by The Editors
Posted 4/26/17, 08:46 pm
At least 26 people have died in recent Venezuelan riots against socialist President Nicolás Maduro, as the country’s economic misery grows. The rallies, in cities across the country, have attracted an unusual number of protesters. Maduro has mobilized the National Guard and pro-government gangs, who have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and other weapons to beat back crowds. The first casualty recorded, Carlos Moreno, 17, was killed after pro-government gangs surrounded protesters, threw tear gas canisters at them, and opened fire. Moreno was shot through the head.