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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

- CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday’s protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

- CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday’s protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

- CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday’s protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

- CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday’s protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

- CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday’s protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

- CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday’s protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority

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Venezuela anti-government unrest marks 50th day with huge marches

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Venezuela anti-government unrest marks 50th day with huge marches

- CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to mark 50 days of protests against the unpopular government of President Nicolas Maduro, with unrest gaining momentum despite a rising death toll and chaotic scenes of nighttime looting. At least 46 people have been killed in the worst turmoil faced by Maduro since he won the presidency in 2013

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Day 50: Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

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Day 50: Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

- CARACAS: More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, day 50 of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. As with many of the previous marches in crisis-hit Venezuela, police fired tear gas as protesters in the capital of the oil rich country suffering from dire shortages of the most basic of goods

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

- CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday's protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority

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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

- More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, day 50 of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. As with many of the previous marches in crisis-hit Venezuela, police fired tear gas as protesters in the capital of the oil rich country suffering from dire shortages of the most basic of goods. The opposition blames Maduro for the economic mess and wants early elections to replace the Socialist who took over from the late Hugo Chavez

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to Donald Trump: ‘Get your pig hands out of here’

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to Donald Trump: ‘Get your pig hands out of here’

- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered his most scathing critique of US President Donald Trump, telling him to stop intervening and “get your pig hands out of here.” Speaking before a crowd of supporters, a fired-up Maduro yesterday accused Trump of promoting an interventionist policy that infringes on his socialist government’s sovereignty. “Go home, Donald Trump!” he said in heavily accented English

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Maduro to Trump: 'Get your dirty hands off Venezuela!'

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Maduro to Trump: 'Get your dirty hands off Venezuela!'

- By Deisy Buitrago and Alexandra Ulmer. CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blasted Donald Trump on Friday after a fresh round of U.S. sanctions and strong condemnation of his socialist government from the U.S. leader. "Enough meddling ... Go home, Donald Trump. Get out of Venezuela," Maduro thundered in a speech carried on live TV. "Get your dirty hands out of here

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Nicolas Maduro to Donald Trump: "Get your dirty hands off Venezuela!"

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Nicolas Maduro to Donald Trump: "Get your dirty hands off Venezuela!"

- CARACAS (REUTERS) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blasted Donald Trump on Friday (May 19) after a fresh round of US sanctions and strong condemnation of his socialist government from the US leader. "Enough meddling ... Go home, Donald Trump. Get out of Venezuela," Maduro thundered in a speech carried on live TV."Get your dirty hands out of here." The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela's Supreme Court on Thursday (May 18) as punishment for annulling the opposition-led Congress in a series of rulings this year

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8 judges on Venezuela’s Supreme Court hit with US sanctions

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8 judges on Venezuela’s Supreme Court hit with US sanctions

- The US imposed a new round of sanctions on high-level Venezuelan officials, this time targeting eight Supreme Court judges that Washington accused of damaging their nation’s democracy by steadily stripping the opposition-controlled congress of any authority. The executive order issued Thursday marked the second time the U.S. has sanctioned leaders of Venezuela’s socialist government since Donald Trump became president this year

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Trump says Venezuela crisis a ‘disgrace to humanity'

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Trump says Venezuela crisis a ‘disgrace to humanity'

- WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 18) called the situation in Venezuela a “disgrace to humanity” and said the deadly political crisis was possibly the worst of its kind in decades. “We haven’t really seen a problem like that... in decades, in terms of the kind of violence that we’re witnessing,” Trump told a press conference with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

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US slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

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US slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

- Washington: The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela's Supreme Court on Thursday as punishment for seizing powers from the opposition-led Congress earlier this year, US officials said. The new sanctions package was aimed at stepping up pressure on the leftist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his loyalists amid growing concern over a crackdown on street protests and his efforts to consolidate his rule over the South American oil-producing country

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Day 50: Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro CARACAS: More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, day 50 of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. As with many of the previous marches in crisis-hit Venezuela, police fired tear gas as protesters in the capital of the oil rich country suffering from dire shortages of the most basic of goods   Read More ...
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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro
Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro CARACAS: More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, day 50 of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with the unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. As with many of the previous marches in the crisis-hit country, police fired tear gas at protesters in the capital suffering from dire shortages of the most basic of goods. The opposition blames Maduro for the economic mess in oil-rich Venezuela, demanding early elections to replace the socialist who took over from the late Hugo Chavez   Read More ...
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Car runs over group of protesters in Venezuela, one person taken to hospital
Car runs over group of protesters in Venezuela, one person taken to hospital A car ran over a group of people protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.   Read More ...
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At least 46 wounded in Saturday anti-government protests in Venezuela
At least 46 people were injured during the anti-government protests in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, head of the city's Chacao Municipality said Sunday, Sputnik reported. Venezuela has been facing anti-government protests against the backdrop of the economic crisis in the country. The recent wave of protests was caused by the decision of the Supreme Court to take on functions of the country's parliament controlled by opposition in early April   Read More ...
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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro
Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, day 50 of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with the unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.The opposition blames Maduro for the economic mess in oil-rich Venezuela, demanding early elections to replace the socialist who took over from the late Hugo Chavez.Maduro ordered 2,600 soldiers to Tachira this week to quell street violence and looting   Read More ...
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Venezuelans shut down streets in Caracas to protest Maduro government
Venezuelans shut down streets in Caracas to protest Maduro government Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the centre of Caracas and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday's protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city centre, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority   Read More ...
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Towards a solution to Venezuela’s crisis
Towards a solution to Venezuela’s crisis The horrific situation in Venezuela must be seen in the context of two fundamental but conflicting principles governing international relations: on the one hand, non-interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state, andon the other hand, the rights of people universally to have their human rights and democratic freedoms respected. The first principle is ancient, though rarely observed. The second principle came to prominence and widespread acceptance after the Second World War   Read More ...
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An OAS loss of credibility
An OAS loss of credibility The Organization of American States (OAS) has lost credibility as a multilateral institution capable of contributing to a resolution of the growing conflict in Venezuela. There are two reasons for this. The primary one is the hostile behaviour toward the Venezuelan government by the Secretary-General Luis Almagro. The other is the strong position, adopted by a handful but powerful group of countries in the organization, that has been consistently and openly vexed with the Chavez/Maduro government   Read More ...
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Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government
Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government CARACAS, Venezuela — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Saturday's protest. State security forces have consistently prevented protesters from reaching the city center, home to the presidential palace, Supreme Court, and electoral authority   Read More ...
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