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Americas With crucial election looming, Venezuelans hear clarion call to civic action

A July 30 vote will elect an assembly to rewrite the constitution – a plan citizens have not approved, and that critics call a power grab. As the deadline looms, many are doubling down on the democratic channels that remain to express their discontent.

Marco Bello/ Reuters

At the behest of opposition congressmen, Venezuelans are taking their political fight to the schoolyard.