear to have been the catalyst for the court reversing its Wednesday ruling.

  • Friday, March 31st 2017 - 07:20 UTC

    Venezuelan Supreme Court closes Legislative gives all power to Maduro: world condemnation

    “Maduro is now the National Assembly,'' assembly leader Julio Borges said.”It's one thing to try to build a dictatorship and another to complete the circuit.”

    The Venezuelan Supreme Court's decision late Wednesday to take control of the opposition-controlled legislature has set off a wave of outrage, with some hemispheric neighbors, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Argentina, denouncing the measure as a threat to democracy.

  • Monday, January 25th 2016 - 10:01 UTC

    IMF estimates 2016 Venezuela inflation at 720% and 8% economy contraction

    “A lack of hard currency has led to scarcity of intermediate goods and to widespread shortages of essential goods exacting a tragic toll,” Werner said.

    Venezuela’s consumer inflation, already the world’s highest, will more than double this year surging to 720% in 2016 from 275% last year, according to a note published by the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Director, Alejandro Werner.

  • Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 05:34 UTC

    Venezuela's 'super majority' power struggle paralyzes government

    At stake in the power struggle between the legislature and judiciary is the opposition's “super-majority,” which can be used to force Maduro from office

    Venezuela sank deeper into a messy political crisis Tuesday as the opposition-controlled National Assembly suspended its session after the Supreme Court declared it null and void. Speaking before a nearly empty chamber, speaker Henry Ramos Allup, a fierce opponent of President Nicolas Maduro, declared the National Assembly lacked a quorum and would reconvene Wednesday morning.