Venezuela sets up truth commission to probe protests

Venezuela sets up truth commission to probe protests

The U.S. State Department is repeating its rejection of the new government-loaded assembly rewriting Venezuela's constitution, saying it's "an illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by a dictator".

Foreign ministers from 14 nations are meeting in Peru on Tuesday in hopes of finding consensus on a regional response to Venezuela's growing political crisis.

There was no immediate reaction from Venezuela's leftist government to the scathing criticism from the United Nations, which said preliminary findings from an investigation conducted in June and July "paint a picture of widespread and systematic use of excessive force and arbitrary detentions against demonstrators in Venezuela".

Also Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the mayor of the district of Chacao, in Caracas, Ramon Muchacho, for not following an order to remove barricades during recent protests.

In the months that followed, clashes erupted between security forces and protestors opposing elections for the so-called Constituent Assembly.

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- Security forces fired tear gas and buckshot and anti-regime demonstrators without warning.

The United States slapped economic sanctions Wednesday on eight Venezuelan politicians linked to the creation of a controversial new assembly loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, including a brother of former president Hugo Chavez.

Meanwhile, the new Constituent Assembly assumed even more power in Venezuela by declaring itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. He said that the US' actions aren't solving the Venezuelan people's problems and are doing the opposite by making them worse.

Foreign ministers of 12 nations in the Americas met in Lima, Peru, on Tuesday to discuss the "critical situation in Venezuela" and to explore ways to achieve a "peaceful and negotiated" outcome.

Those who attacked the base near the city of Valencia said their operation was aimed at starting an insurgency against theleftist Maduro.

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Summoned by Peruvian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, one of Maduro's most hardline critics, the meeting was held at the Foreign Ministry, and was chaired by Luna, although the Head of State did join the meeting in its final minutes.

"Viva the true Venezuelans, not those interested and involved with the political right".

Separately, only a few dozen demonstrators heeded the opposition's call to set up traffic-snarling roadblocks Tuesday in Caracas to show their opposition to the new assembly.

Washington called the vote for a Constituent Assembly in late July a "sham" and several Latin American leaders have been critical and called for a referendum vote in Venezuela.

The assembly was expected to gather at the legislative palace in Caracas for the first time since voting Saturday to remove the nation's outspoken chief prosecutor, a move that drew condemnation from numerous same regional government that are sending representatives to the meeting in Peru's capital.

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