Venezuela crisis unabated

February 25, 2014 - 12:23:36 am

Motorcyclists supporting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro ride on the main highway during a rally for peace in Caracas yesterday. 

CARACAS: A Venezuelan ruling party governor called for the release of all jailed protesters yesterday in a rare public split within President Nicolas Maduro’s ranks after nearly three weeks of deadly anti-government demonstrations.

At least 14 people have been killed and 140 others injured in the protests, which have posed the greatest challenge to Maduro’s government since he was narrowly elected president last year to succeed the late leftist icon Hugo Chavez.

AFP

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