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Venezuela: Maduro Forces Block Lawmakers from Using Legislative Building

Members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) and Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) – the two armed services dictator Nicolás Maduro relies on to repress dissidents – blocked lawmakers from entering the national legislative palace for nearly two days, preventing them from working to remove Maduro.

Venezuelan Bolivarian National stand guard around the National Assembly building as the opposition-controlled congress met to discuss a move could provide political cover for greater international involvement in the nation's crisis, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Military police prevented journalists from entering the National Assembly, and some reporters …

Venezuelan General Implies Cuba Killed Chávez to Install Maduro in Power

A Venezuelan general who participated in a failed coup d’etat alongside Hugo Chávez in 1992 published a video this week urging soldiers to rise up against dictator Nicolás Maduro and suggested the communist government in Cuba killed Chávez to install Maduro as their puppet.

Hugo Chavez Mural, Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuela’s Maduro: ‘The Only Thing Mike Pence Is Missing Is a KKK Hat’

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro accused Vice President Mike Pence of being a member of the Ku Klux Klan in a rambling monologue on state television Wednesday, claiming he supports a “dialogue” with the opposition and that Pence and the Trump administration are seeking to spark a “civil war” so that “chaos reigns” in the country.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 3: Vice President-elect Mike Pence stops and speaks to reporters as he arrives at Trump Tower, January 3, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new …

Venezuela: Maduro Abducts Legislature’s #2 Using Tow Truck

Venezuela’s secret police (SEBIN) abducted the first Vice President of the National Assembly Edgar Zambrano late Wednesday, hauling him away in a tow truck. Zambrano’s is the first arrest of a lawmaker in the aftermath of the April 30 attempted military uprising led by President Juan Guaidó.

The move comes as President Nicolás Maduro (pictured) has clamped down on political opposition and consolidated power in his government’s hands. | Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images.

China Makes Lukewarm Call for ‘Peace’ in Venezuela Without Mentioning Maduro

The Chinese government officially responded to the attempted uprising against dictator Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela on Monday, issuing a tepid call for “political dialogue” but not issuing a straightforward defense of Maduro, to whom Beijing agreed to lend $5 billion as recently as last September.

The move comes as President Nicolás Maduro (pictured) has clamped down on political opposition and consolidated power in his government’s hands. | Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images.

Venezuela: Nicolás Maduro Danced on TV During Military Uprising

Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro triggered outrage yet again by responding to last week’s call for a military uprising by appearing on television and dancing to a pro-government rapper singing his praises. At the time of his appearance last week, his forces had killed four people and injured dozens of others.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (2-L), his wife Cilia Flores (L) and Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (R) gesture during a military parade to commemorate the 17th anniversary of a failed 2002 coup d'état against former leader Hugo Chavez, at Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas on April 13, 2019. (Photo by …

Poll: 90 Percent of Venezuelans Want Foreign Military to Oust Maduro

An overwhelming majority of Venezuelans would support a foreign military intervention to oust socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro and believe that the rogue regimes in Russia and Cuba have colonized their country, the national polling firm Meganálisis found in a survey published Monday.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attends a May Day rally in Caracas on May 1, 2019. - Opposition supporters demonstrated for a second consecutive day in support of their country's self-proclaimed leader Juan Guaido as he bids to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro and his government have vowed to put down …

Venezuela: Guaidó Will ‘Evaluate’ Requesting U.S. Military Presence

Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó, recognized by the United States and over 50 other nations as the legitimate leader of his country, suggested on Sunday that he may ask President Donald Trump to intervene directly against socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido addresses supporters during a meeting in Caracas [Federico Parra/AFP]

Maduro Envoy in Moscow Suggests ‘Expanded’ Russian Troop Presence in Venezuela

Socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza suggested to reporters in Moscow Monday that Maduro may request a larger Russian military presence in the country after the nation’s president, Juan Guaidó, announced that Venezuela’s forces had agreed to stop taking orders from Maduro.

Russian military troops take part in a military drill on Sernovodsky polygon close to the Chechnya border, some 260 km from south Russian city of Stavropol, on March 19, 2015. About 500 soldiers take part in the military exercises until March 20. AFP PHOTO / SERGEY VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should …

Venezuela: 14-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Victim of Maduro Repression

Human rights group operating on the ground confirmed the deaths of four people Thursday since President Juan Guaidó announced the removal of socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela this week. The youngest protester killed was 14 years old.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MAY 01: Venezuelan National Guard throw tear gas to Pro-Juan Guaidó demonstrators after the May 1 demonstration at Plaza Altamira on May 1, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Yesterday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, recognized by many members of the international community as the country's rightful interim ruler, …