Wednesday’s rallies, like the one here in Caracas, attracted thousands of people, the latest in of a string of demonstrations against the increasingly autocratic rule of President Nicolás Maduro. Credit Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
New York Times: At Least 3 Die in Venezuela Protests Against Nicolás Maduro
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Protesters demanding elections and a return to democratic rule jammed the streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities on Wednesday. National Guard troops and government-aligned militias beat crowds back with tear gas, rubber bullets and other weapons, and at least three people were killed, according to human rights groups and news reports.
President Nicolás Maduro defied international calls, including a plea from the American State Department, to allow peaceful assemblies and ordered his forces into the streets. Some demonstrators, wearing masks to protect themselves from tear gas, fought back with firebombs.
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WNU Editor: Amidst all the turmoil, the Venezuelan government has just seized the last car-factory (and its cars) in the country .... GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized (AP). Here is an easy prediction .... if you have a GM car in Venezuela, do not expect any parts in the coming months if your car breaks down.
More News On The Growing Unrest In Venezuela
As 3 Killed, Venezuela's Maduro Brags to Have Defeated Demonstrators -- Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela crisis: Three killed at anti-government protests -- BBC
Venezuela protests claim three lives -- Euronews
Thousands of Venezuelans Demonstrate in Caracas Streets -- VOA
Venezuelans March as Maduro Comes Under Increasing Scrutiny -- Bloomberg
‘Mother of All Marches’ Turns Violent in Venezuela -- NBC
Venezuela calls 'mother of all protests' as opposition and government supporters rally -- DW
'This country is dying of hunger': Venezuelans flood streets in 'mother of all marches' that leaves 3 dead -- Reuters
Protests in Venezuela: Two Dead, at least 57 Injured and over 400 Arrested -- Latin American Herald Tribune
3 killed as Venezuelans hit streets in massive anti-Maduro protest (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) -- RT
Venezuela’s opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro -- AP
Venezuelans are still demonstrating. What happens next for the dictatorship of President Nicolás Maduro? -- James Loxton and Javier Corrales, Washington Post
Venezuela protests: Photos from the ‘mother of all protests’ -- Washington Post