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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. (AFP)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared victory on Monday in the elections for a new Constituent Assembly that would rewrite the constitution and virtually give him unlimited power. The opposition had boycotted the elections, which were strongly condemned by the...
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Venezuelan opposition leader and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles speaks during a press conference in Caracas on April 7, 2017. FEDERICO PARRA / AFP
Venezuelan authorities on Friday banned top opposition leader Henrique Capriles from public office for 15 years, a move that could galvanize more protests in an increasingly tense power struggle in the crisis-hit country. Capriles was one of the leaders of mass...
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Supporters of Venezuelan leader of opposition Henrique Capriles protest outside the National Electoral Council of Venezuela headquarters in Maracaibo, Venezuela, 16 April 2013. Source: EPA/Humberto Matheus
Caracas, Reuters—Venezuela’s opposition leaders feared persecution over post-election protests, while the US government backed their calls for a recount and said on Wednesday it was still deciding if it would recognize President-elect Nicolas Maduro. The...
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Presidential candidate and acting President, Nicolas Maduro, giving a speech at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, early 15 April 2013, after claiming victory in the elections. Source: EPA/Prensa Miraflores
Caracas, Reuters—Late socialist leader Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, won Venezuela’s presidential election by a whisker, but now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the OPEC nation. The 50-year-old former bus...