Jul 30 2017
Opposition activists, who launched a two-day nationwide strike Wednesday morning, have proved to be just as obstinate - responding to the protest ban by vowing that a huge anti-government demonstration will proceed as planned Friday.
The death toll in the violent Venezuelan protests against the government's call to rewrite the Constitution has increased to 107, officials confirmed.
Venezuelans have been observing a 48-hour general strike form Wednesday deploring the possibility that their President could gain more sweeping powers.
Thousands of Venezuelans loaded with heavy bags have crossed the border into Colombia this week, fleeing the unrest.
Its oil exports to the US totaled $10.2 billion in the year ending in May, according to Panjiva, a global trade research firm.
NAN reports that 100 people have died in anti-government unrest convulsing Venezuela since April, when the opposition launched protests demanding conventional elections to end almost two decades of socialist rule.
But Maduro repeated "there was no going back" during a public ceremony where he said the process will be "a great space for dialogue" that will serve to build a "new productive economy". The vote comes after months of economic crisis, political instability, mass protests, sanctions from the USA and violence.
"What's at stake is nothing less than the loss of freedom of Venezuela and the initiation of the Cuban model in a false, illegal, constitutional way", Diego Arria, a former governor of Caracas and an opposition leader living in the USA, told ABC News.
"The usual suspects came out to say Maduro had become insane".
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A lot of work remains ahead of us. "We will meet in this same room in a year and in two years and we will see what happened". Let trade do its job. "You construct and harvest the products that fill our homes, defend our nation and enrich our lives".
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He said the caller said he would call back "but I haven't heard from him since". It hurts because I don't know how he's being treated". "It's tough.
While emphasizing that the constituent assembly was "not convoked by the people", the Venezuelan bishops urged government and opposition supporters to resist resorting to violence. Opponents see the Constituent Assembly as a step toward dictatorship by the party of President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition claimed Maduro was creating a dictatorship as impeachment attempts were blocked by the Court.
"We have to do everything possible to halt the constitutional assembly", said Maria Medina, an office administrator who was waiting in line at a state-run bank that opened.
"Tomorrow, every Venezuelan should prepare for the intense agenda coming [the government's] way", Guevara said Thursday.
The Constituent Assembly will comprise 545 elected representatives, 364 of whom will come from municipal circumscriptions (one from each, except state capitals which will get two, and Caracas, which will get seven).
An overwhelming majority of those who voted in the Venezuelam opposition's recent unofficial referendum rejected Maduro's plan to change the constitution and supplant the opposition-leaning Parliament with a "Constituent Assembly".
This weekend, Venezuela will hold a highly contentious election.
By late afternoon, clashes between police and protesters erupted at some roadblocks in Caracas, and the chief prosecutor's office reported at least one person killed. "If the Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, the United States will take strong and swift economic actions".
Global concern has mounted, with the United States, European Union, United Nations and most heavyweight Latin American nations urging Maduro to back down from his plan to hold a vote.
The Democratic Unity coalition of opposition parties called on protesters to occupy several main streets on Sunday to obstruct the vote, despite the government's warning of harsh penalties. Inflation is expected to jump 720 percent and unemployment to reach 28 percent this year, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.
Jul 29 2017
Protesters call for ending Jordan peace treaty with Israel
The ministry said the incident began when two Jordanian workmen arrived at the residential building to replace furniture. The Israeli Embassy has refused to release the guard to the Jordanians for questioning, saying he has immunity.
Jul 28 2017
Maduro censures new U.S. sanctions on Venezuela as 'illegal'
More than 100 people have been killed in protest-related violence, since nearly daily anti-government protests began on April 1. He has warned the Organization of American States not to intervene in Venezuela , saying that would surely bring on civil war.
Jul 25 2017
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Benjamin Netanyahu , the Israeli prime minister, is under similar pressure from the Right-wing of his own coalition government. The guard opened fire after he was stabbed with a screwdriver outside the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday night.
Jul 24 2017
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Although, "Jane" does not state in her lawsuit that she is infected, she has concerns about being exposed to the virus. The woman chose to file suit after learning about a case where Usher allegedly admitted to having Herpes Simplex 2.
Jul 23 2017
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute
The Israelis killed were a man and woman in their sixties and another man in his forties, according to Israeli sources . The uncle said his nephew had been arrested three months ago by Palestinian security forces and detained for two weeks.
Jul 22 2017
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Istrate cautions that "all of these elements will make team play, communication, and strategic skills more crucial than ever". Locations will be based on the main game, featuring jungles, mountains, forests, deserts, and abandoned industrial zones.
Jul 22 2017
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Abel is from the city of Figueras, like Dali, and she said she would often see him in the streets. If she is proven to be his daughter, she would have a claim to part of her father's large estate.
Jul 21 2017
Tillerson's Exxon violated Russian Federation sanctions, Treasury says
Tillerson, who has deep ties to Russian Federation and received an Order of Friendship from Moscow, left the firm to become U.S. In a statement , Exxon countered that it had done nothing wrong and complained that the fine was " fundamentally unfair ".
Jul 20 2017
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However, as Charlie is the subject of a High Court order it makes no difference what passport he held, according to legal sources. His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates , have been fighting to keep their child alive.
Jul 20 2017
Govt brings forward increase in state pension age
And she said it would hit particularly hard in Scotland, which has lower life expectancy rates than the rest of the UK. Gauke said the government was "aiming at the proportion of life spent in receipt of state pension to be 32%".
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