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Deadly protests mar Venezuela ballot as voters snub Maduro assembly

15:08 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Deadly protests mar Venezuela ballot as voters snub Maduro assemblyBy Alexandra Ulmer and Anggy Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a "new era of combat" in the crisis-stricken nation. Maduro, widely disliked for overseeing an unraveling of Venezuela's economy, has promised the assembly will bring peace by way of a new constitution after four months of opposition protests in which about 120 people have been killed. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted "Maduro's sham election is another step toward dictatorship.


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