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The Latest: Lawmaker Says Chavez's Childhood Home Set Aflame

The Latest: Lawmaker Says Chavez's Childhood Home Set Aflame

Monday, 22 May 2017 06:38 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's protests and political crisis (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

An opposition lawmaker says protesters have set Hugo Chavez's childhood home and several government buildings on fire in western Venezuela.

Pedro Luis Castillo says the home of Venezuela's late president was set ablaze in the state of Barinas Monday afternoon. Several other government buildings including the regional office of the National Electoral Council were also seen in flames.

The fires come after at least one person was killed during protests in Barinas on Monday.

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets over the last two months to protest the government of President Nicolas Maduro and demand new elections.

At least five statues of Chavez — the founder of Venezuela's socialist revolution — have been destroyed in the unrest.

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The Latest on Venezuela's protests and political crisis (all times local):6:10 p.m.An opposition lawmaker says protesters have set Hugo Chavez's childhood home and several government buildings on fire in western Venezuela.Pedro Luis Castillo says the home of Venezuela's...
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