Tensions high following killing of Venezuelan 14-year-old during anti-government protest

February 25, 2015 4:30 AM

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SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela – The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising already high tensions in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems.

The student, identified as Kluiverth Roa, was shot in the head and killed Tuesday during a confrontation between police and protesters in San Cristobal, the capital of a restive western state. Now that city is braced for a night of unrest and government opponents in the capital of Caracas are callin...

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