Two teens and a soldier killed in Venezuela as vote triggers deadly “war” in the streets

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/07/31/03/56/two-dead-as-venezuela-vote-triggers-war-in-the-streets

Two teenagers and a soldier have been shot dead during deadly protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s plans to rewrite the nation’s constitution.

A 13-year-old, 17-year-old and a soldier were killed on Sunday as clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in the western town of La Grita, near the border with Colombia.

The first teen victim was killed in the town of Capacho Viejo and the other in Tucape, both in the western state of Tachira, prosecutors said.

The soldier was shot dead during clashes in the same region.

It is the seventh killing since late Saturday and one of more than 100 in four months of unrest triggered by the leftist president’s bid to rewrite the constitution.

The deadly violence erupted in protest of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s powerful constitution re-writing assembly, prosecutors said.

“I don’t know where their hate comes from…. This is war,” one resident, Conchita Ramirez, told the Vivo Play television network as she described troops firing at buildings and people yesterday.

The unrest confirmed fears over the vote for a new “Constituent Assembly” called by beleaguered Maduro in defiance of months of demonstrations and fierce international criticism.

He is gambling his four-year rule on the 545-member citizens’ body that will be empowered to dissolve the opposition-controlled congress and change laws as it reforms the nation’s constitution.

A 39-year-old lawyer who was a candidate in Venezuela’s south-eastern town of Ciudad Bolivar was killed during the protests from multiple shots fired by assailants who broke into his home, prosecutors said.

In a protest in the northeast town of Cumana, a 30-year-old regional secretary for a youth opposition party was also shot dead in an anti-election protest.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/31/news/economy/venezuela-whats-next/index.html

Many world leaders say the vote eroded any last traces of democracy in the South American nation. The United States, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica and Panama condemned it. Nicaragua and Bolivia praised the vote.

Maduro and many of his supporters say the election will make for a more peaceful country and help revive Venezuela’s economy, which is spiraling out of control. Sunday’s violence suggested the opposite.

One of the top leaders in Maduro’s administration, Diosdado Cabello, said the Constituent Assembly would take power in 72 hours, and that it would establish a “truth commission” to prosecute political opponents.

Police tactics may get heavier, too. On Sunday, police motorcycle brigades fired tear gas, and video surfaced showing law enforcement beating up an unarmed man.

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maduro wins..democracy wins???

talk about a hornets nest..there are so many machinations going on here its hard to know who is up who..

“One of the top leaders in Maduro’s administration, Diosdado Cabello, said the Constituent Assembly would take power in 72 hours, and that it would establish a “truth commission” to prosecute political opponents.”

1984 or justified actions against insurgent forces?

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6 Responses to “Two teens and a soldier killed in Venezuela as vote triggers deadly “war” in the streets”

  1. US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Truth is Easy if You Follow the Money

    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/us-regime-change-in-venezuela-truth-is.html

  2. Venezuela opposition leaders Lopez, Ledezma taken from homes

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-oppostion-idUSKBN1AH382?il=0&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

  3. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  4. “One of the top leaders in Maduro’s administration, Diosdado Cabello, said the Constituent Assembly would take power in 72 hours, and that it would establish a “truth commission” to prosecute political opponents.”

    I do not know who is in the right here, obviously whoever is against the U.S. meddling but who is that?, but a “truth commission”, for whichever side, will not be a “truth” commission. It is who is backing who at this point, by whatever means, corrupt or not.

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