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PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA

Heavy clashes between police and demonstrators in northeast Caracas

Bolivarian National Police (PNB) officers cracked down on demonstrators in Chacao municipality, northeast Caracas (AFP)
Dozens of people on Thursday blocked streets with barricades and staged street protests against Nicolás Maduro's government  in Chacao municipality, northeast Caracas. The demonstrations ended up in clashes with troops of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB), who used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters.
17/04/2014
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UNITED STATES

US Southern Command worried about "serious economic situation in Venezuela"

The head of the US Southern Command, General John Kelly, welcomed on Thursday the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the opposition to end violent protests in Venezuela. However, he said he remained concerned about the serious economic situation in the South American country.