MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — The national newspaper, El National, published a list of alleged casualties that includes a National Guard and two police officers. The rest are civilians. Of those, nine are teenagers aged between 14 and 18.
Jose Barreras, head of the Palavecino municipal administration in the northwestern state of Lara, accused the National Guard on Thursday of raiding homes in the Valle Hondo community. He said two people were hurt when troops allegedly kicked in doors and threatened residents.
Opposition accuses the government of mismanaging the oil-rich country, causing severe shortages of basic consumer goods, and attempts to sidestep the parliament. President Maduro plans to set up a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution as a way out of the political crisis that broke out in early April when the Supreme Court briefly took over powers from the National Assembly, causing an uproar.