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Maduro urges 'peaceful' opposition vote in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday urged citizens taking part in a vote organized by the opposition the next day to do so "peacefully," as concerns simmered of worsening political violence. Sunday's polls are meant to gauge public support for Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution by electing a citizens' body on July 30. The cross-purpose initiatives have given rise to international worries -- voiced by the Catholic Church and the head of the UN, Antonio Guterres -- that the chances of bringing both sides together for dialogue has become more remote.
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