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Venezuela: Corbyn slammed for failure to criticise Maduro

Sir Alan Duncan has hit out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for failing to personally criticise Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro amid civil unrest and instability in the country. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said he believes President Maduro's regime is "bringing Venezuela its knees.".


Venezuela is in a tricky spot in a past couple of months, as massive protests hit the country, leaving hundreds of people injured and some of them killed!

Protests in Venezuela officially started on 1st of April this year and are still going on.

When former president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez died, his successor Nicolas Maduro pushed the country into the economic crisis.

In the already unstable state like Venezuela, where even basic food is scarce, the protests just burst on the streets.

Total of 107 dead protesters just reminds us how serious this conflict between the government and the people is.

There are news about protesters being tortured and abused by the police and military, as well as of firearms used by the defenders of state.

They are also using chemical weapons, to deal with protesters, armed with only what they find on the streets - rocks, sticks...

Videos and pictures from the protests show us a real urban warzone where life have little to no meaning.

How will president Maduro cope with this situation? Or will he even try to negotiate? Hear what Sir Alan Duncan MP thinks about this topic, and don't forget to tell us your opinion, in the comments below!