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  1. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelan riot police fire tear gas and arrest protesters in Caracas

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... Quevedo, commander of the National Guard regiment in Caracas, said 16 women and 89 men were arrested, including 11 minors. He had earlier indicated that about 80 arrests had been made. Local ... of the National Guard was assaulted, while a sergeant almost got run over by vehicles due as protesters tried to prevent the transfer of detainees to prison, the military chief said. "Everything has ...

  2. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Protests heat up in Venezuela amid opposition rift over US sanctions

    Posted May 15th 2014, 10:51am by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... for weeks outside the offices of the United Nations and nearby plazas. Many political observers believe that by freezing the talks opposition leaders were caving to pressure from their own radical ... on a range of issues, from the opposition’s proposal of an amnesty for jailed activists and the filling of positions on the national electoral council, had been almost non-existent. Against ...

  3. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Bloody clashes in Venezuela after police and troops raid protest camps

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:40pm by AP

    ... on camps in front of United Nations offices and in better-off neighbourhoods largely opposed to President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres ... began to shake the South American nation in February. The dismantling of the camps was announced just hours before a top opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, was scheduled to appear in court after ...

  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Nicolas Maduro to meet opposition to try and end Venezuelan unrest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Caracas Talks planned to end unrest in Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's government and Venezuela's main opposition group have agreed to begin talks intended to halt the nation's worst political unrest in a decade. Representatives of the Vatican and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) would mediate, both sides said on Tuesday. Clashes ...

  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Ceremonies and clashes mark first anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... of anti-government students marched in the latest show of discontent in a month of demonstrations. About 200 national guard troops, backed by six armoured trucks, fired tear gas and birdshot at dozens ...

  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelan protesters demand release of arrested activists

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... said at the protest. Saturday's demonstration came after at least 41 people, including several foreign journalists, were arrested during Friday's clashes. National Guard security ... of foreigners. In a separate incident, Maduro said National Guard members were "ambushed" and shot at in Valencia, Venezuela's economic hub. One died from being shot in the eye and another ...

  7. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelan opposition leader to meet Nicolas Maduro as rallies grow

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by Bloomberg

    ... successor of Hugo Chavez who died last March after 14 years in power, has vowed to protect his government and keep National Guard troops out in force. In Caracas on Saturday, tens of thousands ... in only five injuries. In a pattern seen in past demonstrations, dozens of stragglers erected barricades of trash and other debris and threw rocks and bottles at police and National Guardsmen. ...

  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela's President Maduro tells opposition: talk or face consequences

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:55pm by AFP, AP, Bloomberg

    ... the nation from the presidential palace, said opposition groups were trying to overthrow his government, backed by the political "right" in Latin America and the United States. As he spoke, ...

  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Beauty queen latest to die in political unrest as trial of protest leader Lopez grips Venezuela

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:31am by Reuters and AP

    ... for violence that has erupted during protests that have revitalised challenges to 15 years of socialist rule in the oil-rich nation and have resulted in at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries ... Maduro said in a nationally televised speech late on Wednesday. “I’m not playing with democracy. I do not accept that they challenge the Venezuelan people and our Constitution.” Lesser charges ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez arrested

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:12am by Reuters

    ... struck by a car during an anti-government demonstration. That added to three fatal shootings in Caracas last Wednesday. Student-led protests across the nation of 29 million people have become ...




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