Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343
Venezuela turns into a war zone

Tue10162018

Last update2:15:55 UTC 2018


Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343

Venezuela turns into a war zone

vanisula

THIS is not Ukraine, it’s Venezuela. While the world has been focused on a missing plane, violent clashes have set the country’s capital on fire.

 

Student protesters have clashed with soldiers in the streets of Caracas again today, as three more fatal shootings raised the death toll to 25 as a month of demonstrations against Venezuela’s socialist government intensifies.

 

Around 3000 supporters and opponents of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro took to the streets of the country’s capital to mark one month since the protests erupted.

 

Students threw stones and petrol bombs while security forces fired teargas and turned water cannons on them.

 

There were similar opposition protests in the cities of San Cristobal, Merida and Valencia.

 

The demonstrations have been fuelled by public discontent over deteriorating living conditions in the oil-rich South American country, where violent crime, shortages and inflation have combined to create the most serious challenge yet for leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

 

Local student Jesus Acosta, 20, was shot in the head near his home while civilian Guillermo Sanchez, 42, died of a bullet wound after he was also shot outside his home.

 

Bolivarian National Guard Captain Ramso Ernesto Bracho Bravo died in clashes in the nearby city of Naguanagua.

 

Since the protests began, opposition leaders and students, as well as government authorities, have accused each other of backing radical groups that attack demonstrations with firearms.

 

South American foreign ministers are meeting in Santiago, Chile on the Venezuelan crisis.

 

“I want to reiterate the Chilean government’s wish to support and stand by the Venezuelan people and the government,” the country’s newly inaugurated President Michelle Bachelet said, stressing that the government was democratically elected.

 

Wishing Venezuelans “peace” in which to settle their differences, Bachelet added: “We will never support any movement that violently seeks to oust a constitutionally elected government.”

 

The anti-government protests first erupted on February 4 in the western city of San Cristobal, reaching Caracas on February 12 when three people were killed.

 

World


Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343

Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-625456.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 343
Follow Us
Follow Us
Follow Us