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Venezuela: Maduro reprend le tube "Despacito" pour promouvoir son Assemblée constituante

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Venezuela: Maduro reprend le tube "Despacito" pour promouvoir son Assemblée constituante

- Le président du Venezuela Nicolas Maduro a sorti dimanche une reprise de la chanson "Despacito", tube mondial, pour promouvoir les élections de son Assemblée constituante, vivement critiquée par l'opposition. "Lentement prends un bulletin" "Nous allons voir si on est à la hauteur", lance tout sourire Maduro lors de son émission hebdomadaire à la télévision officielle VTV dans laquelle il a présenté le "remix" du succès mondial des Portoricains Luis Fonsi et Daddy Yankee
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Amid chaos of Venezuela street demos, a lone violinist plays

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Amid chaos of Venezuela street demos, a lone violinist plays

- CARACAS: As tear gas chokes the air and water cannons gush in the streets, a skinny young man wearing the red, blue and yellow of Venezuela’s flag stands bravely amid the chaos and plays the violin. That is 23-year-old Wuilly Arteaga doing his bit – contributing music to the nearly daily street rallies rocking the country as the opposition tries to force President Nicolas Maduro from power
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Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

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Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

- CARACAS: Venezuela's angry opposition on Sunday (Jul 23) called for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power. Ahead of next Sunday's election for a 500-plus member assembly to rewrite the constitution and give the president more power, the opposition also plans a general strike - the second in weeks - on Wednesday and Thursday and a big protest march on Friday
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Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

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Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

- Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's angry opposition called Sunday for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power. Ahead of next Sunday's election for a 500-plus member assembly to rewrite the constitution and give the president more power, the opposition also plans a general strike -- the second in weeks -- on Wednesday and Thursday and a big protest march on Friday
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Venezuelan's opposition calls new strike, violence flares

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Venezuelan's opposition calls new strike, violence flares

- Venezuela's opposition called a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after another day of violent clashes on Saturday where the injured included a violinist famous for his musical protests. The opposition coalition - which organized a 24-hour shutdown this week that was heeded by millions and paralysed large swathes of the South American nation - said the next strike would be on Wednesday and Thursday
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Cancillería confirmó liberación de chilena detenida en Venezuela

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Cancillería confirmó liberación de chilena detenida en Venezuela

- El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores confirmó este sábado que ya se encuentra en libertad Marcela Paz Gabler, la chilena que fue detenida en Venezuela durante una protesta. Según sus familiares, Paz Gabler fue apresada "injustamente" por la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana (GNB) el jueves pasado cuando iba manejando por Isla Margarita y se bajó a ayudar a una persona. La Cancillería señaló que su liberación se produjo tras las gestiones realizadas con el gobierno venezolano
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Venezuelan police break up anti-government rally with tear gas

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Venezuelan police break up anti-government rally with tear gas

- CARACAS: Police on motorcycles fired tear gas Saturday to break up an opposition march on the Venezuelan Supreme Court to press demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave office, as months of sometimes deadly anti-government demonstrations showed no signs of abating. The rally was also meant as a show of support for a slate of 33 magistrates – a so-called shadow supreme court – whose names were put forward Friday by the opposition to replace Venezuela’s current high court, which is closely allied with Maduro and frequently rules in his favor
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Venezuela: l’opposition défile pour soutenir la création d’une Cour suprême parallèle

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Venezuela: l’opposition défile pour soutenir la création d’une Cour suprême parallèle

- Des manifestants défilaient samedi en direction du Tribunal suprême de justice (TSJ) à Caracas, en soutien aux magistrats nommés par l’opposition vénézuélienne pour mettre sur pied une Cour suprême parallèle, dernière offensive en date contre le président Nicolas Maduro et son projet d’Assemblée constituante. La Table de l’unité démocratique (MUD), coalition de l’opposition, a appelé pour ce samedi à plusieurs rassemblements, dans la capitale et dans d’autres villes du Venezuela
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Violinist hurt as Venezuelan protest violence flares

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Violinist hurt as Venezuelan protest violence flares

- CARACAS: A Venezuelan violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. The Democratic Unity coalition had called a march on the pro-Maduro Supreme Court in support of alternative magistrates appointed by the opposition on Friday. But security forces blocked their way with armoured cars and riot shields
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Venezuela opposition rallies for 'shadow' supreme court

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Venezuela opposition rallies for 'shadow' supreme court

- CARACAS: Venezuelans marched to the Supreme Court in Caracas on Saturday (Jul 22) to press their demands that embattled President Nicolas Maduro leave office, as months of sometimes deadly anti-government demonstrations showed no signs of abating. The rally was also meant as a show of support for a slate of 33 magistrates - a so-called shadow supreme court - whose names were put forward Friday by the opposition to replace Venezuela's current high court, which is closely allied with Maduro and frequently rules in his favour
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Dez vítimas emblemáticas da onda de protestos na Venezuela

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Dez vítimas emblemáticas da onda de protestos na Venezuela

- A onda de protestos contra o presidente da Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, já deixou um total de 103 mortos em quatro meses.
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Venezuela’s opposition just appointed their own set of Supreme Court judges

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Venezuela’s opposition just appointed their own set of Supreme Court judges

- The storm clouds hanging over Venezuela don’t look like they’ll be giving way to clear skies any time soon. In the latest twist to the story, the opposition leadership just seated their own panel of Supreme Court judges. It’s a choice which looks to be a largely symbolic protest against the current judges who are the hand-picked servants of President Nicolas Maduro
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Países del ALBA rechazan amenazas de Estados Unidos contra Venezuela - Diario Co Latino

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Países del ALBA rechazan amenazas de Estados Unidos contra Venezuela - Diario Co Latino

- Países del ALBA rechazan amenazas de Estados Unidos contra Venezuela Caracas/PL. La cancillería venezolana divulgó hoy un comunicado emitido por la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) que rechaza las recientes amenazas intervencionistas anunciadas por el gobierno de Estados Unidos contra Venezuela. El documento condena el más reciente anuncio de sanciones injerencistas, coercitivas, unilaterales y violatorias del Derecho Internacional y de la soberanía e independencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, por parte del presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, el pasado lunes 17 de Julio
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Venezuela plantea mirar hacia China y Rusia ante amenazas de Estados Unidos - Diario Co Latino

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Venezuela plantea mirar hacia China y Rusia ante amenazas de Estados Unidos - Diario Co Latino

- Venezuela plantea mirar hacia China y Rusia ante amenazas de Estados Unidos Caracas/dpa. El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, planteó hoy como meta “liberar” la economía del país de la dependencia petrolera con un modelo para la exportación hacia China, Rusia e India, ante las amenazas de sanciones económicas de Estados Unidos. “Hay que salirle al encuentro de aquellos que pretenden amenazarnos, aquellos países que nos amenazan
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Venezuela diplomat resigns to protest Maduro acts

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Venezuela diplomat resigns to protest Maduro acts

- UNITED NATIONS — Venezuelan diplomat Isaias Medina said he resigned because of the systematic persecution of civilians, ‘‘state terrorism,’’ and violations of the constitution by President Nicolas Maduro’s government — and he said Maduro should resign, too. Medina, an international lawyer who was a minister counselor at Venezuela’s UN Mission, said on Thursday night that the last 100 days, which have left more than 15,000 people injured and over 100 dead, ‘‘made a huge impact on me
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Venezuela row as National Assembly appoints judges

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Venezuela row as National Assembly appoints judges

- By BBC. Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly has appointed 33 judges to the Supreme Court, prompting accusations of an attempted power grab. The assembly says it has the right to name and fire justices under the country’s constitution. But the court, which is largely made up of pro-government members, has described the move as illegal. The opposition is stepping up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to call early elections
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Upinzani, Serikali jino kwa jino Venezuela

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Upinzani, Serikali jino kwa jino Venezuela

- Caracas, Venezuela. Wapinzani wa Rais Nicolas Maduro wamefunga mitaa ya Jiji la Caracas wakati wa mgomo wa saa 24 uliogeuka kuwa mapambano na kusababisha idadi ya vifo kufikia 100 na mpasuko wa Serikali umeonekana katika sura ya wananchi ughaibuni. Upinzani uliitisha mgomo wa kitaifa Alhamisi iliyopita baada ya kura ya maoni isiyo rasmi Jumapili iliyopita kusababisha mamilioni kuukataa mpango tata wa Rais Maduro kuandika upya Katiba
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Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution
Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's angry opposition called Sunday for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power. Ahead of next Sunday's election for a 500-plus member assembly to rewrite the constitution and give the president more power, the opposition also plans a general strike -- the second in weeks -- on Wednesday and Thursday and a big protest march on Friday   Read More ...
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Au Venezuela, le bras de fer entre l’opposition et le pouvoir se poursuit avant une semaine décisive
Au Venezuela, le bras de fer entre l’opposition et le pouvoir se poursuit avant une semaine décisive Le bras de fer se poursuit au Venezuela. L’opposition a appelé dimanche 23 juillet à un « boycott » de l’élection de l’Assemblée constituante organisée le 30 juillet par le pouvoir, tout en réitérant son appel à une grève de 48 heures pour mercredi et jeudi et à un grand défilé à Caracas. « La lutte doit se poursuivre, le peuple vénézuélien doit déclencher la grève générale, venir à Caracas et préparer le boycott civique », s’est exclamé Freddy Guevara, vice-président du parlement, au cours d’une conférence de presse au nom de la Table de l’unité démocratique (MUD), la coalition de l’opposition   Read More ...
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Venezuela opposition seeks 48-hour general strike over Maduro’s plan to rewrite constitution
Venezuela opposition seeks 48-hour general strike over Maduro’s plan to rewrite constitution SANTIAGO – Venezuela’s opposition party Union Democratica is calling for a 48-hour general strike in Caracas Wednesday and Thursday, in a continuation of protests over President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to elect a new constituent assembly next weekend and rewrite the country’s constitution. Deputy Simon Calzadilla, speaking for Unidad Democratica, urged Venezuelans to go to their electoral centers Monday at 10 a   Read More ...
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Venezuelan’s opposition calls new strike, violence flares
Venezuelan’s opposition calls new strike, violence flares Riot security forces take position while clashing with demonstrators rallying against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, July 22, 2017. (Reuters) CARACAS – Venezuela’s opposition called a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after another day of violent clashes on Saturday where the injured included a violinist famous for his musical protests. The opposition coalition – which organised a 24-hour shutdown this week that was heeded by millions and paralysed large swathes of the South American nation – said the next strike would be on Wednesday and Thursday   Read More ...
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Venezuela. Wuilly Arteaga : notes de musique contre balles de caoutchouc
Venezuela. Wuilly Arteaga : notes de musique contre balles de caoutchouc En jouant du violon au milieu des gaz lacrymogènes, Wuilly Arteaga est devenu une icône des manifestations contre le président Nicolas Maduro, qui secouent le Venezuela depuis près de quatre mois. Samedi, sa musique s’est tue pour un temps lorsqu’il a été blessé. Il n’a que 23 ans, il joue du violon, il est maigre et semble bien fragile face aux forces de l’ordre vénézuéliennes - mais Wuilly Arteaga promet de rester fort pour résister au président Maduro et à son projet contesté d’Assemblée constituante   Read More ...
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Venezuela opposition calls 48-hour general strike this week
Venezuela opposition calls 48-hour general strike this week Venezuela's opposition party is calling for a 48-hour general strike in Caracas Wednesday and Thursday, in a continuation of protests over President Nicolas Maduro's plan to elect a new assembly next weekend and rewrite the country's constitution. Deputy Simon Calzadilla, speaking for Unidad Democratica, urged Venezuelans to go to their electoral centers Monday at 10 a.m. to place banners and protest signs that say "in my voting place there won't be constituent assembly   Read More ...
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Venezuela opposition calls for 48-hour strike as anti-government protests continue
Venezuela opposition calls for 48-hour strike as anti-government protests continue An opposition group is calling for the general strike, encouraging Venezuelans to go to local electoral centres to place banners and protest signs.   Read More ...
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Maduro says Venezuela vote going ahead despite 'imperial' threat
Maduro says Venezuela vote going ahead despite 'imperial' threat CARACAS: Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship. "The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give orders here are the people," Maduro said in reference to a threat from U   Read More ...
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Au Venezuela, le jeune Wuilly Arteaga manifeste avec son violon
Au Venezuela, le jeune Wuilly Arteaga manifeste avec son violon Caracas - En prenant son violon au milieu des gaz lacrymogènes, Wuilly Arteaga est devenu une icône des manifestations contre le président Nicolas Maduro, qui secouent le Venezuela depuis près de quatre mois. Samedi, sa musique s'est tue pour un temps lorsqu'il a été blessé. Avec son allure svelte, le violoniste de 23 ans paraît fragile, mais il promet toutefois de rester fort pour résister au président Maduro et à son projet contesté d'Assemblée constituante   Read More ...
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Maduro says Venezuela vote going ahead despite 'imperial' threat
Maduro says Venezuela vote going ahead despite 'imperial' threat CARACAS (Reuters) - Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship. "The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give orders here are the people," Maduro said in reference to a threat from U   Read More ...
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Venezuela's Maduro says vote for new congress will take place
Venezuela's Maduro says vote for new congress will take place CARACAS (Reuters) - Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship. "The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give orders here are the people," Maduro said in reference to a threat from U   Read More ...
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Venezuela's Maduro says vote for new congress will take place
Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship. "The imperial right wing believes it can give orders to Venezuela, the only ones who give orders here are the people," Maduro said in reference to a threat from U   Read More ...
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