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Venezuela opposition march to honor those killed in violence

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CARACAS Venezuela's opposition marched in silence on Saturday to honor a dozen people killed in three weeks of protests demanding that the government of President Nicolas Maduro hold delayed elections and address a growing economic crisis.

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Eight electrocuted in Caracas looting amid Venezuela protests - firefighter 22 Apr 2017

CARACAS Eight people were electrocuted to death during a looting incident in Caracas, a firefighter said on Friday, amid violent protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by opponents accusing him of seeking to create a dictatorship. | Video

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Cuban state-run media confirms gasoline shortage 21 Apr 2017

HAVANA Cuban media on Friday confirmed a three-week-old shortage of premium gasoline that has left embassies, tourists and others scrambling for fuel, and said it was not clear when it would end.

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Seeking to keep up pressure, Venezuela opposition plans more protests 21 Apr 2017

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, and vowed to keep up pressure by staging three more protests in the next four days.

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As Venezuela's unrest grows, security forces struggle to boost ranks 21 Apr 2017

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela's security forces are finding that low salaries, fear of violent clashes, and opposition to President Nicolas Maduro are hurting their recruiting and retention efforts, sources in or close to the armed forces and police told Reuters.

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Venezuela says Movistar sent mass messages calling for protests 21 Apr 2017

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he had ordered an investigation of mobile phone operator Movistar, a unit of Spain's Telefonica SA , for allegedly sending mass messages calling for protests against his leftist government.

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Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead 20 Apr 2017

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis. | Video

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U.S. concerned Venezuela not allowing opposition to be heard - Tillerson 19 Apr 2017

WASHINGTON The United States is closely watching the political situation in Venezuela and is worried the government of President Nicolas Maduro is working to silence the opposition, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.

Venezuelan woman, 24, dies after being shot at protest - relatives 19 Apr 2017

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A Venezuelan woman, 24, died after being shot at an anti-government protest in the volatile Andean state of Tachira near the Colombian border, relatives and witnesses told Reuters on Wednesday afternoon.

Venezuelan student protester dies from gunshot to head - security sources 19 Apr 2017

CARACAS A Venezuelan student who was shot in the head during an anti-government protest on Wednesday in Caracas has died, three security sources said.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?

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Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article