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May 21, 2018

Monday Morning Briefing: Venezuela's victorious Maduro says 'revolution is here to stay' | Reuters News Now. May 21, 2018.



May 21, 2018

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Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro faced fresh international censure after re-election in a vote foes denounced as a farce cementing autocracy in the crisis-stricken OPEC nation. The 55-year-old successor to former president Hugo Chavez hailed his win as a victory against “imperialism,” but his main rival refused to recognize the result alleging irregularities.
  
    
Venezuela has had massive turnouts at its recent presidential elections, but turnout dropped drastically for Sunday’s election due to a boycott from the opposition. Reuters Graphics charts the results

Poor Venezuelans scanned state-issued “fatherland cards” at red tents after voting yesterday in hope of receiving a prize promised by Maduro, a practice opponents said was akin to vote-buying.
Havovi Cooper  @HavoviCooper
Nicolas Maduro is Venezuela's president for another 6 years and many Venezuelans are extremely unhappy. Watch my report from Caracas: 
5:25 AM - May 21, 2018
Poor Venezuelans scanned state-issued “fatherland cards” at red tents after voting yesterday in hope of receiving a prize promised by Maduro, a practice opponents said was akin to vote-buying.    
Nicolas Maduro is Venezuela's president for another 6 years and many Venezuelans are extremely unhappy. Watch my report from Caracas: https://reut.tv/2GAm2Tq
5:25 AM - May 21, 2018

China

China on Monday praised a significant dialing back of trade tension with the United States, with the government saying agreement was in the interests of both countries while state media trumpeted what it saw as China’s refusal to surrender.









 
The Philippines expressed “serious concerns” over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken “appropriate diplomatic action”, the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said.
 
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Hawaii faced a new hazard as lava flows from Kilauea’s volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said.

 

China

China on Monday praised a significant dialing back of trade tension with the United States, with the government saying agreement was in the interests of both countries while state media trumpeted what it saw as China’s refusal to surrender.
The Philippines expressed “serious concerns” over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken “appropriate diplomatic action”, the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Sponsored by Barclays: The fate of human jobs. Advances in technology have brought us to a tipping point. Is this the end of work as we know it? Get the report.

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Hawaii faced a new hazard as lava flows from Kilauea’s volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said.
Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba’s worst plane crash since 1989. 


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