Saturday, April 22, 2017

Crisis In Venezuela -- News Updates April 22, 2017

CBC: Venezuela spiralling into chaos amid looting, militarized police

At least 20 have died since April 4 as frustrated Venezuelans protest Maduro government

The smell of tear gas and smoke from fires filled the air in several Caracas neighbourhoods on Friday after a night that saw at least 12 people die. In the humble district of El Valle, people screamed, while the sound of gunshots sent neighbours and protesters running for safety

Protesters are vowing to continue their opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro, after the deadliest day in three weeks of one anti-government protest after another.

Among the dead were eight people who were electrocuted in a bakery as it was being looted. About 20 have died in the past month, most shot in the head.

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Crisis In Venezuela -- News Updates April 22, 2017

Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest -- AP
Venezuela opposition holds silent march to honour dead -- BBC
Venezuela opposition march to honor those killed in violence -- Reuters
Venezuela opposition vows further anti-govt protests -- Straits Times/AFP
Venezuela protests: Looting, shootings leave 13 dead in one day -- CNN
Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest -- Al Jazeera
As Venezuela's Unrest Grows, Security Forces Struggle to Boost Ranks -- VOA
Government opponents appeal to Venezuela’s military as chaos grows -- Washington Post
Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro -- Washington Post/AP
Venezuela Only Has $10 Billion Left in Reserves -- FOX 40/CNN Wire
Protests Against President Maduro In Venezuela Near Breaking Point -- NPR
Why is Venezuela in crisis again? -- Javier Farje, Al Jazeera
Venezuela: How paradise got lost -- Ray Sanchez, CNN

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