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    Mass Protests in Venezuelan Capital | Oxfam Highlights Refugee Deaths

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    Opposition protests in Venezuela, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators take to the streets demanding a recall referendum on President Maduro; and Oxfam releases a report highlighting refugee deaths on migrant routes from the Middle East.


    Today’s main stories:  Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered yesterday in the first of a series of opposition demonstrations in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, against Nicolas Maduro's embattled Presidency. We speak to Jorge Martin from the ‘Hands off Venezuela’ campaign.

    One year ago today the image of a young Syrian boy washed up on a beach caused public outcry – one year on, and Oxfam has released a report highlighting the increase in deaths on refugee and migrant routes, now equating to almost 1 death every 8 minutes.  We talk to Shaheen Chaughtai, deputy head of humanitarian policy at Oxfam.

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