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  Brazilian lawmakers prevented from meeting Venezuelan opposition  Brazilian senators flew into Venezuela to try to meet with jailed opposition leaders, but they barely made it past the airport Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'  President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling   U.S. downgrades four countries in trafficking report  Washington: The U.S. government has singled out Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela and The Gambia for taking insufficient action against human trafficking Venezuela leader gets special powers  Venezuela's National Assembly has given final approval to special powers for President Nicolas Maduro Venezuela pulls out of OAS's human rights court  Rights groups and the United Nations are expressing concern that Venezuela's withdraws from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights   Chavez gets power to govern by decree
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Passport of opposition leader Capriles 'seized'  Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he has been stopped from leaving the country to meet UN officials in New York Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression'  Henrique Capriles has told the BBC that early general elections are the only way to put an end to the country's crisis   New 'anti-coup squad' in Venezuela monitors, hunts opponents  Following on his predecessor’s footsteps, President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela dreams of coups-de-etats and how to prevent them Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Map of Caracas Venezuela
Venezuela opposition banned from running in election

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  President Nicolas Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election

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  Prominent Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison


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  Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months
Jul.20   Chavez: Government owns part of radio  President Hugo Chavez: Venezuela will name a government representative to the board of opposition broadcaster Globovision Jun.18 Venezuela asks Interpol to arrest Zuloaga  Venezuela has asked Interpol to arrest the owner of the only TV station still openly critical of leftist President Hugo Chavez Jun.12 Warrant issuesd for TV executive  The government has issued an arrest warrant against Guillermo Zuloaga, the president of one of the last independent TV stations in that coun... May.13 Opposition leader freed from jail until trial  Alvarez Paz who had been jailed after criticizing leftist Hugo Chavez was freed until his trial on charges of public instigation to commit a... Mar.25 Chief of last TV critical of Chavez arrested Feb.25 Venezuela slams human rights report

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Aug.18   Chavez moving to silence critics
  U.S. intelligence report: The closure of 32 radio stations and a proposed law are signs that Chavez is moving to quash criticism of his government May.23 Globovision president's home raided  The head of an independent TV station that has criticized Chavez said officials were trying to frighten him when they raided one of his homes

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Sep.18 Rights group slams Chavez
Jul.1 General who opposes Chavez detained

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Nov.7 Gunmen fire on protesters
  Gunmen opened fire on students returning from a march in which 80,000 people denounced Chavez's attempts to expand his power May.29   TV station accused of inciting Chavez hit  As thousands of students marched in the streets in support, Globovision denied accusations that it was inciting violence against the governm... May.27 TV station off the air
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  Radio Caracas Television, Venezuela's most-watched television station and outlet for the political opposition, went off the air.    The government refused to renew RCTV broadcast license, which has been broadcasting for 53 years. It was replaced by a state-run s...
May.25 Court orders TV station seizure  Venezuela's top court has allowed the government to take control of private transmitters as it prepares to replace commercial with state-run... May.19 Venezuelans rally for TV station   Tens of thousands have rallied in Caracas to protest against Chavez's plans to close a private TV station Jan.31 Lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers
  A congress wholly loyal to the President approved a law granting him authority to enact measures by decree.    After an extraordinary assembly vote in the main square of Carac...

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2017-12-10 Venezuela opposition banned from running in election Venezuela
C. 2017-05-18 Passport of opposition leader Capriles 'seized' Venezuela
D. 2017-04-27 Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression' Venezuela
E. 2017-01-27 New 'anti-coup squad' in Venezuela monitors, hunts opponents Venezuela
5. 2015-09-10 Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Caracas, Venezuela
G. 2015-06-19 Brazilian lawmakers prevented from meeting Venezuelan opposition Venezuela
H. 2014-08-21 Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers' Venezuela
8. 2013-11-19 Venezuela leader gets special powers Venezuela

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