Venezuela protests: At least 2 people dead

  • Venezuela protests: At least 2 people dead

Venezuela protests: At least 2 people dead

The U.S. secretary of state says the Trump administration is concerned about the political turmoil in Venezuela and feels socialist President Nicolas Maduro is trying to squash the voice of his opponents.

Opposition leaders have called for the National Assembly's powers to be fully restored, for all political prisoners to be freed, for a humanitarian corridor to be opened and for stalled elections to take place.

"The US government, the state department, have given the green light, the approval for a coup process to intervene in Venezuela", Maduro said in a televised address Tuesday, according to The Guardian. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of Ca. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of vehicle.

The opposition called for another protest on Thursday, raising the spectre of prolonged disruption in Venezuela.

Authorities had previously reported five other people killed, including a boy of 13, in protests around the country earlier this month.

GM said in a statement issued April 20 that cars and assets were stolen from its plant in Venezuela, which has caused "irreparable damage" to the company and ultimately led to the withdrawl.

GM has close to 3,000 workers in Venezuela and 79 dealers that also employ 3,900 people in the country.

Opposition leaders again are calling for massive protests in Venezuela's capital on Thursday, a day after three people were shot dead in demonstrations that have rocked the South American country following weeks of unrest.

In the eastern district of Bello Monte, the PNB and National Guard managed to drive the demonstrators back, forcing hundreds of them to jump into the polluted Guaire River that flows through the city to escape the police assault.

Across the country, the clashes have been intense.

Violence has been a common occurrence during these protests, it is said that pro-government forces are violently attacking demonstrators, and using tear gas against them.

In several cities, protesters described being terrorized by militia members, some of them armed and circling the protesters on motorcycles.

MARGARET WARNER: These latest protests erupted last month, after the pro-government Supreme Court took over the powers of the national legislature controlled by the opposition.

Opposition leaders urged demonstrators to remain out on the streets despite the heavy police tear gas assault against them.

The Supreme Court's decision energized Venezuela's fractious opposition, which had been struggling to channel growing disgust with Maduro over widespread food shortages, triple-digit inflation and rampant crime.

The Organization of American States, which includes every government in the western hemisphere, demanded in March that Venezuela hold democratic elections or face suspension from the group.

But the government has shown little interest in backing down. Bread had become all but impossible to find at many Venezuelan bakeries, which said Mr.

That the protests are nothing more than opposition efforts to foment a coup to bring an end to socialism in Venezuela.

The two persons killed during the protests were a 17-year-old boy in Caracas and a 23-year-old woman in Tachira state, the local media and the public prosecutor's office said.

The global support received by the Venezuelan people in many capitals of the world, in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe, was also substantial, where the peoples joined forces with the Venezuelan, something that should give great pause to those who are confabulating to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.

Foreign governments are also warning about the increasingly bellicose rhetoric and repressive stance of the government.

In response to Wednesday's massive protests, which had always been in the works, Al Jazeera reports Maduro ordered the Venezuelan military to march in Caracas in "defense of morality" and "in repudiation of the traitors of the country".