Venezuela Protests

February 21, 2014 10:14

Venezuela deploys paratroopers after more protests, threatens to block CNN

Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shot back at President Barack Obama, who has urged Venezuela to release detained protesters and address the ‘legitimate grievances’ of its people.

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Venezuelan anti-government students light a fire during clashes with riot policemen following a protest, in Caracas on Feb. 20, 2014. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Venezuelan government ordered paratroopers Thursday to a border city where growing student protests began over two weeks ago, with President Nicolas Maduro angrily rejecting US calls for dialogue.

The nationwide demonstrations, led by students and the opposition, have left at least four people dead and dozens hurt in the biggest challenge to Maduro since he took power from the late Hugo Chavez last year.

There have been near-daily protests and rallies, some of them violent, in the capital Caracas and other cities, over what Maduro’s critics say are deteriorating economic conditions, rampant street crime, corruption and bleak job prospects.

Maduro’s leftist government — which is sitting on the world’s largest proven oil reserves — rushed a battalion of paratroopers to the city of San Cristobal, birthplace of the demonstrations that began on Feb. 4.

Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/140221/venezuela-deploys-paratroopers-after-more-protests-t

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Brian is the owner of Crossroads Property Management Inc. (www.crossroadsproperty.com) He writes six blogs and has written two books. He also works with various missions around the world. His first love is Guatemala.
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