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Venezuela's Maduro approval rating drops to 30 pct, poll says

Venezuela's Maduro approval rating drops to 30 pct, poll says | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/:Venezuela's Maduro approval rating drops to 30 pct, poll says
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Venezuela's Revenge

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Venezuela was elected Thursday to a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council, overcoming long-standing U.S. opposition to its membership on the world body's premier security panel and setting the stage for a potential clash over issues ranging from Syria to Ukraine.
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Venezuela Needs International Help to Tackle Crime

Venezuela Needs International Help to Tackle Crime | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
Last week, a shootout took place between Venezuelan
police and a government-sponsored paramilitary gang known as a "colectivo." The colectivos even managed to kidnap several police officers and held
them for several hours until the police stormed the hostage-takers. When the
smoke finally cleared, five people were dead. A number of others were wounded.
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Venezuela Set to Play a Bigger Role at the U.N.

Venezuela Set to Play a Bigger Role at the U.N. | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
When the
late Hugo Chávez came to the United Nations, it was usually a media event.
Journalists would swarm around him looking for a juicy quote, and he frequently
obliged. The apex of Chávez's performances at the global forum came in 2006, when he called George
W. Bush
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Members of Venezuela's opposition gather signatures to force Maduro from office

Members of Venezuela's opposition gather signatures to force Maduro from office | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
Hard-line opponents of President Nicolas Maduro began collecting signatures Saturday seeking to force a constitutional assembly and remove the socialist leader before presidential elections in 2019.
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Venezuela's Bolívar Currency Hits Record Low on Black Market

Venezuela's Bolívar Currency Hits Record Low on Black Market | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
The plummeting Venezuelan currency breached a new, symbolic low of 100 bolívares per dollar on the black market Friday, according to market-tracking websites, in a sign of the worsening greenback shortage faced by President Nicolás Maduro's government.
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Why are Venezuela’s supermarkets so empty?

Why are Venezuela’s supermarkets so empty? | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
It's Econ 101: Price controls cause shortages
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Venezuela divided

Venezuela divided | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
Fault Lines travels to Caracas to find out what is really going on in the streets of a deeply polarised nation.
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Lord's Prayer to Hugo Chávez angers Catholic church in Venezuela

Lord's Prayer to Hugo Chávez angers Catholic church in Venezuela | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
Socialist party congress directs prayer to ‘Our Chávez who art in heaven’, drawing church retort that text is ‘untouchable’
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Stealth Censorship in Venezuela

Stealth Censorship in Venezuela | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
How the Maduro government has outsourced repression of the media to the private sector.
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Poverty Shoots Up in Venezuela

Poverty Shoots Up in Venezuela | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
When the Venezuelan
government defends itself from its critics, it usually
points to declining poverty rates as proof of its success. For
a while, this worked; poverty figures indeed improved during a portion of the
chavista years. But the days when poverty was a winning issue for chavismo are
over. Official statistics now show that poverty is rising rapidly.
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Venezuela's President Backtracks as Caracas Burns

Venezuela's President Backtracks as Caracas Burns | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
This article has been corrected.

A few months ago, Venezuela watchers predicted that
the time of reckoning for the chavista model had come.
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Venezuela’s Crackdown on Opposition

Venezuela’s Crackdown on Opposition | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
The government’s abuses are dangerous for the region and warrant strong criticism from Latin American leaders.
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Venezuela's Maduro Calls for Shakeup at UN

Venezuela's Maduro Calls for Shakeup at UN | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
But unlike his mentor and predecessor Hugo Chavez, who famously called George W. Bush the devil in a U.N. speech, Maduro stopped short of personal attacks or name-calling.
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Venezuela doesn’t deserve a seat on the U.N. Security Council

Venezuela doesn’t deserve a seat on the U.N. Security Council | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
The country doesn’t deserve a seat on the U.N. Security Council.
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The Case for Sanctioning Venezuela

The Case for Sanctioning Venezuela | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
The U.S. need not be a passive witness to repression. Economic sanctions could target Venezuelans responsible for human-rights abuses.
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Venezuela Will Begin Fingerprinting Grocery Shoppers To Control How Much Food They Buy

Venezuela Will Begin Fingerprinting Grocery Shoppers To Control How Much Food They Buy | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
Venezuela's food shortage is so bad the country is mandating that people scan their fingerprints at grocery stores in order to keep people from buying too much of a single item.
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Venezuela's oldest newspaper forced to stop printing

Venezuela's oldest newspaper forced to stop printing | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
El Impulso hit by paper shortage as economic woes continue to affect publications across the country
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Inter-American Dialogue | Publication

Inter-American Dialogue | Publication | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
The Inter-American Dialogue is the premier center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs. The Dialogue engages public and private leaders from across the Americas in efforts to develop and mobilize support for cooperative responses to key hemispheric problems and opportunities.
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Venezuela's Government-Sponsored Anti-Semitism

Venezuela's Government-Sponsored Anti-Semitism | Prospect of Venezuelan Democratization | Scoop.it
Recently,
the following graffito appeared near a Caracas Metro station:
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