A riot broke out in a police station jail in Venezuela's Carabobo state Wednesday. At least 68 people died, government officials said.
An all-powerful legislative body has passed measures to strip opposition lawmakers of immunity. An opposition leader has been arrested after Venezuela's president accused him of orchestrating a drone attack.
Authorities say at least 68 people have been killed after a fire broke out in one of Venezuela's overcrowded jails. An inmates' rights organization said the blaze followed an attempted jailbreak.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro has said the release of jailed activists is meant to foster dialogue. Opposition lawmakers have dismissed the move as a token gesture by a dictatorship.
Days after President Nicolas Maduro pledged to release political prisoners, his government freed US citizen Joshua Holt. The US had accused Caracas of holding Holt as a 'bargaining chip' in exchange for sanctions relief.
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