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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the days-old constitutional assembly announcing that it is taking over all legislative powers of the National Assembly.
Venezuela's sham elections on Sunday led to the death of 130 protestors and the arrest of at least 5,000.
Freedom House issued a statement following the detention of journalists in Venezuela.
Governments that choose the path of media repression often pass by familiar landmarks as they descend into authoritarian rule.
Freedom House helps citizens defend their rights against government abuses in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.