Three dead in Venezuela cash unrest

Venezuelans queue outside a supermarket to buy basic food and household items, after massive lootings took place in Ciudad Bolivar, on December 19, 2016A weekend of looting and clashes left at least three people dead in Venezuela, authorities said, as anger roiled over a chaotic currency reform that left many without cash. A man, a woman and an adolescent boy were shot dead when violence erupted on Saturday in the town of La Paragua, in the southern state of Bolivar, the attorney general’s office confirmed on Monday. The opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), which accuses President Nicolas Maduro of driving oil-rich Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse, contested the death toll.

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