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US Asks Venezuela to Scrap Ban on Opposition Candidates

The United States on Tuesday called on Venezuela to reverse a ban on opposition members from holding office and participating in the Dec. 6 parliamentary elections. Washington made the request after opposition leader Maria Machado said she had tried to register on Monday as a candidate but her application was rejected. The State Department said in a statement that the decisions by Venezuelan electoral officials "clearly have the intention of complicating the ability of the...

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