Chilean shot dead in Venezuelan protests

Mar 10, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT
Venezuelan public health personnel face riot police during a protest in Caracas on March 10, 2014.
AFP/Juan Barreto

A Chilean woman was shot dead while clearing a barricade put up by anti-government protesters, the first foreign fatality during a month of civil unrest in Venezuela, authorities said on Monday. The death of Gisela Rubilar, 47, who was studying in the western Venezuelan city of Merida, brought to at least 21 the number of fatalities in five weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Background:
Chilean is first foreign fatality in Venezuela [Reuters]
Venezuelan gov't forces target protest barricades [AP]

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