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Venezuela

Venezuela gripped by hunger and riots

Across Venezuela, cities are erupting in protests and looting over food shortages. Nicholas Casey, The New York Times’s Andes bureau chief, and the photographer Meridith Kohut provide a view from the ground.

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Venezuela debate: Latin America’s moment of truth

The Organization of American States will debate whether the embattled Venezuela government is a democracy after OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro invoked the group’s Democratic Charter. If the OAS determines that Venezuela has violated the charter, it could be suspended from the 34-nation group. It’s a rare event for the United Nations-like group that’s supposed to provide the democratic underpinning for governance in the Americas, but has resisted meddling in other governments’ affairs.

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Venezuela talks need more time, Spain’s former prime minister tells OAS

The plea by Spain’s former prime minister for time to work out a resolution with the Venezuelan government and opposition-led National Assembly could undercut a more aggressive effort supported by the United States to consider suspending Venezuela from the Organization of American States if it has violated the hemispheric organization’s Democratic Charter.

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Venezuelan allies push back at OAS on recall vote

Allies of beleaguered Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro launch a full-court press to blunt a push at the influential hemispheric organization for a referendum that could force Maduro from office – or any measure that could be seen as hurtful – in a dizzying display of the region’s lingering reluctance to confront the oil-rich nation.

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In polarized Venezuela, opposition leader treads tricky ground: the middle

Since 2015, Venezuela's Jesus ‘Chuo’ Torrealba has been the leader of the coalition of opposition parties known as MUD, and he was key to handing the group its first real electoral victory in decades: capturing congress. Now, as he sees a nation on the brink, he's hoping he can be a voice for moderation, cooperation and even forgiveness in what he sees as an imminent transition.

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OAS chief to Venezuela: I am not a CIA agent

The secretary-general of the influential Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, defends himself against Venezuelan accusations that he’s part of a ploy to topple embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

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Married in Venezuela, U.S. man, wife accused of being spies

Joshua Holt, a former missionary from Utah, traveled to Venezuela to marry the woman of his dreams. Now he and his wife are sitting in a Venezuelan military detention center, facing charges of espionage and terrorism.
Jim Wyss jwyss@miamiherald.com
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Married in Venezuela, U.S. man, wife accused of being spies

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Venezuela gripped by hunger and riots

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Don Mattingly reacts to 4-0 loss to the Phillies

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Hecklers for Sanders disrupt start of the DNC