Anti-government protests in Venezuela: the death toll has risen to 14 people

During the confrontation between protesters and police in Caracas has killed at least 14 people.

About it reported the edition Observado.

24 channel earlier reported that on January 21 in the Venezuelan capital, clashes between protesters and police which used to disperse protesters with tear gas and other special means.

The protests began in the country after a military group called on Venezuelans to join the rebellion to overthrow Nicolas Maduro and the restoration of constitutional order in Venezuela. Government forces arrested the rebels and suppressed the protests of their supporters. To do this, the National guard was introduced in Caracas armored vehicles.

January 23, opposition leader Juan Guido declared himself “interim President” of the country. Immediately after that, U.S. President Donald trump said that he recognizes the leader of the opposition of Venezuela “interim President”. Their support for the opposition leader also expressed Canada, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru and Chile. Mexico has said it has no plans to change the policy in relation to Venezuela “at this moment”.

In response, Nicolas Maduro announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States and gave American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. Supporters of Maduro announced plans to conduct its own shares, accusing “terrorists from the opposition” in an effort “to sell the country of the United States” in favor of the imperialists and oligarchs.

Why in Venezuela protests erupted against Nicolas Maduro?President criticized for neglect of the principles of democracy and human rights violations. In addition, in Venezuela continues in a severe economic crisis. In 2018, the inflation rate in the country has exceeded 1.7 million percent. Emigrated from the country of 3 million people. While Maduro has continued the economic policies of his predecessor Hugo Chavez, which he called “Bolivarian socialism.” Venezuela have close relations with Russia.

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