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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Government deploys troops to stem deadly unrest

Venezuela's government said Wednesday it was sending troops to a western region rocked by violence during anti-government protests, as the United Nations Security Council prepared to discuss the crisis. The death of a 15-year-old boy meanwhile brought the death toll from weeks of protests to 43 -- a dark milestone that matched the number killed in the last comparable wave of unrest, in 2014. Looting and attacks against security installations erupted overnight in the state of Tachira, which borders Colombia, authorities said. The state prosecution service said on Twitter the boy was killed "during a demonstration" there. More…

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