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Venezuela says feces bombs launched in protests are 'biochemical weapons'

The Venezuelan government is accusing the opposition of breaking international treaties on biological and chemical weapons by throwing feces during the increasingly violent street protests across the country.Many demonstrators have started carrying so-called "Poopootov cocktails" – feces stuffed into small glass bottles – they throw when National Guard troops block their path with tear gas and water. During an interview Wednesday night on state television, Courts Inspector General Marielys Valdéz called the new “bombs” biological weapons. "It is a biological weapon ... The use of biochemical weapons is a crime, it is completely typified, and it carries high penalties," she said. More…

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