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Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression'
Passport of opposition leader Capriles 'seized'

May 2017 ... more > Top ^
  Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he has been stopped from leaving the country to meet UN officials in New York

April 2017 ... more > Top ^
  Henrique Capriles has told the BBC that early general elections are the only way to put an end to the country's crisis

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year 2015 Top ^

  Prominent Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison
Jun.19   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

year 2014 Top ^

Aug.21 Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'  President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling Jun.20   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

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.19 Venezuela leader gets special powers  Venezuela's National Assembly has given final approval to special powers for President Nicolas Maduro Sep.10 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

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.17   Chavez gets power to govern by decree
  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  Guillermo Zuloaga was arrested on charges that he abused his right to free speech, then released after a two-hour hearing Feb.25 Venezuela slams human rights report

year 2009 Top ^

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

year 2008 Top ^

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

year 2007 Top ^

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 station -- Tves. Police used water cannons and tear gas to break up thousands of demonstrators protesting the government's decision
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

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B. 2017-05-18 Passport of opposition leader Capriles 'seized' Venezuela
C. 2017-04-27 Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression' Venezuela
D. 2017-01-27 New 'anti-coup squad' in Venezuela monitors, hunts opponents Venezuela
2015-09-10 Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Caracas, Venezuela
F. 2015-06-19 Brazilian lawmakers prevented from meeting Venezuelan opposition Venezuela
G. 2014-08-21 Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers' Venezuela
7. 2013-11-19 Venezuela leader gets special powers Venezuela
I. 2013-09-10 Venezuela pulls out of OAS's human rights court Venezuela

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