Shops shut after deadly looting in Venezuela crisis

A store is closed in Cumana, Venezuela, after looting in the cityResidents barricaded their shops Friday in a Venezuelan city hit by violence after the country’s food crisis erupted into deadly looting. The unrest came days ahead of a new key stage in the opposition’s bid to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office: the authentication of signatures calling for a recall referendum. Some shop owners welded their shutters closed in the old colonial city of Cumana, where dozens of stores were looted on Tuesday.

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