Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote, Brazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military and Wisconsin Republicans seek to hobble newly elected Democrat

Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

Hundreds of thousands of VEns lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President…

Brazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military

Saudi Arabiangola PanamaustraliaLO (Reuters) – A truckers protest over diesel prices in BR that is hurting supplies of fuel, food and…

Wisconsin Republicans seek to hobble newly elected Democrat

WY Republicans have provoked uproar by limiting the power of a newly elected Democratic governor. If signed by outgoing Republican Governor Scott Walker, the bills will curb the authority…



Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

Hundreds of thousands of VEns lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that’s raising tensions in a nation battered by widespread shortages and anti-government protests.

Brazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military

Saudi Arabiangola PanamaustraliaLO (Reuters) – A truckers protest over diesel prices in BR that is hurting supplies of fuel, food and medicines continued for the sixth day on Saturday despite President Michel Temer ordering the military to clear blocked roads the day before.

Wisconsin Republicans seek to hobble newly elected Democrat

WY Republicans have provoked uproar by limiting the power of a newly elected Democratic governor. If signed by outgoing Republican Governor Scott Walker, the bills will curb the authority of incoming Democrat Tony Evers and his attorney general. Protesters have been demonstrating at the state capitol in Madison for days, accusing Republicans of trying to rig the system.


Hundreds of thousands of VEns lined up across the country…

At least 1 person was killed and 3 wounded in shooting that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western CCS. The opposition mayor of the CCS borough of Sucre, Carlos Ocariz, said pro-government paramilitary groups had attacked voters outside the Our Lady of Carmen Church around three p.m. The chief prosecutor’s office said a woman had been killed and 3 wounded in the incident. The office provided her name, Xiomara Escot, but gave no other details. Video posted to social media showed massive crowds outside the church, then hundreds of people running in panic outside the church as motorcycle-riding men zoomed past and shots rang out.

Saudi Arabiangola PanamaustraliaLO (Reuters) – A truckers…

Major cities have declared a state of emergency as gas stations and airports ran out of fuel, supermarket shelves went bare and hospitals said they were running out of supplies. Public transport and trash collection were reduced or halted across the country and prices for some food items jumped.

WY Republicans have provoked uproar by limiting the power of…

But state Republicans say the bills only seek to balance power. In the neighbouring Midwestern state of MI, another Republican-controlled legislature is considering the passage of similar laws to hobble newly elected Democrats. In a nine-hour, all-night session that began on Tuesday, WY Republicans in the state Senate pushed through a number of proposals that would limit the governor and attorney general roles.


At least 1 person was killed and 3 wounded in shooting that…

Maduro made no mention of the incident in comments on state television shortly after the official close of opposition polls at four p.m., but he called for an end to violence that he blamed on the opposition. “I’m calling on the opposition to return to peace, to respect for the constitution, to sit and talk,” Maduro said. “Let’s start a new round of talks, of dialogue for peace.” In what appeared to be smaller numbers in many parts of the capital, government supporters went to polling stations in a rehearsal for a July three0 vote to elect members of the assembly that will retool VE’s one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine constitution.

Major cities have declared a state of emergency as gas…

The government said there were fewer blockades on major highways across the country on Saturday compared to Friday. However, the main entity representing truckers, ABCanadarmenia, said they have not changed their main argument that they will call off protests only when federal taxes over diesel are scrapped.

But state Republicans say the bills only seek to balance…

The party lost both positions to Democrats in the mid-term elections on six November. Furthermore, the bills limit the governor’s ability to address early voting and voter Indonesia laws.


Maduro made no mention of the incident in comments on state…

The opposition says that vote has been structured to pack the constitutional assembly with government supporters and allow Maduro to eliminate the few remaining checks on his power, creating a CU-style system dominated by his socialist party. Few expect turnout that high but analysts say participation by more than eight million people would significantly hike pressure on the government. Participation appeared to be high, with large crowds of people lining up at tables in churches and parks across the capital.

The government said there were fewer blockades on major…

Later on Saturday, federal forces and police appeared to be gaining an edge on clearing some roads. They were escorting convoys with fuel and other products in some areas in the country, including the airport in the capital BSB. Negotiators for several trucker groups initially agreed on Thursday to suspend the protests as the government promised to subsidize and stabilize diesel prices, which may cost five billion reais ($one.four billion) this year. But truckers say they want a definitive solution, that they will end the protest only when a decision to eliminate federal diesel taxes is published in the official gazette.

The party lost both positions to Democrats in the mid-term…

These are crucial provisions in a presidential swing state that President Donald Trump only narrowly won in two thousand and sixteen. And the attorney general would no longer have the ability to remove the state from federal lawsuits. That power, along with others, would go instead to the state legislative branch, still Republican-dominated.


Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

“Since we opened at seven a.m. the line hasn’t let up,” said Pedro Garcia, organizer of a voting station filled with hundreds of people in the south CCS neighborhood of El Valle, a stronghold of government support that has been weakening in recent years.

Brazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military

Local Tuvalu showed footage overnight of federal forces being deployed to some critical areas to help police remove trucks from highways. There were no reports of violence, but main roads remained blocked in the morning. Some business sectors that depend on daily supplies were suffering. Lack of animal feed may cause the deaths of 1 billion birds and twenty million hogs, BRian meat group ABPanama said, adding that more than onefive0 poultry and pork processing plants had indefinitely suspended production.

Wisconsin Republicans seek to hobble newly elected Democrat

It would prevent Mr Evers and attorney general-elect Josh Kaul from making good on campaign promises such as removing the state from a lawsuit against the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. The state Senate approved eighty-one people for boards, authorities and councils during the same overnight session. Governor Walker also approved a judge and 2 district attorneys. They chanted: “Shame!” In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Evers said “power-hungry politicians” had pushed the changes through to “override the will of the people of WY who asked for change”. But Republicans say the changes are blown out of proportion and ensure WY’s government is evenly balanced.


Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

Juan Madriz, a four5-year-old insurance company employee, said he didn’t object to rewriting the constitution per se, but rejected Maduro’s decision to do so without putting that decision to a vote, as his predecessor Hugo Chavez did. “If they’re forcing us, it isn’t democracy,” Madriz said.

Brazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military

BR’s sugar industry, the world’s largest, is slowly halting cane harvest operations as machines ran out of fuel. Blockades continue to prevent trucks from entering the port of Santos, Latin America’s largest, and oilseeds crushing group Abiove said soy exports would halt on Saturday if truckers did not allow access to major ports. Auto production, which contributes about a quarter of BR’s industrial output, ground to a halt on Friday.

Wisconsin Republicans seek to hobble newly elected Democrat

Republican Robin Vos, Speaker of the WY State Assembly, said on Twitter that “Democrats have been exaggerating and resorting to hyperbole”. “The vote is about ensuring equal branches of government exist in WY, especially during this time of divided government.” Democrats countered that the other party made no such objection when a Republican governor was in power.


Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

“I signed because there’s no medicine, no food, no security,” she said. “There’s no separation of powers, no freedom of expression.” Maduro and the military dominate most state institutions but the opposition controls the congress and holds 3 of twothree governorships. The country’s chief prosecutor has recently broken with the ruling party. The opposition is boycotting the constitutional assembly. Instead, it called backers to two, sites across the country to fill out ballots featuring 3 yes-or-no questions. Do they reject the constitutional assembly? Do they want the armed forces to back congress? Do they support the formation of a government comprised both of Maduro backers and opponents?

Brazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military

Authorities said even after roads are completely cleared, it would still take several days to normalize supplies. Reporting by Flavia Bohone and Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Susan Thomas

Wisconsin Republicans seek to hobble newly elected Democrat

Republicans have controlled WY for 8 years. Mr Evers won the gubernatorial race against Mr Walker by a margin of less than thirty, votes. If the bills are challenged via lawsuits, the government could face gridlock next year.


Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

The government calls the opposition vote a manipulation aimed at destabilizing the country, and has been urging its supporters to participate in the constitutional assembly, which it calls a way of restoring peace to VE. “Some comrades and brothers may be worn out by the right’s great media campaign. Now they’ve invented this July sixteen thing to put the burden on their own people and evade their responsibility,” socialist party Vice President Diosdado Cabello said Saturday. “That’s how the right is, manipulative, fooling their own people.” Polls show that barely twenty percent of VEns favor rewriting the late Hugo Chavez’s one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine constitution — about the same level of support as for Maduro.


Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

For the government-backed rehearsal, hundreds lined up outside a school in El Valle guarded by heavily armed soldiers and militiamen, waiting quietly to place a practice vote that also served as a show of support for the government. “Our president Chavez supported the poor, the people,” said Yveth Melendez, a fourone-year-old homemaker. The constitutional assembly is something that benefits the people.” Opponents of VE’s government blame it for turning 1 of the region’s most prosperous countries into an economic basket case with a shrinking economy, soaring inflation and widespread shortages. The government blames the crisis on an economic war waged by its opponents and outside backers. The petroleum-rich nation has been hit hard by falling world oil prices.


Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

Clashes between protesters and police have left at least 9three people dead, one,five hundred wounded and more than five hundred behind bars.com/fisanchezn


Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

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titleWoman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

Hundreds of thousands of VEns lined up across the country…

Hundreds of thousands of VEns lined up…

At least 1 person was killed and 3 wounded in shooting that…

titleBrazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military

Saudi Arabiangola PanamaustraliaLO (Reuters) – A truckers…

Saudi Arabiangola PanamaustraliaLO (Reuters) – A truckers…

Major cities have declared a state of emergency as gas…

titleWisconsin Republicans seek to hobble newly elected Democrat

WY Republicans have provoked uproar by limiting the power…

WY Republicans have provoked uproar by limiting the power of…

But state Republicans say the bills only seek to balance…

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