Two people killed during anti-government protests in Venezuela
The opposition counters that Maduro, deeply unpopular as Venezuelans grapple with triple-digit inflation and shortages of food and basic consumer goods, is seeking to stay in power indefinitely by barring opposition leaders from office and quashing independent state institutions.
Venezuela's public prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, a member of the ruling Socialist party, urged security forces to guarantee the ability to dissent. Tens of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets of auto.
The European Union today called for calm in Venezuela after "highly regrettable" deaths during protests against the government of the oil-rich country.
Government officials dismissed the protests, characterised by street barricades and clashes with security forces, as violent and lawless efforts to overthrow Mr.
"All I have is hunger-I don't care if the people protest or not", said laborer Alfonzo Molero in a slum in Venezuela's second-largest city, Maracaibo. GM has about 2,700 workers in the country, where it's been the market leader for over 35 years. The Detroit-based vehicle manufacturer called the takeover an "illegal judicial seizure of its assets", the Associated Press reported.
State Department Mark Toner says US officials are reviewing the details of an nearly 20-year-old lawsuit that led the Venezuelan government to seize a General Motors factory in the South American country.
He had said the same in 2015 amid a bilateral crisis over Venezuela's shock decision to suddenly deport thousands of Colombian citizens, creating a major humanitarian crisis at the border.
It's not the first time the Venezuelan government has seized a foreign corporation's facilities.
"Fears of bloodshed had been stoked after President Nicolas Maduro put troops on the streets, supplied guns to sympathetic civil militias and called for a simultaneous rally of his supporters against what he said was a United States-backed coup", says The Guardian.
"This is a test case for Trump", said Raul Gallegos, the author of a book on Venezuela and a Bogota-based analyst at Control Risks consultancy. They are also calling him a dictator.
The president also signed orders on TV late Tuesday activating the "green phase" of enigmatic military plans to defend Venezuela against what he describes as US -backed attempts to sow chaos and overthrow him.
Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, and vowed to keep up pressure by staging three more protests in the next four days. At least two dead during mass protests.
It calls on Venezuelan authorities to respect rights and "retake the path of democratic institutionality", release political prisoners and set dates for elections, among other things.
At around midday on Thursday, a few thousand people protested in Caracas, although opposition lawmakers accused security forces of using excessive tear gas and force to block the marches.
Across the country, the clashes have been intense.
Citing witnesses in Caracas, Reuters reports that Carlos Moreno, a teenage student who had not planned to join the demonstration, was shot in the head after "government supporters approached an opposition gathering and fired shots". However, government officials cast doubt on the account saying the other victim, a 23-year-old woman, was killed by a member of an anti-government movement led by former congresswoman Maria Corina Machado, a claim Machado denied. "That's how this criminal dictatorship works". Another officer was wounded in the clashes.
The ongoing unrest sparked three weeks ago when the country's Supreme Court announced it would strip the opposition-controlled congress of its last remaining powers.
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United States president Donald Trump said the shooting "looks like another terrorist attack " and sent condolences to France. Government officials said that Cheurfi had been on a watch-list of potential attackers.
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According to GM, other assets like vehicles were also taken away from the facility, resulting in irreversible damage to the firm. Protesters accuse Maduro of eroding democracy and mismanaging the country's increasingly cash-strapped economy.
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He added a Miami flavor with attacks on Trump for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and told the crowd about his visit to Little Haiti. Sanders won Maine's presidential caucuses by almost two-thirds when he ran in the 2016 primaries against Hillary Clinton.
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The Thursday evening attack took place in the city's Champs-Elysees district, which is hugely popular with tourists and shoppers. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon had earlier told Belgian public broadcaster VRT that the assailant was a French national.
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