Thursday, May 25, 2017

Venezuela prosecutor: Protest victim 'killed by National Guard'

A student who died at an anti-government protest in Caracas last month was killed by a tear gas canister fired by the National Guard, Venezuela's chief prosecutor says.

Juan Pablo Pernalete died of cardiogenic shock after being hit by an object in the chest.

A number of government officials had said he had been killed by hooded men with a bolt gun.

Venezuela has seen almost daily anti-government protests since April.

The country's deepening economic and political crisis has led to triple-digit inflation ....