Monday, May 15, 2017

Unrest In Venezuela -- News Updates May 15, 2017

Reuters: Roads blocked round Venezuela as anti-Maduro protests persist

Manning barricades, sitting in deck chairs and sharing food, opposition supporters blocked roads in various parts of Venezuela on Monday to try to keep pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Demonstrators have been on the streets daily since early April to demand elections, freedom for jailed activists, foreign humanitarian aid to offset Venezuela's economic crisis, and autonomy for the opposition-controlled legislature.

Maduro accuses them of seeking a violent coup.

Protesters have used constantly varying tactics. Some rode horses through Caracas on Saturday, women took letters and flowers to police and military posts on Sunday's Mother's Day, and hundreds were joining planned daylong sit-ins from 7 a.m. on Monday.

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Unrest In Venezuela -- News Updates May 15, 2017

Venezuela: Violence flares at anti-Maduro motorised protests -- BBC
Anti-government protesters block Venezuela streets with horses, bikes -- DW
Venezuela once more in the grip of protests -- Euronews
Opposition in Venezuela in desperate plea to military -- AFP
Venezuelans plead with military to end 'repressive' crackdown -- DW
EU urges end to Venezuela violence against protesters -- ABC News/AP
EU calls for elections in Venezuela -- Reuters
Venezuela's Political Situation Deteriorates As Does Its Humanitarian One -- NPR
Venezuela's ongoing media war -- Al Jazeera
How Venezuela Stumbled to the Brink of Collapse -- Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, The Interpreter/New York Times

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