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Woman shot dead in voting queue in Venezuela

Woman shot dead in voting queue in Venezuela

A 61-year-old woman has become the latest casualty of the political turmoil in Venezuela. Xiomara Soledad Escot, 61, was killed when several men on motorcycles opened fire on people queueing to vote in Catia, a poor, pro-government part of the capital, Caracas.

They were taking part in an unofficial and purely symbolic opposition-led vote aiming to heap more pressure on President Nicolas Maduro and his plans to re-write Venezuela’s constitution. Opposition…

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