Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Venezuelan Women Protesters Face Security Forces


Looting broke out this week in cities such as Valencia, which looked like a disaster zone with bars on shop windows bent and windows broken.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper. The state prosecutor's office confirmed Lugo died after being shot in a protest. At least 36 people have been killed and hundreds injured since a new wave of demonstrations began after a decision by the High Court of Justice that tried to assume the powers of the parliament that is controlled by the opposition.

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, met with Venezuelan National Assembly President Julio Borges in Washington on Friday to discuss the ongoing crisis and need for the government to adhere to its constitution.

"We are deeply concerned about the Maduro government's violent crackdown on protesters in Venezuela", the statement said.

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The Venezuelan opposition said on Sunday it would not participate in the National Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the constitution. He and the opposition have blamed each other of using armed groups to sow violence. But that call has been viewed with suspicion, if not outright hostility, by his critics, who see it as a way for the embattled president to solidify his rule and do away sidestep elections. Lilian Tintori, an opposition activist and wife of political prisoner Leopoldo López, called for a march on Saturday.

The president says the crisis is a US-backed conspiracy.

With Maduro's approval ratings at around 24 percent - less than half the level at the time of his narrow election victory in 2013 - and Venezuela suffering a fourth year of harrowing recession, the opposition's challenge is to keep up street pressure and draw in support from poor former "Chavista" sectors. The response they received was cheers was from the crowd.

An opposition supporter picks up a tear gas canister during clashes with security forces on Thursday in Caracas. On Wednesday, a protester suffered serious and extensive burns after catching fire when a motorcycle exploded nearby.

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Haley also raised the issue of Venezuela's detention of an American citizen, Joshua Holt, arrested in Caracas almost a year ago on what U.S. media said was false evidence planted by police.

Yaminne's mother said he barely survived with multiple fractures and a collapsed lung after being run over by the truck, which had been set aflame by a Molotov cocktail moments before.

His mother said that Yaminne witnessed the fatal shooting of Bassil Da Costa in 2014, during a previous round of anti-government protests. If the government "continues with this madness", Venezuela will be ungovernable, he said.

"The Maduro regime must respect Venezuela's constitution and the voice of its people".

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