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Henrique Capriles says he has been banned from political office for fifteen years. Tension between his supporters and the government of President Nicolas Maduro have been growing. There have been street battles between riot police and opposition protesters. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Venezuela's former chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz was sped away on the backseat of a motorbike after finding some 30 national guardsmen blocking her entrance to the public prosecutor's office in Caracas, Saturday. Government forces wearing riot gear surrounded the entrance to Ortega's headquarters, preventing her from entering the building where her office is situated. The guards were stationed outside of the office ahead of the first regular session of the newly selected National Constituent Assembly, where a unanimous vote decided that Ortega would be stripped of her title. MANDATORY CREDIT: Caraota Digital Video ID: 20170805 022 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
(8 Apr 2017) Venezuela's government has barred opposition leader Henrique Capriles - twice a major presidential candidate - from running for office for 15 years, a surprise move sure to ratchet up tensions amid a growing street protest movement. Capriles read from excerpts of the comptroller general's order at a rally on Friday night in which he urged supporters to take to the streets, beginning with a previously scheduled demonstration on Saturday, to defend their political rights and demand the removal of President Nicolas Maduro. The 44-year-old Capriles has been the most prominent leader of Venezuela's opposition over the past decade, twice coming close to winning the presidency despite institutional obstacles that tilted races in favour of the government. He's currently governor o...
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One of the most prominent critics of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been removed from office. Luisa Ortega, Venezuela's dissident attorney general, has vowed to stay in her job, but the government has already sworn in her successor. Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Caracas. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Why Is Venezuela In Crisis? http://testu.be/1xapE8S Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Since Venezuela's late president, Hugo Chavez, took office in 1999, United States' diplomatic relations with the oil-rich country had turned tense. So what contributed to the hostile sentiment towards U.S.? Learn More: Venezuela's oil dependency http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/venezuelas-oil-dependency/2014/09/03/3b7a2d80-33ab-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_graphic.html "Venezuela's increasingly state-controlled industries are hobbled, leaving the country almost entirely dependent on oil exports." Exxon's wrathful tiger takes on Hugo Chávez http://www.economist.com/node/10696005 "A dispute with Exxon adds to the troubles of Venezuela's president and the state-owned oil behemoth on which he relies" Exxo...
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said on Friday he has been banned from holding political office for 15 years, a move that could galvanize protests against the leftist government and upend a presidential election scheduled for 2018. Capriles, a two-time presidential candidate, was seen as the opposition's best hope to defeat President Nicolas Maduro, to whom he narrowly lost in a 2013 election. The punishment deals a blow to the opposition after stepped-up protests this week and accusations that Maduro, the unpopular handpicked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, was leading the country to dictatorship and cracking down on dissent.
Protests in Venezuela continue against President Nicolás Maduro and his government. The most recent ones were sparked by the government's decision to bar top opposition leader Henrique Capriles from running for office for 15 years. For more, go to http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/s-9097
Venezuela's opposition group, the Democratic Unity coalition, is launching a campaign to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power. The country is in the midst of a deep economic crisis, that the opposition said was a result of the government's failed policies.
Venezuela’s deep economic and social crisis shows no signs of abating, and will likely get worse amidst the chaos and violence wracking the country. The opposition has shown its willingness to sacrifice possibilities for economic recovery to achieve its goal of removing President Nicolas Maduro from office, with reports that the National Assembly head Julio Borges recently contacted over a dozen leading international banks, urging them not to do business with Venezuela. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymo...
Anti-Maduro protests continue in Venezuela Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have continued protests in the capital Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro's decision to ban opposition leader Henrique Capriles from public office. Much of the anger is also due to the food shortages, inflation and what protesters call "massive government corruption". Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires in Argentina. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Nicolas Maduro is solidifying power in Venezuela. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down. Brought to you by An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power http://inconvenientsequel.com/action “CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office is reporting three deaths on the day of a controversial vote for a constituent assembly that opposition leaders fear will trigger the end of democracy in Venezuela. The office tweeted that 28-year-old Angelo Mendez and 39-year-old Eduardo Olave were killed at a protest Sunday in Merida. Thirty-year-old Ricardo Campos was killed in a separate incident in Sucre. Few details were provided on the deaths. Leaders with the opposition Democratic Action party on Twitter identified Campos as the group's youth secretary in Sucre, a state in northern V...
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