Venezuela's anti-government demonstrations led to the deaths of more than 40 people and the retention of about 850 people, including at least 77 minors, the UN Human Rights Office said on Tuesday. Rupert Colville said that 696 people were detained by security forces last Wednesday alone – the highest one for a day in the South American country for at least 20 years.
Colville said in Geneva that out of the dead, 26 were shot dead by the Progressive Forces, five were killed in domestic assaults and 11 were killed by "unidentified persons" linked to robberies. He said one of the members of the Bolivarian Guard was killed in the province of Monagas.
Venezuela is embroiled in a political military tug as opposition leader Juan Guaydo announced he was a temporary president last week as part of a campaign to remove the controversial president, Nichola Maduro.
On Monday, Guyado called on its supporters to step up protests "in every corner of the country" and around the world, increasing pressure on Maduro, which faces stepping up control over last year's controversial presidential election. "There were no elections in 201
The head of the state claimed by the 35-year-old opposition leader, the assembly received the support of most Western powers, led by the United States.
On Monday, the Trump administration announced billions of dollars for new sanctions against Maduro and the state oil monopoly PDVSA. The economic sanctions were aimed at increasing the pressure on Maduro to surrender the power of the opposition. for its oil revenues 41% of oil exports to the United States Maduro, however, can divert around 500,000 barrels of oil currently sold to the Gulf refineries in markets in Russia, China, India, Malaysia and Thailand.
Meanwhile, National Security Adviser John Bolton warned that "all options are at the table" against Venezuela, which may face a "significant response" if US diplomacy staff, Guyado or members of the national assembly are harmed.