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Venezuela's Maduro attacks 'fascist' protesters for setting man alight

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CARACAS Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro excoriated opposition protesters on Sunday for setting a man on fire during a demonstration, accusing them of targeting him for being pro-government.

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Exclusive - Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles 9:41am BST

CARACAS Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil.

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Venezuela anti-government unrest marks 50th day with huge marches 21 May 2017

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. | Video

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Maduro to Trump: 'Get your dirty hands off Venezuela!' 20 May 2017

CARACAS 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.

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Honduras withdraws top diplomat in Venezuela over political crisis 20 May 2017

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras on Friday announced it was indefinitely withdrawing its top diplomat to Venezuela over the political crisis enveloping the South American nation.

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Highland Venezuelan town blitzed by looting and protests 20 May 2017

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela Like many Portuguese immigrants to Venezuela after World War Two, Manuel Fernandes spent a lifetime building a small business: his bread and cake shop in a highland town.

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Brazil preparing for possible mass influx of Venezuelan refugees 19 May 2017

BRASILIA Brazil is concerned about growing numbers of refugees spilling over its border from Venezuela and is creating a plan to deal with a possible mass influx if the crisis in Venezuela worsens, Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday.

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Venezuela Supreme Court judges hit with U.S. sanctions 19 May 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court on

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Mayhem rages in west Venezuela; Capriles blocked from U.N. trip 19 May 2017

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela/CARACAS Mobs looted shops and fought security forces overnight in Venezuela's restive western region, where three soldiers were being charged on Thursday with the fatal shooting of a man who was buying diapers for his baby, witnesses said.

U.S. vows further action against Venezuela's 'bad actors' barring changes 18 May 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will take further action against "bad actors" in Venezuela if there are no changes in the country, a senior U.S. government official said on Thursday.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?

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Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article