United Nations slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise

United Nations slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise

The Latin American Foreign Ministers bloc on Tuesday also said the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro and tasked with drafting a new Constitution was "illegitimate".

Despite a widespread popular uprising, that has been violently repressed by state security forces, causing more than 120 deaths, Corbyn appears to place ideological affinity with his socialist comrade Maduro over human rights considerations, even though virtually the entire worldwide community has aligned to reject Maduro's power grab.

The crackdown on the opposition following last month's widely questioned vote to elect the constitutional assembly is likely to dominate a meeting in Peru on Tuesday where foreign ministers from more than a dozen Latin American governments were gathering to discuss how to force Maduro to back down.

President Nicolas Maduro's all-powerful constitutional assembly is forging ahead on promises to punish the embattled leader's foes.

Earlier Tuesday, Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court sentenced a Caracas-area mayor at the center of recent protests to 15 months in prison for not following an order to remove barricades set up during anti-government demonstrations.

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Two days after the incident and government ordered shutdown, the state fair reopened "low impact" rides and its "Kiddieland". He was about to begin his senior year in high school and had enlisted in the U.S.

The ANC also approved an agreement rejecting the unilateral measures imposed by the USA government against Venezuela and reflected its support for President Nicolas Maduro against foreign threats.

- Security forces allegedly are responsible at least 46 deaths.

Commission members are looking into the latest wave of violent anti-government protests since April, as well as mass rallies during the first months of 2014 protesting the country's high levels of urban violence, inflation, and chronic shortages of basic goods attributed to economic policies.

"It's the truth of only one sector", said Carlos Berrizbeitia, an opposition lawmaker.

According to the High Commissioner of united Nations for Human rights, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, "many thousands of people have been placed in arbitrary detention, many would have been victims of ill-treatment and even torture".

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"I determine the voting in the motion of no confidence in the president on the 8th of August will be by secret ballot".

On Monday, Maradona made a post on Facebook saying "We are Chavistas to the death".

Ortega has called the Constituent Assembly's election illegal, and said she would continue to be attorney general.

At least 40 worldwide leaders have called on Maduro not to launch the new Assembly, threating not to recognize it.

A further five nations participated in the meeting but didn't sign the document.

Peru was urging that Maduro's government be condemned for carrying out "a new form of coup d'etat" through the "unconstitutional" Constituent Assembly, that political prisoners in Venezuela be freed, and that the country hold scheduled elections, diplomatic sources said.

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Washington has already imposed financial sanctions, direct to the head of the State, a measure that's extremely rare.

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