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    Venezuela bans protests ahead of vote

    Venezuela bans protests ahead of vote


    Venezuela's government says it will ban protests ahead of this weekend's vote for a special constitutional assembly -- a direct challenge to opposition leaders who planned massive Friday demonstrations against the...

    Venezuela's government says it will ban protests ahead of this weekend's vote for a special constitutional assembly -- a direct challenge to opposition leaders who planned massive Friday demonstrations against the election.
    Faces on the front lines of Venezuela's protests

    Faces on the front lines of Venezuela's protests


    Young Venezuelan men have formed a movement known as 'La Resistencia' intent on keeping up the pressure, and protests, against President Nicolas...

    Young Venezuelan men have formed a movement known as 'La Resistencia' intent on keeping up the pressure, and protests, against President Nicolas Maduro.
    Venezuela: Latest updates

    Venezuela: Latest updates


    Venezuela has allowed CNN correspondents in to the crisis-hit country ahead of Sunday's vote called by the government to elect a special assembly to rewrite the 1999...

    Venezuela has allowed CNN correspondents in to the crisis-hit country ahead of Sunday's vote called by the government to elect a special assembly to rewrite the 1999 constitution.
    Venezuela's political crisis explained

    Venezuela's political crisis explained


    Venezuela's political turmoil comes to a head on Sunday with a deeply polarizing referendum vote. Here's how the South American nation got to this...

    Venezuela's political turmoil comes to a head on Sunday with a deeply polarizing referendum vote. Here's how the South American nation got to this point.
    Venezuela: Protesters launch 2-day strike against Maduro

    Venezuela: Protesters launch 2-day strike against Maduro


    Thousands of Venezuelans are rallying for a second day Thursday against President Nicolas Maduro's regime as it prepares for a national vote next...

    Thousands of Venezuelans are rallying for a second day Thursday against President Nicolas Maduro's regime as it prepares for a national vote next week.
    The 'Trump effect' looms large at Mexico's southern border

    The 'Trump effect' looms large at Mexico's southern border


    In the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, the number of migrants from Central America who are choosing to stay in Mexico is...

    In the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, the number of migrants from Central America who are choosing to stay in Mexico is growing.
    'Despacito' singers outraged by latest cover

    'Despacito' singers outraged by latest cover


    Luis Fonsi, the singer behind the wildly popular song "Despacito," often applauds others who cover his big hit. Not this...

    Luis Fonsi, the singer behind the wildly popular song "Despacito," often applauds others who cover his big hit. Not this time.
    Venezuela: Clashes in Caracas, cracks in unity at UN

    Venezuela: Clashes in Caracas, cracks in unity at UN


    Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro barricaded the streets in Caracas for a 24-hour strike as clashes intensified, the death toll from months of unrest neared 100 and cracks appeared in the government's public face...

    Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro barricaded the streets in Caracas for a 24-hour strike as clashes intensified, the death toll from months of unrest neared 100 and cracks appeared in the government's public face abroad.
    Man builds city steps for $550, gets into hot water

    Man builds city steps for $550, gets into hot water


    A retiree in Toronto built a set of stairs near a precarious slope to help his neighbors, but the city wasn't happy about...

    A retiree in Toronto built a set of stairs near a precarious slope to help his neighbors, but the city wasn't happy about it
    Venezuelans reject constitutional rewrite in non-binding referendum

    Venezuelans reject constitutional rewrite in non-binding referendum


    Millions of Venezuelans have voted to reject President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plans to rewrite the country's...

    Millions of Venezuelans have voted to reject President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plans to rewrite the country's constitution.
    Mexico's Vicente Fox banned from Venezuela

    Mexico's Vicente Fox banned from Venezuela


    Venezuelan authorities have declared former Mexican President Vicente Fox a "persona non grata" and banned him from ever returning to the...

    Venezuelan authorities have declared former Mexican President Vicente Fox a "persona non grata" and banned him from ever returning to the country.
    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts

    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
    Canadian leader meets a tiny namesake

    Canadian leader meets a tiny namesake


    Things got awfully adorable at a western rodeo festival in Canada on Saturday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his tiny namesake, the son of Syrian...

    Things got awfully adorable at a western rodeo festival in Canada on Saturday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his tiny namesake, the son of Syrian refugees.
    Jet blast from a plane kills a tourist at a Caribbean airport

    Jet blast from a plane kills a tourist at a Caribbean airport


    Watching planes land and take off at Princess Juliana International Airport is a well-known tourist attraction, as approaching aircraft tend to fly very low above their...

    Watching planes land and take off at Princess Juliana International Airport is a well-known tourist attraction, as approaching aircraft tend to fly very low above their heads.
    Venezuela's fugitive helicopter cop appears at opposition rally

    Venezuela's fugitive helicopter cop appears at opposition rally


    The fugitive police pilot who allegedly stole a helicopter and used it to attack Venezuela's Supreme Court has appeared at an opposition rally in the capital, Caracas, attendees tell...

    The fugitive police pilot who allegedly stole a helicopter and used it to attack Venezuela's Supreme Court has appeared at an opposition rally in the capital, Caracas, attendees tell CNN.
    Ex-Brazil leader Lula da Silva guilty of corruption

    Ex-Brazil leader Lula da Silva guilty of corruption


    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former President, was found guilty Wednesday of corruption and money laundering charges, a representative of the federal court in Parana state told...

    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former President, was found guilty Wednesday of corruption and money laundering charges, a representative of the federal court in Parana state told CNN.
    Leopoldo López Fast Facts

    Leopoldo López Fast Facts


    View CNN's Fast Facts to learn more about the life of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo...

    View CNN's Fast Facts to learn more about the life of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López..
    The people fighting the world's harshest abortion law

    The people fighting the world's harshest abortion law


    El Salvador's ban on abortion is one of the toughest in the world, but for the first time in 20 years, there are signs the law could be...

    El Salvador's ban on abortion is one of the toughest in the world, but for the first time in 20 years, there are signs the law could be weakened.
    Venezuelan opposition leader released from prison

    Venezuelan opposition leader released from prison


    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, whose imprisonment has been a rallying cry for anti-regime demonstrators, has been released to house arrest because of health concerns, the nation's Supreme Court said Saturday...

    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, whose imprisonment has been a rallying cry for anti-regime demonstrators, has been released to house arrest because of health concerns, the nation's Supreme Court said Saturday morning.
    Lawmakers hurt in Venezuela clashes

    Lawmakers hurt in Venezuela clashes


    Supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed the opposition-controlled National Assembly on Wednesday, injuring several lawmakers, witnesses...

    Supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed the opposition-controlled National Assembly on Wednesday, injuring several lawmakers, witnesses said.
    Rogue helicopter cop resurfaces in Venezuela video

    Rogue helicopter cop resurfaces in Venezuela video


    Oscar Perez, the Venezuelan police helicopter pilot who apparently stole a police chopper and used it to strafe the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in Caracas last month, has shown up in another...

    Oscar Perez, the Venezuelan police helicopter pilot who apparently stole a police chopper and used it to strafe the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in Caracas last month, has shown up in another video.
    Venezuela Fast Facts

    Venezuela Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts on Venezuela and learn more about one of the top oil-producing countries in the...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts on Venezuela and learn more about one of the top oil-producing countries in the world.
    Venezuelan mothers fight for survival

    Venezuelan mothers fight for survival


    Coming across the border to Colombia, some Venezuelans have fled their country as they search for any means of survival. They're escaping from the highest inflation rate in the world, ongoing unrest and violent street...

    Coming across the border to Colombia, some Venezuelans have fled their country as they search for any means of survival. They're escaping from the highest inflation rate in the world, ongoing unrest and violent street protests.
    Reports: Former Gitmo detainee to get $10M

    Reports: Former Gitmo detainee to get $10M


    Omar Khadr, a Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan, is getting more than $10 million and an apology from the Canadian government, according to Canadian media...

    Omar Khadr, a Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan, is getting more than $10 million and an apology from the Canadian government, according to Canadian media reports.
    Twitter erupts after Canada's Trudeau forgets Alberta

    Twitter erupts after Canada's Trudeau forgets Alberta


    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forgot Alberta when he gave a Canada Day shoutout to all the country's provinces and territories, and Twitter went...

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forgot Alberta when he gave a Canada Day shoutout to all the country's provinces and territories, and Twitter went crazy.
    Mexican mayor 'marries' reptile for good luck

    Mexican mayor 'marries' reptile for good luck


    A mayor married a crocodile this weekend to bring luck and abundance to San Pedro Huamelula, a town in...

    A mayor married a crocodile this weekend to bring luck and abundance to San Pedro Huamelula, a town in Mexico.
    Mexico bans gill nets to save endangered porpoise

    Mexico bans gill nets to save endangered porpoise


    After years of pressure on the Mexican government, a permanent ban on gillnet fishing has gone into effect in a bid to save a critically endangered species of...

    After years of pressure on the Mexican government, a permanent ban on gillnet fishing has gone into effect in a bid to save a critically endangered species of porpoise.
    For Venezuelans, relief is across the bridge in Colombia

    For Venezuelans, relief is across the bridge in Colombia


    A short bridge that connects Venezuela and Colombia offers a vital lifeline for thousands of people who cross between the two countries every...

    A short bridge that connects Venezuela and Colombia offers a vital lifeline for thousands of people who cross between the two countries every day.