Subscribe via E-Mail

Get all of our news delivered fresh to your inbox every morning! Just tell us your name and where to send it using the form below.

PS – We hate spam too. We don’t sell or share our list with anyone, and we never send commercial email.

* = required field

UN Chief, Venezuelan FM to discuss violent protests

Students clash with National Guards members during an opposition demontration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on February 12, 2014. Unidentified assailants on a motorcycle fired into a crowd of anti-government protesters, leaving at least two people wounded and a pro-government man dead.  AFP PHOTO / LEO RAMIREZ

Students clash with National Guards members during an opposition demontration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on February 12, 2014. Unidentified assailants on a motorcycle fired into a crowd of anti-government protesters, leaving at least two people wounded and a pro-government man dead. AFP PHOTO / LEO RAMIREZ

March 3rd, 2014 (VOA)¬†United Nations officials say Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet with Venezuela’s foreign minister in Geneva Tuesday to discuss violent street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Foreign Minister Elias Jaua will also speak to the UN Human Rights Council about the student-led protests.

Venezuela’s UN ambassador, Jorge Valero said in a radio interview Saturday that the talks would be an opportunity for Jaua to explain how his government has been advancing the peace process and what measures are being taken to recover from the disturbances.

Protesters are demanding the resignation of President Maduro because of the country’s high crime rate, inflation and shortages of staples such as milk and flour.

The Maduro government, which succeeded that of the late Hugo Chavez, blames the violence on right-wing opponents of his government, accusing them of receiving support from the United States. The U.S. government denies involvement in the unrest.

costa rica news

ATTENTION: If you are seeing this message,

Advertisement


Get our news delivered fresh to your inbox every morning.

Click here to subscribe to our email list. We hate spam too and never send commercial email.

Like us on Facebook and receive our news in your timeline

  • disqus_r8w0IwvvLw

    Unidentified special forces on the motorcycle work for a private security company. They get their job done then leave the country to be debriefed in DC. Check it out. Other countries are going to do the same thing if we do not stop this antagonism.