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A Venezuelan court has found David Natera Febres guilty of defamation. 

In Sunday's election, Venezuelans were unequivocal in expressing their discontent with the country’s trajectory. 

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Public frustration with the Maduro administration is expected to overcome extensive manipulation by the government, and the ruling party will face international pressure to accept the results.

In response to a judge in Caracas sentencing the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López to more than 13 years in prison for his role in an anti-government protest, Freedom House issued the following statement


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