Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Unrest In Venezuela -- News Updates May 31, 2017

Demonstrators clash with riot security forces while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Reuters: Anti-Maduro protests rage as OAS meets on Venezuela crisis

Venezuelan security forces used water cannons and teargas to disperse tens of thousands of opposition protesters heading toward the foreign ministry on Wednesday as the Organization of American States held another meeting on the crisis.

Two months of protests against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government have convulsed the South American OPEC nation, with at least 59 people killed in the unrest.

Opposition supporters demanding elections, freedom for jailed activists, and foreign humanitarian aid, marched onto Caracas' main highway aiming to reach the ministry downtown.

But as happens near-daily with rallies trying to reach government offices, National Guard soldiers blocked their way and drove them back with volleys of gas and shoots of water.

Masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails in return.

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WNU Editor: I have also noticed this lack of coverage on Venezuela from the major TV networks when looking for links to put on this blog .... Nets Ignore Ongoing Disaster in Venezuela; Downplay Role of Socialism (MRC News Busters). Fortunately .... the print media and the international press have more than made up for this lack of coverage.

More News On The Unrest In Venezuela

OAS, European Parliament Weigh Venezuela Crisis -- VOA
60 Days, 62 Dead in Desperate Venezuelan Uprising -- CBN
Venezuela’s deadly unrest has led to nearly 3,000 arrests: NGO -- Japan Times/AFP
After 2 Months, Protests In Venezuela Show No Sign Of Ebbing -- NPR
Goldman Sachs Just Ignited the Venezuela ‘Hunger Bonds’ Movement -- Bloomberg
As Venezuela Enters 3rd Month Of Protests, Anti-Maduro Ire Finds New Target -- NPR
Venezuela opposition parties to boycott constitutional assembly -- Miami Herald
Mexico's Top Diplomat Says Venezuela Is No Longer a Democracy -- US News and World Report/Reuters
Stossel: In Venezuela, because some believe socialism is the answer to inequality, people starve -- FOX news
Venezuela: a divided country -- Nastassja Shtrauchler, DW

1 comment:

James said...

Outdoor showering at public expense becomes all the rage in Venezuela.