UPDATE: Seven dead, several injured, in Venezuela post election violence

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Venezuela’s chief prosecutor has said that seven people were killed and 135 arrested on Monday in post-election protests and marches that turned violent. Both election candidates have blamed each other for the unrest.

Prosecutor Luisa Ortega said on Tuesday that seven people were killed and 61 injured in protests around the country on Monday. Supporters of both the president-elect, Nicolas Maduro, and his rival Henrique Capriles held rallies to either celebrate or denounce Maduro’s narrow victory in Sunday’s election.

He was officially named as the country’s next president after the death of Hugo Chavez on Monday evening, although Capriles has demanded a recount and had urged supporters to protest the result.

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53 Comments

  1. April 19, 2013

    :roll: :lol: 8-O :-x

  2. Lad
    April 17, 2013

    What are they protesting? Maduro won they election. Capriles sit down at his home sending those fools to create unrest.

    They all should be shot.

    • Anonymous
      April 17, 2013

      those people are not fools! you do not know who started the violence. the opposition only asking for a recount.It is only by a narrow margin Maduro party won! what’s hard about doing?then again people just want to be in charge….

      I thought Maduro would have a landslide victory but i guess the people know what they want!Not like in Dominica where we take all shit and keep our mouth shut.

  3. ok
    April 16, 2013

    tell capriles, all the money america give him for the elections, they want it back.

  4. Jail-corrupt-leaders
    April 16, 2013

    I suspect dem fellas thief the election, hold strong Comrade Capriles.

  5. mango
    April 16, 2013

    i can never vote labour again i no to much for me to say that i will stop their the time will when i will talk just stay tune dominican

  6. truth offends
    April 16, 2013

    Are these the policies we are supporting fellow Dominicans? With an election being so close, what is wrong with a recount? In any democratic country, an election separated by 1.69% votes a recount was automatic. You mean to tell me guys that we should expect this same thing in Dominica? It is unacceptable and if it true that the government of Dominica really wants to work with Mr. Maduro, they should take it as their responsibility to encourage him to do a recount because without a recount Venezuella will end up like Iraq or Lybia.

    • El Magico
      April 17, 2013

      The votes in the state of Barinas has already been burnt, I have the pics. there will not be a recount.

  7. Distured
    April 16, 2013

    Sigh… =_=”

    Politics brings forth the best in any1 or shud i say wut u really think about others.

    I won’t say any1 was innocent, for I am not God.

    Neither do i give a red/ blue about anything with this nonsense.

    Let Blood and Creep mentality rule your life still. FOOLS~!

  8. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013

    I see this happening here with the personal verbal attacks between the politicians. Take note politicians and promote peace and love before its too late.

  9. yaaa
    April 16, 2013

    To those baboons who will speak against the protests, please read up the story where Venezuelan Military were burning ballot boxes yesterday, caught on camera. The people have all right to protest this madness. Just as UWP had all right to be protesting in Dominica. But again, UWP is too peaceful. Carpriles wills how Edison how it’s done!

    • ok
      April 16, 2013

      silly one, the opposition used pics of old elections of 2012 to invoke violence in the people. i am a student in venezuela. u need to update urself

      • Anonymous
        April 17, 2013

        oh so ballots boxes were really being burned?

      • ok
        April 17, 2013

        but after the 2012 elections they had to destroy the results after all was said and done..

      • wannaknow
        April 18, 2013

        you will say that cause you are a labortitis and under the education…

  10. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013

    It seems not only in Dominica people take running for leadership of a country same as fighing for people’s rights, like Dr. King did back in the days. Well it’s not the same they are fighting for power, maybe some work for country will get done but they mostly fighting for themselves. Who thinks otherwise are fooling themself, certainly their are good leaders who go there to make a difference but at the end of the day it’s not for free they are well taken care off. In the democratic system majority carries narrow or not, go home and cry but agree you lost. Whoever wins and whether you voted them or not, see to it that they work in the best interest of the country and if they don’t gather support to vote them out next time around. If it is a case where they are trampling on people’s rights then there is reason for boots on the ground, am sure by then the majority will carry. If you are fighting because your party didn’t win then you are trampling on the rights of the majority.

  11. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013

    Some people really foolish to get so emotional by fighting each other just to get politicians elected. You think I ever going to fight another person because they have a different belief of politicians. What make them think that doing such going to have things go in their favour but they already hurt or dead. It takes alot of igorance to put yourself in a fight for a politician thinking they ever going to work in your interest. Like if the PM and the opposition leader want to go fight each other in the streets for leadership I looking for a front row seat but not me that going to get hurt or hit anyone for their sake. My mouth is enough “blows” for them and if it isn’t, then I’ll continue to run it anyway.

  12. Doc. Love
    April 16, 2013

    I am very concerned at what has happened in Venezuela.Should an early General Election is held in Dominica,I hope the Labor Party supporters will not take the comments made by a senior Lawyer very serious.

  13. I DIE NU
    April 16, 2013

    Oh!I see..That’s the way dem opposition want to get in power?That is typical of a certain opposition party here.

    • Anonymous
      April 17, 2013

      stupesssssssssssss! we will vote them out by the ballots and the Labour party will go on the streets and protest asking for a recount….in time to come!

  14. %
    April 16, 2013

    Mr Skerrit isn’t there a Military Wing assigned to Alba? Are Dominican troops,aircraft carriers, navy ships , submarines, etc getting ready to go to Venezuela to help? Remember sir it is you who also said that Chavez was like a father to you eh!
    So what are you doing. Remember a friend in need sir is a friend indeed eh!

  15. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013

    The people are hungry and tired -its is time Venezuelan takes care of its own.

  16. Malgraysa
    April 16, 2013

    Here we go again, Dominicans shooting off the hip and apportioning blame according to their own political persuasions. Nowhere in this report is it stated, which side started the violence or which party the victims or alleged perpetrators supported.
    My guess is there were hotheads on both sides but the fact is we just don’t know.

  17. CIA on the Watch
    April 16, 2013

    This is the action of a people who will die to preserve the democracy they know not what our modern day leaders do to stay in power at all cost by riging election and using state resources for their party political ends. HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE?? A LOT MORE WILL DIE ITS JUST THE BEGINIG OF THE 2013 CENTRAL AMERICA SPRING

  18. April 16, 2013

    people who are hungry to be in power will never admit their defeat

    • Really
      April 16, 2013

      Some people just do not know how to lose. What a shame.

    • AFUHAWE
      April 16, 2013

      Thats all you fool headed Dominicans will say “they are hungry for power ”
      well idiot the power is yours when you vote and some steals it, you damn well have to fight for it hell yes!!! , so continue to bury your moronic head in the sand and talk about hungry for power give yours away for a dollar see how much hunger you will see . the tide is turning when it lands on your shore just be ready for it .

      • Anonymous
        April 17, 2013

        i am in agreement with you AFUHAWE…..somebody steal your bread and you just have to say ok…like an…………..

    • %
      April 16, 2013

      @just You have it wrong.After so many years of poverty under Chavez, the people want their freedom, they want to own part of Venazuela’s riches too. They dont want to be governed by any party which bears resemblance to Chavez’ party.

    • Nac Vibes
      April 16, 2013

      And people who are hungry for power also steal their way to victory.

    • Anonymous
      April 17, 2013

      it is only by a small margin so those people have all what to ask for a recount!

  19. cockball
    April 16, 2013

    Help me folks: Doesn’t our obligations under ALBA require us to send troops to Venezuela to help restore law and order in this country?

    • Peeping Tom
      April 16, 2013

      No.

  20. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013

    Power at all costs, reminds me of a certain opposition party :mrgreen:

    • Bob-E
      April 16, 2013

      Way papa. I was trying not to say it but since you brought it up i would say they must have learned from the sore losers in the UWP.

    • Frank Talker
      April 16, 2013

      Me too! It is reminiscent of the dire need for power demonstrated by the DLP while in opposition. “Power at all costs” was their motive. They even allied with their arch-rivals, the DFP, to ensure they gain power.

      • Anonymous
        April 17, 2013

        I know right Frank Talker… those labourites opening the biggest hole their face and talk…..they suffering from memory loss..do so never like so!

    • Del
      April 16, 2013

      ……. and it reminds me of a certain leader.

    • April 16, 2013

      yeah power at all cost… including bribing people to violate the law to come down to vote to stay in power.
      yeah power at all cost… including deliberately keeping people poor so that they will keep on depending on your for scraps

    • Peeping Tom
      April 16, 2013

      :mrgreen:

    • Nac Vibes
      April 16, 2013

      Power at all costs, reminds me of a certain party in government.

  21. '
    April 16, 2013

    8-O

  22. passer by
    April 16, 2013

    oh my..dem dead 4 election..hmm..judgement next was he ready 4 death? o dear we do not know when we are going to die and how..we ought to b ready not just 4 christ coming but also 4 death.

  23. Morihei Ueshiba
    April 16, 2013

    Skerro, we must help our friends, we need to send volunteers to help our comrades.

    • Interested
      April 16, 2013

      I agree 100%. Send some Dominican men

  24. yaaa
    April 16, 2013

    it has begun…revolution time

  25. venezuela
    April 16, 2013

    after all the times the called president chavez dictator they are now destroying the very things the people need to survive. God will deal with them but i hope the people are seeing the real face of that opposition who say ‘peace’ and then start violence

    • ''''''''''
      April 16, 2013

      Are you for real? with such a close vote dont you expect a recount? come on grow some sense. stop trembling at the significant change of heart of the people of venezuela in less than six months.

      • man from the west
        April 16, 2013

        i am saying this because i live in venezuela and i know exactly what is going on. last december the very same opposition leader won an election by 45 000 votes. they used the same electoral machines same witnesses same heads at the tables. why didnt he call for a recount then???? Now he lost by almost 300 000 more and he doesnt want to accept his lost. makes no sense. this is a battle for power

      • I DIE NU
        April 16, 2013

        D man win..Maduro has worn..whether he win by a pewel is win he win..

    • ok
      April 16, 2013

      where we are there in Venezuela getting it live and direct, alu in Dominica will just sit in alu rocking chair and run all u mouth,,when u just have the media as giving u advice and u being there is two different things

  26. Observer
    April 16, 2013

    Woorkeeers!!!! Putting boots on the ground.

    • Peeping Tom
      April 16, 2013

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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