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Tag: ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)

  • Friday, November 27th 2015 - 08:21 UTC

    Maduro blames killing of opposition leader to score-settling among gangs

    The event was also attended by Lilian Tintori, the wife of a jailed opposition leader and a high-profile critic of Maduro.

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the fatal shooting of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling dismissing claim it was politically motivated ahead of elections. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz dead on Wednesday evening in the central Guarico region at a campaign rally for the December 6 legislative elections, party officials said, ratcheting up fears that violence could erupt in the lead-up to the polls.