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Venezuela: Demonstrators call on UN Human Rights chief Bachelet to help end crisis

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
June 21, 2019 at 20:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of anti-Maduro protesters demonstrated in front of the United Nations office in Caracas on Friday, as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet finished her official visit to the country.

Demonstrators chanted slogans and held up placards, comparing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to former Chilean Dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

Fabiana Rosales, the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, addressed the crowds outside the UN office, saying that Bachelet would "recognise that in Venezuela there is a humanitarian crisis, that in Venezuela the rights of all Venezuelans have been violated for months," adding that Bachelet would understand the plight of Venezuelans from her own experiences of political persecution during Chile's dictatorship.

During her visit, Bachelet met with both representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Opposition Leader Juan Guaido himself. According to Guiado, two envoys would stay behind in Venezuela to investigate issues of food and medicine shortages as well as allegations of corruption.

Bachelet, a former president of Chile herself, is expected to speak before she leaves the country tonight.

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Hundreds of anti-Maduro protesters demonstrated in front of the United Nations office in Caracas on Friday, as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet finished her official visit to the country.

Demonstrators chanted slogans and held up placards, comparing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to former Chilean Dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

Fabiana Rosales, the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, addressed the crowds outside the UN office, saying that Bachelet would "recognise that in Venezuela there is a humanitarian crisis, that in Venezuela the rights of all Venezuelans have been violated for months," adding that Bachelet would understand the plight of Venezuelans from her own experiences of political persecution during Chile's dictatorship.

During her visit, Bachelet met with both representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Opposition Leader Juan Guaido himself. According to Guiado, two envoys would stay behind in Venezuela to investigate issues of food and medicine shortages as well as allegations of corruption.

Bachelet, a former president of Chile herself, is expected to speak before she leaves the country tonight.

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