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UN voices concern over ‘high human cost’ of Venezuela protests

UN voices concern over ‘high human cost’ of Venezuela protests

Apr 05, – The United Nations office in Venezuela expressed deep concern Saturday over the “high human cost” of anti-government protests which have left 39 people dead during two months of unrest. A UN statement said people had the right to protest peacefully and rejected “any violent act, destruction of public and private property and […]

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Venezuela: Church accuses Maduro of brutally repressing protesters

Venezuela: Church accuses Maduro of brutally repressing protesters

Apr 03, – Venezuela’s Roman Catholic Church strong attack is likely to revive church-state tensions that were constant during the 14-year socialist rule of Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez. Church blames President Nicolas Maduro’s government on Wednesday of “totalitarian” tendencies and “brutal repression” of demonstrators during two months of political unrest that has killed several dozen […]

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Venezuelan leader targets protesters using excessive force

Venezuelan leader targets protesters using excessive force

Mar 19, – Hundreds of national guardsmen in riot gear swept through Caracas’s Altamira Plaza in a predawn operation Monday, seizing the square located in an upscale section of the capital that has been the symbolic center of the anti-government campaign. On Tuesday, the plaza remained militarized, and although smaller groups of protesters rallied in […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Three more die in Venezuela unrest, students fight troops again

Three more die in Venezuela unrest, students fight troops again

Mar12, – Protesters battled soldiers in the streets of Caracas again on Wednesday as three more fatal shootings raised to 25 the death toll from a month of demonstrations against Venezuela’s socialist government. Thousands of supporters and foes of President Nicolas Maduro took to the capital’s streets for rival rallies marking a month since the […]

March 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Venezuela: 40 protesters Detained, Tortured by GNB in Altamira, Caracas

Venezuela: 40 protesters Detained, Tortured by GNB in Altamira, Caracas

Mar 02, Caracas – The detainees have moved to military prison of Fuerte Tiuna. @AsistenciaUCAB reports that lawyers have finally been permitted to make contact with the detainees, and “assistance has been brought”. Caracas, Altamira Zone, The GNB (Guardia Nacional Boliviarana – militarized federal police) detained dispersed a protest in Plaza Altamira, Caracas, detained at least 41 protesters […]

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Venezuela arrests Sebin intelligence agents in protesters’ deaths

Venezuela arrests Sebin intelligence agents in protesters’ deaths

Feb 28, – The Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrests of five members of the Sebin intelligence service in connection with the Feb. 12 shooting deaths of two people following a protest, bringing to eight the total number of Sebin personnel in custody. Seven of the eight agents may face homicide charges, […]

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