Venezuelans Again Take to Streets as Death Toll Jumps to 36

06 May, 2017, 02:49 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Toll in Venezuela's violent protests rises to 34

Maduro's only apparent acknowledgement that the crisis was coming to a head came on Sunday when he raised the minimum wage and welcomed an offer by Pope Francis for Vatican mediation towards a "negotiated solution". "This is unsustainable", Capriles said in Wednesday's interview in Caracas.

Referring to Maduro and his key lieutenants in the government, the Communist Party said that the Venezuelan working class needs "sectors of the petit-bourgeoisie which now hold hegemonic power in the national executive...to immediately abandon all sectarian and selfish conduct". At least half of the members would be chosen by grassroots groups including workers, indigenous people and farmers, and the rest in a vote, Mr Maduro has said, although details remained fuzzy.

"Since the government can not win elections, it wants to dismantle the system for holding them", he said.

Venezuela entered turbulent times in January, 2016 when a new legislature was elected and relations between Maduro and the parliament became strained. Government officials deny that a tear gas canister caused his death and say he was injured by a shotgun, although multiple witnesses on the site saw the canister crashing against the musician. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest what they say is a plummet into autocracy.

In 2014, during a previous round of deadly anti-government unrest, Dudamel conducted a commemorative concert in downtown Caracas blocks away from where a student was killed hours earlier in clashes with security forces. "Since the government can not win elections, it wants to dismantle the system for holding them", opposition leader Henrique Capriles told the AFP news agency. "Free and fair elections including all of Venezuela's eligible voters are required to solve the country's crisis", Freeland said.

Emphasising that democracy "cannot be built to fit the needs of a particular government" and "involves listening to the voice of the majority", he added: 'No ideology can go beyond the common good'. As he was speaking, opposition protestors were battling police in other areas of the city. We've been marching 18 years but this is our last card.

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More than 200 people were injured as fights raged in various parts of the capital, Blyde and another opposition mayor said.

In recent weeks, protests have erupted almost every day, often ending in fierce confrontations between the national guard and groups of young men wearing makeshift masks and swimming goggles, carrying home-made plywood shields.

Maduro, 54, has come under global pressure, with the United States and other world powers expressing concerns for democracy in Venezuela.

"What happens if the National Guard (military police) says they are not going to continue the repression?".

"Will Maduro's position be sustainable?"

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