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US hits Venezuela with more sanctions ahead of vote.

- Townhall.com - US

Opposition leader appeals to military in Venezuela confrontation.

A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, in a video made while under house arrest, called Wednesday on the military to withdraw its support for a government plan to rewrite the constitution.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Venezuela opposition starts 48-hour nationwide strike.

Two-day strike to begin Wednesday marks second large protest against Maduro, who is accused of power-grabbing moves.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Exclusive: U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro - sources | Reuters.

The post Exclusive: U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro - sources | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Exclusive: U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro - sources.

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

- Reuters - US

Venezuela's opposition stages two-day anti-Maduro shutdown.

People work up early to block roads in protest against planned vote on rewriting constitution

- The Globe and Mail - CA

The Latest: Cuba rejects talk of mediation role on Venezuela.

The Latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution : 10:10 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela opposition leader urges public, army, on strike.

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on Venezuelans to support a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in his first direct public message since being released from prison to house arrest.

- FOX News - US

Cuba rejects rumors it will mediate in Venezuela crisis.

HAVANA - A senior Cuban official rejected rumors the Communist-run island might intervene as a mediator in Venezuela's crisis and called on Wednesday for "absolute respect for the sovereignty" of its socialist ally.

- Reuters - US

Exclusive: U.S. sanctions 13 senior Venezuelan officials - sources.

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

- Reuters - US

Venezuelans Begin Nationwide Strike.

Opposition forces in Venezuela have launched a two-day national strike aimed at pressuring President Nicolas Maduro to cancel an upcoming vote to create a constitutional assembly. The shutdown will end with a protest march on Friday in the capital, Caracas, in a last-ditch effort to force Maduro to scrap the vote scheduled ...

- Voice of America - US

Venezuela crisis: Tensions rise as 48-hour strike starts

The strike is the latest protest against the president's plans for a constituent assembly.

- BBC - UK

CIA director admits involvement in Venezuela

Neither CIA nor governments of Mexico and Columbia have commented on Mr Maduro's remarks The post CIA director admits involvement in Venezuela appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Venezuela Officials Accuse Rubio, CIA of Hatching Regime Change

Venezuelan officials on Tuesday accused Sen. Marco Rubio and the CIA of hatching a plan to overthrow the country's embattled president Nicolas Maduro and installing new leadership, McClatchy reports.

- Newsmax - US

Two-day general strike to begin today in Venezuela to protest Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro's adversaries are to stage a two-day national strike from Wednesday in a final push to pressure him into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress they say will institutionalize autocracy in Venezuela.

- France24 - FR

Opposition: Venezuela Rewards Loyal Soldiers with Toilet Paper

Pictures have emerged of the Venezuelan military presenting soldiers with toilet paper rolls in what appears to be a reward for their loyalty.

- Breitbart - US

RBC commodity chief: The oil market has a lot riding on Venezuela

Business InsiderHelima Croft, a managing director and the global head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, discusses how Venezuela could possibly "implode," and what that will mean for the oil market, After all, the country has the world's largest proven reserve, and makes up 10% of US oil imports. Croft thinks ...

- Business Insider - US

'We are going to paralyze this country': Venezuela's opposition is starting a 2-day anti-Maduro shutdown

ReutersCARACAS - President Nicolas Maduro's adversaries are to stage a two-day national strike from Wednesday in a final push to pressure him into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress they say will institutionalize autocracy in Venezuela. Millions participated in a 24-hour shutdown last week, leaving ...

- Business Insider - US

Two-day strike begins in Venezuela against Maduro

A national strike has begun in Venezuela building up tension ahead of a controversial vote to elect a special assembly intended to rewrite the country's constitution.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Venezuela opposition launches two-day nationwide strike

Two-day strike to begin Wednesday marks second large protest against Maduro, who is accused of power-grabbing moves.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Venezuela opposition to start two-day anti-Maduro shutdown

President Nicolas Maduro's adversaries are to stage a two-day national strike from Wednesday in a final push to pressure him into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress they say will institutionalize autocracy in Venezuela

- The Daily Star - LB

Rubio, Menendez ask Trump to sanction 10 more high-ranking Venezuelans

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to sanction 10 more high-ranking individuals in the Venezuelan government, ahead of a Sunday election in the … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Venezuela Descends Into Dictatorship, But Networks Can't Be Bothered

Venezuela’s oppressive, socialist president hopes to seize even more power, yet the broadcast networks continue to largely ignore his country’s violent descent into dictatorship. With over 100 Venezuelans dead from the rapidly escalating violence between the government and protesters, a special vote will take ...

- NewsBusters - US

Venezuela opposition to start two-day anti-Maduro shutdown

CARACAS - President Nicolas Maduro's adversaries are to stage a two-day national strike from Wednesday in a final push to pressure him into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress they say will institutionalize autocracy in Venezuela.

- Reuters - US

Venezuela Maduro's ''Despacito'' political remix backfires quickly

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro`s attempt to use Latin hit "Despacito" - which means `slowly` - to inject some cool into his controversial new congress has backfired quickly.

- Zee News - IN

Venezuelan agents arrest two more alternative Supreme Court appointees: opposition

Venezuela's majority-backed opposition is demanding Maduro abandon a Sunday election to create a controversial congress with powers to rewrite the country's constitution

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

Venezuela's intelligence agency has detained two more judges that the government-stacked Supreme Court had threatened with arrest after they were appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

- FOX News - US

Venezuela couple move to sue officials over death of son

Juan Pablo Pernalete was killed by a member of the National Guard during an anti-government protest.

- BBC - UK

CORRECTED-Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees -opposition | Reuters

The post CORRECTED-Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees -opposition | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Venezuela: Opposition seeks vote boycott

Venezuela's angry opposition is pushing for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power.

- The Daily Star - LB

'Despacito' singers slam Maduro's 'propaganda' version

'Despacito' artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have lashed out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for politically instrumentalising the song.

- IOL - ZA

Venezuelan business group urges government to abort congress vote

Venezuela's main business guild Fedecamaras demanded Tuesday that President Nicolas Maduro's government abort a controversial vote scheduled for Sunday to create a special congress capable of rewriting the country's constitution.

- The Daily Star - LB

Venezuela arrests opposition-appointed judges

Venezuelan intelligence officials on Tuesday arrested two judges the opposition-run parliament had appointed to the supreme court, highlighting a fight between President Nicolas Maduro's government and a nascent "parallel" state.

- The Daily Star - LB

Venezuelan business group urges government to abort congress vote

CARACAS - Venezuela's main business guild Fedecamaras demanded on Tuesday that President Nicolas Maduro's government abort a controversial vote scheduled for Sunday to create a special congress capable of rewriting the country's constitution.

- Reuters - US

Between a rock and a hard place: Economic sanctions on Venezuela

On July 16, almost eight million Venezuelans cast a symbolic vote to express their opposition to President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution, ignoring the will of the vast majority of Venezuelans. At the same time, President Trump and his administration expressed intentions to impose economic sanctions on ...

- Brookings - US

Venezuela's economic and political crisis in charts

Protests come against a backdrop of sliding living standards and rising corruption

- Financial Times - US

Mexico's Piano Bows Foreign Film Distribution

Having carved out a reputation for its distribution of edgier Mexican fare, Piano Distribution, the auteur art pic distribution operation of Julio Chavezmontes' production house Piano, has moved into international acquisitions, picking up Mexican rights to two high-profile Cannes titles: Ruben Ostlund's 2017 Palme d'Or ...

- Variety - US

Venezuela's Freedom Fighters

When President Nicolás Maduro announced plans to elect a constituent assembly to rewrite Venezuela's constitution, he presented the July 30 vote as a means to restore public confidence in his government. But as the vote nears, and with protests being met by mounting violence, holding the sham election would only make ...

- Project Syndicate - US

Employers praise extra H-2B visas; critics say foreign workers take American jobs

When Ruben Chavez's landscaping company needed extra manpower this summer to lay patio and driveway pavers, it applied to hire temporary foreign workers through the government's controversial H-2B visa program. But the annual cap for such visas had been reached and the application was denied. Chavez...

- Chicago Tribune - US

'Despacito' singers veto Venezuelan leader's campaign remix

There's a new take on the hit Latin pop song and it's not garnering accolades from its producers.        

- USA TODAY - US

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

Venezuela's opposition plastered election centres with slogans and rallied in honour of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

- BDNews24 - BD

Venezuela: Boycott of constitution overhaul vote urged

Opposition in final push before Sunday's vote as vigil to honour killed protesters broken up by police.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Can China Help Fix Venezuela?

Beijing's role and response to the current economic crisis engulfing Venezuela needs to be further examined, particularly in light of China's loans-for-oil relationship with the developing nation.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

'Despacito' singers condemn use of song by Venezuelan government

Luis Fonsi, the singer behind the wildly popular song "Despacito," often applauds others who cover his big hit. But not this time.

- CNN - US

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Venezuela's angry opposition is pushing for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power

- The Daily Star - LB

As chaos envelops Venezuela, Caracas spends millions on lobbyists in Washington

Venezuela's currency is essentially worthless. Its people are starving. Rampant inflation has rendered the bolĂ­var less useful than toilet paper. And since Donald Trump's election, the Venezuelan government has spent … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Donald Trump's Venezuela options complicated by US refiner

Rosneft link to Citgo deal hampers Washington efforts to put sanctions on Caracas

- Financial Times - US

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

CARACAS - Venezuela's opposition plastered election centers with slogans and rallied in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

- Reuters - US

'Despacito' Singers Condemn Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for Remixing Their Song

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro premiered a remix of the song by Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

- TIME Magazine - US

Despacito stars condemn Venezuela's Maduro over political remix

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee vent fury after Venezuela's government re-casts their hit as propaganda.

- BBC - UK

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