Venezuela pro-government assembly fires dissident prosecutor
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In its first session, Venezuela’s pro-government constituent assembly takes the dramatic step of firing the state prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, who is a leading challenger to President Nicolas Maduro.
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After months of training, participants in Miss Venezuela -- the country's most competitive beauty pageant -- get their hair styled while waiting for makeup artists to work their magic, as the queens prepare to appear in front of the judges in an atypical pre-recorded edition of the contest held with no audience due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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President Nicolas Maduro says he expects mass vaccination of Venezuelans against Covid-19 with the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine to begin in April 2021.
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Leopoldo Lopez had been confined in Venezuela for more than six years. It isn't clear how he escaped from the Spanish ambassador's residence in capital city Caracas to join family in Madrid.
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