A riot broke out in a police station jail in Venezuela's Carabobo state Wednesday. At least 68 people died, government officials said.
A reporter known for his bylines in right-wing newspapers has been charged with spying and rebellion. Press freedom groups have called for his release, saying he has a right to report "regardless of his personal views."
El Nacional, the last major anti-government newspaper in Venezuela has ceased its print edition after 75 years amid pressure from the Maduro regime. The state controls imports of printing paper used by the outlet.
A Venezuelan councilman accused of planning the failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro has died while in detention. The government claims he committed suicide; the opposition insists he was killed.
The United Nations has called for a "transparent, independent investigation" into the death of jailed opposition politician Fernando Alban. The opposition has accused Caracas of making Alban's death look like a suicide.
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