Venezuela: State Workers Pressured To Vote For New Congress

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July 31, 2017

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State workers in Venezuela are receiving frequent phone calls, pressure from bosses and threats of dismissal to ensure they vote in favor of President Nicolas Maduro's controversial new congress, Reuters reported July 29. Maduro is pushing ahead with an election July 30 to create a powerful new legislature despite four months of deadly anti-government protests in the oil-rich South American nation, which is reeling from food shortages, runaway inflation and violent crime.

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