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On May 14, security forces in Caracas detained at least 100 people involved in ongoing anti-government demonstrations.
A city mayor and member of the opposition party Voluntad Popular was detained on 19 March on suspicion of rebellion and conspiracy to commit a crime for his involvement in anti-government protests....
Violent clashes during protests that started in early February give no signs of abating. So far, the official death toll stands at 23 people, with over 300 injured.
An opposition party candidate in the forthcoming municipal elections in Venezuela has been shot and killed. Concerns about violence in the context of the elections remain.