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Venezuelan opposition in final protest push ahead of Sunday vote

14:19 EDT 28 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Venezuelan opposition in final protest push ahead of Sunday voteBy Hugh Bronstein CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition sympathizers braved tear gas and rainstorms on Friday, blocking streets in protest against a legislative super-body to be elected on Sunday that critics call a plan by President Nicolas Maduro to create a dictatorship. The imminent election of a constituent assembly has been broadly condemned by countries around the world as a weakening of democratic governance in the OPEC nation, which is also struggling under a crippling economic crisis. Demonstrators said urgency was increasing as they set up barricades along main roads in the capital, Caracas, pelted by sheets of rain and teargas canisters fired by police.


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