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  • Monday, November 30th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

    OAS Secretary General open letter regarding Venezuela's pre-electoral climate

    It does not make one 'garbage,' Mr President Nicolas Maduro, to condemn the killing of a politician and call for an end to the ongoing violence, said Almagro

    The following open letter from the Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro was addressed to president Nicolás Maduro regarding the pre-electoral climate in Venezuela, which is holding legislative elections next Sunday in very questionable and controversial conditions for opposition candidates.

  • Saturday, November 28th 2015 - 08:10 UTC

    Unasur calls on Maduro to launch thorough investigation into the killing of opposition politician

    The brutal murder of opposition leader Luis Manuel Díaz, from Democratic Action party, threw Venezuela's polarized politics into even further turmoil (AFP)

    An electoral mission of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), the body in charge of monitoring Venezuela’s upcoming elections on December 6, called on the authorities in Caracas to immediately launch a thorough investigation into the death of an opposition politician at a rally, barely two weeks before crucial parliamentary elections.

  • 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.