Sunday, May 28, 2017

Venezuela Political Crisis

Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, left, and Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, take part in a women's march against repression that was blocked from reaching the Interior Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

BY HANNAH DREIER CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela’s socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a “women’s march against repression.” As they marched, ...
Students run from tear gas fired by National Police outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY HANNAH DREIER CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students battled tear gas-throwing police officers in demonstrations across Venezuela’s capital Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives. “We are students, not terrorists!” a ...
A demonstrator throws a fire bomb at Bolivarian National Guard vehicles during an opposition May Day march in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY HANNAH DREIER CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s increasingly embattled president called Monday for a new constitution as an intensifying protest movement entered a second month with clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators. After hundreds of thousands took to the ...
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro march to the Ramo Verde military prison in Los Teques, outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY FABIOLA SANCHEZ and LUIS ALONSO LUGO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its ...
An armored police vehicle catches fires from molotov bombs thrown by anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY FABIOLA SANCHEZ and CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government announced Wednesday it will go ahead with its threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics ...
A protester bangs on a bathtub used to help block a road during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

BY FABIOLA SANCHEZ and HANNAH DREIER CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government. Hundreds of protesters shut ...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is in the midst of a violent protest movement that has left eight dead this month as the country’s deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition calls for ...
Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a National Assembly special session in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY HANNAH DREIER and FABIOLA SANCHEZ CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from an unprecedented move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was ...
Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president urged the Supreme Court early Saturday to review a decision stripping congress of its last powers, after the move to nullify the lawmaking body set off a storm ...
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