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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers fire teargas toward a resident who tries to walk to the Paramacay military base in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a “terrorist” attack at the military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

CARACAS, Venezuela — The latest on Venezuela’s political confrontation (all times local):

8:25 p.m.

Venezuela’s opposition is calling for a nationwide protest Tuesday against the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Lawmakers are urging Venezuelans to abandon their homes and workplaces at midday to take to the streets to block traffic and bring the nation to a standstill.

The opposition has been struggling to regain its footing since last week’s seating of a loyalist special assembly to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution. Turnout at an anti-government march Friday was one of the smallest in four months of deadly unrest.

But opposition lawmaker Juan Requenses predicts it won’t take long to remobilize foes of the socialist administration.

 

 

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