Venezuelan shortages, long lines spark violence, arrests




 
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January 12th, 2015  
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By Alexandra Ulmer and Javier Farias CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL (Reuters) - At least a dozen protesters arrested in Venezuela remained in jail on Monday and masked assailants burned a bus overnight amid scattered unrest over swelling lines for basic goods, activists said. Police rounded up 16 people for protesting in front of stores over the weekend, according to the opposition MUD coalition, which said four of them were released shortly after. Rights group Penal Forum said 18 protesters were still behind bars on Monday. The government did not confirm that. ...




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