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Trump's tough call about Venezuela and oil

Trump's tough call about Venezuela and oil

A video posted showed him being taken away by members of the Venezuelan intelligence service, Sebin.

Maduro's defiant speech comes as Venezuela spirals into chaos in the wake of Sunday's election of members to a constituent assembly, which will remake the country's constitution. "We express our solidarity with Leopoldo Lopez, Antonio Ledezma and other political prisoners in Venezuela", Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Twitter.

Mr Lopez was granted house arrest just last month after three years inside. He had been convicted of instigating violence during protests against Maduro in 2014 that left 43 people dead.

The U.S. imposed sanctions Monday against Maduro for what it called his "illegitimate" election of an assembly to rewrite the constitution.

The sanctions freeze the Venezuelan president's assets under USA jurisdiction and prevent Americans from doing business with him.

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Tuesday night, President Trump condemned "the actions of the Maduro dictatorship".

"They don't intimidate me. Bring on more sanctions, Donald Trump".

"I think things will only start to improve once Maduro is no longer in power and once we can be assured that free and fair elections can actually be held", says UT Latin American studies professor Raul Madrid.

According to ANSA news agency, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that he and Pope Francis are "very committed" to seeking a peaceful solution to the crisis in Venezuela. More than 120 people have been killed in four months of protests.

If 8 million people did cast ballots, that would be less than half of all registered voters. It seemed like a potential turning point - the assembly could vote to impeach Maduro, who had verbally clashed with the opposition since he came to power in 2013. Venezuela is arguably Russia's most important economic and military ally in South America, and the two countries have a strong bilateral relationship. In addition to rewriting the constitution, the legislative superbody will have the power to dissolve the opposition-led congress, eliminating any institutional check on Maduro's powers. But government opponents called the abrupt removal of the men from their homes by security forces in nighttime raids a sign of Maduro's determination to silence rivals. Since protests ratcheted up in April, at least 125 people have died; 10 people were reportedly killed during protests on Sunday.

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The drop in global energy prices and political corruption have destroyed Venezuela's oil-rich economy.

Blamed by many for rising poverty in Venezuela, Maduro has faced nearly daily protests demanding freedom for jailed politicians, early elections to replace him and permitted entry of humanitarian aid such as food and medicines.

The new sanctions won't be a total embargo of all Venezuelan oil, but could include a ban on the sale of USA oil and petroleum products to Venezuela along with financial restrictions on the country's state-owned oil company.

In the wake of the arrests, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said it was concerned that the escalation of political tensions would make it hard to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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