U.S. travel ban follows Canada’s freezing assets and prohibiting economic dealings for 40 top members of the Nicolas Maduro government.
President Nicolas Maduro has pressed ahead with the vote despite the threat of further U.S. sanctions and months of opposition protests in which around 120 people have been killed
Venezuela’s opposition-led congress said on Friday it will appoint 13 alternative judges to the country’s Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro.
Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a plan for a new congress they fear would institute dictatorship.
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