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In 2003, the opposition signed a petition to recall Chávez, but many later faced government repercussions. Now, a similar idea has been proposed for Venezuelans who don't sign a petition against US sanctions - and people are falling in line.
Venezuelans have been hit hard by plummeting oil prices and high inflation, and Maduro outlined no specific solutions in his highly anticipated address to the nation last night.
Analysts had expected that the wave of leftist leaders that took office across Latin America since the late 1990s would recede. But elections across the region - including Tabaré Vázquez's likely victory in Uruguay this weekend - show otherwise.
Jesús Torrealba heads a coalition of political parties opposed to the socialist government of Nicolás Maduro. His challenge is to reunite the fractured group and appeal to the country's poor who make up the bulk of votes.
President Maduro's changes to his cabinet did little to address pressing problems like the economy - and he may have increased the challenges facing his country.
The last time motorists saw the price at the pump change was 1996, when the government raised the cost of gasoline to about 6 cents per gallon.
The US imposed visa bans on more than 20 Venezuelan officials, citing alleged human rights abuses. The timing of the sanctions could bolster President Maduro's anti-US credentials.
El Universal was valued between $20 million and $35 million, but $122 million was an offer the owner couldn't refuse. Some wonder if the buyer has government ties.
Soccer has become the latest target for Venezuela's beleaguered political opposition as it tries to use the World Cup craze to keep pressure on embattled President Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuela has been rocked by more than four months of anti-government protests and violent police crackdown. Dozens of Venezuelans have died and thousands have been arrested. But resolving the crisis still seems out of reach. Here are six perspectives on Venezuela's search for a peaceful path forward.
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