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Opposition blames deaths in Venezuela on pro-government forces

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed pro-government vigilantes Saturday for a mounting death toll in ongoing protests in several cities.

Argentina, Brazil said to fret over Venezuela spillover

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Arab Spring like contagion of discontent and protest currently sweeping through Venezuela is worrying leaders in Argentina and Brazil for its potential spillover, analysts say.

Cuban dissident ends hunger strike to support Venezuelan protesters

MIAMI, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez says he has ended a hunger strike so he can join demonstrations in Cuba supporting Venezuela's pro-democracy movement.
EC's Ashton calls for calm in Venezuela

EC's Ashton calls for calm in Venezuela

BRUSSELS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- All parties to violence in Venezuela are called to put aside their differences and find a way to address the concerns of the people, an EU official said.

Genesis Carmona, Venezuelan beauty queen, shot to death at 22

VALENCIA, Venezuela, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona was shot to death during a protest march in Valencia, police said. She was 22.

Murder, terrorism charges dropped against opposition politician Lopez

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuelan prosecutors said they dropped the most serious charges against Leopoldo Lopez, the opposition political leader blamed for inciting deadly clashes.
Venezuela beauty queen shot dead during protest

Venezuela beauty queen shot dead during protest

VALENCIA, Venezuela, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Genesis Carmona became the fifth victim of Venezuela's political unrest on Wednesday.
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Venezuelan president 'brutal,' U.S. leader says

Venezuelan president 'brutal,' U.S. leader says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is a "brutal and oppressive" leader.

Beauty queen dies after being shot during Venezuelan protest

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A university student and beauty queen who supported the Venezuelan opposition died Wednesday, a day after she was wounded during a demonstration.

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez surrenders after street clashes

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- After street protests left four people dead, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appears ready to prosecute an opposition leader, court officials said.

U.S. reviewing options on Venezuela expelling 3 diplomatic employees

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The United States is weighing its options since it was notified that three diplomatic workers will be expelled by Venezuela, the State Department said.

Fourth student killed in Venezuela protests

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A crowd stopped Venezuelan forces from seizing an opposition official as a pro-regime oil worker drove into a rally, killing a student, witnesses said.

Venezuela orders 3 U.S. envoys expelled

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Venezuela's president ordered three U.S. envoys expelled, accusing them of conspiring against the regime, while two opposition leaders called for more marches.

Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Caracas, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Police used tear gas to disperse about 1,000 anti-government protesters in Caracas on a fourth day of protests in the Venezuelan capital, officials said.

United States denies ties to Venezuela bloodshed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Washington denied any link to Venezuela's deadly anti-regime violence, as Caracas sought the arrest of an opposition figure descended from a revolutionary icon.
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