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Violence in Venezula

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 00:53

Anti-government protesters clash with police in Caracas on the anniversary of last year's fatal unrest that killed 43 people. Yiming Woo reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Police in Venezuela fire rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters. Several people were injured. The demonstration in Caracas was on the anniversary of protests a year ago that killed 43 people and lasted for months. Last year, thousands of opposition supporters demanded President Nicolas Maduro's resignation and protested over the country's faltering economy. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PROTESTER JOSE RINCON, SAYING: "We will do this always so that the world knows our discontent with the amount of oppression, the insecurity, the amount of hunger, and the people won't take it anymore." Maduro, who casts himself as the heir and "son" of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, is approaching two years in power. But some of his opponents are urging him to resign, as Venezuelans are suffering from shortages, high inflation, and a recession.

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Violence in Venezula

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 00:53