While President Nicolas Maduro has set the gears in motion for a new Venezuelan constitution, the confusion and violence that has engulfed city streets for more than a month only appears to be deepening.
The tumult continued apace this week, opening Monday with Maduro’s call for a new law of the land and culminating with a women’s march — a white-clad gathering in the capital Saturday to protest the president’s proposed changes.
The near-constant clashes between protesters and riot police have pushed the death toll even higher over the past month, to at least 36 by Reuters’ count. The latest victim appears to be a student shot dead Thursday in the northern state of Anzoátegui, where his shooter managed to escape on a motorcycle.
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