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Demand for disarming of paramilitaries

27 February 2014 | by Isabel de Bertodano | Comments: 0

The Venezuelan Government must deal with the deadly paramilitary groups interfering with peaceful demonstrations in the country, Cardinal Jorge Urosa has demanded.Speaking last week, the cardinal said that the police should have made arrests, but he has seen no sign of action. “I don’t understand why they’re being allowed to act freely,” he said and pointed out that they appear not to be part of the security forces of the country.  “These people must be arrested and disarmed,” he insisted.A series of anti-government protests have been taking place across Venezuela over the last three weeks, with 16 people killed. The protesters, many of whom are students, are calling for the resignation of Nicolás Maduro, who inherited the presidency when Hu ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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