Venezuela’s socialist government says a national election has given it a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country’s political system even as condemnations of the process have poured in from nations abroad and opponents at home.
Protesters gathered outside of the Venezuelan consulate Sunday in opposition against that President Nicolas Maduro and the country’s vote Sunday for a constitutional assembly, which would rewrite the country’s constitution.
Venezuelans from across Manitoba and beyond gathered in Brandon on Sunday to vote in a symbolic opposition-sponsored referendum on government plans to rewrite the country’s constitution.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro excoriated opposition protesters on Sunday for setting a man on fire during a demonstration, accusing them of targeting him for being pro-government. Witnesses say the crowd accused the man of being a thief.
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