Requiem for Venezuela

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    Gangs run wild in Venezuela...
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    Ultra-violent gangs thrive in chaotic Venezuela despite crackdown
    Wed Aug 31, 2016 - The click-clack of guns being cocked echoes in the cement safe house where seven kidnappers keep watch over a western Caracas slum, their 33-year-old gang leader boasting of grenade attacks on police and growing wealth and power.
     
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    Demonstration in the streets of Caracas against Maduro...
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    Venezuelan oppositions vows to keep up pressure on Maduro
    Sep 1,`16) -- Venezuela's opposition is vowing to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro after flooding the streets of Caracas with demonstrators Thursday in its biggest show of force in years.
     
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    One of the worst problems is that gang membership is increasing virtually unchecked.
     
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    Looks like Venezuela just lost freedom of the press...
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    Venezuela Constituent Assembly Cracks Down On Media
    November 8, 2017 - Human rights groups say President Nicolas Maduro's autocratic government aims to stifle dissent in both broadcasting and social platforms.

     
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    Venezuelan police tear-gas relatives of prison fire victims...
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    After Dozens Die in a Jail Fire, Venezuela Tear-Gasses Their Relatives
    MARCH 29, 2018 — Like most jails in Venezuela, the one attached to the police station in the northern city of Valencia was packed beyond capacity. Built to house roughly 60 inmates, it contained about 200.
     
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    Colombian church sends communion wafers to Venezuela...
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    Colombia church sends communion wafers to Venezuela amid flour shortage
    March 30, 2018 -- A food crisis has left Venezuela without wheat flour to make the sacramental bread used to celebrate the Holy Eucharist, so a Colombian church stepped in with a gift.
     
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    Venezuelan Refugees Face Violence And Closed Borders As They Try To Flee...
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    Venezuelan Refugees Face Violence And Closed Borders As They Try To Flee

    August 20, 2018 • Over the weekend an angry mob attacked Venezuelan migrant camps in a Brazilian town near the border. Ecuador has declared a state of emergency, and closed its borders to those without passports.
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    Pregnant Venezuelan women going to Brazil to give birth
    22 Aug.`18 – Expecting Venezuelan women are leaving their country due to lack of prenatal care, medicine and diapers and giving birth across the border in Brazil, where three Venezuelan babies are born every day.
     
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    OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela...
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    OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

    Sep 15, 2018 - The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to restore democracy and ease the country’s humanitarian crisis.
     

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