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Venezuela crisis: Three killed at anti-government protests

Sun Online Desk     20th April, 2017 08:53:37 printer

Venezuela crisis: Three killed at anti-government protests

At least three people have been killed in Venezuela in protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

 

A teenager in the capital Caracas and a woman in San Cristobal, near the Colombian border, were shot dead.

 

A national guardsman was killed south of the capital.

 

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand new presidential elections and the release of jailed opposition politicians.

 

President Maduro has accused the opposition of attacking the police and looting shops.

 

He said more than 30 arrests had been made. Supporters of the government are holding a rival rally in Caracas.

 

Despite having the world's largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela has suffered for several years from high inflation, rampant crime and a shortage of basic goods.

 

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