World 11 killed in overnight violence in Venezuela capital: officials

20:56  21 april  2017
20:56  21 april  2017 Source:   AFP

5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam

  5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets in wealthy eastern Caracas Thursday amid a tropical downpour to support a protest movement that is gaining steam even as it turns more deadly. Venezuela officials confirmed earlier in the day that a fifth person had died in the wave of anti-government protests now entering its third week.The public prosecutor's office says it will investigate the death of 36-year-old Miguel Colmenares. He was shot at a protest in the central city of Barquisimeto on Tuesday.Gruseny Calderon was killed during the same protest.

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More than 20 dead in Venezuela prison violence : Officials . Caracas: A fire at a prison in northern Venezuela has killed 17 people and injured another 11 , prosecutors said today. The fire at the Tocuyito facility in Carabobo state overnight left nine men and eight women dead, the prosecutor's office said.

Eleven people were killed in violent incidents in Caracas overnight, Venezuela's justice ministry said Friday, following two days of massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro.

The deaths occurred in the capital's southwestern El Valle district, the ministry said in a statement, adding six people were also wounded.

The toll brings to 20 the number of people killed in three weeks of violent anti-Maduro demonstrations.

A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 20, 2017. © REUTERS/Christian Veron A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 20, 2017.

Pope to Venezuela: avoid more violence, respect human rights .
Pope Francis appealed to leaders of Venezuela's government and society Sunday to avoid more violence after four weeks of political turmoil that has produced a mounting number of dead, injured and arrests.Francis told faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square that, united in sorrow with the families of victims, he was making a heartfelt appeal to "the government and all the components of the Venezuelan society so that every further form of violence is avoided, human rights are respected and negotiated solutions are sought.

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