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Monday, May 8, 2017

Women march against Maduro government in Venezuela

Hundreds of women on Saturday held marches across Venezuela to protest the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. In the capital of Caracas, the “Women´s March Against Repression” was led by Lilian Tintori, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, as demonstrators carried flowers, banners and chanted: “Who are we? Venezuela! What do we want? Freedom!” Dressed in white t-shirts, the women sang the national anthem and denounced Maduro´s administration that is currently facing social, political and economic crises.  An extended period of low crude prices have severely strained the agenda of the socialist government as Venezuelans struggle with scarcities of staple food and medial supplies. Demonstrators on Saturday said they opposed the tactics by security forces that have for weeks used tear gas and rubber bullets against demonstrat.  More…

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