A demonstrator carries Venezuela's flag while clashing with riot police during the so-called "mother of all marches" against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela Apr 19, 2017.
In the aftermath of the renewal of mass protests in Venezuela, a failing state that each day finds itself stumbling closer toward complete anarchy, one can't help but feel powerless when reports of tear gas flooding the streets of Caracas make headlines across the world.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro uses binoculars during a rally in Caracas on April 19, 2017. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of vehicle.
GM has about 2,700 workers in Venezuela, where it's been the market leader for over 35 years.
GM described the takeover as an "illegal judicial seizure of its assets".
General Motors halted operations in Venezuela on Thursday after the auto maker's plant in the country was seized by public authorities, the company said.
"Today the people stood by Maduro!" the president said, blasting his rivals as "anti-Christs".
It's not the first time the Venezuelan government has seized a foreign corporation's facilities.
The Organization of American States, which includes every government in the western hemisphere, demanded in March that Venezuela hold democratic elections or face suspension from the group.
"This is a test case for Trump", said Raul Gallegos, a Bogota-based analyst at Control Risks consultancy.
Inaugural committee records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Citgo Petroleum, a US affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, was one of the biggest corporate donors to events surrounding the swearing-in ceremony. They are also calling him a dictator.
Even while accusing the United States. of trying to overthrow him, Maduro has been careful not to antagonize the new USA president.
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay on Monday signed a joint statement asking for the Venezuelan government "to guarantee the right to peaceful demonstration", and avoid violence against protesters.
Across the country, the clashes have been intense.
The opposition has blamed the Venezuelan government for the deaths of people during the recent demonstrations. "That's how this criminal dictatorship works".
In a third death, Venezuelan National Guard Sgt. Niumar Jose San Clemente Barrios was fatally shot Wednesday night, said the public prosecutor's office and Venezuela's top human rights official, ombudsman Tarek William Saab. Another officer was wounded in the clashes.
A Supreme Court decision in March to assume the powers of the opposition-led Congress sparked a wave of protests that have not ebbed, even though the court has partly reversed the measure in the face of global condemnation.
The move has energized Venezuela's fractious opposition, which had been struggling to channel growing disgust with Maduro over widespread food shortages, triple-digit inflation and rampant crime.
Mr Maduro's opponents are pushing for his removal through early elections and the release of scores of political prisoners.
The elections council, which is sympathetic to the government, has delayed votes for state governors which were supposed to take place a year ago. By doing away with the opposition-controlled legislative branch, the move effectively meant the remaining two branches of Venezuelan government were controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party.
But the government hasn't backed down.
Maduro held his own counter-rally on Wednesday, telling a sea of supporters dressed in red that the protests are an attempted coup and also threating the opposition leader. "Today the people stood by Maduro!" he said, adding that more than 30 "terrorists" had been arrested.
The company recently said that its South America region "remains challenged from macro-economic and political standpoints".
Other members of the Patriots had made it clear they will skip Wednesday's visit over disagreements with President Trump. Quarterback Tom Brady did not attend the visit, citing "personal family matters" as the reason for his absence.
Sanders and Perez are heading to Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Arizona and Nevada, with potentially additional stops in the works. Sanders has made headlines himself for criticizing the Democrats and saying the party needs to make changes.
Marvel Studios' streak of box office hits should also continue in May when the studio releases " Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ". Feige said that working with Sony and Pascal on the " Homecoming " movie, which comes out in July, has been "additive".
China says its powerful radar can penetrate its territory and undermine its security and spoke out against it again on Monday. His economic discussions will be closely watched to see how hard a line Washington is prepared to take on trade.
The presidential candidates have also vowed to suspend campaign events to honour the police officer who died in the shooting. The two police officers injured in the attack are out of danger, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
It is also offering compensation to auto owners, which both measures expected to cost a total of USD11 billion. One executive is in custody and awaiting trial and another pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate.
Lee, 51, was sentenced to death in October 1995 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, for the murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese. Another day of intense legal wrangling kept Lee alive until just before his death warrant expired at midnight.
The U.S.is conducting a 90-day review of the Iran nuclear deal despite acknowledging that Tehran is complying with the deal. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow can not accept the DPRK's "reckless nuclear actions".
Durant missed the final 19 games of the regular season with a strained knee, and Nurkic sat out Portland's final seven contests. Steph is a magician and safe money is on him giving National Basketball Association fans some wizardry to enjoy in Game 2.
Babcock said he expected Andersen to practice Monday and be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs against either Washington or Ottawa. The first step toward proving that is taking care of business in this series and then moving on to the next one.
Most Democrats and independents increasingly think marijuana use should be legal, while Republicans are divided. Sessions likely won't have much public support if he pushes back against state marijuana laws, however.
The US has ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal, although it admits Iran is complying with its commitments. The state department is obliged to inform Congress every 90 days about Iran's compliance with the deal.
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He credited Vice President Mike Pence with coming up with a "great compromise" that has advanced progress on Republicans' plan. Associated Press writers Julie Bykowicz, Catherine Lucey, Andrew Taylor and Erica Werner contributed to this report.
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Department of Agriculture that he said "indicates that poor results in the U.S. sector are due to U.S. and global overproduction". The President echoed that sentiment Thursday: "We can't let Canada or anyone else take advantage of our workers or our farmers".
Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe
He was taken into custody but while being questioned grabbed another officer's gun and shot him three times, the source added. The attack rocked France's presidential race Friday with just days to go before one of the closest races in recent memory.
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The man was a French national who shot two officers in 2001 after being stopped by a police vehicle , the source said. In a televised address, outgoing French President Francois Hollande called the shooting the work of terrorists.