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  • CARACAS, July 22- A young 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. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • CARACAS, July 22- A violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • CARACAS, July 22- 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.

  • CARACAS, July 22- Venezuelan soldiers on motorbikes fired teargas at hundreds of masked and stone-throwing youths in Caracas on Saturday during the latest protest against President Nicolas Maduro. 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.

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro uses binoculars during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela April 19, 2017.

    The U.S. is considering financial sanctions on Venezuela that would halt dollar payments for the country's oil, according to sources.

  • CARACAS, July 21- Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday appointed alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro. "We're not backing down, Venezuela will have a Supreme Court of Justice and institutions at the service of the people and not at...

  • CARACAS, July 21- Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday appointed alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Critics hold that the current Supreme Court justices were named illegally by the ruling Socialist Party and rushed in...

  • CARACAS, July 20- Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. "We must all do our best to get rid of this tyrant," said Miguel Lopez, 17, holding a homemade shield...

  • CARACAS, July 20- Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear will consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. "We must all do our best to get rid of this tyrant," said Miguel Lopez, 17, holding a homemade shield...

  • The arrangement with Venezuela's state-owned oil firm, PDVSA, has drawn fire from U.S. senators who do not want Russia in a position to own a substantial stake of U.S.-based energy assets in potential violation of existing economic sanctions. President Donald Trump threatened to impose "strong economic actions" on Venezuela unless embattled leftist...

  • CARACAS, July 20- Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear will consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. as he manned a roadblock on a Caracas thoroughfare that was devoid of traffic.

  • CARACAS, July 20- Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear will institute dictatorship. "We must all do our best to get rid of this tyrant," said Miguel Lopez, 17, holding a homemade shield emblazoned with "No To...

  • A senior administration official said this week that "all options are being discussed and debated," implying that Trump could use Venezuela's dependence on oil exports to the U.S. as a means of pressuring Maduro to halt the July 30 constitutional assembly. Oil-rich Venezuela has been plunged into political and economic turmoil as petroleum prices plummet,...

  • CARACAS, July 20- Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a plan for a new congress they fear would institute dictatorship. From the Andes to the Amazon, many businesses shut as the majority-backed opposition staged a 24-...

  • CARACAS, July 20- Many Venezuelan streets were deserted and barricaded on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a plan for a new congress they fear would institute a dictatorship. Many businesses were staying shut as the opposition organized a 24- hour national shutdown from 6...

  • Oil-rich Venezuela has been plunged into political and economic turmoil as petroleum prices plummet, nationalized farms and factories halt production and corruption runs rampant. The United States, European Union, Germany, Brazil, Canada and Mexico are among countries that have called for the constitutional rewrite to be canceled. President Donald Trump...

  • Their comments followed President Donald Trump's vow on Monday to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Maduro went ahead with the new body that would have power to rewrite Venezuela's constitution and supersede all institutions. "All options are on the table," including possible measures against Venezuela's vital oil sector such as banning its crude...

  • Maduro's leftist government vowed to proceed with the July 30 vote for the new Constituent Assembly despite what it called a "brutal interventionist" threat from its ideological foe. That official stressed "all options are on the table," including possible measures against Venezuela's vital oil sector, as Washington seeks to head off the July 30 vote, which it...

  • President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    Trump threatened to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Maduro goes ahead with plans to create a Constituent Assembly.

  • CARACAS, July 12- Venezuela's government has seized assets from dozens of foreign corporations in nationalizations by the late President Hugo Chavez and the embattled current government of Nicolas Maduro. The legal fight that pushed GM out of Venezuela offers a unique case study in the struggles of foreign corporations to keep operations afloat- much less...