Caracas: A Tale of Two Cities as Opposition 'Strike' Begins

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"The United States will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles", Trump said in a statement Monday.

"The thin democratic veil of the Venezuelan opposition has fallen, and it reveals the brutal interventionist force of the US government, which has been behind the violence suffered by the Venezuelan people in the last four months".

On July 30, Venezuela will hold elections for the ANC.

The conservative opposition, which has the backing of the U.S., has opposed the initiative and even organised an informal poll on Sunday to gauge support.

Vice President Tareck El Aissami also denounced Trump's interventionist plans, stating that the civic-military alliance will be activated on July 21 to ensure the safe and free participation of the Venezuelan people during the vote.

Around a third of the country's crude production is exported to the United States, and a White House official on Tuesday said "all options are on the table" to punish Maduro if the election goes ahead.

"The working class says no to the strike and yes to the Constituent Assembly".

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At the time, Hastert said he was "deeply ashamed" and said, "I know why I am here". "They got him on what they could", he said. The Illinois Republican admitted to sexually abusing underage boys while he worked as a high school teacher and coach.

Sen. Marco Rubio, who has worked with the Trump administration on Latin American issues, has indicated on Twitter that the US could act against Diosdado Cabello, the powerful vice president of Venezuela's ruling party.

"The government of Venezuela responds that the proposal of the Original Constituent Power and National Constituents' Assemly is in the hands of the people and belongs exclusively to the sovereign people of Venezuela", Maduro asserted in remarks the Venezuelan state network VTV describes as a "warning" against "the vulgar, interventionlist, interfering, and destabilizing threats from the White House and U.S. Department of State". "They have to call general elections". "I invite all American capital to come to Venezuela, we are cool", Maduro said. "The dignity of our people is at stake", he added.

"We won't allow, and we'll be closely watching, any disruption that violates the working class' right to work", Ovalles said. Almost 1,942 voting machines were deployed in the dry run to help voters learn how to use the machines. What obstacles have prevented the global community from bringing about a peaceful, negotiated, democratic to Venezuelas crisis?

The prelate and the faithful were besieged in the church after militias in motorcycles began shooting at people waiting in line to cast symbolic votes in the referendum, which even though it was organized by the country's National Assembly, has no legal standing.

Venezuelans in other parts of the world as far as Miami, New York City and Spain also participated in the non-binding referendum.

Maduro said on national television that he'll press ahead with plans to rewrite the nation's constitution and said that hundreds of Venezuela's largest companies are functioning "at 100 percent" despite the strike. This resulted in an escalation of the already aggravated tensions and led to the deaths of over 90 people.