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CARACAS, Friday February 15, 2013 | Update
 
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Friday February 15, 2013
EL UNIVERSAL
PHOTO GALLERY | DEMONSTRATIONS

Students protest at Cuba's embassy in Caracas


A group of students from several Venezuelan universities chained themselves outside the site of the Embassy of Cuba, located in Chuao, east Caracas, to demand information about the health of President Hugo Chávez

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More than 100 National Guard officers closely watched the headquarters of the Cuban embassy (Photo: Gustavo Bandres)
More than 100 National Guard officers closely watched the headquarters of the Cuban embassy (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) In the morning hours of Thursday, seven students were arrested by the National Guard (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) Detainees' names are José Vicente Garcia, a student at the University of Táchira; Villca Fernández, from University of Los Andes; Daniel Coronel and Ulises Rojas, from the University of Carabobo; Eisig Vanessa, a student at the Andrés Bello Catholic University; and Alexander Tirado, from Libertador Experimental University (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) Students were released just after 4:00 pm on Thursday (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) Students arrested refused to leave the headquarters of the National Guard Regional Command 5 before a forensic examination was performed (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) Gaby Arellano, a student leader at the University of Los Andes, demanded Venezuelan Government to put an end to the uncertainty the Venezuelan people is going through (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) "We do not accept to be governed from the island of Cuba by Castro brothers (Raúl and Fidel)," said Gaby Arellano, a student leader at the University of Los Andes (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) "We will not be governed by the Castro-communist model that has been in place for than 40 years," said Gaby Arellano, a student leader at the University of Los Andes (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) "After more than 60 days of absence of President Chávez, we demand an end to the uncertainty that the Venezuelan people is going through. We want to be told where and how is President Chávez," said Gaby Arellano, a student leader at the University of Los Andes (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) Two press photographers from Venezuelan media, including Edsaú Olivares, from El Universal daily newspaper, were beaten and their cameras confiscated (Photo: Gustavo Bandres) Oliver Fernández, a journalist of private television channel Televen, was also attacked, while the TV crew of private news channel Globovisión was ordered to leave the area around the Cuban embassy (Photo: Erickson Linares)
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