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Venezuela power struggle intensifies in Supreme Court battle

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The opposition-controlled congress named a slate of new judges Friday replace the government-stacked Supreme Court, which wasted no time in rejecting the move as an ongoing power struggle heats up between President Nicolas Maduro and his foes.
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Police Officers in Helicopter Attack Venezuela’s Supreme Court

A rogue faction of the Venezuelan police attacked the country’s Supreme Court in Caracas on Tuesday, dropping grenades from a helicopter, government officials said. It was a rare uprising by government personnel in a country that has been on edge from mass protests and economic crises....
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Venezuela's 'tiger' foreign minister Rodriguez quits

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez left her post on Wednesday to run for a seat in a controversial new congress, drawing praise from her boss as a "tiger" for her feisty defense of the socialist government. ...
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Venezuela dares US to 'send in the Marines'

Cancún (Mexico) (AFP) - Venezuela scoffed at the US Tuesday for trying to forge a regional plan to address its raging crisis, saying the only way to make it comply was to "send in the Marines."...
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Venezuela sends 2,000 troops to state hit by lootings, protests

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela said it was sending 2,000 soldiers on Wednesday to a border state that is a hotspot of anti-government radicalism after a night of looting in which one 15-year-old died as political unrest rumbled on in the volatile nation....
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Trump adviser meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser met on Friday with the president of Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly and they agreed the political crisis in Caracas should be brought to a quick and peaceful conclusion, the White House said on Saturday....
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Venezuela to quit OAS regional bloc: government

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela said Wednesday it was quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a violent political crisis....
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Venezuela's Maduro seeks to expand armed civilian militias

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise....
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Venezuela opposition keeps up pressure in streets

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tens of thousands of Venezuelans shut down much of the capital on Thursday and clashed with police to protest what they call an attempted coup by the socialist administration....
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Chileans march to demand end to privatized pension system

Thousands of people marched in major cities in Chile Sunday to demand an end to a privatized pension system put in place more than 35 years ago under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet....
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