Sore at Macron's 'dictatorship' criticism, Venezuela blasts France


Having established a constituent assembly able to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution, take essential political and economic decisions, and confirm key appointments, President Maduro's government is now moving swiftly to assert its overall authority.

The executive order carries an exemption for oil imports from Venezuela.

As Trump's disgraced presidency continues to putrefy, the urge to rescue it with war will certainly grow. But muscle-flexing from the White House can only be counterproductive.

Recreation vehicles that served as camp homes are rolled over - with several of them hundreds of feet down the block from where they were parked Friday morning. "I do not want to qualify it thus at the moment, but there is definitely an attitude of authoritarianism and of totalitarianism".

18, the new body effectively nullified the legislative power of elected members of the National Assembly.

Venezuela's socialist government has in the past given subsidized heating oil to poor Americans and sent aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Trades of existing bonds commissioned by Caracas will also be barred. "In a videotape message delivered to the group in 2014, she said, 'Thank you to the Atlas Network, to all freedom fighters'".

Decree orders authorities to investigate and try those believed responsible for supporting new US economic sanctions.

Winds had stripped fresh paint off a post, and a neighbor's trailer had split open when it hit one of the building's pilings.

"In Venezuela's current crisis, Cedice has promoted the recent spate of protests against ..."

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Venezuela's government on Wednesday pledged 5 million U.S. dollars to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christie and Houston, two towns in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2015, the country's inflation rate soared to its highest in history.

Trump has not used all of his plays to get Caracas' actions in line yet. Some of this criticism is unfair-the kneejerk anti-Trumpism of people for whom playing gotcha at the expense of the president has become part of a crusade to remove him from office.

Fourth, it is likely that the situation in Venezuela and external reaction could result in hard choices.

By threatening US military action Trump, as is his wont, went too far. The punitive measures followed individual sanctions against dozens of top Venezuelan officials, including Maduro himself, in late July. S&P Global Ratings and Moody's Investors Service also rank the country at speculative levels. Who should issue the rating?