UN Secretary General urges Venezuelan government and opposition to relaunch negotiations

Labour councils have enough in reserves and borrowing powers to stop austerity tomorrow

President Nicolas Maduro summoned the constitutional assembly in what he contends is an attempt to resolve the nation's political standoff, but opposition leaders insist it is a power grab.

The judges convicted another mayor on Tuesday for failing to move against protesters during four months of political unrest.

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

Despite a widespread popular uprising, that has been violently repressed by state security forces, causing more than 120 deaths, Corbyn appears to place ideological affinity with his socialist comrade Maduro over human rights considerations, even though virtually the entire global community has aligned to reject Maduro's power grab.

"The responsibility for the human rights violations we are recording lies at the highest levels of the Government", he said.

Venezuela's newly installed constituent Assembly has given itself authority that makes it superior to all other governmental institutions, including the Opposition-controlled Congress, AP reported on Wednesday.

The UN report comes days after a controversial new legislature, the Constituent Assembly, took power.

Opposition leaders and a growing list of foreign government have refused to recognize the new assembly.

Constituent Assembly delegate Carmen Melendez speaks from the podium during a session in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

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Earlier on Tuesday, Kuczynski said Venezuela was "on its last leg economically". "The dictatorship has its days counted", transmitted the hackers. These are their disregard for the Constituent Assembly and the decision to only accept what the National Assembly authorizes.

The opposition has repeatedly called for non-violent electoral change in the country.

The group, equipped with machineguns and grenade launchers, were part of a team of about 20 men who attempted to start a military uprising against the Venezuelan leader before dawn on Sunday. Ten escaped, seven were captured, two died and one was injured.

The ANC also approved an agreement rejecting the unilateral measures imposed by the US government against Venezuela and reflected its support for President Nicolas Maduro against foreign threats.

The new assembly was created in a July 30 national vote orchestrated by Maduro and boycotted by the opposition. After the failure of talks with the opposition previous year, the government established a commission in the executive branch to investigate violence after a 2002 coup attempt.

A statement said that these actions have "increased the polarization of an already divided society".

"(These sanctions) are a clear violation of global human rights and is an unacceptable interfering effort which has the sole objective of directly affecting the Maduro Government and the Venezuelan people", the statement highlighted.

On Saturday the assembly removed dissident chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega from office and ordered her to stand trial.

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