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39 Protesters Have Died in Venezuela Since February

39 Protesters Have Died in Venezuela Since February

Venezuela's attorney general said that 39 people have now been killed in protests against the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro since Feb. 12. "We have 39 fatalites from acts of violence...31 were civilians and eight were police and military personnel," Luisa Ortega told a press conference. continue reading »

Former Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez brings awareness of Venezuela’s Frail Condition

Former Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez brings awareness of Venezuela’s Frail Condition

Former Miss Universe (Venezuela 2009), Stefanía Fernández, was photographed crying bloody tears, bruised up, covered in dirt, bound, and gagged with a grief-stricken look in her eyes while wearing her crown to illustrate the raw pain the people of her country of Venezuela are currently undergoing. continue reading »

Police Block Opposition March on Congress in Venezuela

Police Block Opposition March on Congress in Venezuela

A Venezuelan opposition leader recently expelled from the National Assembly led a march Tuesday toward congress, where she was denied access after police drove away her supporters with tear gas and pellets. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Confirms Protests’ Death Toll Now 39

Venezuelan Government Confirms Protests’ Death Toll Now 39

Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres confirmed the deaths of two opposition activists protesting against President Nicolas Maduro on barricades in the cities of San Cristobal and Maracaibo, raising to 39 the number of victims in anti-government demonstrations that began last Feb. 12. continue reading »

Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

A court in Caracas ruled Thursday that 13 people - including five Trinidadian nationals - arrested last week will be held pending trial on charges of terrorism and criminal conspiracy, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Military Stands by President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Military Stands by President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela's military on Wednesday reaffirmed its support for President Nicolas Maduro following the arrest of three air force generals accused of plotting a coup amid ongoing anti-government protests. continue reading »

Protest-Related Deaths Roll Rises in Venezuela

Protest-Related Deaths Roll Rises in Venezuela

Two more citizens have been gunned down in Venezuela over the past few hours in acts of violence related to protests that have gone on here for over a month, a number of sources said. continue reading »

More Protesters Die During Protests in Venezuela

More Protesters Die During Protests in Venezuela

A municipal worker died in Caracas and a student lost his life in the border state of Tachira in incidents linked to the protests that have been under way for more than a month in Venezuela, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Henrique Capriles Was Not Involved in Inciting Riots

REPORT:  Henrique Capriles Was Not Involved in Inciting Riots

Two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was not part of the political violence "coordinated" by two other leaders of the Venezuelan opposition, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuela’s President Continues to Blame U.S. for His Country’s Woes

Venezuela’s President Continues to Blame U.S. for His Country’s Woes

President Nicolas Maduro proposed in a speech carried on national radio and television that the United States name an emissary to deal with his government and Unasur regarding the national crisis that has left at least 28 people dead over the past month in Venezuela. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Claims U.S. Wants to Fund Protests

Venezuelan Government Claims U.S. Wants to Fund Protests

The money U.S. lawmakers are proposing to spend to protect human rights in Venezuela would actually be used to fund violent anti-government protests, the Andean nation's attorney general said here Friday. continue reading »

Venezuela Says Death Roll of Pretests Rise to 28

Venezuela Says Death Roll of Pretests Rise to 28

Venezuela's attorney general on Thursday raised to 28 the official death toll in the violence linked to nearly a month of anti-government protests against leftist President Nicolas Maduro. continue reading »

Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

Brazil’s Ex-President Urges Nicolas Maduro to Consider Talks with Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made public a letter sent to him by former Brazilian head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in which he emphasizes the need for dialogue "with all democrats" at a time when the Andean country is facing a wave of protests. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Arrests Security Forces for Violence Against Protesters

Venezuelan Government Arrests Security Forces for Violence Against Protesters

Authorities are holding 14 members of the security forces on charges of violating human rights amid weeks of anti-government protests blamed for more than a score of deaths, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said Tuesday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Attorney General: 19 Dead in Protests

Venezuelan Attorney General: 19 Dead in Protests

Venezuela's attorney general on Thursday said that 19 people have died and 318 have been injured in the protests over the past three weeks, along with 1,103 people who have been arrested. continue reading »