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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro

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POLITICAL CRISIS. Opposition activists protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela, on May 20, 2017. AFP Photo

Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent. Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 21, 2017) — More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, May 20, on the 50th day of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro

Women march to keep pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro

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IN PROTEST. Venezuelan opposition activists take part in a women’s march aimed to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro on May 6. Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

The protest is being led by Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 6, 2017) — A women’s march in Venezuela’s capital on Saturday, May 6 aimed to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose authority is being increasingly challenged by protests and deadly unrest. Continue reading Women march to keep pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro

Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader’s crisis maneuver

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VIOLENCE. Opposition demonstrators and riot police clash during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017. Carlos Becerra/AFP

Protesters were enraged by the socialist president’s launching of procedures by the electoral council to draw up a new constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 4, 2017) — An 18-year-old man died Wednesday, May 3, in violent protests against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, prosecutors said. Continue reading Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader’s crisis maneuver