Saturday, April 15, 2017

More Protests Planned In Venezuela

AFP: New protests set in troubled Venezuela

Caracas (AFP) - Opponents and backers of Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro announced new marches for Wednesday after violence in ongoing anti-government protests that have left five people dead.

Both sides promised to hold sway across Caracas on the heels of two weeks of demonstrations that also have seen 117 people arrested.

The latest in more than a week of violent clashes erupted overnight Thursday to Friday in the town of Los Teques near the capital.

Protesters mounted barricades and hurled Molotov cocktails, and police fired tear gas, photographs on social media showed.

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More News On The Growing Unrest In Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition claims protests’ death toll mounted to 7 -- AP
Venezuela detains youth leaders over 'terror' -- DW
Venezuelan president secretly offers regional elections to appease growing opposition -- Miami Herald
Venezuela Crisis Getting Worse -- Financial Tribune
PHOTOS: As Anti-Maduro Protests Swell In Venezuela, Death Toll Mounts -- NPR
The long coup: Why there is nothing left of Venezuela's democracy -- Martin Rodil, FOX News

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