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  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    EU parliament demands Venezuela elections be 'immediate suspended'

    The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini: “We ask for a review of the electoral calendar based on an agreed and credible calendar”.

    The European Parliament voted on Thursday for the immediate suspension of the presidential elections on May 20 in Venezuela, considering that they do not guarantee any credibility for their lack of transparency and inclusion. In this way, the body and the representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, call for the restructuring of an electoral agenda in which there are no outlawed candidates and the necessary electoral guarantees are fulfilled.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 10:50 UTC

    Electoral retaliation in Venezuela

    “If someday the circumstance of taking up arms comes, we would do it. I would not shake my pulse to summon him. ”Maduro added after supporting the announcement of the Constituent Assembly.

    The elections are not ordered or decreed, they are called. And is that the Venezuelan regime, with this new nonsense, does nothing but reveal the murder, not only of people who think differently in such atrocious ways as executing them extrajudicially -with a complete army against half dozen of people- to silence and chastise, but also murder of fundamental democratic and republican principles while trampling the country's constitution.

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 15:14 UTC

    Maduro calls for “anti-coup” test as dialogue with opposition dies

    Nicolas Maduro vows tol never surrender

    During a “commemorative assembly” marking the fourth anniversary of the day the late Hugo Chavez picked him as his successor, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a powerful civilian and military mobilization next December 17 to make a “anti-coup” test in view of the alleged threats from “imperialism” and “national oligarchy.”

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 10:49 UTC

    Maduro's Bolivar devalued 60% in November: 3,684 Bolivares to one US dollar

    “Inflation galloping, the Bolivar melts, unrest worsens and the government rectifies nothing,” said Henry Ramos Allup, president of Venezuela's National Assembly

    Leaders of the Venezuelan opposition have blamed President Nicolas Maduro's regime of causing the Bolivar to devalue to unprecedented levels against the U.S. dollar. According to data provided by the currency tracking website DolarToday, the Venezuelan Bolivar fell this week to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar in the black market.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, January 12th 2016 - 07:36 UTC

    Judicial and Legislative branches clash in Venezuela threatening institutional stability

    The Supreme Court dominated by chavistas declared the National Assembly's leadership in contempt of court and voided the legislature's decisions

    Venezuela headed into ever more complicated political waters on Monday as the Supreme Court declared the newly opposition-controlled legislature null and void and the opposition vowed to continue defying the judges.

  • Friday, January 8th 2016 - 11:32 UTC

    Chavez images and cult, new arena of dispute between Maduro and opposition

    “Take the images to his daughters and widows,” Ramos said. “This place is no cemetery.”

    Venezuela's government upped the ante Thursday against the new opposition-led Congress with a protest against the removal of images of venerated late populist leader Hugo Chavez and a legal appeal against the swearing-in of three legislators.

  • Wednesday, January 6th 2016 - 11:35 UTC

    Venezuela's opposition takes control of the Legislative: vows to force out President Maduro

    The new opposition speaker of the assembly, Henry Ramos Allup, said his side soon would take steps to force Maduro from office. “Here and now, things will change”

    Venezuela's opposition broke on Tuesday the government's 17-year grip on the legislature and vowed to force out President Nicolas Maduro despite failing for the time being to clinch its hoped-for “supermajority.” The National Assembly swore in deputies to 163 of the 167 seats, with four lawmakers -- three opposition and one pro-government -- suspended pending a lawsuit over alleged electoral fraud.

  • 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.