Spanish version

VENEZUELA

Three killed and 521 detained in protests

More demonstrations are planned for today.

Spanish version

Temas:

Tear gas is fired into protesters yesterday in Venezuela. Tear gas is fired into protesters yesterday in Venezuela.
Tear gas is fired into protesters yesterday in Venezuela. Carlos García Rawlins

Three people were killed and 521 detained after violence broke out at anti-government rallies yesterday across Venezuela.

The government has yet to release figures on the number of people injured.

More protests agaoinst the government of Nicolás Maduro are slated for today.

Among the dead are two youths who were shot in the head and a sergeant of the National Guard. 

The main march, which started simultaneously at 26 points in Caracas, was replicated in several states of the country. It was organized to demand an investigation into the recent Supreme Court decision to strip the legislature of its powers. Police and the National Guard blocked the marchers in most of the cities, using water cannons and tear gas. Chavista groups also attacked opponents. 

Maduro said that he is open to dialogue, and commissioned former Foreign Minister Elías Jaua, current Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez and Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodríguez to meet with the opposition. 

However, Maduro also threatened the president of the Assembly, Julio Borges, whom he called a "clown" and a "coward," and blamed him for the violence.

In the afternoon, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela issued a statement urging Maduro to heed the Vatican's call and make efforts to reach a negotiated solution.

Comentarios

Los comentarios son responsabilidad de cada autor que expresa libremente su opinión y no de Editorial por la Democracia, S.A.

Última hora

Pon este widget en tu web

Configura tu widget

Copia el código

Directorio de Comercios

Lo último en La Prensa

Crisis en Venezuela Maduro: Constituyente venezolana será poder 'por encima de la ley'

La iniciativa de Maduro es rechazada por la oposición. La iniciativa de  Maduro  es rechazada por la oposición.
La iniciativa de Maduro es rechazada por la oposición. AP

El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, definió a la polémica Asamblea Constituyente que convocó como un "poder supremo" ...

Tensión geopolítica Corea del Norte lanza lo que aparenta ser un misil

En la imagen se aprecia a Kim Jong-Un celebrando junto a oficiales. En la imagen se aprecia a Kim Jong-Un celebrando junto a oficiales.
En la imagen se aprecia a Kim Jong-Un celebrando junto a oficiales. AFP

Corea del Norte lanzó lo que aparenta ser un misil balístico, informó la agencia surcoreana Yonhap, citando a fuentes ...

PROCESO DE PAZ Timochenko se despide de Cuba

Las FARC son una de las guerrillas más antiguas del continente. Las FARC son una de las guerrillas más antiguas del continente.
Las FARC son una de las guerrillas más antiguas del continente. AFP/Raúl Arboleda

El jefe de las guerrilleras FARC, Timochenko, se despidió oficialmente de Cuba con un encuentro con el presidente Raúl ...