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Venezuelan Opposition Launches Weekly Protests against Nation’s Crisis

CARACAS – The opposition party Free Venezuela Broad Front (FAVL) launched on Friday a series of protests to be held every week as a way of denouncing the economic crisis the oil-producing country is going through, as well as the deterioration of public services under the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

FAVL spokesman Nicmer Evans told EFE that these Friday protests will “unify us by showing the power of mobilization and social protest with regard to the political realities.”

“Citizens demand more mobilization and that a popular leadership emerges in the streets that will demand their rights,” the dissident from Chavismo said at a demonstration in Caracas about the lack of drinking water that currently afflicts the entire country.

Evans noted that “every day there are protests” in Venezuela, and believes these conflicts will continue to increase as long as there is no water, medicines, food products, democracy or freedom” and “the government deteriorates absolutely everything.”

However, the FAVL spokesman at that moment was addressing no more that 30 demonstrators, but with the weekly protests his party hopes the discontent will become more evident.

He said that simply for the lack of a drinking water supply, elementary schools and high school around the country have had to suspend classes in recent months, and that this reality affects hospitals to an even greater degree, “where the demand for water is greater.”

Another 10 people went to the office of the Organization of American States (OAS), also on the east side of Caracas, to deliver a document supporting the resolution approved by 19 of the 34 member countries that questioned the validity of the reelection of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

The documents expressed an “unconditional support” for OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro, and asked him to continue “insisting on achieving a decision favorable for the people of Venezuela in this agonizing situation.”

 

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